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Monthly Archives: January, 2020

Pulteney 1971 The Piper’s Preferred by Scotchconnection 55.3% vs Old Pulteney 26 yo 1990 / 2017 Cadenhead 175th Anniversary 52.6%

Pulteney 1971 The Piper’s Preferred by Scotchconnection 55.3% A minor German bottler. Nice! Heavily buttered poached pear frangipane. Salt, slight smoke, some engine oil, dried up book glue and pine … Continue reading

January 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Clynelish 26 yo 1990 / 2016 Cadenhead 45.3% vs Highland Park 28 yo 1989 / 2018 Cadenhead 48.8%

Clynelish 26 yo 1990 / 2016 Cadenhead 45.3% Everyone knows 1982 and 1995 Clynelish. 1989 and 1990 were stellar too. Warm fuzzy yellow afternoon hues of hay, honey and toast, … Continue reading

January 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Linkwood 29 yo 1989 / 2019 SMWS 39.180 51% vs Linkwood 11 yo 2007 / 2019 SMWS 39.176 58%

Linkwood 29 yo 1989 / 2019 SMWS 39.180 51% This is a lovely elegant Linkwood, refined by time and wood into a perfectly balanced whisky full of polished wood hues … Continue reading

January 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Strathisla 1967 / 2004 Duncan Taylor 45.9% vs Strathisla 1965 James MacArthur 51.7%

Strathisla 1967 / 2004 Duncan Taylor 45.9% A lot here but its very subtle. Dry aromatic wood notes that can only come from old wood – old cedar panels, pine … Continue reading

January 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lagavulin 12 yo Carpano Import 43% vs Lagavulin 15 yo ceramic decanter 45%

Lagavulin 12 yo Carpano Import 43% ~ clear glass white label early 70s bottling Big whisky even at 43%. Salty, sooty and greasy. Chock full of little phenolic notes from … Continue reading

January 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

 Eastern Highland 1975 / 1988 Samaroli Fragments of Scotland 50% (Glen Garioch) vs Glen Garioch 17 yo 1975 James MacArthur’s 54.2%

Eastern Highland 1975 / 1988 Samaroli Fragments of Scotland 50% (Glen Garioch) Just a note that Glen Garioch should not be compared to Islay. Peated with dry earth and chunks … Continue reading

January 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 10 yo Devil’s Cask Batch 1 56.9% vs Bowmore 10 yo Devils Cask Batch 2 56.3%

Bowmore 10 yo Devil’s Cask Batch 1 56.9% There’s the 90s Bowmore lime leaf, hot chalk and seared pans. Salt, also cypress and cedar, in fact it is very aromatically … Continue reading

January 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Dalmore 10 yo 2006 46% vs Tomintoul 25 yo 40% ~2014 bottling vs Mackmyra Moments Ledin 48%

Because who says we need to start the year with great whisky? Dalmore 10 yo 2006 46% Fair amount of cask influence. Jammy in a marmalade sort of way, orange … Continue reading

January 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

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