Tag Archives: Bourbon Cask

Glenlivet 25, 1995-2020, American Oak Barrel 9480, 55.3% – OB for Jack Tar

‘OB for Jack Tar’ doesn’t really cover it, since it’s indeed an OB, but selected by La Maison du Whisky, under private label for Jack Tar, for the Chinese market. That doesn’t really fit the title, though. Anyway. Glenlivet is … Continue reading

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2x Port Charlotte 2008, Head to Head once more

After the recent Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Head to Head, I decided to give these two Port Charlotte whiskies the same treatment. Both are bottled by Dutch whisky clubs, one by 12 Barrels, one by WGM. Both are distilled in … Continue reading

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Lochlea First Release, Bourbon and PX casks, 46%

Yet another distillery that has recently come on steam. The very first release of Lochlea is this three year old whisky from First Fill Bourbon and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks, bottled at a decent 46%. Contrary to most other new … Continue reading

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Clynelish 8, 2010/2011-2020, Parcel No. 2, 48% – Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks

For a few years, Single Malts of Scotland, from Elixir Distillers, have branched out a little bit and have started doing small batches of whiskies instead of single casks. This Clynelish is one that came out two years ago and … Continue reading

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Laphroaig 10, Cask Strength Batch #014, 58.6%

Generally, when official 10 year old Laphroaigs come out, they sell out instantly. Or at least, that was the premise to me, when I decided to get myself one of these. One half, to be exact, since my bottle was … Continue reading

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Glencadam 19, 1990-2010, Bourbon/Sherry Cask 5984, 56.3% – A.D. Rattray

Well, this obviously wasn’t really a single cask, was it? It came from one cask, but before it was in that one, it was in another cask. I’ve heard, but am not sure 100% about it, that the SWA is … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 8, 2011-2019, Bourbon Cask #150, 65.8% – Lady of the Glen

I doubt if I ever had a dram from Lady of the Glen before. Probably, but not one I remember without doing more research into old tasting notes. Anyway, it’s a bottler, like there are many. Even though there are … Continue reading

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Benriach 12, bottled 2020, 46% – The Smoky Twelve

I guess that settled whether I should write ‘smoky’ or ‘smokey’… Anyway, this BenRiach is one of the revamped editions from recent years, after Brown-Forman took over. A mix of casks was used, with Bourbon, Sherry and Marsala casks all … Continue reading

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Aberlour 21, 1999-2020, 1st Fill American Oak Barrel 3856, 51.2% – OB for Poland

This bottle is a bottling for the Polish market, selected by La Maison du Whisky, and bought by Jack Tar Holding. Obviously, I didn’t put that in the title, because it would be a three line heading. Anyway, this sample … Continue reading

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Glen Spey 12, 43% – Flora & Fauna

The Flora & Fauna series is a long running series by Diageo, with a lot of their distilleries represented, all which don’t get to see the light of day as single malts all that often. It’s mostly based around their … Continue reading

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