Category Archives: Macallan

Bad-ass Whisky Night #2 at De Whiskykoning

Last year I thought it was a good idea to organize a whisky tasting at Whiskyslijterij De Koning in Den Bosch. We already held an annual ‘winter whisky tasting’ there in November, with a line-up of six peated whiskies, focusing … Continue reading

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Macallan 25, batch 5, 48.8% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

In support of Compass Box’ Transparency Campaign, That Boutique-y Whisky Company have decided to add age statements to all their whiskies. This is a curious decision since the concept of the brand initially was to not do this. It might … Continue reading

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Two new youngsters from Gordon & MacPhail: Glenrothes 8yo (MacPhail’s Collection) and Macallan 2006 Speymalt

Last week a sort-of surprise package arrived from Elgin containing two wee samples of Glenrothes and Macallan. Both quite young at eight and nine years old. I was quite lucky there was anything in the package at all, since the … Continue reading

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Age vs. NAS round 5: Macallan Fine Oak 10 vs. Macallan Gold

At the time of tasting I didn’t know what these were of course, but it’s an interesting experiment for sure. If I would’ve gone into this tasting with knowledge of the samples, things might have been different since those Macallans … Continue reading

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Macallan 1991-2014, 23yo, 47.7% – SMWS (Northern Lights)

This fairly well aged Macallan from a refill hogshead came from my whisky buddy DSA, who sent it as a blind sample in our latest swap. He loves it, but I know Gal hates it. I think Bourbon matured Macallan … Continue reading

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My favorite whiskies of 2014

I started doing my end-of-year lists yesterday with the music one. I love doing that since it makes me reconsider what I’m listening to for a large part of every┬áday, and everybody else does their lists first so I get … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 1: Longmorn 17, 1996-2013, 57.5% – The Ultimate by Van Wees

So, the competition has started. As long as I’m further up the ranking than last year I’m going to quite satisfied. Let’s see what this dram is about, since there’s nothing else to talk about right now. Sniff: Old fashioned … Continue reading

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