Tag Archives: Oloroso Cask

Blind Tasting Competition day 17: BenRiach 20, 1994-2014, 54.6%

The penultimate day of the Blind Tasting Competition was upon us yesterday. A big and sherried whisky was waiting for us and the only thing we knew was that it couldn’t be a Highlander. I didn’t score much over the … Continue reading

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Anon. Batch 1, 13yo, 51.5% – Abbey Whisky

Anon. (with the period, apparently) is an undisclosed single malt from Abbey Whisky’s ‘The Rare Casks’ releases. It’s been available for a while now and they sent me a sample a little while ago. It’s about time I reviewed it. There’s … Continue reading

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Tobermory 1972-2005, 32 years old, Oloroso sherry cask finish, 49.5%

Somehow, it seems to be a legendary year for many a distillery. 1972. GlenDronach, Caperdonich, but also Ledaig and Tobermory. Ledaig 1972 is one of the ‘argument’ whiskies people mention when I state I generally don’t like Ledaig. I’ve never … Continue reading

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GlenDronach 21yo, 1993-2014, Cask #23, 52.1% – OB for WhiskyBase

When this bottling was announced I knew right away that I wanted it. Somewhat strange because not all my experiences with GlenDronachs are that good and I’ve had at least one single cask from 1994 that I just didn’t like … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 13: GlenDronach 1993-2013, 20yo, 59.1%, cask #33 – Abbey Whisky

The last third of the competition commences now. We’ve had 12 drams so far with a possible 1200 points to score. I am slightly ashamed that I’ve not even managed to get 300 points, I’m at 292 at the moment … Continue reading

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Tobermory 15yo, 46.3%, Limited Edition 2008

Ah, Tobermory. I have a weird relationship with that distillery. When I went to my first whisky tasting ever, in Den Bosch at Barrique, there was one which I thought absolutely sublime. I only ended up not buying it since … Continue reading

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Clynelish 16yo, Oloroso finish, 54.9% – Darkness!

The last in a series of five Darkness! reviews. There was no particular order, so don’t assume anything from that. In this case, the fifth one is a 16 year old Clynelish. At cask strength. So far, that’s a recipe … Continue reading

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