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Johnnie Walker Black Label, 1970s bottling, 40%

About a decade ago, you could buy random bottles like this in auction just to spread the shipping costs over more than one bottle. I looked it up in the backlog of the auction site where I got this one … Continue reading

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Johnnie Walker Platinum Label, 18yo, 40%

It’s been ages since I tried Johnnie Walker Gold Label, but that still is one of the most popular posts on my blog. A few years ago Diageo decided to phase that one out, and replace it with the Platinum … Continue reading

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label, and another, and another

A couple of months ago a guy from the Usquebaugh Society, let’s call him Martin, decided to share his stash of Johnnie Walker Blue Labels. He had three waiting for us. A 40% version from the naughties, a 43% version … Continue reading

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Mortlach 1986, 27yo, 58.2% – SMWS (Spiced Champurrado, 76.112)

I always wonder how they come up with the names on their bottles. Now, apparently, someone found notes of a chocolaty drink from Mexico in this dram and thought the name was apt. In this case, it’s actually something that … Continue reading

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Top drams of 2012

Just as I did last year, the last week of December is spent on reviewing everything that’s happened during this solar orbit. Yesterday I listed my favorite records of 2012, and today it’s time for the top whiskies. Again, like … Continue reading

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