Posts Tagged “Independent Bottlers”

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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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

The Whisky Show 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic London event. The theme of this year’s Show was ‘The Future of Whisky’, and if there’s one definitive glimpse I can offer you on the future of whisky, it’s this: Expensive.  (At least until the next whisky loch, slowly distilling as we speak). In the…

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