Tag Archives: 1998

Three new Speysides from Archives

Last week the guys from WhiskyBase released five new bottlings in their Archives series. Three ‘Speysides’ from 1973, 1973 and 1998, and a Glentauchers and Glen Keith, respectively from 1996 and 1992. The first two are in a new series, … Continue reading

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Bowmore 16, 1998-2015, ‘Seaside Smoke’, 55.9% – SMWS

The previous review of an SMWS whisky was that weird Glen Moray from a gin cask. I didn’t really care for that one. Let’s try and see if this Bowmore from a regular bourbon cask suits me better. As with … Continue reading

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BTC 2016, sample 2: Macallan 18, 1998-2016, 43%, G&M Speymalt

I got points! Two days in a row! Sniff: Heavy on the nose, with some leathery sherry and heavy spirit. Quite earthy, with baked fruits (blackberries, plums). With a big inhale there’s a bit of a minty note. Black cherries. … Continue reading

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Mortlach 1998-2016, 18yo, 55.8% – Signatory for The Whisky Exchange

EDIT: I made a booboo on the title. I initially had this up as being distilled in 1988. It is, however, a decade younger than that, from 1998. Mortlach has been gaining popularity and fame since Diageo revamped the packaging … Continue reading

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The sixth annual Blog Birthday Bash

This here blog has been around for six years already. The actual date was August third, but that passed rather eventless. However, last Saturday was the annual barbecue-and-booze celebration. I made the fairly predictable huge hunks of pork again, although … Continue reading

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Springbank 1998-2013, 14 years old, 54.3% – Whiskybroker.co.uk

Another bottler that somehow is not on my radar. Which is a silly thing since most of what Martin Armstrong (the son of the former Bladnoch distillery owner) releases is at least decent in quality, and the bottles are quite cheap, … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition day 18: Auchentoshan 1998-2014, 16yo, 59.1% – Malts of Scotland

Today is a weird day. It’s the last day of the competition and I’m sucking every step of the way. My highest score is 50 points, which was for a whisky of which I had the region right and was … Continue reading

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