Tag Archives: Bourbon Cask

Laphroaig Càirdeas Triple Wood, 59.5% – OB for Feis Ile 2019

Another Feis Ile bottling. One I must I admit I had already forgotten about. I’m pulling from a backlog of tasting notes since I’ve not been tasting much the last few months. It’s only very occasionally that I feel my … Continue reading

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Black Friday 2020, 50.5% – The Whisky Exchange

It’s pretty incredible how quickly traditions form. This is only the fourth year for The Whisky Exchange to be releasing their Black Friday whisky. Yet, I somehow knew it was coming, even in a year like this. What did surprise … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 10, 58.2% – OB for Feis Ile 2018

As every year, there’s a Caol Ila Feis Ile bottling. Even this year there are bottlings, even though there was no festival due to COVID-19. Also as always, Diageo tries to come up with something they haven’t done before for … Continue reading

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Strathmill 1988-2014, 26yo, 52.4% – The Whisky Warehouse No. 8

Strathmill is not a whisky you come across often. It’s mostly used for Diageo blends like J&B, since they took ownership of the plant and brand in 1997. Before that it was owned by Chivas, which also used it for … Continue reading

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Ledaig 2007-2015, 8yo, 52.3% – Beacon Spirits

It’s with shame that I start this review. I got this sample from Bert Dexters, of Beacon Spirits, years ago and have completely missed it in reviewing. My sincere apologies, Bert. A young Ledaig as we have seen quite regularly … Continue reading

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Inchmurrin 42yo, 1973-2016, 44.3% – Cadenhead

One of these samples I found in my collection. Yet again. Inchmurrin, as some of you will know, is one of the many brands of Loch Lomond Distillery in Alexandria, near the loch of the same name. Inchmurrin is one … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia 2008-2018, 9yo, 55.9% – Kintra Whisky

I might be a bit of a snob, but when I’m at a whisky festival, I veer towards the exclusive stuff. Random 9 year old whiskies I generally skip. Not just at festival but also in shops. Why? These can … Continue reading

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Glenmorangie Tùsail, 46%

When this was released I tried to bottle-share it, but I believe no one was interested. Why care about Glenmorangie, right? However, the entire concept of this bottling, with the maris-otter barley instead of regular far-more-yielding barley was something that … Continue reading

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Ten Cane 11 years old, 2008-2019, 63% – The Duchess ‘Hummingbirds’

Normally I would have been happy with a sample arriving in the mail from the rather excellent rums bottled by The Duchess. Also normally, I wouldn’t really be in the know of upcoming bottlings unless Nils announced them to me. … Continue reading

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Tomatin 21, 1994-2015, 48% – Claxton’s

A second bottling from Claxton’s that I got my hands on. This time it’s a 21 year old Tomatin, which was also discounted to a pretty reasonable price. My view of Tomatin is that it can be a great whisky, … Continue reading

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