Posts Tagged “Independent Bottlers”

Two Dràm Mòr 9 Year Old Glenrothes, Muscatel and Spanish Red Wine Finishes

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Two Dràm Mòr 9 Year Old Glenrothes, Muscatel and Spanish Red Wine Finishes

I have to be honest about the state of the industry, and this general comment has nothing to do with the specific bottler or these bottles.  I’ll just come out and say it: I’m really happy I’m not an independent bottler at this junction. What we’re seeing out there from most independent bottlers (at least…

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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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Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 10 Year Old, Oloroso Finish, Cask 5280 (58%)

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Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 10 Year Old, Oloroso Finish, Cask 5280 (58%)

Dràm Mòr is a new independent bottler on the market, with a current four bottle offering: This Glenrothes 10 year old, Glen Garioch 8 year old, Caol Ila 6 year old and a sherry finished Benriach, offered at 11 years of age, after a two year finish in Oloroso sherry casks. The bottler offers single…

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Compass Box No Name 2 (48.9%)

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Compass Box No Name 2 (48.9%)

Compass Box No Name 2 is the sequel to the 2017 No Name, which looked to highlight the peat, and did so in a very ‘in your face’ way. The first No Name was composed of about 75% Ardbeg, 11% Caol Ila, 13% Clynelish and a wee bit of Compass Box’s Highland malt blend finished…

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From ‘Project Overlord’ to Compass Box Affinity (46%)

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From ‘Project Overlord’ to Compass Box Affinity (46%)

I’ve been waiting for over a year and a half to write this post, although I had no idea back then it would be called Affinity. The beginning of the story is at the 2017 Whisky Show in London, where I took part in a great masterclass led by Becky Peskin bringing whisky makers to…

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