Posts Tagged “Islay”

Bunnahabhain Canasta 1980, 36 Year Old (49.5%)

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Bunnahabhain Canasta 1980, 36 Year Old (49.5%)

I’m back from a fabulous whisky weekend in Finland and two busy weeks here, so I have a chance to look at 1980. What a year! Margaret Thatcher was in her first year in office, Ronald Reagan was going to get elected in the US, Lech Walesa became a household hero, smallpox was eradicated, half…

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Whiskybase Laphroaig 2011 ‘Same as 10K” (58.7%)

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Whiskybase Laphroaig 2011 ‘Same as 10K” (58.7%)

Whiskybase, the Dutch database for all things whisky, currently holds 105,624 listings of bottles of whisky (and there will be more by the time you check). Granted, some of them are double (or quadruple)¬†listings of the same bottle, but just think of the vastness of the achievement: Successfully creating, and maintaining, a community generated, free…

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The Spirit Still “Like A Villain” – Lagavulin 9 Wine Cask Finish (52%)

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The Spirit Still “Like A Villain” – Lagavulin 9 Wine Cask Finish (52%)

Lagavulin is one of those distilleries not overly crazy on having their name on independent bottlings. That’s not to say that they don’t sell young spirit, on the contrary, and it’s not even that hard to come by, but it’s still not common to see indies telling you where it’s from. But wait, that’s not…

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Kilchoman 10 Year Old Club Release – 5th Edition (57%)

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Kilchoman 10 Year Old Club Release – 5th Edition (57%)

This is Kilchoman’s first 10 year old that was available to buy worldwide, released toward the end of 2016. This is a vatting of a sherry butt and a bourbon barrel, and yielded 920 bottles. Kilchoman has just completed their new malt house, holding a malting floor and a kiln, en route to doubling the…

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Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition (48%)

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Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition (48%)

Laphroaig shines beautifully once you get it beyond the entry levels (Select, Four Oak, QA Cask and even the much loved regular 10 year old). So yes, it’s really easy to say that at at a higher ABV whisky is good, and frankly, that’s not really saying much and it isn’t really a whisky critique….

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