Archive For June 17, 2015

A 12 Year Old Craigellachie Done Right

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A 12 Year Old Craigellachie Done Right

My review of the Craigellachie 13 was quite unequivocal about how much I disliked that expression. Today I’ll be reviewing a 12 year old single cask bottled by Wemyss Malts that is one of the most interesting Craigellachie expressions I’ve had, even though it’s somewhat untamed and sits right on the cusp of losing its…

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Compass Box goes Back to its Roots – Hedonism Quindecimus

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Compass Box goes Back to its Roots – Hedonism Quindecimus

Most of the whisky that is consumed in the world is grain whisky, and yet, it has always been in the back seat compared to malts. John Glaser started out a decade and a half ago with a grain blend distilled in any of these distilleries:┬áCameron Bridge and┬áthe now mothballed Carsebridge, Cambus, Port Dundas or…

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When Peat and Sherry Go on Vacation Together

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When Peat and Sherry Go on Vacation Together

When you say single cask, you thing about the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, and having recently crossed the 160 Laphroaig cask mark (no, this isn’t the most bottled distillery, that distinction is easily Bowmore’s and Caol Ila, with close to 250 casks each). Laphroaig spirit does very well in sherry casks, as the wonderful PX…

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Linkwood 24 – Indie Style

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Linkwood 24 – Indie Style

Linkwood is one of those endearing distilleries that are hard not to like. Linkwood is a classic Speyside malt, with a very fruity, floral and fresh character. This whisky plays a major roll in the Johnny Walker blends, including the now dis-discontinued Johnny Walker Green Label. The distillery uses a very long fermentation (75 hours),…

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Know Thy Casks – Edradour’s Amazing Sauternes Cask Used Wrong…..

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Know Thy Casks – Edradour’s Amazing Sauternes Cask Used Wrong…..

Edradour is one of the most prolific distilleries as far as wood experimentation goes. There is nary a wood type not used, a wine type not tapped into and a maturation method not tried. It’s also one of the most rustic distilleries, priding itself on being Scotland’s smallest distillery, although this title has been recently…

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