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Monthly Archives: November, 2019

Macduff 21 yo (1970) James MacArthur’s 55.5% bottled Aug 1991 vs Macduff 13 yo 1974 / 1987 SMWS 6.5 58.2%

Macduff 21 yo (1970) James MacArthur’s 55.5% bottled Aug 1991 Almost all the whiskies in this little pocket rocket mini collection have been pure rocket fuel, and this is no … Continue reading

November 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Springbank 15 yo black label 46% vs Springbank 25 yo parchment label 46%

Springbank 15 yo black label 46% One of the cleaner Springbanks. This time some obvious waxy notes, clean sackcloth, a tiny bit of fermenting fruit, fried banana chips, honey, maybe … Continue reading

November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bruichladdich 25 yo 1958 Cadenhead, Macallan 15 yo 1946 Securo, Macallan 1962, Springbank 1965 Moon Import The Birds #367, Glenfiddich 29 yo 1956 Intertrade, Clynelish 1974 Modern Masters, Caol Ila 21 yo 1968 for Intertrade, Glen moray 25 yo 1959 Samaroli, Glen Grant 21 yo 1972 Whyte & Whyte, Talisker 1979 Whyte & Whyte

Sample night! So short notes only. Bruichladdich 25 yo 1958 / 1984 Cadenhead Peated yes, but not hugely so. The sort of phenols that’s been transmuted to a secondary level. … Continue reading

November 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 40 yo 1960 / 2001 42.4% vs Laphroaig 28 yo 44.4% (2018)

Laphroaig 40 yo 1960 / 2001 42.4% I avoid using the word smooth, but in this case it seems especially apt. Long age has weathered this whisky into a gentle … Continue reading

November 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

West Indies Dark Rum 1948 Samaroli 49% vs Lapalun Rhum Petit-Bourg Vieux Rhum dela Martinique 1952 / 1972 50%

West Indies Dark Rum 1948 / 1991 Samaroli 49% Probably the most nuanced rum I have had the pleasure to taste. In quick succession: molasses, licorice, cedar wood, sweet seaweed, … Continue reading

November 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dornoch New Make August 2019 60% vs Dornoch New Make 63.5% ~ circa April 2018

Dornoch New Make August 2019 60% ~ from Organic floor malted Plummage Archer, using spent brewers yeast, fermented in open top oak vats 7 – 10 days Thick and oily-sweet, … Continue reading

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Tobermory 32 yo 1972 / 2005 49.5% vs Tormore 16 yo 1966 / 1982 Samaroli 57%

Tobermory 32 yo 1972 / 2005 49.5% At first I was taken aback to see that this was an oloroso cask finish, so comprehensively rich was the nose I had … Continue reading

November 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Macallan 17 yo 1965 43% ~ bottled 1983 vs Macallan 29 yo 1965 / 1994 Signatory #1058 49%

Macallan 17 yo 1965 43% ~ bottled 1983 Right. So if you’ve had one of those old sherry matured whiskies where the balance between the sherry and spirit is seamless, … Continue reading

November 1, 2019 · Leave a comment
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