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Monthly Archives: May, 2020

Highland Park 28 yo 1984 / 2013 Douglas Laing #DL9968 48.5% vs Highland Park 22 yo 1981 Kingsbury #6047 52.9% vs Highland Park 1987 / 1997 Gordon & Macphail #15474-15477, 15490-15492 63.7%

Highland Park 28 yo 1984 / 2013 Douglas Laing #DL9968 48.5% Mild sherry influence showing notes of sweet jam, neroli, blackcurrants and black tea. Phenolics check in as well with … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Highlander Inn x Friends With Drams In support of Highlander Inn: Daftmill 11 yo 2008 / 2019 Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland #068/2008 55.5% vs Highland Park 14 yo 2005 / 2019 Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland #2390 57.8% vs Ballechin 15 yo 2004 / 2018 Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland #74+76 52% vs Glenallachie 13 yo 2005 / 2020 Distillery Handfill #901037 59.8%

Daftmill 11 yo 2008 / 2019 Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland #068/2008 55.5% Green fruit, sweet barley sugar, cut grass and clear oil. So far so good. Slight metallic touches … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Glendronach 40 yo 1972 / 2012 #713 50.2% vs Glendronach 38 yo 1972 / 2010 #718 51.5% vs Glendronach 37 yo 1972 / 2009 #719 54.8%

Glendronach 40 yo 1972 / 2012 #713 50.2% Frankly, a perfect sherry nose. A monument of dry richness, stuffed to the ears in jammy shrivelled fruit of various shades of … Continue reading

May 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Benriach 36 yo 1976 / 2012 #3031 for Usquebaugh Society 43.1% vs Benriach 35 yo 1975 / 2011 #7227 for Asta Morris 51 %

Benriach 36 yo 1976 / 2012 #3031 for Usquebaugh Society 43.1% Fruity! As in, along tropical lines, like a Lochside or Bowmore. Bright, warm and sunny, bursting guava, passion fruit, … Continue reading

May 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Port Ellen 27 yo 1978 / 2006 Platinum Douglas Laing 55.3% vs Port Ellen 1979 / 2004 Acredyke 60%

Port Ellen 27 yo 1978 / 2006 Platinum Douglas Laing 55.3% A softer sort of peat where the power has turned to elegance. Unburnt tobacco, dried bark, resins, gentian – … Continue reading

May 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Glamis Unblended Pot Still Malt 10 yo 86 proof vs Lauder’s Royal Northern Cream Scotch Whisky vs Ballantines 30 yo 43% vs Four Roses Louisville brown embossed glass bottle vs Miyagikyo 18 yo 1991 / 2009 #114675 Whiskylive 10th Anniversary 54%

I seem to have missed World Whisky Day, so digging deep into the drawer named ‘Others’ now and this is what I pulled out: Glamis Unblended Pot Still Malt 10 … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bowmore 15 yo 1996 / 2012 Douglas Laing #8034 52.2% vs Bowmore 16 yo 2001 / 2017 Cadenhead 175th Anniversary 54.8%

Bowmore 15 yo 1996 / 2012 Douglas Laing #8034 52.2% It’s what we want in a modern Bowmore. Sharp coastal notes like salt zing, sea air, open BBQ pits, and … Continue reading

May 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Clynelish 36 yo 1971 / 2007 Murray McDavid 51.5% vs Clynelish 32 yo 1974 / 2006 The Whisky Fair 58.6%

Clynelish 36 yo 1971 / 2007 Murray McDavid 51.5% Brilliant whisky. Clynelish is a standalone great. Bathe in hot wax here, lots of it, and stinging sap. Minerals and clean … Continue reading

May 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Clynelish 20 yo 1995 Gleann Mor #11308 53.9% vs Clynelish 21 yo 1995 Signatory #11228 55.7%

Clynelish 20 yo 1995 Gleann Mor #11308 53.9% I love these Clynelishes. Classic elements of flints and minerals, paraffin wax, clean clay pots, rubbed lime, fresh cut green fruit and … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Longmorn 30 yo 1973 / 2004 Duncan Taylor 51.1% vs Longmorn-Glenlivet 12 yo Gordon & Macphail ‘Pure Malt’ 100 proof 57% ~80s bottling

Longmorn 30 yo 1973 / 2004 Duncan Taylor 51.1% Great distillery, great whisky. This period of Longmorn was marked by fruit and it shows here, warm sunny hues of green … Continue reading

May 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Balblair 1964 James MacArthur 56.8% vs Balblair 1983 1st release 46%

Balblair 1964 James MacArthur 56.8% Right, start with the good – Salt air, wisps of smoke, black loamy earth, and then pine cones. Unfortunately this becomes stale violets, mothballs and … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment
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