Tag Archives: Closed Distillery

Five Grain Whiskies and a Blended Malt

Last February I reviewed a Girvan, of which I had gotten a sample in Fiddlers’ Advent Calendar. Contrary to what I expected, I really loved it and even got myself a bottle. Teun van Wel, of Maltstock fame, saw my … Continue reading

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Port Ellen 19, 1977-1996, 58.9% – Scott’s Selection

Sometimes you realize you have some rather interesting tasting notes lying around. Stuff you tried but for some reason haven’t written about yet. By ‘you’ I mean me, because I realize most people do not write whisky blogs, although it … Continue reading

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Rosebank 21, 1992-2014, 55.3%

Rosebank… One of the first closed distilleries I tried, and one I didn’t buy enough of in the past. It’s become such a rarity now, even more so because the quality is quite patchy. Official bottlings and most things released … Continue reading

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Glen Mhor 1980-2011, Refill Sherry Butts, 43% – Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage

Yet another obscure whisky from the Fiddler’s Advent Calendar. It has been a few years since I tried any Glen Mhor, which is not strange considering the place has been closed for 38 years. This gentle 43% whisky was bottled … Continue reading

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Glen Albyn 23, 1978-2001, 43% – Signatory Vintage

Glen Albyn distillery was one of the three Inverness distilleries, that have all closed down during the 1980s. The other two are Glen Mhor and Millburn. I’ve only seen Millburn in passing by, it’s a restaurant now. Both Glen Mhor … 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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Imperial 1995-2013, 17yo, 51.2% – Creative Whisky Co., Tony Koehl Series

The Tony Koehl Series is a short series (four bottlings, if I’m not mistaken) by David Stirk, when he still owned The Creative Whisky Company. He doesn’t anymore since last year. I don’t know what happened with it, but when … Continue reading

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Caroni 21yo, Trinidad, 64.1% – The Duchess

Caroni is more or less the Port Ellen of the rum world. It’s been closed for a decade or two, and prices are soaring since most people are only now (the last couple of years) discovering the quality of the … Continue reading

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The Return of the Queen

I like this guest-post thing, so when Tom van Engelen asked me if he could write one about Rosebank, one of his (and mine) favorite distilleries, I didn’t have to think about it for long! Read on!   A whisky … Continue reading

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Glen Mhor 1963, 25 years old, 40% – Sestante

I only got this sample of ‘Fine Old Highland Malt’ yesterday from whisky buddy BvdP. He told me to taste the whisky before looking up what it was, and on the label it only had the Whiskybase ID of the … Continue reading

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