• 13 Nov 2019

    A Quartet of GlenDronach Single Casks from 1992, 1993 and 1994 Bottled for The Whisky World

    Sean Russell has tasted a quartet of GlenDronach single casks bottled for Abe at The Whisky World shop an online shop with two physical locations in London. We’ll be reviewing all four ...

  • 04 Nov 2019

    GlenAllachie Wood Finish Range – Koval Rye 8, Port 10 and PX 12 (48%)

    I’m continuing the rundown on GlenAllachie‘s core range (10CS, 12, 15, 18 and 25), with the new Wood Finish range. While I’m still missing the 10 Year Old Cask Strength, you can ...

  • 20 Oct 2019

    GlenAllachie 15 (46%)

    GlenAllachie 15 is the final release of the distillery’s core range. It follows the 10 Year Old Cask Strength, the 12 Year Old, the 18 Year Old and the 25 Year Old. I reviewed three of them ...

  • 24 Sep 2019

    GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 (61%)

    Here we have a review of the new GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 by Sean Russell, our resident GlenDronach maven. Another long wait of nearly 15 months for the latest edition of the Cask ...

  • 21 Sep 2019

    Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2019 – Mòine French Oak 2008 (57.4%)

    This is one of three bottles Bunnahabhain offered for the Islay Festival this year, and the only Mòine: 2008 Bunnahabhain Mòine French Oak Finish (57.4%) – 1872 bottles. 2001 Bunnahabhain ...

  • 31 Aug 2019

    Goren’s Whisky Mortlach 1995, 21 Year Old (51.8%)

    Tomer Goren hits one out of the park with this independently bottled 1995 Mortlach. Tomer is the very talented head distiller of Milk and Honey Distillery in Tel Aviv, Israel’s purveyor of  ...

  • 30 Aug 2019

    GlenDronach’s Missing Port Pipe from Sean Russell’s Batch 17 Review – Cask 5976 (55.6)

    If you read the original post of Sean Russell’s review of Batch 17, you’ll recall that the European Port pipe wasn’t included in the review due to a technical difficulty. It has ...

  • 25 Aug 2019

    GlenDronach – Batch 17 Reviewed by Sean Russell

    Sean Russell runs the GlenDronach Appreciation Society on Facebook, and has been reviewing GlenDronach releases on Malt and Oak for the past few years. Here’s his take on Batch 17: It’s ...

  • 18 Jul 2019

    Kingsbarns Dream to Dram (46%)

    Kingsbarns is truly the story of a dream turning into a dram. If there’s something Scotland is known for just as much as whisky, it’s golf, and this is a story of how both met in the ...

  • 12 Jun 2019

    Tobermory 12 (46.3%)

    Tobermory 12 is an “upgrade” to the entry level Tobermory core range, replacing the 10 year old, as the distillery comes back online after a major upgrade. Going into this article, I ...

  • 05 Jun 2019

    Compass Box No Name 2 (48.9%)

    Compass Box No Name 2 is the sequel to the 2017 No Name, which looked to highlight the peat, and did so in a very ‘in your face’ way. The first No Name was composed of about 75% ...

  • 26 May 2019

    Glen Garioch 18 Year Old Renaissance Chapter 4 (50.2%)

    The release of the Glen Garioch Renaissance Chapter 4 is a moment I’ve been waiting for ever since the onset of the Renaissance project back in 2014. The idea was to have a look at the ...

  • 22 May 2019

    Balblair 17 (46%)

    Balblair revamped also the duty free range, offering the 12, 15 and the future 25 years old in travel retail, but has chosen to offer the Balblair 17 instead of the 18 year old. Why keep 75% of ...

  • 16 May 2019

    Balblair’s New Core Range: Balblair 12 (46%), Balblair 15 (46%), Balblair 18 (46%)

    So Balblair went ahead and did it. They have actually taken the one thing that made them totally special and chucked it out the window. No longer specific vintages with an ever changing core ...

  • 15 May 2019

    From ‘Project Overlord’ to Compass Box Affinity (46%)

    I’ve been waiting for over a year and a half to write this post, although I had no idea back then it would be called Affinity. The beginning of the story is at the 2017 Whisky Show in ...

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