Posts Tagged “Cadenhead’s”

Tomatin 35 1978 Cadenhead’s (44.1%)

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Tomatin 35 1978 Cadenhead’s (44.1%)

Another Tomatin, this time a real beauty! Distilled in 1978, this expression harks back to the time when the distillery was the largest in all of Scotland, in that oh so optimistic pre whisky loch times. Incidentally, the distillery announced in a press release this week the release of a regular 40 year old expression…

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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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An Imperial Moment: Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection Imperial 16 Whisky Tasting Notes

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An Imperial Moment: Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection Imperial 16 Whisky Tasting Notes

Imperial (of Glenlivet) was a Speyside distillery opened in 1897 by the owner of Talisker and Dailuaine, Thomas Mackenzie. Named Imperial to denote Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee on the throne and became operational just in time for the Pattison’s of Leith crash which caused a wide recession in the whisky industry, prompting its closure for over…

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