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Mannochmore 1978-1996, 60.3% – Scott’s Selection

It’s always nice to find background information to certain bottlings. Like this label stating ‘oakwood casks’, contrary to all kinds of whisky that was matured in other kinds of wood. Oh, wait. That doesn’t exist in the world of Scotch… … Continue reading

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Johnnie Walker Black Label Islay Origin, 12yo, 42%

There is no superlative to describing my wonderment at why this is bottled at 42%. Almost like someone wants to admit that bottling at a slightly higher ABV is better for flavor and depth compared to 40%, but doesn’t want … Continue reading

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Two old Johnnie Walkers

In a recent mega bottle share from someone else’s collection, I managed to get my hands on these two old blends. Generally blends aren’t too special, but when they were made several decades ago, you get into an entirely different … Continue reading

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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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