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Monthly Archives: August, 2019

Crabbie 30 yo John Crabbie 48.6% (allegedly Macallan) vs Glengoyne 40 yo Single Malts of Scotland 56.8%

I am sure I am not alone in preferring this shot of the old Macallan to the shrine to commercialism that is the new distillery. Crabbie 30 yo John Crabbie … Continue reading

August 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Glenugie 32 yo 1965 / 1997 SMWS 99.7 55.1% vs Glenugie 32 yo 1965 / 1997 SMWS 99.6 56.6%

Glenugie 32 yo 1965 / 1997 SMWS 99.7 55.1% An oily medium bodied malt that’s fairly complex with viscous oils of various sorts both vegetal and industrial, pine resin and … Continue reading

August 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Clynelish 30 yo 1970 / 2000 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 312 bottles 42% vs Clynelish 31 yo 1970 / 2001 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 186 bottles 48.4%

Clynelish 30 yo 1970 / 2000 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 312 bottles 42% Uncommon vintage and one of the earliest available from the new Clynelish post construction. Honey and … Continue reading

August 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rosebank 34 yo 1994 (distilled ~1960) James MacArthur 55% vs Rosebank 30 yo 1975 / 2005 Silver Seal 55.8%

Rosebank 34 yo 1994 (distilled ~1960) James MacArthur 55% Yes it’s an older style of Rosebank markedly different from the zesty and fresh of later years. This one reminds me … Continue reading

August 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Clynelish 21 yo 1995 Signatory #8672 55.5% vs Clynelish 22 yo 1995 Signatory #8673 56.3%

Clynelish 21 yo 1995 Signatory #8672 55.5% Immediate. Rubbed wax, grated grapefruit peel, limestone, wet clay, dewy branches. liquid paraffin. A tiny bit of wet ropes, and just a touch … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ledaig 17 yo 1997 Carn Mor #643080 49.7% vs Ledaig 18 yo 1997 Carn Mor #643023 55.6%

Ledaig 17 yo 1997 Carn Mor #643080 49.7% These late 90s Ledaigs could be very good, and this one proves the point. It is uncomplicated but effective: Big peat, big … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ardmore 12 yo 1986 / 1999 100th Anniversary 40% vs Ardmore 20 yo Signatory bottled for the 50th Anniversary of the Forty-Nine Wine & Spirit Club in 2009 54%

Ardmore 12 yo 1986 / 1999 100th Anniversary 40% The peat used for Ardmore’s malt, being of a different composition than Islay peat, gives this Ardmore a muddy earth and … Continue reading

August 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Glenlivet 26 yo 1968 / 1994 Signatory #2821 51.2% vs Glen Grant 25 yo 1976 / 2001 Signatory #2889 58.2%

Glenlivet 26 yo 1968 / 1994 Signatory #2821 51.2% A gentle and soothing old Glenlivet. Warm waxes softened into an oily pliability, elegant with light honeyed touches, poached syrup and … Continue reading

August 1, 2019 · Leave a comment
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