Posts Tagged “Lowlands”

It Can Vote!! Day 4 Gets Us to the Glengoyne 18

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It Can Vote!! Day 4 Gets Us to the Glengoyne 18

The 18 year old is the beginning of the “upper class” for Glengoyne. Gone is the perfumy Lowlands and the sherry and spice combine in the 18 to create a real spice banger. It’s different than all the other expressions in this massive spiciness, and makes for a great drink. This is the most “Highland”…

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Glengoyne Week – Day 3 – Whisky Tasting Notes on the Glengoyne 15

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Glengoyne Week – Day 3 – Whisky Tasting Notes on the Glengoyne 15

The Glengoyne 15 is the third rung up in the core range, unless you count the now NAS Cask Strength (which you would if it were still age stated at 12 – an expression reviewed by me here – but that’s no longer the case). The 15 has many of the same characteristics of the 10,…

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Glengoyne 12 – Day Two in the Valley of the Wild Geese

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Glengoyne 12 – Day Two in the Valley of the Wild Geese

The second stop on our vertical tasting of Glengoyne is the 12 year old. Matured in (relatively weak) sherry casks, it has more sherry notes and less fruity ones than the 10 year old, reviewed yesterday. Glengoyne whisky is made using totally unpeated barley that is fully air dried. Nominally in the Highlands, the fact that…

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A Week of Glengoynes – Vertical Tasting of the Distillery Core Starting With the 10 Year Old Whisky Tasting Notes

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A Week of Glengoynes – Vertical Tasting of the Distillery Core Starting With the 10 Year Old Whisky Tasting Notes

I wrote a bit about Glengoyne in the popular post about still shapes, in which I compared three basic entry level expressions based upon the size and shape of the stills, and I included the Glengoyne 10 as the slowest distillation process. Additionally, I reviewed the Glengoyne 12 Cask Strength. Following my visit to the TWE…

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Cadenhead’s Bladnoch 23 – Lowlands from the Old Guard

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Cadenhead’s Bladnoch 23 – Lowlands from the Old Guard

Bladnoch is a Lowlands distillery that had been closed in 1938 and has been changing hands since. Brought back into operation in 1956 it changed ownership five times, ending up in Diageo’s predecessor’s hands and was later sold to the current owner Raymond Armstrong on the condition that the distillery not produce more than 100,000…

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One Quick Dram: St. Magdalene (Linlithgow) 28 Years Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

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One Quick Dram: St. Magdalene (Linlithgow) 28 Years Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

In that accursed year of 1983, 10 distilleries were mothballed, never to return to production. Among them are the legendary Brora and Port Ellen, but the eight others include two I was especially curious about:   St. Magdalene (Linlithgow) and Dallas Dhu. I set out to taste both of them during this trip to Berlin, and …

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