Tag Archives: Distillery Only

Longrow 18, 1999-2018, 52.9% – OB from the Cage

Longrow, the ‘peated-to-Islay-levels’ version of Springbank with a slightly shorter distillation regime, is one of their three brands. With it being a Springbank whisky, it means they have cage bottles available at the shop in Campbeltown. When I was there … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia 2005-2017, 58.2% – Distillery Only

This bottle I picked up after the awesome tour and tasting at the distillery almost two years ago. I then got home and saw my credit card bill and decided to bottle-share a significant part of the haul from Scotland, … Continue reading

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Glen Scotia 15yo, 2001, Mashman’s Reserve, 58.2% – Distillery Only

As with most Distillery Only bottlings, you actually have to go to the distillery to pick it up. Which is yet another good reason to visit such a little piece of heaven on earth. I picked this one up at … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 2003-2018, Syrah Cask, 63.3% – Valinch 33

Last year on April 5th I would have sworn I’d never buy a Bruichladdich wine cask ever again. I’ve had some in the past and they were pretty shit. Then, in the week after I went to Islay and we … Continue reading

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Glenturret Toiseachadh Ur, 13yo, 57.5% – Distillery Only

After touring Glenturret a couple of months ago, with my mate JPH, we did the mandatory visit to the shop. We didn’t need to exit through the gift shop, but we came to Scotland with the intention to get some … Continue reading

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Two Manzanilla cask Bunnahabhains

A little while ago a few whisky fanatics I’ve known for years had one of their decadent tastings. Contrary to previous ones which were “40%, and bottled in the sixties” and stuff like that, this one was a bit more … Continue reading

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Glen Moray Distillery, and their tasting kit

Last October I was staying in Speyside with my family. And even though my kids are 6, 4 and 1 years old, I found I had the moral and educational obligation to show them a whisky distillery. The closest one … Continue reading

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Bowmore Warehousemen’s Selection, 17yo, 1999, 51.3%

When I was on Islay, of course I didn’t just buy a shared bottle of Bunnahabhain Marsala Cask, we also went to Bowmore. We obviously went to Bowmore since we could see the distillery from our cottage, and it’s a … Continue reading

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Bunnahabhain Moine 2004, 13yo, Marsala Cask, 56.6% – OB Distillery Only

In April of last year I went to Islay with three of my best friends for a rather epic week of booze, scenery, Scotland and a few games of Cards Against Humanity. We decided to not do too many distillery … Continue reading

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Lagavulin Distillery Only 2017, 54.1%

Last April I visited Lagavulin distillery, and while the tasting was amazing, the tour was pretty shit. Luckily their shop was filled with all kinds of awesomeness. Even more lucky, I got my hands on most everything that was available … Continue reading

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