Tag Archives: Speyside

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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Cragganmore 20, 1999-2020, Recharred American oak casks, 55.8%

Of course I had already forgotten about it, but I did get a sample of last year’s Cragganmore Special Release by Diageo. It’s not even that the announcement of the special releases for this autumn reminded me of it, I … Continue reading

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GlenAllachie 12, 2008-2021, PX Hogshead 847, 54.1% – OB for Passion for Whisky

This limited edition GlenAllachie was released a couple of months ago by Passion for Whisky, and to nobody’s surprise it sold out rather quickly. I was conscious enough to order a bottle in time, and of course it was bottle-shared. … Continue reading

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Longmorn 17, 2002, Bourbon Cask, 53.9% – SMWS (7.239, Lemon curd bread-and-butter pudding)

Well, at least this time around the name of the whisky has something to do with flavors that make any sense. So I cound that as a win! Other than that we’re talking about a bourbon matured Longmorn here. Of … Continue reading

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Braeval 30, 1989, Bourbon Hogshead, 50.4% – SMWS (113.34, Magically Mediterranean)

It’s been quite a while since an SMWS bottling crossed my path. I’ve not been a member since 2015 and even though they’re marketing nicely and I always get a bit giddy when I see the rather cool bottles, I … Continue reading

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Glenfarclas 15, 52.1% – OB for The Netherlands

Contrary to yesterday, today’s whisky does state that it actually is Glenfarclas. It’s also not teaspooned, matured in refill and first fill casks and not nearly as dark. It is, however, 4% stronger in alcohol content. Still not a huge … Continue reading

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Family Silver, 1st Fill Oloroso Cask 4630, 44% – Cooper’s Choice

I bought a sizeable sample of this whisky upon being told this is Glenfarclas. Of course, with it being a blended malt, it’s most likely teaspooned, but there’s no guarantee it’s Glenfarclas. It could very well be, but where all … Continue reading

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Back to basics with Glenfiddich

Sometimes you have to recalibrate your palate. All these bloggers tasting all kinds of exclusive whiskies, you can lose track of what the current standard is. We call stuff ‘good’, but what do we compare things to? Some tasters do … Continue reading

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Ardmore 21, 1997-2019, Bourbon Hogshead 901456, 49.4% – Whisky-Doris

Lately I’ve been becoming a bigger and bigger Ardmore fan, I realize. I’ve always liked peated whisky but I often find, after years of trying shitloads of drams, that the more gently smoked whiskies offer greater depth and complexity and … Continue reading

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Balmenach 13, 2008-2021, Oloroso butt, 53.3% – Hart Brothers

I’m not sure if it is me, but I had the idea Hart Brothers was a bottler from years ago that had more or less ceased to bring out new bottlings. Until last year that was, since there suddenly was … Continue reading

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