Tag Archives: 1997

Glentauchers 21, 1997-2019, Barrel 3833, 49.3% – Archives for CaskAid

CaskAid is a Belgium NPO that sells independently bottled whisky for charity. That sounds like a good way of raising money to me, and when combined with Archives, we should be in for some good stuff! Archives is the independent … Continue reading

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Mannochmore 22, 1997-2020, First Fill Sherry Butt 12098, 55.8% – Gordon & MacPhail

This year’s Blind Tasting Competition has started, and it has done so in a great manner! Best of Wines started their sample kit with this rather well aged Mannochmore for which virtually no-one scored a lot of points. I scored … Continue reading

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Secret Speyside 24, 1997-2022, 2 Refill Barrels, 50.3% – Thompson Brothers

Yet another undisclosed distillery. It is almost like that is a thing nowadays. This time it’s a Speyside one, just like yesterday. However, according to retailers, Whiskybase and most likely other sources of information, this is a bottling from Glenlivet. … Continue reading

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Wardhead 21, 1997-2018, 54.6% – Càrn Mòr

Which distillery is this, this Wardhead? Well, as most whisky nerds know by now, there are some code names for distilleries that don’t want their name used on labels. Westport is Glenmorangie, Burnside is Balvenie, ‘Secret Orkney’ is Highland Park, … Continue reading

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Speyside Distillery, 1997-2018, Bourbon Hogshead, 47.8% – Malts of Scotland

Speyside as a distillery is generally a fairly nondescript thing. It exists, but you don’t see it all that often, and since it is also a region, I generally have to look thrice to actually remember whether it is an … Continue reading

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Tres Caroni, La Lune, Limbo y Le Soleil, by Jack Tar

A new bottler announced itself a little while ago. A few years ago that would have been something quite regular, but it’s happening less and less. Probably because of a rather full market and getting hold of barrels of anything … Continue reading

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Bowmore 20, 1997-2018, Refill Sherry cask 2414, 56.3% – Adelphi

Adelphi still is a bottler that generally puts out high quality whiskies. I do think success is not as guaranteed as it was a decade ago, but they’re still way above average. Of course, prices are way above average too, … Continue reading

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Glenrothes 20, 1997-2017, Sherry Butt, 50.1% – Whisky-Fässle

Around 2017 a massive parcel of Glenrothes 1997 was released to brokers, or many bottlers only responded to things being available around that time. On this blog I reviewed three of them, but there were many more. A bit of … Continue reading

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Mannochmore 20, 1997-2017, Bourbon Hogshead, 52.7% – Cadenhead

Mannochmore is, to me at least, one of those distilleries that pops up with something really good every decade or so, and then is quickly forgotten about. Just before deleting the second paragraph I decided to look down the annals … Continue reading

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2 new Caroni, 1997 and 1998, by Wu Dram Clan!

Getting to try Caroni is, by now, the rum equivalent of getting to try a new Port Ellen or Brora, except for the fact that it’s about 10% of the price. So, when Wu Dram Clan offered to send me … Continue reading

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