Tag Archives: Closed Distillery

Caperdonich 17 ‘Dunes An Oir’, 1996-2013, Bourbon Hogshead 13025, 58.6% – Malts of Scotland for Van Zuylen

While this just might be the last bottle of ‘Caper’, it unfortunately is not one of the legendary 1972 vintages. For quite a long time the nineties bottlings of Caperdonicht weren’t overly popular, but with popularity soaring and stocks dwindling, … Continue reading

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The best of 2021

Apart from looking back, using hindsight to evaluate what happened on a more generic level, there was of course a lot of booze last year. In The Netherlands bottle-shops are in the same legal category as supermarkets and other foodstuff … Continue reading

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Lochside 24, 1981-2005, Oak Cask 612, 50% – Lombard Jewels of Scotland

It’s been quite a while since I properly tasted a Lochside whisky. Well, in a way, since I had one at Teun (of Maltstock fame) in April or May, when we were having a camping trip near him. It was … Continue reading

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Imperial 18, 1995-2014, Hogshead 50292+50293, 58.3% – Signatory Vintage

It’s been a while since I tried Imperial. Almost two years since the last review, but in the last seven years I’ve only had three. They are getting more rare with every release, since the distillery shut its doors 26 … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #3

The penultimate post on Best of Wines’ BTC, with another batch of three interesting drams. Interestingly, there was another on in here I should have recognized, and another that I have in my collection but haven’t gotten around to yet. … Continue reading

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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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