Posts Tagged “Highlands”

Balblair’s New Core Range: Balblair 12 (46%), Balblair 15 (46%), Balblair 18 (46%)

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Balblair’s New Core Range: Balblair 12 (46%), Balblair 15 (46%), Balblair 18 (46%)

So Balblair went ahead and did it. They have actually taken the one thing that made them totally special and chucked it out the window. No longer specific vintages with an ever changing core range, rather a regular and quite mundane aged range, with a Balblair 12, 15, 18 and 25, with a 17 year…

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Glen Garioch Virgin Oak No. 2 (48%)

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Glen Garioch Virgin Oak No. 2 (48%)

I’ll come out and say it: I’m a fan of the use of virgin oak in Scotch whisky and think that there isn’t enough of it used. I’m sure this will be controversial, but it’s my opinion, and I’ve stated it before. Of course, with a few exceptions, full maturation in virgin oak is something…

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Glen Garioch 2011, Cask 1409, Virgin Oak Distillery Exclusive (60.8%)

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Glen Garioch 2011, Cask 1409, Virgin Oak Distillery Exclusive (60.8%)

This 2011 Glen Garioch is a harbinger for the sequel to the very successful Virgin Oak. Indeed, a few months before the release of Batch 2 of the Virgin Oak, the distillery released a very limited single cask of the whisky that will make up that expression, at cask strength. I’ll have more to say…

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GlenDronach 25 – 1993 “Master Vintage” (48.2%)

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GlenDronach 25 – 1993 “Master Vintage” (48.2%)

I knew about the GlenDronach 25 Master Vintage last year, but was sworn to secrecy, and I’ve been biting my lip for nearly 5 months. I’ve deliberately delayed my review to see how this new bottle went down in the wider community as I guessed it would create a Brexit-like split (also my holiday got…

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Glenmorangie Allta (51.2%)

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Glenmorangie Allta (51.2%)

Glenmorangie Allta is Glenmorangie’s 10th Private Edition, marking a decade since Sonnalta PX appeared. While the Sonnalta PX was mostly proof of concept (put a finish on the Glenmorangie Original and get it out to market, test the idea of the “Private Edition”). It was followed by the peated Finalta and the very different Tuscan…

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