Tag Archives: 1999

Bowmore, 2018

It’s been a bit more than a week since I wrote a post on this here blog. The reason for this was announced in some posts on a Bunnahabhain and a Lagavulin, I was on Islay last week. A long … Continue reading

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Ledaig 1999-2015, 46% – Gordon & MacPhail’s Connoisseurs Choice

Since I’m trying to ‘pay my dues’ to the people who sent me samples over the last year or so, I just grabbed the one closest to me when I checked my cupboard. It just happened to be this Ledaig. … Continue reading

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My whisky of the year

I love end of year lists. Mostly reading them, because it sifts a lot of the corn from the chaff. It means cutting 200-odd posts from every blog with just the top of that annum. There’s always this division between … Continue reading

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A couple of Gordon & MacPhail Drams

Over the last couple of months I’ve been getting some G&M samples from random distilleries. The ancient Mortlach and slightly less old Benromach have been sitting and waiting for the right time. However, the somewhat younger drams have been piling … Continue reading

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Springbank Local Barley, 16yo, 54.3%

Ah, Springbank Local Barley. I think I have tasted two of the 1965/1966 ones and those were some of the best whiskies I’ve ever had. Now there’s a new one, although there have been some releases for the Springbank Society … Continue reading

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Highland Park 1999, 16yo, cask 4260, 56.6% – Gordon & MacPhail for The Whisky Exchange

The second sample I got from The Whisky Exchange is a cask strength Highland Park from 1999. About the same age (or exactly the same age) as the Aberlour. This one’s from a bourbon cask, which deviates a little bit … Continue reading

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The Dark Lord vs. The White Wizard

While the title might not make sense to most of you, this will ring bells within the parts of Holland that like Arran. Back in 2014 the Dutch importer of the brand, Van Wees, released these two bottlings at the … Continue reading

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