Posts Tagged “Islay”

Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (54.9%)

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Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (54.9%)

Before circling back to the Highland Park travel retail series, I wanted to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday. I chose a special dram indeed, the Distell Limited Edition Malts Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado. This is also an opportunity to toast the new upgrade that has started at the distillery. The upgrade will include the building…

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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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Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (58.1%)

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Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (58.1%)

I’m continuing my review of the Distell Limited Edition Malts, today with the Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Cask. This one is interesting, because we have a Deanston matured in the same casks that was released last year. It’s no secret that I’m partial to whisky in wine casks, and I really liked the Deanston 2008…

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Elements of Islay Pl5 – Port Charlotte 2009 (63.1%)

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Elements of Islay Pl5 – Port Charlotte 2009 (63.1%)

This Elements of Islay Port Charlotte is your quintessential Islay dram, made not by your most classic Islay distillery. Bruichladdich is the quirky Islay distillery. From the Victorian equipment to the funky lacticity (that’s usually covered over in the peated expressions), from the numerous wine casks to Ugly Betty’s gin, things are just done differently…

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Elements of Islay CI11 – Caol Ila 2008 (55.4%)

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Elements of Islay CI11 – Caol Ila 2008 (55.4%)

The second dram in this new Elements of Islay release is a 2008 Caol Ila, at either nine or ten years of age. Like the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone, Caol Ila is smoky’s old faithful. It will rarely blow you away, but you pretty much know what you can expect. In CI11, Islay’s workhorse…

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