Archive For The “Cadenhead’s” Category

Festive 500th Post – Cadenhead’s Glen Garioch 1957 (45.6%)

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Festive 500th Post – Cadenhead’s Glen Garioch 1957 (45.6%)

April 23rd, 2014 was a special date for me. After a few years learning and tasting in the world of whisky, I started putting my thoughts to (digital) ink, and published the first post on Malt and Oak. This is post number 500, and honestly, I’m humbled at reaching this point. In the three years…

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Glengoyne Lafitte Cask – Cadenheads (55%) – Whisky Review

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Glengoyne Lafitte Cask – Cadenheads (55%) – Whisky Review

Glengoyne is one of my favorite distilleries. Solid whisky, easily accessible and being on the highland fault – it also has a great story. Indeed, I have reviewed the full range of Glengoyne’s core range (in order: 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 25 and the majestic 35), as well as having published a detailed report…

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St. Magdalene Strikes Back – A 32 Year Old Beauty

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St. Magdalene Strikes Back – A 32 Year Old Beauty

There’s something about St. Magdalene’s that holds a special place in my heart. The few St. Magdalenes I’ve had were all complex, and all left me with a desire to further explore this distillery. This is one of the first wave distilleries, established in the 18th century (around 1765, although some accounts put it at…

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A Fascinating Caperdonich from the Orchard

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A Fascinating Caperdonich from the Orchard

Caperdonich was one of those distilleries that were like a falling star. They show up, shine for a short time, are found to be redundant and poof, are gone. Brora is a prime example of such a distillery, being active between 1968 and 1983. Like Brora, which was a re-establishment of an the old Clynelish distillery…

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The Rise, Decline and “Boutiqeification” of Vatted Malts – Starting a Series Tasting Peated Malt Blends

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The Rise, Decline and “Boutiqeification” of Vatted Malts – Starting a Series Tasting Peated Malt Blends

Well, we’ve gotten to the 100th post on the blog, and this is a great opportunity to start a series on vatted malts. I’ve been fascinated by vatted malts for a long time, because of their potential. Vatted malts can, at their best, take the best in several malts and enhance them. The potential for disaster,…

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Cadenhead’s Bladnoch 23 – Lowlands from the Old Guard

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Cadenhead’s Bladnoch 23 – Lowlands from the Old Guard

Bladnoch is a Lowlands distillery that had been closed in 1938 and has been changing hands since. Brought back into operation in 1956 it changed ownership five times, ending up in Diageo’s predecessor’s hands and was later sold to the current owner Raymond Armstrong on the condition that the distillery not produce more than 100,000…

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