Posts Tagged “Cask Strength”

Miltonduff 17 Year Old 1999 – Single Malts of Scotland (54.8%)

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Miltonduff 17 Year Old 1999 – Single Malts of Scotland (54.8%)

I Know it’s St. Patrick’s day and I should be reviewing Irish whiskey. Seeing that I don’t actually have any Irish whiskey I didn’t review, I’ll acknowledge the Emerald Island’s day, and review a Scotch whisky. The third cask from this Single Malts of Scotland flight is a 1999 single cask from Miltonduff. Yet another…

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Benrinnes 20 Year Old 1995 – Single Malts of Scotland (51.1%)

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Benrinnes 20 Year Old 1995 – Single Malts of Scotland (51.1%)

Diageo’s Speyside workhorse, this distillery is one that produces mainly for blends. Anybody who’s had a Johnnie Walker, has had Benrinnes whisky. Benrinnes is a special distillery even today, despite cutting out the partial triple distillation in the style of Mortlach and Springbank, as it still uses worm tub condensers (alongside several other Diageo distilleries…

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present – 2016

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present – 2016

Here we are at the beginning of the holiday shopping season and gift buying is about to kick into high gear! I’ll give you my top 12 bottles that would make a great holiday gift. Obviously, they are all bottles I’ve tasted, and many of them adorn my own whisky cabinet. A small note on exchange…

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The Favorite Distilleries of Secret Facebook Maltheads: A Survey

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The Favorite Distilleries of Secret Facebook Maltheads: A Survey

Facebook is full of secret whisky associations, and the most secretive of those, with only 104 of the most discerning whisky nuts, is the WFFA. While I can’t say any more about the group, since one can’t ask to join it, and as two of the three rules the group has were taken out of Chuck Palahniuk’s…

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Glentauchers 1996, Grindlay’s Selection (54.5%)

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Glentauchers 1996, Grindlay’s Selection (54.5%)

The second Grindlay’s Selection I tried was also from a distillery that’s off the beaten path for most whisky anoraks. Glentauchers was the signature malt for Buchanan’s Black & White, and later lent character to Teacher’s. After switching hands yet again, today under Pernod-Ricard’s Chivas Bros., it’s a main part of Ballantine’s.  In fact, Chivas…

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Milk and Honey Distillery All Set to Begin Full Production

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Milk and Honey Distillery All Set to Begin Full Production

With the recent installation of the mash tun, the Milk and Honey Distillery is set to begin full production. Accordingly, the visitor center was completed and a two very promising “work in progress” casks were bottled. Happily, the cask chosen by Tomer Goren for bottling was cask 004, so I can keep following the development…

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Teaninich 1973, Rare Malts Selection, 23 Year Old (57.1)

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Teaninich 1973, Rare Malts Selection, 23 Year Old (57.1)

Rare Malts Selection bottles are increasingly rare to come across, and getting to taste any one of them is a treat. The last Rare Malts Selections bottling was over a decade ago, and thus I myself missed out on the good times of buying them in the mid 1990s through early 2000s, and have only…

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Braeval 1990 – 25 Year Old – Douglas Laing XOP (57.3%)

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Braeval 1990 – 25 Year Old – Douglas Laing XOP (57.3%)

The DHL delivery guy called at 2 pm to say he was coming over with a package from the UK. My heart skipped a beat as I saw it was from Douglas Laing, as those packages always have amazing liquid inside them, but this time was extra special as there were two XOP samples inside,…

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Longmorn 27 Year Old – SMWS 7.86 – A Peculiar Longmorn

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Longmorn 27 Year Old – SMWS 7.86 – A Peculiar Longmorn

Pernod Ricard announced that it would be releasing a new NAS expression from Longmorn called The Distiller’s Choice, presented at 40% ABV and matured in a range of American oak, ex-Oloroso sherry and traditional oak casks (OK, I’ll admit that I have no idea what that means, and if it means that American oak and sherry…

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Milk and Honey Distillery – Tasting Cask 003 and an Update

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Milk and Honey Distillery – Tasting Cask 003 and an Update

Milk and Honey is rapidly moving toward the beginning of commercial production, with the last piece of the puzzle, the mash tun, set to be installed at the distillery by the end of this month, right as the new visitor center should be opening under the management of Keren Mosessco Kariel. At that point, the…

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