Posts Tagged “Cask Strength”

Karuizawa 1981 La Maison Du Whisky – An Olympic Parisian

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Karuizawa 1981 La Maison Du Whisky – An Olympic Parisian

La Maison du Whisky is France’s leading whisky retailer, and the purveyors of Whisky Live Paris, which is one of the Continent’s foremost whisky events of the year. Whisky Live Paris is usually held on the last weekend  in September, one week before The Whisky Show in London. This whisky is linked also by another,…

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The Oldest and Rarest Oban Ever – 32 Year Old Vintage 1969

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The Oldest and Rarest Oban Ever – 32 Year Old Vintage 1969

A few months ago, I got to taste the second oldest Oban ever bottled. It was a 21 year old bottled at cask strength as part of the 2013 Diageo special releases. I absolutely loved it, and you can find the review here. I was hoping to get this dram to taste for my birthday,…

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

Here we are just twelve days before Christmas (and it’s the first day of Hanukkah), and gift buying is at its height! 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. The rules? Easy: It has…

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Karuizawa 1980 – Coming Your Way Soon

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Karuizawa 1980 – Coming Your Way Soon

Specialty Drinks is continuing to bottle single cask Karuizawa expressions, of which stocks are now down to below 50 casks,  and The Whisky Show is the showcase for the new expressions each year. Last year it was the two Geisha labels (reviewed here) and the utterly stunning 1981 vintage, which I reviewed here, and sadly…

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Mortlach Generations 75 Year Old – The Last Cask From the 1930s!!

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Mortlach Generations 75 Year Old – The Last Cask From the 1930s!!

In November 1939 World War II was only a formality on the British Isles. War was declared in September, but the actual fighting was yet to come. In fact, it was still 10 months away when on November 17th, 1939 a first fill sherry cask was filled with Mortlach new make, under the instructions of…

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Report on My Visit to the Beautiful Glengoyne Distillery!

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Report on My Visit to the Beautiful Glengoyne Distillery!

My visit to Glasgow had two specific purposes: To visit Douglas Laing (full report to follow) and to tour Glengoyne. After arriving in Glasgow on Tuesday evening, I went to the Bon Accord, where I was summarily invited to join the great guys from the Glasgow Whisky Club for their monthly tasting (Thanks Guys! Isn’t the…

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A Dram at the Bon Accord – Meeting a Closed Distillery – Glenugie 1981

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A Dram at the Bon Accord – Meeting a Closed Distillery – Glenugie 1981

There being no direct flights between Glasgow and Tel Aviv, getting to Glasgow will always involve a transfer. Instead of changing flights, I decided to fly into London and take the train up to Scotland, hoping for a relaxed day of travel, allowing me to arrive fresh in the early evening. Instead, my flight was…

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The 2015 TWE Whisky Show – Bigger and Better – Day One Recap!

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The 2015 TWE Whisky Show – Bigger and Better – Day One Recap!

Yes, I traveled to London again this year to take part in The Whisky Exchange’s annual Whisky Show. I flew to the UK on Tuesday, and spent three days up in Scotland (full posts on my distillery visits and my lovely afternoon at Douglas Laing, as well as my October Outturn tasting at the Scotch…

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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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Cameronbridge – A Behemoth Tamed in a Bottle…

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Cameronbridge – A Behemoth Tamed in a Bottle…

Cameronbridge is a real monster in terms of the amount of whisky it produces, we’re talking about 140 million liters per year. This is ten times larger than Glenfiddich, which is the largest malt distillery. This is the old Haig distillery (hence Diageo naming the single grain brand coming out of Cameronbridge ‘Haig Club’) which opend in…

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