Archive For December 12, 2017

Mortlach 1978, 20 Year Old Rare Malt Selection (62.2%)

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Mortlach 1978, 20 Year Old Rare Malt Selection (62.2%)

The UDV (Today’s Diageo) Rare Malt Selection was a series of bottlings released between 1995 and 2005, when they were replaced by the Diageo Special Releases. The idea, though, is basically the same: To release special expressions highlighting the Diageo distilleries. Like the Special Releases, some distilleries were released almost regularly (like Brora with 10…

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Golan Heights Distillery – Golani Vino Single Cask 15 (64.7%)

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Golan Heights Distillery – Golani Vino Single Cask 15 (64.7%)

Golani is the Golan Heights Distillery’s basic core range. As I mentioned in the Golani Black review (here), David Zibell made this core line one of single casks, which is, to the best of my knowledge, the only distillery doing so. The core range of the small batch malted barley and wheat sour mash includes…

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North Port/Brechin 1975, 26 Years Old, Signatory Silent Stills, Cask 2960 (55.6%)

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North Port/Brechin 1975, 26 Years Old, Signatory Silent Stills, Cask 2960 (55.6%)

Sometimes your friends just blow you away, and that’s what happened when I opened a package of samples I got from a dear friend from Finland, whom we’ll call Mr. M. There were some really beautiful drams there, some of which I already reviewed. This one, however, I had a hard time with, and didn’t…

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Cadenheads 175th Anniversary – 1977 Caperdonich 39 YO (50.4%)

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Cadenheads 175th Anniversary – 1977 Caperdonich 39 YO (50.4%)

Being in business for 175 years is no small feat, and doing so as an independent bottler in the whisky industry is downright impressive. Yet it seems that the company chose to play down the fact that it’s also the 45 year anniversary of the purchasing of the company by┬áJ. & A. Mitchell and Co.,…

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Golan Heights Distillery – Golani Black Single Cask 18 (58.6%)

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Golan Heights Distillery – Golani Black Single Cask 18 (58.6%)

David Zibell, the proprietor of Golan Heights Distillery doesn’t stop even for a moment, and right after getting his three year old single malt launched (see here), he’s on to giving the basic core range whisky, the Golani Two Grain Sour Mash, its spiffed up permanent form, appearing as releases of single numbered casks in…

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