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Monthly Archives: July, 2020

Ledaig 20 yo Douglas Murdoch 40% vs Ledaig 21 yo 1973 Hart Brothers 43%

Ledaig 20 yo Douglas Murdoch 40% ~70s distillate An old school peat cut from the same multicoloured cloth as that spun in Islay circa 1970. Dry dusty peat with black … Continue reading

July 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg 25 yo Lord of the Isles 46% ~early 2000s vs Ardbeg Supernova Committee 2014 55%

Ardbeg 25 yo Lord of the Isles 46% ~early 2000s bottling A rightly lauded bottle. I remember when this was 800 sgd at the duty free. Ardbeg, style: classic, era: … Continue reading

July 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Royal Brackla Gordon & Macphail Connoisseurs Choice ‘Map Label’ 1991 / 2011 46% vs Royal Brackla 23 yo 1975 / 1998 Signatory #5456 58.6%

Royal Brackla Gordon & Macphail Connoisseurs Choice ‘Map Label’ 1991 / 2011 46% Very nice actually, toasted cereals and lightly nutty with buttery creamy overtones, a bit like toasted Macadamias. … Continue reading

July 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Brora 20 yo 1982 Whisky Connoisseur 58.6% vs Brora 12 yo 1976 / 1989 SMWS 61.1 63.6%

Brora 20 yo 1982 Whisky Connoisseur 58.6% Like its sister distillery,here are soft minerals and waxy notes. Honey, hay and buttered pears. Fat ambrette seeds. Completely different from a 72 … Continue reading

July 24, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jura 30 yo 44% ~ 2012 bottling vs Jura 25 yo 1989 / 2015 Signatory #30729 60.9%

Jura 30 yo 44% ~ 2012 bottling This one wants to be a sherry forward whisky but the veneer is so thin its a little underwhelming. Feels incomplete. Buttered and … Continue reading

July 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Glen Garioch 18 yo 1975 / 1994 Cadenhead 54.9% vs Glen Garioch 13 yo 1975 / 1988 Samaroli 57%

Glen Garioch 13 yo 1975 / 1988 Samaroli 57% This is not the sort of heavy peat that’s thick on medicinal or coastal elements. It is a kind of immense … Continue reading

July 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Glencadam 15 yo 46% ~ 2012 bottling vs ‘East Highland’ Glencadam 13 yo Cadenhead 59.4%

Glencadam 15 yo 46% ~ 2012 bottling Natural and naked malt. This will be straightforward: Clean, malty, toasted cereal, butter and breakfast honey. Grain dust, white pepper, hot stones. Some … Continue reading

July 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Glen Grant 50 yo 1955 / 2005 Gordon &Macphail 40% vs Glenfarclas 50 yo issued 2015 41.1%

Glen Grant 50 yo 1955 / 2005 Gordon &Macphail 40% Naturally an immense sherry component is evident though Glen Grant dons this heavy robe well. Thick jammy purples and rich … Continue reading

July 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bowmore Bicentenary ‘Distilled in 1964’ Soffiantino import 43% vs Bowmore Bicentenary multi-vintage NAS UK issue 43%

Bowmore Bicentenary ‘Distilled in 1964’ Soffiantino import 43% A nose to swoon over, firstly deeply fruity in ways so tropical and juicy that it beggars belief. That’s one of three … Continue reading

July 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Glendullan-Glenlivet 25 yo 1965 / 1991 Cadenhead 51.1% vs Glenturret 25 yo 1965 / 1991 Cadenhead 52.4%

Glendullan-Glenlivet 25 yo 1965 / 1991 Cadenhead 51.1% These old miniatures are not always great but always entertaining. Fry oil, a green bite sort of like oxalic acid and celery, … Continue reading

July 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Clynelish 5 yo di Chiano 43% ~ mid 70s vs Highland New Spirit, distilled June 2008 at Clynelish Rochdale 62.8% ~ bottled 2010

Clynelish 5 yo di Chiano 43% ~ mid 70s A winning profile. Fatty ambrette seed which is a thick waxy scent with animalic touches, thin clear minerals, turpenic waxes and, … Continue reading

July 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Highland Park 21 yo 1961 / 1983 Broadwell Vintners by R.W Duthie 46% vs Highland Park 27 yo 1968 Hart Brothers 43%

Highland Park 21 yo 1961 / 1983 Broadwell Vintners by R.W Duthie 46% A surprisingly peaty Highland Park. With an oozing boggy heart, black and dripping, greasy smoke and burning … Continue reading

July 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Laphroaig 1968 Sestante Pinerolo Import 40% ~triangular bottle vs Laphroaig 1968 Gordon & MacPhail for Donini 55.3%

Laphroaig 1968 Sestante Pinerolo Import 40% ~triangular bottle Old bottle effect is present with some obvious glass and chrysanthemum tea but it’s not too loud here. Sharp seaweed-laced sea breeze, … Continue reading

July 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Port Ellen 1969 Gordon & MacPhail for Donini 63.1%

Port Ellen 1969 Gordon & MacPhail for Donini 63.1% Unequivocally superb. A massive Port Ellen of monumental power, no matter how you define the word.  I recall this was my … Continue reading

July 1, 2020 · Leave a comment
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