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BTC #15 to #18: Old Pulteney, Speyside, Bowmore and Strathisla

Right, again, some catching up to do. Of course this happens in the home stretch of the Blind Tasting Competition. This last period of the competition is also lovingly known as ‘I no longer really care about it since I … Continue reading

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BTC #9: Auchetoshan 2008, 9yo, Handfilled, 59.9%

Another fairly dark whisky was up for guessing yesterday. Based on the whisky from the day before, it could only improve, right? Sniff: It starts with a bit of a rough sherry, and some sharpness. It’s quite fruity, but there … Continue reading

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BTC #8: Deanston 8, Handfilled, 57.8%

Another day, another dram. This one sat darkly in its bottle, so I went in with a slight prejudice towards its flavors and cask type. It didn’t really cost me in the end, since I’m spreading my guesses without actually … Continue reading

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BTC #4 and #5: Ballechin and Glenfiddich

Yesterday I didn’t get around to a write up of the Blind Tasting Competition’s fourth sample, so today you’re in for a double whammy. As always with this kind of thing, there’s not much to talk about since we’re going … Continue reading

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Tomatin 9yo, 2006-2015, Virgin Oak, 60% – Handbottled at the Distillery

When I visited Tomatin in a snowy November last year, with some mates, we had a great tour and did an extensive tasting of all Handfills available at the moment. This is a good thing because the things aren’t cheap … Continue reading

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Benromach 2006-2015, 61.8% – Handfilled at the Distillery

When I was at the distillery in November last year, there was a bourbon cask available for hand filling. This is not that cask. This is the (comparable) cask available at the distillery at the beginning of 2015. The handfilled … Continue reading

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Glenglassaugh 2009-2015, 58.1% – Hand bottled at the distillery

Even though we didn’t go there in November, when we were staying in the north of the Speyside, I did happen to find myself with a sample of the then available Hand Bottled whisky. A good whisky buddy of mine … Continue reading

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