Tag Archives: Highlands

Royal Lochnagar 28, 1973-2001, 50% – Old Malt Cask

When you have friends who try to celebrate decadence by pruning their whisky collection from anything that they wouldn’t rate at 90 points or higher, some old bottles tend to show up. I bought a set of bottles of the … Continue reading

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Tobermory 21, Oloroso Finish, 46.3%

The second whisky from the autumn tasting, which seems to be well timed for a review since it’s about 30 degrees out here, is this Tobermory. A bottling that’s been available for a couple of years by now, and once … Continue reading

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Royal Brackla 18, Palo Cortado Finish, 46%

This whisky was part of De Whiskykoning’s Autumn tasting from last year. In the middle of all the lockdowns there were sample packs instead of physical tastings with a bit of Youtube guidance. Good fun, although a bit less interactive … Continue reading

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Glendronach 12, 1963, 43%

Generally, what happens with samples that I have been saving for an at least somewhat special occassion, I forget who said samples came from. Normally, that’s a bit shameful but not too much of a deal. However, when the sample … Continue reading

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Clynelish 8, 2010/2011-2020, Parcel No. 2, 48% – Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks

For a few years, Single Malts of Scotland, from Elixir Distillers, have branched out a little bit and have started doing small batches of whiskies instead of single casks. This Clynelish is one that came out two years ago and … Continue reading

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Glencadam 19, 1990-2010, Bourbon/Sherry Cask 5984, 56.3% – A.D. Rattray

Well, this obviously wasn’t really a single cask, was it? It came from one cask, but before it was in that one, it was in another cask. I’ve heard, but am not sure 100% about it, that the SWA is … Continue reading

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Glenugie 30, 1980-2011, ‘Deoch an Doras’, 52.13%

There are several translations for ‘Deoch an Doras’. What is seems to boil down to is ‘a farewell drink’, sort of like ‘one for the road’. Interestingly, this wasn’t Glenugie’s farewell drink, since 7 years later another bottling was released … Continue reading

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Fettercairn 16, Oloroso & Palo Cortado cask, 46.4%

Fettercairn is one of those whiskies that doesn’t have a large fanbase. With an average Whiskybase rating of under 85, that’s not too surprising, since that means that there’s enough low scoring whiskies in the mix to counter all those … Continue reading

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Ardnamurchan AD/04:21, Paul Launois Release, 57.6%

With me trying to get my bearing and reshuffling priorities between working in an actual office, and not spending a coffee break writing a blog post, being back from a short trip to Scotland and spending some evenings with the … Continue reading

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Clynelish 15, 1992-2008, Bourbon Hogshead, 56.4% – Cadenhead Authentic Collection

To say that Clynelish can do no wrong in my book is a bit of a stretch, but I am a bit of a fan of the distillery’s output. In my book that makes the balance swing both ways. When … Continue reading

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