Tag Archives: 1980

Does the re-opening of distilleries bereave us of nostalgia?

Once more Tom van Engelen has written a post reminiscing about booze with a dram in hand. This time his train of thought got sparked by an old bottling of Port Ellen! Once I knew a man who thought it … Continue reading

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Bodach Aislig, 35 Years Old blended whisky, 1980, 46% – Murray McDavid

When I think of Murray McDavid I think of Bruichladdich’s finishing regime, or ACEing as they like to call it. Random whiskies bottled after being finished in off-kilter wine casks. Caol Ila from a Chateau d’Yquem cask, or anything going … Continue reading

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The Best Whiskies of 2015

So, I had written a lengthy post about selecting the best whiskies of 2015, and how that process works for me. There was a table with my favorite two whiskies per month, and how I narrowed that list down to … Continue reading

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Port Ellen 16, 1980-1997, 62% – Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

I can barely comprehend the amount of old and awesome whiskies I’ve been tasting these last few months. A lot of trades of samples have happened and that has gotten me some old Rosebank, Port Ellen, Brora and lots of … Continue reading

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Macduff 1980-2011, 30 years old, 54.1% – Malts of Scotland

I really love old Macduff. I love old Macduff from bourbon casks even more. I’ve tried a couple of them over the years and all of them have been incredibly good. Subtle fruit and malt and oak matured to near … Continue reading

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Glenlochy 27yo, 1980-2007, 54.8% – Duncan Taylor, Rarest of the Rare

Another sample I traded with whisky buddy Martin. Another one to open my eyes to my own mistakes. Strangely enough, I just read a post by ‘My Annoying Opinions’ on regretting not buying better whisky when it was still available. … Continue reading

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Glenugie 1980-2010, 29yo, 43.4% – SMWS (99.11 Tickled by ‘monstera deliciosa’)

Glenugie bottlings are incredibly hard to come by. While the distillery closed in 1983 like some 25 others there never was much of this to go around, far less than Port Ellen and Brora and the likes. And those two … Continue reading

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