Posts Tagged “Highlands”

Oban 21, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (57.9%)

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Oban 21, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (57.9%)

At the Whisky Show, I got to taste most of the 2018 Special Releases. The Show merits its own report, and I’ll be reviewing a few of the Special Releases. Oban, however, has a special place in my heart. Oban is an almost hidden gem in the Diageo portfolio. Indeed, the 14 is fairly well…

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GlenDronach 18 1995 cask 1732 for premiumcask.de (54.6%)

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GlenDronach 18 1995 cask 1732 for premiumcask.de (54.6%)

GlenDronach single casks are always fun to try, especially those that are bottled for specific shops. Those tend to be well selected, and with the 1995 GlenDronach casks, that’s a good thing, since as the distillery was nearing being mothballed, the casks were spottier. This one, however, is definitely not! It is, however, a bit…

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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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