Tag Archives: Sherry Butt

Clynelish 1984-2010, 25yo, 57.3% – SMWS (26.71 – The Great Outdoors)

When given half a chance, I try to pick Clynelish and Springbank as whiskies to taste. As in, I generally like most of what comes from these distilleries and find they have a truly unique character. When leafing through the book … Continue reading

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Glen Grant 1950-2015, 65yo, 59.3% – Gordon & MacPhail for Wealth Solutions

I’m not sure if you realized it while skimming the title of this post, but we’re talking about a 65 year old whisky that’s been bottled at 59.3%. That means, according to general practice in Scotland and the press release, … Continue reading

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Tomintoul 1967-2000, 33yo, 40% – Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old

Another sample that I got as a mystery sample. Buddy MZ wanted to know my thoughts. I’m happy to oblige. MZ and I met for the first time at my home when I put an open invitation on our club’s … Continue reading

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GlenDronach 20yo, 1994-2014, Cask #3400, 54.8% – Bottled for Abbey Whisky

Last year I tried a GlenDronach that I really regret not getting a bottle of. Strangely though, I tried again in the Blind Tasting Competition and I wasn’t fond of it. Others had the same experience but upon trying that … Continue reading

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Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask, 58.6%, cask S060710004

While I should technically do another two whisky reviews before getting to this one, as this one was the last whisky of the evening, I decided to skip them as those two bottles were the Bowmore Tempest Batch 3, and … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 11: Balblair 23, 1990-2013, 46%

Well this sucks. I had the entire post lined up yesterday. WordPress usually saves everything you do, resulting in way too many fake drafts and this time it just decided to not do that. So I lost my post, and … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 1: Longmorn 17, 1996-2013, 57.5% – The Ultimate by Van Wees

So, the competition has started. As long as I’m further up the ranking than last year I’m going to quite satisfied. Let’s see what this dram is about, since there’s nothing else to talk about right now. Sniff: Old fashioned … Continue reading

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Clynelish 13yo, 1989-2002, 56%, South African Sherry Butt – Signatory Vintage

Now this is a curious whisky. Technically, if we take all claimed regions and products in account there is no such thing as South African Sherry. Now it’s very possible to create something exactly the same and call it differently … Continue reading

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Karuizawa Noh, 1980-2013, 59.2%, cask #3565

Like yesterday’s Mars Shinshu whisky I got this in a trade of some samples I did with a fellow Usquebaugh Society member last Sunday when we were at the Zuidam distillery to select our next club bottling. More on that … Continue reading

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Shinshu Mars, 1992-2004, 43%, cask #1124

That’s a nice way to be introduced to a distillery you haven’t tried before. Trade a sample, and have it turn out to be a single cask as well! A split cask, by the looks of it on Whiskybase, since … Continue reading

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