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Longrow 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (56.3%)

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Longrow 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (56.3%)

Springbank is such an interesting distillery not only because of their staunchly traditional ways, but also due to the variety of whisky they produce. For the Springbank Society releases, the same fresh Sauternes casks were used for Springbank (lightly peated, partial triple distillation), Longrow (heavily peated, double distillation) and Hazelburn (unpeated, triple distillation), and it…

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (57.1%)

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (57.1%)

Springbank has the most interesting membership society. It costs £50 to join, and you get a lifetime membership entitling you to buy the Springbank Society bottles, among other discounts and freebies. The society bottles are very reasonably priced (this bottle was £45, think about that in today’s market), and you can have them shipped for…

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Hazelburn 13 Oloroso Cask Matured (47.1%)

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Hazelburn 13 Oloroso Cask Matured (47.1%)

Hazelburn is usually a challenge for me. It’s triple distilled and there’s this musty note triple distillation imparts the doesn’t sit well with me. However, many times sherry or peat are enough to cover it up, and besides it’s a Springbank. This 13 year old is matured in Oloroso sherry casks, and the combination of the…

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Springbank 14, Bourbon Wood (55.8%)

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Springbank 14, Bourbon Wood (55.8%)

2017 was a good year, and you’d think that I’d end it off with a review of some unobtainable dram from a long closed distillery. However, I think that it would be actually appropriate to end the year with a dram from the most traditional, social and community oriented distillery in Scotland. Springbank 14 Years…

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present – 2017

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present – 2017

Here we are at the beginning of the holiday shopping season again, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday so gift buying is about to kick into high gear! Should we perhaps institute Whisky Wednesday for crazy sales on amber joy? I’ll start with this post! I’ll give you my top 12 bottles that would make…

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