Tag Archives: Speyside

Macallan 10, bottled in the late eighties, 40%

Macallan is one of those distilleries that have spent ages getting their reputation to a stellar level. Age was important, golden promise barley was important, the best sherry casks from Jerez were important. Only to be kicked down again by … Continue reading

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Glen Moray 1992-2018, 25yo, Bourbon Hogshead, 52.5% – Cadenhead

I generally quite like Glen Moray. Especially from independent bottlers, because the official bottlings tend to be rather too soft and gentle, almost a bit flat. Of course, they bottle all kinds of randomness at the distillery through the Distillery … Continue reading

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Mortlach 1978-1998, 20yo, 62.2% – Rare Malts Selection

By now the Rare Malts Selection is quickly becoming the stuff of legend. It’s not even that all of them are stellar whiskies, but enough of them are to lift up the entire series. And when they are stellar, I … Continue reading

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Craigellachie 2006-2021, Barrel 900942, 60.4% – Whisky Center (Ignatius I)

A couple of weeks ago Dirk Jan Keijser of Whisky Center kindly sent me some samples from a tasting pack he’s selling with Versaille Dranken in Nijmegen, if I’m not mistaken. It contained some Glenfiddichs which I still have to … Continue reading

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Speyburn 26, 1988-2015, Cask 2114, 52.3% – Berry Bros. & Rudd

Speyburn, one of those distilleries that does things more or less the same as they did it when the distillery opened. At least, that’s the way their official bottlings taste. Made more or less infamous by the insessant unwanted marketing … Continue reading

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Glen Morey 1977-2012, Bourbon Hogshead MoS 12021, 52.1% – Malts of Scotland

Yes, Glen Morey. At least, that’s according to the label. Malts of Scotland is famous for two things in my book: great whisky and typos on labels. “Images of Bartstown”, anyone? Anyway, this 1977 Glen Moray was bottled almost a … Continue reading

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A threesome of GlenAllachie, bottled for Europe

Back in the day when the United Kingdom was still part of Europe, these three GlenAllachies were released. I didn’t really notice them until they didn’t sell ridiculously well and they were slightly discounted. Of course, a bottle-share followed suit, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Dalmunach Fun by Cooper’s Choice

Once more, Tom writes a guest post on some recent discoveries he did. In this case, something truly new: Dalmunach whisky! Dalmunach was erected on the site of the much beloved yet quite unknown Imperial Distillery. As a whiskynerd interested … Continue reading

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GlenAllachie 24, 1995-2020, Hogshead 23, 55.1% – The Duchess

Earlier this week I got a sample in the mail of a to-be-released GlenAllachie, and today is the day that it’s available from various shops. Let’s start by expressing a bit of gratitude towards Nils of Best of Wines/Best of … Continue reading

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Watt Whisky, the second wave

I’ve not really kept track of it, but as far as I am aware, the following five whiskies were the second batch of bottlings that were made available recently. An easy check of their website says the following whiskies are … Continue reading

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