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Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 1963, Bottled 2009 (43%)

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Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 1963, Bottled 2009 (43%)

Speyside’s Strathilsa distillery is the spiritual home of the Chivas Regal blends. This seems normal, the way it’s always been. Only it isn’t. Strathisla, which was officially named Milton (although it was founded in 1786 as Milltown) enjoyed a stellar reputation for making great whisky, which was named for the river that ran behind the…

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Back to the 1930s – Finnish Fellowship of Whisky Tasting – Guest Post by Henrik Malmberg

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Back to the 1930s – Finnish Fellowship of Whisky Tasting – Guest Post by Henrik Malmberg

To start with I can tell you that the tasting was held in Finnish capital of Helsinki by our whisky club, The Fellowship of Whisky (VYS, Viskin Ystävien Seura), and this was the 14th tasting in a series called “The Rare and Old”. We did a similar tasting about two years ago, with the title “War…

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1957 Strathisla – Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Part 3

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1957 Strathisla – Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Part 3

At the Gordon and MacPhail tasting at the London Whisky Show I thought the two best whiskies were the first and the last ones we tasted. The 1953 Linkwood was the best of the four in my opinion, and will be reviewed tomorrow, and the 1951 Strathisla was the most interesting of the bunch. Strathisla…

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