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Two Glen Garioch Single 1968 Sherry Casks Doing A Head to Head – From the Saddest Year Since 1797

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Two Glen Garioch Single 1968 Sherry Casks Doing A Head to Head – From the Saddest Year Since 1797

1968 was a horrible year for Glen Garioch. A drought was ravishing Islay, and DCL/SMD was worried about the supply of peated whisky for its blends three years hence. It was decided that one of the many DCL Highland distilleries would be switched to distilling heavily peated whisky. Glen Garioch was the go-to selection, as…

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Two Unicorn Glen Garioch Vintage 1958 Distilled on the Same Day Going Head to Head at 46 and 60 Years of Age

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Two Unicorn Glen Garioch Vintage 1958 Distilled on the Same Day Going Head to Head at 46 and 60 Years of Age

There are few things that get a whisky aficionado’s blood pumping like the opportunity to taste ancient drams from his favorite distillery. It gets even more special when they are both distilled on the same day, one presented at 46 years of age, and the other at 60 years of age. Yes, mind blowing 🙂…

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

The Whisky Show 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic London event. The theme of this year’s Show was ‘The Future of Whisky’, and if there’s one definitive glimpse I can offer you on the future of whisky, it’s this: Expensive.  (At least until the next whisky loch, slowly distilling as we speak). In the…

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Laphroaig 30 Year Old – First Bottling (43%)

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Laphroaig 30 Year Old – First Bottling (43%)

As part of our run up to Fèis Ìle here, our Malt Mongers Israel Whisky Club had a conference call with John Campbell during a Laphroaig themed meeting held last Wednesday. Responding to my question about age stated whisky, John revealed that later this year Laphroaig will be releasing a new release of a 30 year…

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Lagavulin 16 Year Old – Fèis Ìle Lagavulin Open day 2010 (52.7%)

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Lagavulin 16 Year Old – Fèis Ìle Lagavulin Open day 2010 (52.7%)

It’s once again the first day of the Fèis Ìle festival, which makes it time to taste a Lagavulin in celebration. Last year, I tasted the 2014 Festival bottling, but have somehow missed the 2015 release. I’m sure a sample will turn up eventually, but this is a good opportunity to reach back to the 2010 edition of the…

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