Tag Archives: Speyside

Mannochmore 20, 1997-2017, Bourbon Hogshead, 52.7% – Cadenhead

Mannochmore is, to me at least, one of those distilleries that pops up with something really good every decade or so, and then is quickly forgotten about. Just before deleting the second paragraph I decided to look down the annals … Continue reading

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Knockando 12, 1975-1988, 43%

If you are looking to get some old, official single malt whiskies, Knockando is one of the cheapest options out there. They did lots of vintage ‘dated’ 12 year old releases during the eighties, which dates the distillation date in … Continue reading

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The Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay

Recently a new brand of whiskies was brought to my attention (Thanks, Tom) from a bottler called ‘Fable’. I had never heard of them, but what I found out was that they had just released a set of five whiskies … Continue reading

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Dailuaine 13, 2007-2020, PX Sherry Finish, 52% – Maltman

The Maltman is one of those bottlers that showed up about a decade ago, at least on my radar they did. Since then they’ve been putting out quality whisky and aren’t shy of using good sherry casks. It seems there … Continue reading

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Glen Elgin 1998-2014, Sherry casks, 46% – Gordon & MacPhail

Generally, I consider Glen Elgin to be a nice and gentle whisky, with fruity notes and some nice freshness to it. In the back of my sample cupboard I found this 15 year old (or 16) from Gordon & MacPhail … Continue reading

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Linkwood 11, 2009-2021, Rum Cask Finish, 58.2% – King Cask

So this, in a way, is a weird one. I know that the cask was transported out of Scotland and into/onto Terschelling, one of the Dutch islands in the north of the country. It was recasked there in a rum … Continue reading

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Glenburgie 23, 1989-2012, Bourbon Barrel, 54.8% – Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company

I like old(er) Glenburgie. The last couple of years there have been quite some 20-ish years old releases that were very good. Lots of fruity scents and flavors, on top of a gently malty backbone. Of course, those are all … Continue reading

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Glenfarclas, 185th Anniversary, 46%

This year, Glenfarclas distillery celebrates their 185th anniversary. Of course, that had to be combined with a special celebratory release. And also of course, I got a bottle for bottle-sharing! This one filled up surprisingly quickly, so all I had … Continue reading

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Glendullan 9, 2011-2021, Hogsheads, 46% – James Eadie

It’s not often that you find yourself tasting Glendullan. It’s a distillery who’s whisky is mostly used for blending, and since it’s owned by Diageo, my guess it goes towards J&B and Johnnie Walker mostly. This one then, bottled by … Continue reading

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Longmorn 1976, Hogshead, 52% – The Dalriada Whisky Company

Generally, when a bottler releases an old whisky like this, there’s quite some information on the bottle. Previous contents of the cask, year of bottling, age. Stuff that makes it stand out. Things that make you go ‘I want that … Continue reading

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