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Blind Tasting Competition 11: Balblair 23, 1990-2013, 46%

Well this sucks. I had the entire post lined up yesterday. WordPress usually saves everything you do, resulting in way too many fake drafts and this time it just decided to not do that. So I lost my post, and … Continue reading

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Balblair 2002, 1st edition, 46%

I love Balblair. Ever since I visited the distillery last year, and a Twitter tasting done before that I just love the distillery. Not even sure why since I didn’t try that many of their whiskies, since not many shops … Continue reading

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My favourite whiskies of 2013

I see a lot of blog(ger)s out there have already started their end-of-year lists rating some of their most favourite whiskies of the annum. I’ve been doing the same since I started so I can’t lag behind now, can I? … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 2 – Royal Brackla, 33yo, 1976, 43% – MacKillop’s Choice

I’ve got points! 20 because I had the ABV right, and 20 since I guessed a distillery from the same region. The last bit feels like cheating a bit since Balblair (my guess) and Royal Brackla are rather far apart. … Continue reading

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Balblair distillery

The second distillery we visited properly was Balblair. Ever since the Twitter tastings they have done through Alembic Comms/Edinburgh Whisky Blog I love the distillery. For some reason it is one I have never picked up though. Initially I was … Continue reading

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Balblair 1975, 46%, 2nd release

The last whisky from the Balblair Twitter tasting. A 1975 release, probably to make us all fall in love with the distillery (and who wouldn’t if they’re this generous!). Apparently they released batch 1 a few years ago and this … Continue reading

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Balblair 1990, Islay cask 1466, 50.4% – OB for Master of Malt

At first I was a tad confused by this whisky. An Islay cask used for a Highland whisky? What are they doing over there? It turns out this isn’t so rare at all with all kinds of distilleries doing this, … Continue reading

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