Tag Archives: Lowlands

Annandale 2016, Man O’ Sword, Founders’ Selection, 61.1%

So, my first Annandale review! I was quite excited when a new Lowlands distillery was announced. Between Auchentoshan and Glenkinchie there wasn’t too much there. At the time Bladnoch wasn’t doing much and Ailsa Bay and Daftmill weren’t releasing much, … Continue reading

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Getting reacquainted with Bladnoch.

Bladnoch is a troubled whisky, from a troubled distillery. If memory serves it was bound for demolishment when it was sold by Diageo to Raymond Armstrong, who then tried to revive it but had to go through lots of legal … Continue reading

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Inverleven 1985-2000, 40% – Gordon & MacPhail

Inverleven used to be a small single malt facility within the Dumbarton grain whisky distillery near Glasgow. It’s been decommissioned in 1991, but interestingly enough, the stills are still in use. Initially they were bought by Mark Reinier to build … Continue reading

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De Whiskykoning’s Bottoms Up 2019

As is tradition for Rob Stevens of De Whiskykoning, he hosted his annual Bottoms Up tasting yesterday. The second Sunday in January is an afternoon to be reckoned with, and this year was no different from before. Of course, it’s … Continue reading

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Inchmoan 25yo, 1992-2017, 48.6%

Inchmoan is not really a brand that many people know of. It’s one of the lesser known names used for spirit by the Loch Lomond distillery, with Loch Lomond and Inchmurrin being the more public ones. Inchmoan is Loch Lomond’s … Continue reading

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The Return of the Queen

I like this guest-post thing, so when Tom van Engelen asked me if he could write one about Rosebank, one of his (and mine) favorite distilleries, I didn’t have to think about it for long! Read on!   A whisky … Continue reading

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Daftmill 2006, Summer Release, 46%

Daftmill is a very strange company. I think it’s the most old fashioned whisky distillery in Scotland, based on the limited information that I have. They’re a working farm, and distill in the slower seasons, with their own barley. Also, … Continue reading

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BTC #9: Auchetoshan 2008, 9yo, Handfilled, 59.9%

Another fairly dark whisky was up for guessing yesterday. Based on the whisky from the day before, it could only improve, right? Sniff: It starts with a bit of a rough sherry, and some sharpness. It’s quite fruity, but there … Continue reading

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BTC Sample 7, Glen Flagler 5yo, 40%

So, this is a weird one. I have no idea how something like this ended up in the competition, since it’s a bloody expensive whisky. As in, according to Whiskybase this’ll set you back over 800 euros. So, someone sold … Continue reading

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Auchentoshan 17, Bordeaux Cask Finish, 51%

Before the revamp of Auchentoshan years ago, they also had their series of special bottlings. In gorgeous off-white boxes with some proper age statements on them. There was a 16 year old Fresh Bourbon cask, an 18 year old Oloroso … Continue reading

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