• 11 Jan 2020

    Deanston 21, 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (51.8%)

    You’ll recall that last year I tasted the 2018 Limited Edition Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Finish. That too was a 1997 vintage, presented at 20 years old. Here we have the whisky maturing for ...

  • 07 Jan 2020

    Deanston 2002 Organic Oloroso Cask Finish, 16 Years Old (50.6%)

    Following yesterday’s 2006 Fino, we move on to the second of the three Deanston offerings is a 16 year old Organic Oloroso. This isn’t Deanston’s first foray into Organic ...

  • 05 Jan 2020

    Deanston 2006, 12 Year Old Fino Finish (55%)

    I’m beginning a review of the Distell Limited Edition for 2019, and we’ll start with the 2006 Fino Finish.   This release includes eight expressions, three each from Deanston and ...

  • 05 Dec 2019

    Laphroaig 16 – 2019 Edition (48%)

    Mid teen Laphroaig expressions are very promising. Both the old 15 year old and the bincentennary Laphroaig 16 year old were excellent. Re-reading that Laphroaig 16 review, it seems a bit naive ...

  • 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% ...

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