Tag Archives: Speyside

Glenrothes 1997-2016, 53.5% – WhiskyBroker (for Van Zuylen)

The Van Zuylen bit is between brackets in the title since this whisky came out as a shop bottling for Van Zuylen AND a regular bottling from WhiskyBroker. It seems they split the cask since it’s the same cask number … Continue reading

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Benromach 2010-2018, Peat Smoke, Sherry Cask, 59.9% – OB

A little while ago a friend of mine (RvB) bottle-shared half his bottle and after someone got there first, I took the remaining 25cl. Generally, Benromach is a very solid whisky that works very well with both bourbon and sherry … Continue reading

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Burnside 1991-2018, 26yo, 46.7% – Cadenhead’s

As I sit here reviewing this almost-single-malt I think about how clever this ploy of the whisky industry actually is. William Grants, the owners of Balvenie Distillery don’t want their distillery’s name on a bottle, so they teaspoon it with … Continue reading

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Macallan 1990-2003, 12yo, 57.6% – Signatory Vintage

Yet another random sample I grabbed from my shelf before I went on holiday last week. On the label there was only the vintage and the ABV, so at least I knew I didn’t want to start with this one. … Continue reading

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Longmorn 1973-1999, 25yo, 55.5% – Hart Brothers

Every once in a while there is one of those drams of years ago that keep popping up, even though they drawn from a single cask. This Longmorn is such a dram. I tried it first a decade ago, at … Continue reading

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Glen Keith 1992 – Whisky-Fässle

Oh, the f-ing joy of sample trading… I’ve had this sample for about three years and I know I traded it with someone. I also know it’s a 1992 Glen Keith, bottled by Whisky-Fässle. However, that’s all the information there … Continue reading

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Tamdhu Batch Strength 001, 58.8%

Sometimes someone else posts a bottle-share in ‘my’ bottle-share group and sometimes I buy or trade a sample of said share. In this situation, I got my hands on a 2015 bottling of Tamdhu, the first of their Batch Strength … Continue reading

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