Tag Archives: Wine cask

Bruichladdich 2003-2018, Syrah Cask, 63.3% – Valinch 33

Last year on April 5th I would have sworn I’d never buy a Bruichladdich wine cask ever again. I’ve had some in the past and they were pretty shit. Then, in the week after I went to Islay and we … Continue reading

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Jura One and All, 21yo, 51%

Let’s get this out: I generally think of Jura as my second least favorite distillery in Scotland. The number one spot is taken by Abhainn Dearg. Somehow, I decided to give them another chance two years ago when this one … Continue reading

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Bad-Ass Whisky Night #4

My backlog of things to blog about is massive. I still have notes lying around from tastings I went to three years ago, and I still mean to use them for a write-up at some point. However, this tasting was … Continue reading

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Bowmore Warehousemen’s Selection, 17yo, 1999, 51.3%

When I was on Islay, of course I didn’t just buy a shared bottle of Bunnahabhain Marsala Cask, we also went to Bowmore. We obviously went to Bowmore since we could see the distillery from our cottage, and it’s a … Continue reading

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Octomore 08.2/167ppm, 2008-2017, 8yo, 58.4%

Slowly but surely slightly older Octomore are being released. In the case of Octomore it’s a bit weird since the age on the label will not entirely reflect a decent price point. Mostly because producing the whisky is ridiculously expensive. … Continue reading

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BTC #8: Deanston 8, Handfilled, 57.8%

Another day, another dram. This one sat darkly in its bottle, so I went in with a slight prejudice towards its flavors and cask type. It didn’t really cost me in the end, since I’m spreading my guesses without actually … Continue reading

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BTC 2016, sample 3: Kilchoman 5, Sauternes Cask, 50%

Diminishing returns, already. But at least I’ve got another couple of points. 13, just for the ABV this time. I expected this whisky to be a Longrow because of its minerality, but it turned out to be a wine cask … Continue reading

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