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Isle of Raasay Virgin Chinkapin Oak Cask Selection – A First Look at the Distillery

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Isle of Raasay Virgin Chinkapin Oak Cask Selection – A First Look at the Distillery

Isle of Raasay is a relatively new Inner Hebrides distillery founded by Alasdair Day, which began distilling in September 2017. As this is the first in a series of three posts, we’ll further discuss the distillery’s distinctive approach in the next posts. Since we have three sets of matching casks exploring unpeated and peated single…

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M&H Elements Sherry Cask (46%)

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M&H Elements Sherry Cask (46%)

After somewhat of a delay, we come to the final entry of the Elements series. As you’ll recall, the series consists of three expressions flanking the M&H Classic (reviewed here). The series is available from the distillery shop as a tasting pack, which is what I recieved for these reviews. Each of these expressions highlights…

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Golani Vino Cabernet Oak Cask 72 (55.3%)

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Golani Vino Cabernet Oak Cask 72 (55.3%)

I like whisky in wine casks, and have reviewed the Golani Vino previously. However, it has come to my attention that the profile of the vino has changed lately, using Cabernet casks from the Golan Heights Winery. I have gotten a sample of the cask strength version from David at the distillery to try, and…

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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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From ‘Project Overlord’ to Compass Box Affinity (46%)

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From ‘Project Overlord’ to Compass Box Affinity (46%)

I’ve been waiting for over a year and a half to write this post, although I had no idea back then it would be called Affinity. The beginning of the story is at the 2017 Whisky Show in London, where I took part in a great masterclass led by Becky Peskin bringing whisky makers to…

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