Posts Tagged “Highlands”

Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Cask Matured (57.8%)

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Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Cask Matured (57.8%)

Today we’ll be tasting Deanston’s new 2008 Wine Cask Matured offering, presented at cask strength. Now wine cask maturation is a divisive issue in the whisky world. Sure, everybody like fortified wine cask whisky maturation (sherry, Port, Marsala, Moscatel), but red wine is as divisive as Bowmore whisky. Some love it and some just can’t stand…

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Strathearn Single Cask 115 ‘Sauron’s Eye’ (57.1%)

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Strathearn Single Cask 115 ‘Sauron’s Eye’ (57.1%)

There’s a slew of new distilleries making their first offerings, and for my this is the first time tasting a Strathearn, albeit not a regular release, rather a private cask bottled by Finnish whisky enthusiast Anders Malmsten. Strathearn is an interesting distillery because it’s the epitome of craft distilleries in Scotland. Firstly, it’s Scotland’s smallest…

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Glenglassaugh Peated Port Finish (46%)

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Glenglassaugh Peated Port Finish (46%)

One thing that’s very clear from the latest releases by BenRiach is that Whisky Maker Rachel Barrie is taking the idea of creating core expressions for her distilleries very seriously, and with Glenglassaugh it seems that the search is on. In an interview for Scotchwhisky.com, she said that: what’s amazed me about Glenglassaugh is that…

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GlenDronach Peated Port Wood (46%)

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GlenDronach Peated Port Wood (46%)

You’ll recall (or you can see here) that I was somewhat underwhelmed by GlenDronach’s peated offering. I recently had the chance to try the GlenDronach Peated Port Wood and the Glenglassaugh (ever wonder why that second G is not a capital letter?) Peated Port Wood Finish, and it’s definitely a step up from that expression,…

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Macallan Classic Cut 2017 Edition Cask Strength Release (58.4%)

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Macallan Classic Cut 2017 Edition Cask Strength Release (58.4%)

I’m not sure you know that for my day job, I’m an Organizational Consultant. One of the things I find most fascinating is seeing how companies recover (or attempt to recover) from bad business decisions. There is little doubt that the move away from age statement to “color levels” in the sorry 1824 series did…

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