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Monthly Archives: December, 2019

Mortlach 21 yo 1957 / 1978 Cadenhead dumpy 80 proof vs Mortlach 22 yo  1969 / 1969 Cadenhead dumpy 50.5%

Mortlach 21 yo 1957 / 1978 Cadenhead dumpy 80 proof Aha. An ‘old’ nose if there was ever one. Meaning dried chrysanthemum and dried out herbal infusions, lubricants and cold … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ledaig 20 yo 1972 James MacArthur 53.8% vs Ledaig 21 yo 1972 James MacArthur 54.2% vs Ledaig 18 yo James MacArthur 54.4% vs Ledaig 18 yo James MacArthur 55.2% vs Ledaig 23 yo 1972 for LMdW 51.9%

  Merry Christmas! Here’s a bunch of 1972 Ledaigs, the high water mark for this behemoth whisky. Ledaig 20 yo 1972 James MacArthur 53.8% This one is clean, maritime and … Continue reading

December 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Aberlour 30 yo 1963 James MacArthur 55.2% vs Aberfeldy 17 yo 2002 / 2019 Distillery Special #20019 54.9%

Aberlour 30 yo 1963 James MacArthur 55.2% Well. An old home with a bit of a tired staleness: Dried lemon slices, old books, old glue pots, dusty dirty paraffin candles. … Continue reading

December 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dalwhinnie 15 43% ~ 2009 bottling vs Dalwhinnie 27 yo 1966 / 1993 Cadenhead 45.5%

Dalwhinnie 15 43% ~ 2009 bottling Textbook pleasing. Butter on overly burnt toast. Runny honey, fresh cut fruit, bittergourd, museli, the merest hint of snubbed matches that become oddly pronounced … Continue reading

December 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Macallan 30 1963 / 1993 Cadenhead 54.7% vs Macallan 13 yo 1973 / 1987 SMWS 24.6 61.7%

More proof that vintage whisky (and a big name) is not automatically good whisky. Macallan 30 1963 / 1993 Cadenhead 54.7% Old books, dried up glue, even a little cardboard. … Continue reading

December 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Highland Park 33 yo 1977 / 2010 Perfect Dram 52.3% vs Highland Park 10 yo 1973 /1984 SMWS 4.2 57% ~ destroyed label

Highland Park 33 yo 1977 / 2010 Perfect Dram 52.3% Camphor, thin waxes and vitreous resins spread thin and translucent, with a brittle quality to it. Wispy strands of white … Continue reading

December 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Crown Vat 20 yo Blended 27th May 1966 Rotation 66/27 L.W. Cos 169 40% vs Macphail’s 10 yo Pure Malt Scotch Whisky Gold 106 60.5% Meregalli

Crown Vat 20 yo 61% Malt 39% Grain Blended 27th May 1966 Rotation 66/27 Sykes and Co. L.W. Cos 169 40% Retained its freshness despite the age and low abv. … Continue reading

December 3, 2019 · Leave a comment
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