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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

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

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

Crabbie 30 yo John Crabbie 48.6% (allegedly Macallan) vs Glengoyne 40 yo Single Malts of Scotland 56.8%

I am sure I am not alone in preferring this shot of the old Macallan to the shrine to commercialism that is the new distillery. Crabbie 30 yo John Crabbie … Continue reading

August 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mortlach 35 yo 1936 Gordon & Macphail Pinerolo for Edwards and Edwards 43% vs Macallan-Glenlivet 15 yo Pure Malt Gordon and Macphail Gold Label 80 proof

The Malt Affair Vol. 4 is over and there were some true gems to be had in the line up, like this stunning old Mortlach, fielded by first time exhibitors … Continue reading

May 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Berlin 2018: Dalmore 35 yo 1965 Big Market, Glen Mhor 34 yo 1966 OMC, Fettercairn 30 yo 1972 #2895, Fettercairn 29 yo 1973 #1966, Glencadam 38yo 1974 The Admiral’s Cask, Port Ellen 26yo 1983 Thosop, Glen Ord 1975 Prenzlow, Brora 37 yo 2015  Special Release, Glen Grant 33 yo 1965 Big Market, Tamdhu 9 yo 1984 Big Market, Macallan 12 yo 1990 Big Market, Inverleven 21yo 1966 Cadenhead, Glentauchers 20yo 1965 Cadenhead, Port Ellen 24 yo 1978 2nd Release

So it was Limburg weekend just a fortnight ago. Those who follow the various Whisky groups on social media would know it was a wonderfully frenetic weekend of excess that … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Macallan 1977/1992 Samaroli ‘Matured in sherry wood’ vs Macallan 25 yo 1976/2001 Silver Seal First Bottling

The traditional house style of Macallan is dominated by sherry cask maturation. It is to these beautiful whiskies beloved of Michael Jackson that I turn to after a very interesting … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Macallan 2002 Speymalt G&M vs Macallan 19yo 1987 Premiers Choice vs Macallan 26yo 1966

Well I am a few minutes late. This is meant for 4th May oh well…  I’ll start regular but end with something special today, because it is quite a special … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Macallan 1957 25 yo Anniversary Malt 43%

Happy 50th  National Day Singapore. The occasion lives up to its hype. This is a milestone for the country, with much accomplished but also many ways we can improve, and … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Macallan Batch 4, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, 44.3%

Only the third Macallan to feature here, or is that meant to read already the third Macallan to feature here. I firmly believe that the Macallan is at heart a … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Macallan 1988/2009 Carn Mor Vintage Collection cask 9171

The last time I reviewed a Macallan I failed to include a picture of the famously small dumpy stills: You can’t tell from the picture, but the stills are not … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Macallan 1990/2011, Malts of Scotland, Fino Sherry Hogshead 1135

It’s a Macallan. THAT coveted distillery beloved of hungry collectors, capable of selling a NAS whisky for GBP380,000. They do make a fine whisky truth be told, with their famously … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment
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