Posts Tagged “Highlands”

Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 – A Review

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Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 – A Review

If there’s one whisky book I diligently make sure I have, it’s Ingvar Ronde’s Malt Whisky Yearbook. When the book landed in my mailbox, delayed as usual because of the Israeli Postal Service, the first place I turned to was the perennially excellent The Year That Was section (on page 260). To me, this section…

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Two Glen Garioch Single 1968 Sherry Casks Doing A Head to Head – From the Saddest Year Since 1797

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Two Glen Garioch Single 1968 Sherry Casks Doing A Head to Head – From the Saddest Year Since 1797

1968 was a horrible year for Glen Garioch. A drought was ravishing Islay, and DCL/SMD was worried about the supply of peated whisky for its blends three years hence. It was decided that one of the many DCL Highland distilleries would be switched to distilling heavily peated whisky. Glen Garioch was the go-to selection, as…

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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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Cadenhead’s Glen Garioch 25, Vintage 1991 (47%)

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Cadenhead’s Glen Garioch 25, Vintage 1991 (47%)

If there is something I could change in the whole whisky industry (other than prices, of course, but after such a long run of a buyer’s market, we can’t really have any other expectations), it would be bringing back Glen Garioch’s malting floors. There’s a real magic in the 1990-1991 whisky produced at the distillery…

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Deanston 21, 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (51.8%)

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Deanston 21, 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (51.8%)

You’ll recall that last year I tasted the 2018 Limited Edition Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Finish. That too was a 1997 vintage, presented at 20 years old. Here we have the whisky maturing for another year in the Palo Cortado, so we’re at almost three years in the Palo Cortado casks. I have to say that…

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