Category Archives: Strathisla

Strathisla 15, 40% – Gordon & MacPhail

While you can’t really see it in the title, this is some old shit. I got this in a recent sample swap and on that label, much like this title, it didn’t really say what it was. My first thought … Continue reading

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Strathisla 25, 1989, 56.1% – SMWS (58.15 – Gravitas in a Glass)

I think that virtually all whisky lovers I’ve ever met agree on the fact that old Strathisla is a great thing. Those sherry casks that were mainly bottled by Gordon & MacPhail with their retro labels are stunning drinks, with … Continue reading

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BTC #15 to #18: Old Pulteney, Speyside, Bowmore and Strathisla

Right, again, some catching up to do. Of course this happens in the home stretch of the Blind Tasting Competition. This last period of the competition is also lovingly known as ‘I no longer really care about it since I … Continue reading

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Strathisla 1967-2015, 43% – Gordon & MacPhail’s

In the very first bottle share I ever did, which was a Gordon & MacPhail themed one, I had a bottle of 30 year old Strathisla, at 43%. Since that was about six years ago that still was distilled a decade after … Continue reading

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A whisky tasting with Jock Shaw – part 1

Almost two weeks ago I went to a whisky tasting. Apart from the one I organized in April at De Whiskykoning it had been ages since I went, especially one hosted by my local bottle shop, Drinks & Gifts. So, … Continue reading

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Regional tasting Noord-Holland, by the Usquebaugh Society

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Blind Tasting Competition 12 – Strathisla 15, 40% – Gordon & MacPhail

Woohoo! I got some points. Not too many, but at least I went up two spots to 41. It kind of makes me cry that I am this happy with such a lousy score, but all is better than nothing … Continue reading

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Regional Tasting Noord-Holland

The Regional Tastings is a member-organized series of tastings held in certain regions of the Netherlands. The members are of the Usquebaugh Society. This to accomodate smaller groups that don’t like to drive all across the Netherlands for a few … Continue reading

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Bottle-share uitslag

Nu alle bottle-share flessen nogmaals geproefd zijn en de aanvankelijke proefnotities zijn aangevuld met wat uitgebreider materiaal rest er weinig meer dan een lijstje te maken van de uitslag. De top 10 (uit 10) whisky’s, welke vind ik het lekkerst … Continue reading

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Strathisla 30 jaar oud

Inmiddels de vierde proefnotitie van de bottle-share. De Strathisla uit de onofficiele ‘retro serie’ van Gordon & MacPhail. Dit is een serie waarbij ze oude whisky’s uitgeven onder labels van vroeger. De Glen Grant, Longmorn en Strathisla vallen hieronder, maar … Continue reading

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