Archive For September 25, 2016

Highland Park Loki – Valhalla Collection (48.7%)

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Highland Park Loki – Valhalla Collection (48.7%)

You have to love the Whiskyfabric, that group of whisky enthusiasts who’ll both go out of their way to meet you wherever you might be in the world to share a dram with you, and send samples halfway around the world just to allow you to taste some nice bottle they have. Jesper Thomsen is…

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Laphroaig Infused Beer – The Next Phase in the Whisky-Beer Nexus

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Laphroaig Infused Beer – The Next Phase in the Whisky-Beer Nexus

Beer and whisky are, obviously, intrinsically connected, as whisky is distilled beer (distilled ale, technically, but whatever). One of the new trends is aging beer in whisky barrels (like the Big Peat Cask Matured Ale) and finishing whisky in casks which held beer (like the Jameson Caskmates), and I expect we’ll see more and more…

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Glen Garioch Renaissance 2nd Chapter 16 Year Old Released!

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Glen Garioch Renaissance 2nd Chapter 16 Year Old Released!

At last, chapter 2 is out and heading to a store near you. We’ll start off with a link to the review of the 1st Chapter here. It’s 16 years old, although judging by the text, it has whisky from 1997 in it: It’s made from whisky matured in both sherry and bourbon casks, and…

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Tomatin 35 1978 Cadenhead’s (44.1%)

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Tomatin 35 1978 Cadenhead’s (44.1%)

Another Tomatin, this time a real beauty! Distilled in 1978, this expression harks back to the time when the distillery was the largest in all of Scotland, in that oh so optimistic pre whisky loch times. Incidentally, the distillery announced in a press release this week the release of a regular 40 year old expression…

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In Whisky, Is Crazy the New Normal?

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In Whisky, Is Crazy the New Normal?

I’m not big on ranting, and when I do it, I tend to back it up with quite a bit data. Unless I’m ranting on the prices people are willing to pay for whisky, and even then, there’s probably some research there. Thus, today I have a story to tell and it starts in one…

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Tomatin 1997 – Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseur’s Choice (46%)

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Tomatin 1997 – Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseur’s Choice  (46%)

Tomatin is one of those distilleries that’s pretty consistent in it’s distillery character. You’ll get some tropical fruit and a solid maltiness in every glass. Tomatin is in the Highlands, but right on the border with Speyside, and at one point was the largest distilleries in Scotland, boasting 23 stills after the fourth expansion in two…

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