Tag Archives: Closed Distillery

Caperdonich 22, 2000-2022, Hogshead 29490, 55.2% – Signatory Vintage for Wu Dram Clan

I looked through my tasting notes but I doubt I can do a ‘Closed Distilleries’ theme week now. I guess it will be Speyside then! That’s an easy one with half the Scottish distilleries being there. This bottling was recently … Continue reading

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Glenlochy 1979-2012, Refill Sherry Hogshead RO/12/04, 46% – Gordon & MacPhail

I only ever had one bottle of Glenlochy in my collection. I got it after reading about ‘Whisky of the land‘ in one of the April Fools articles on WhiskySponge, which is a very good article that I sometimes even … Continue reading

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Glenesk 5, 40% – Wm. Sanderson & Son

Another very old bottling, with this 5 year old Glenesk. The distillery closed in 1985, so the bottling itself is at least 32 years old by now. My first experience with this distillery was at a festival in Vlissingen, when … Continue reading

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Port Ellen 16, 1981-1998, 62.4% – Cadenhead Authentic Collection

Sometimes Tom van Engelen sends me reviews for publication on MaltFascination. Sometimes I forget. So now I have a backlog of a few that I’m trying to get through before the end of the year. Young Port Ellen has become … Continue reading

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Lochside 29, 1981-2010, Fino Hogshead, 52.7% – The Whisky Agency

During the first Advent period of the lockdowns, back in 2020, my good friend JPH and I decided we wanted to try some awesome whiskies. Online, of course, so we had to get our hands on two sets of samples. … Continue reading

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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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