Archive For October 27, 2018

Glen Garioch 1979, 38 Year Old, Cask 3831, Bottled for CWS (42.9%)

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Glen Garioch 1979, 38 Year Old, Cask 3831, Bottled for CWS (42.9%)

After trying the 1987 single cask (AKA Sage Galore), we turn to the Glen Garioch 1979. Now every once in a while you have a dram that makes you understand something new about whisky in general or about a certain distillery. When it’s you favorite distillery that you have the that understanding, it’s even more…

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Glen Garioch 1987, Cask 603, Bottled for CWS (47.1%)

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Glen Garioch 1987, Cask 603, Bottled for CWS (47.1%)

A Glen Garioch 1987 single cask isn’t something you see often. In fact, It’s not common to see recent official bottlings of Glen Garioch for private clubs, despite being very prevalent between 2009 and 2014. There were quite a few casks bottled under that regime, my research has a list of 30, but I know…

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Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

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Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

One of the most anticipated expressions of this year’s special releases is the Talisker 8. Talisker, most known for the 10 year old, has harked back to an old standard bottling from the 1970s actually presented with the then leftward facing Johnnie Walker logo. The Talisker 8 was hotly anticipated because the special releases are…

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

The Whisky Show 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic London event. The theme of this year’s Show was ‘The Future of Whisky’, and if there’s one definitive glimpse I can offer you on the future of whisky, it’s this:¬†Expensive.¬† (At least until the next whisky loch, slowly distilling as we speak). In the…

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Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (58.1%)

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Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (58.1%)

I’m continuing my review of the Distell Limited Edition Malts, today with the Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Cask. This one is interesting, because we have a Deanston matured in the same casks that was released last year. It’s no secret that I’m partial to whisky in wine casks, and I really liked the Deanston 2008…

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