Posts Tagged “Highlands”

Glen Garioch Bottle Your Own 1985 Cask 1586 (43.8%)

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Glen Garioch Bottle Your Own 1985 Cask 1586 (43.8%)

The mid 1980’s were a bit of a rough patch for the Morrison Bowmore distilleries. Bowmore was rife with that distinctive perfume unlovingly referred to as FWP (french whore perfume). This was a deep herbal scent, like aromatic oils of various herbs combined. Glen Garioch expressions from those years have not escaped it, as the…

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GlenDronach 15 – Revival 2018 Edition (46%)

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GlenDronach 15 – Revival 2018 Edition (46%)

Rewind to 2015 and the whisky world was hit with words “GlenDronach are discontinuing the 15yr Revival” (see our review here) Cue rampaging through the streets, cars being set on fire, statues being pulled down, and grown men & women sobbing like an infant who has dropped their ice cream on the pavement outside school…

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Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength – Clynelish 2005 (55.1%)

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Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength – Clynelish 2005 (55.1%)

Gordon & MacPhail have revamped their bottlings, and consolidated some of the many “mini brands” into only five very clear lines of products.¬†Connoisseurs Choice is at the heart of the range. It includes both cask strength and reduced strength whisky, always carrying a vintage statement on the label. These are single casks or a few…

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GlenDronach Forgue 10 Year Old (43%)

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GlenDronach Forgue 10 Year Old (43%)

Glendronach Forgue is the distillery’s first expression aimed specifically at the duty free market. This, I think, is Brown Foreman’s first real fingerprint on the distillery’s output. There will also be a 16 year old GlenDronach specific to travel retail, but I’m thinking this won’t be another run of the German and South African Platinum…

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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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