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Rosebank 1990-2010, 59.3% – SMWS (25.57)

Strangely, there is barely any information on this bottling on the internet. As in, none. I do get some Asian search results, but as you might expect I can’t really work with that. Anyway, we had this sample as the … Continue reading

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Highland Park 1999-2010, 10yo, 59.3% – SMWS (4.141 – Simply Delicious)

Apparently, even the SMWS tasting panel is something lost for words when naming their whiskies. I can imagine after having done about 4000 of them, but ‘Simply Delicious’ doesn’t sound very inspired… Anyway, fresh bourbon barrel and Highland Park is … Continue reading

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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┬átruly unique character. When leafing through the book … Continue reading

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Ardbeg 2003-2011, 7yo, 59.6% – SMWS (33.101 – Fabulous, thigh slapping smoke)

Another one of those funky names from the SMWS, but this one is less ridiculous than some, and actually makes some sense. It’s the other whisky we tried while we were at The Vaults in Leith. It was recommended that … Continue reading

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The Vaults in Leith, the SMWS, booze and dinner

On the last day of our Scotland trip in November, we decided to visit The Vaults in Leith. This is the quintessential SMWS venue, and I have been wanting to visit this ever since my first trip to Edinburgh in … Continue reading

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