Archive For The “Core Range” Category

The GlenAllachie 12 (46%)

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The GlenAllachie 12 (46%)

Yes, the new GlenAllachie core range (or Foundation Range, as the distillery calls it) does start with a 10 year old, but it isn’t really the entry level expression for the range. Thus, I’ll begin my review of the range with the 12 year old, and move forward from there. We’ll start off with noting…

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GlenDronach 15 – Revival 2018 Edition (46%)

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GlenDronach 15 – Revival 2018 Edition (46%)

Rewind to 2015 and the whisky world was hit with words “GlenDronach are discontinuing the 15yr Revival” (see our review here) Cue rampaging through the streets, cars being set on fire, statues being pulled down, and grown men & women sobbing like an infant who has dropped their ice cream on the pavement outside school…

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GlenDronach 15 Year old, 1990s bottling (40%) 

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GlenDronach 15 Year old, 1990s bottling (40%) 

From Sean Russell’s review of the newest GlenDronach expressions (batch 16 review, see here), I’ll take us back to the old style, to the 1990s style 15 year old. This was the distillery style before the 1996 mothballing, so we’re basically talking about the same style of distillation and casks that we were getting with…

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GlenDronach Peated Port Wood – Review By Sean Russell (46%)

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GlenDronach Peated Port Wood – Review By Sean Russell (46%)

Our guest editor Sean Russell has tasted the GlenDronach Peated Port Wood, and, well….He’s not a fan! And here we go. The competition to the current peated bottle is here. Whereas the current peated GlenDronach is influenced by sherry, this new one is its suit-wearing rosey-cheeked cigar-smoking chubby uncle holding a bacon sandwich.   GlenDronach…

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Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 009 (58.1%)

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Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 009 (58.1%)

Yesterday was a very special day, as I made my way to Mishmar HaEmeq, a kibbutz in northern Israel, where my friend Yori Costa held a tasting he was putting together for the past three years. Through diligent work, he was able to bring together either samples (60-200 ml each) or bottles of all 11…

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