Tag Archives: Old Malt Cask

BTC sample 5: Talisker 8yo, 2008-2016, 50%, Hunter Laing’s Old Malt Cask

So, I forgot to enter my guess for the fourth dram, but didn’t have a clue anyway. I would have guessed a random Speysider and I think I wouldn’t have had any points anyway. Yesterday’s entry post is a tad … Continue reading

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Port Ellen 1976-2001, 25yo, 50% – Old Malt Cask

It’s been a while since I tried a Port Ellen, but my mate┬áJason gave me a sample of the bottle he opened for his 40th birtday, earlier this year. It’s not just any Port Ellen but one from the mid-seventies, … Continue reading

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A lot of new bottle shares, and some old ones

A few months ago I wrote a short overview of bottle-shares that were still available then. Most of those have sold now except the Willett one. Can’t really blame people for not knowing this rather awesome distillery. What also doesn’t … Continue reading

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Lochside 21, 1979-2000, 50% – Douglas Laing’s Old Malt Cask

Most Lochsides I’ve tried have been from 1981. Both Lochsides I’ve owned are from 1981. There are some older versions out there, but most of these were from before I was interested in whisky of this caliber. Lochside is one … Continue reading

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The Usquebaugh Society’s 24th birthday – part 1

As has been usual for a couple years now, the Usquebaugh Society’s birthday is celebrated by a whisky tasting for members. Some of the more avid collectors of the club browse their collections and auction sites for impressive whiskies as … Continue reading

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Glenfarclas 43yo, 1966-2009, Speyside’s Finest for The Whisky Show, 48.2% – Old Malt Cask

Officially it’s an undisclosed distillery, of course, but when even the receipt says it’s a Glenfarclas, I tend to believe that. When this came out I was really into sherry casks and the darker the better, usually. When this came … Continue reading

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Clynelish 1971-2009, 47.9% – Old Malt Cask

A Clynelish from the early years of the distillery! After it was opened in 1968 it was only in production for three years before this barrel was laid to rest. It waited a glorious 38 years before it was bottled … Continue reading

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