Tag Archives: 1974

Just short of greatness

You know that feeling when you are tasting a very, very good whisky, but somehow it just doesn’t cross the magical 90-point threshold? You realize that you’re tasting whisky that’s way above average, but you can’t shake the feeling you … Continue reading

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Benromach 1974, 41yo, Sherry Cask, 49.1%

Finally, I decided to try this baby. G&M/Benromach sent it to me a few months ago, right about when all the other reviews came online. Somehow I’ve not been tasting a lot of whisky lately and I wanted to properly … Continue reading

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Smith’s Glenlivet 1974, 43% – Gordon & MacPhail’s Rare Vintage

Glenlivet doesn’t pop up all that often in independent bottlings. Also is it not quite on the radar of the usual suspects I taste whisky with. The result of that is, of course, that I don’t try many Glenlivets. This … Continue reading

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Ladyburn 1974-2015, 40yo, 40.9% – OB for the Asian Market

Like all other whisky fanatics, I don’t have much experience with Ladyburn. This is purely due to a lack of availability, and the prices of what is available. The distillery closed in 1975 so you can imagine that now, 41 … Continue reading

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Ledaig 1974-1992, 43%

After trying the tremendous Ledaig 42 from 1972 last year, I thought there might be something to early seventies Ledaig. I never got around to trying many of those and when someone posted a share of this one on Facebook, … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition day 16: Inchmurrin 1974, 47% – Cadenhead’s Cask Ends

At the moment of writing I’ve just finished today’s dram (by now, yesterday’s) and have no idea what it is yet. I just want to get the boring bit of the blogpost (the tasting notes) out of the way so … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday Bash #5

Today is the 5th birthday of my blog. Almost 1250 posts in, with a couple thousand visitors every month, I’m still having fun doing this. To celebrate, ever since the first birthday in 2010, I invite a couple of friends … Continue reading

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