Tag Archives: 1990

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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Clynelish 23, 24 and 24, all from Adelphi

A while ago I did a bottle share with three Clynelishes About every second post on this blog starts like that nowadays. And if it doesn’t start with it, there’s mention of some kind of share down the line. This … Continue reading

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Three sherry casks for The Netherlands

A couple of months ago, Whisky Import Nederland, released three new whiskies from their First Cask series. Whisky Import Nederland (WIN) is known for importing a lot of bottlers and brands, BOX whisky, Hunter Laing, Adelphi, Armorik, Berry Brothers & … Continue reading

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BTC Sample 17: Glenrothes 1990-2015, 24yo, 55.7%, Cadenhead’s

Yesterday I was convinced this was a young-ish, high octane belter from the SMWS. It turns out to be a not-insanely-high-strength Glenrothes with some decent age to it. Maybe I should just get out of this hobby all together… Anyway, … Continue reading

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GlenDronach 1990-2013, 22yo, 52.1% – Silver Seal

As soon as Silver Seal is mentioned, my interest peaks. While they are an expensive bottler and by no means do I trust them blindly with two hundred hard earned euros, they do have an impressive track record. My favorite … Continue reading

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Auchentoshan 1990-2014, 23yo, 47.7% – Archives (Indian Ducks)

Auchentoshan and me have a bit of a weird history. Not a long one, mind. When I started my whisky journey and bought loads of starter whiskies, I really like Auchentoshan 10. Since there was so much out there, there … Continue reading

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Glenrothes 1990-2015, 24yo, 55.7% – Cadenhead’s Small Batch

Another indie Glenrothes. That means there’s a chance I’ll actually like this. That’s overly cynical, but the general complaint from whisky lovers is that Glenrothes doesn’t do higher ABVs and focuses heavily on the ‘entry’ market by making just those … Continue reading

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