Tag Archives: Fiddler’s

Chichibu ‘The Peated’ 2012-2016, 54.5% – Ichiro’s Malt

It’s not often that I get to taste Japanese whisky that actually makes sense. That’s quite a bold statement, but my case is this: A lot of contemporary and available Japanese whisky are cheaply made and try to profit of … Continue reading

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Glenrothes 1980-2007, 56.7% – Scott’s Selection

The always interesting, but also weird Glenrothes. Why weird? Because in general they make awesome whisky, but they tend to not bottle it themselves. The official bottlings are rather generic, most of the times, while the independent bottlers tend to … Continue reading

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Highland Park 15, 2003-2018, 1st Fill European Oak Puncheon 1306, 58.1% – OB for the Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland

Longest. Title. Ever. Anyway, this sherry’d Highland Park sits in my collection, waiting for a moment to be opened. When at Maltstock in 2018, it was used in a tasting by Jon Beach and Tatsuya Minagawa in their ‘Japan vs … Continue reading

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Port Charlotte 14, 2004-2019, 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead, 53.4% – Dramfool for Feis Ile 2019

Peat and sherry always works. Almost always at least. And when a dram get vetted for use in Fiddler’s Advent Calendar, you know you’re in for a treat. A sample bottle this dark with a lovely whiff of briny smoke … Continue reading

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Springbank 24, 51.7% – Elixir, Art of Whisky

Another sample I got from Fiddler’s Advent Calendar, late last year. And one I got quite excited about. It’s not everyday you get to try new, old Springbank. 24 years old is something that goes for quite a bit of … 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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Glen Albyn 1976-2012, Refill Sherry Butts, 43% – Gordon & MacPhail

Jon Beach’s Advent Calendar wouldn’t be complete without a dram of all three former Inverness distilleries! The other two are reviewed already (Millburn and Glen Mhor), but the Glen Albyn was still lying in wait. To be honest I am … Continue reading

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Macallan 10, bottled in the late eighties, 40%

Macallan is one of those distilleries that have spent ages getting their reputation to a stellar level. Age was important, golden promise barley was important, the best sherry casks from Jerez were important. Only to be kicked down again by … Continue reading

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Mortlach 1978-1998, 20yo, 62.2% – Rare Malts Selection

By now the Rare Malts Selection is quickly becoming the stuff of legend. It’s not even that all of them are stellar whiskies, but enough of them are to lift up the entire series. And when they are stellar, I … Continue reading

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Ballechin 15, 2004-2019, Bourbon casks 74+76, 52% – The Independent Whisky Bars of Scotland

I tried this whisky on two different occasions. Once at Fiddler’s in 2019, and recently when it also popped out of the Advent Calendar I’ve been going on about for a while now. Ballechin, as some of you might know, … Continue reading

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