Tag Archives: Maltstock

Chichibu IPA cask, 2017 edition, 57.5%

I have very limited experience with IPA cask whiskies. Mostly because there aren’t many around. And, honestly, if Glenfiddich’s version is anything to go by, that’s not a bad thing. I tried a sip of this whisky at Maltstock last … Continue reading

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Ladyburn 1974-2015, 40yo, 40.9% – OB for the Asian Market

Like all other whisky fanatics, I don’t have much experience with Ladyburn. This is purely due to a lack of availability, and the prices of what is available. The distillery closed in 1975 so you can imagine that now, 41 … Continue reading

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Ordha, Rare Cask Reserves, 21yo, 47.4% – William Grants and Sons for The Netherlands

At the William Grants and Sons masterclass at Maltstock we had this whisky, from a series of semi-custom blends done for customers on request. Kevin Abrook told us this one was for The Netherlands and it was about to be … Continue reading

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Maltstock 2015 – Saturday

I was going to say that Maltstock days begin with the most awesome breakfast ever. However, this one started with a massive headache. Not overly surprising, but most unwelcome for sure. Rehydration starts. Then came breakfast. For a couple of … Continue reading

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Maltstock 2015 – Friday

So, Maltstock is over for another year. This weekend was riddled with beer and whisky from about 2pm on Friday, to 2am on Sunday morning/Saturday night. I wisely kept off the booze the rest of Sunday. I was allotted three … Continue reading

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Woodinville Limited Edition 2011, #2936, Batch 1, 46%

Well this is weird. I can’t put an ABV in the header of this post since I don’t know it. I also cannot find it online anywhere. (Updated now) I got this sample from pro whisky writer Hans Offringa so … Continue reading

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Bowmore 37 year old, 1968, 43.4% and the 1000th post

Today is not only the exact day I started blogging again four years ago, it is also the 1000th post on MaltFascination. To celebrate these things without indulging too much I decided to taste something really special. I can’t taste … Continue reading

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My favourite events of 2013

Looking back at the almost gone year I remember quite a lot of whisky events. Not as many as some years ago when I visited so many festivals I couldn’t even remember them all, but the quality of each individual … Continue reading

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Auchentoshan 27yo, 1984, 53.0% – Whiskybroker.co.uk

Last year Master of Malt bottled a 27 year old Auchentoshan which I really enjoyed. Mark Dermul, the Toshan Man, had a rather different opinion on it, stating that it contained massive amounts of FWP and thereby raising the question … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Jon Beach on my visit to Fiddler’s

A first on this blog: A guest post! When I visited Jon Beach this summer in and around his inn he agreed to do a guest post for me. Unfortunately, he’s been very busy writing his Whisky Sponge blog 😉 … Continue reading

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