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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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Compass Box Three Year Old Deluxe (49.2%)

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Compass Box Three Year Old Deluxe (49.2%)

So they call This whisky a three-year-old. Now, of course, it technically is as 0.04 of it is, indeed, only three years old. Yes, you read that right, four tenths of a percent is three-year-old whisky from Clynelish that was aged by Compass Box itself in their own first fill American Oak casks. In the PR…

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

Here we are just twelve days before Christmas (and it’s the first day of Hanukkah), and gift buying is at its height! I’ll give you my top 12 bottles that would make a great holiday gift. Obviously, they are all bottles I’ve tasted, and many of them adorn my own whisky cabinet. The rules? Easy: It has…

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To Reach the Skye – The Sublime Talisker 30

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To Reach the Skye – The Sublime Talisker 30

After yesterday’s post on the Talisker 25, which caused quite an emotional stir (most of which was of readers mentioning a similar experience with the 25, but not only), we come to the final stop in the Talisker series – The venerated 30 year old, and the top of the core range. We’re talking about…

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The shy Talisker – Talisker 25

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The shy Talisker – Talisker 25

I tasted the 25 year old on two occasions, both of which were batches of the newer 25 year old, bottled at 45.8% ABV. The first (the 2011 version) left me pretty unimpressed, but it was tasted with some seriously fabulous whisky all around it – some of it at cask strength, so it might…

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