Posts Tagged “Islay”

Gordon and MacPhail Bruichladdich 1964, 29 Years Old, Casks 3670, 3671, 3672 (50.6% ABV)

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Gordon and MacPhail Bruichladdich 1964, 29 Years Old, Casks 3670, 3671, 3672 (50.6% ABV)

Funny how chance sometimes leads you to pour part of a mini some friends made sure you’d get to taste, and as you nose it you take note of the fact that the 56th distillation anniversary is just a couple of days away (and is today!)…. This is one of those drams that will actually…

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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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Bunnahabhain 30, Marsala Finish, Distell Limited Edition 2019 (47.4%)

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Bunnahabhain 30, Marsala Finish, Distell Limited Edition 2019 (47.4%)

Like Deanston, Bunnahabhain contributed three expressions to this year’s Limited Editions. There were two expressions from 2007, in Port and in French Brandy, alongside this 30 year old expression finished in ex-Marsala hogsheads for three years before being bottled in  the 2019 limited edition.   Bunnahabhain 30, Vintage 1988, Marsala Finish, Distell Limited Edition 2019,…

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Bunnahabhain 2007, 11 Year Old French Brandy Finish (52.5%)

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Bunnahabhain 2007, 11 Year Old French Brandy Finish (52.5%)

This expression is yet another display of the quality of casks Distell’s Burn Stewart Distiller’s is enjoying. This whisky was transferred into these French Brandy casks for two and a half years, after spending eight years in ex-bourbon casks. Bunnahabhain is currently in the midst of a major upgrade, with Distell allocating £10.5 million ($14…

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Laphroaig 16 – 2019 Edition (48%)

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Laphroaig 16 – 2019 Edition (48%)

Mid teen Laphroaig expressions are very promising. Both the old 15 year old and the bincentennary Laphroaig 16 year old were excellent. Re-reading that Laphroaig 16 review, it seems a bit naive given current prices in the market, but that’s an aside. We’re now offered a new Laphroaig 16, fully matured in first fill ex…

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