Posts Tagged “One Quick Dram”

Fèis Ìle Lagavulin Open day – Tasting the Lagavulin 1995 Sherry Bomb

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Fèis Ìle Lagavulin Open day – Tasting the Lagavulin 1995 Sherry Bomb

Last year’s Lagavulin festival bottling was probably the best of the Fèis Ìle crop last year. A sweet sherry bomb, this is a great sipper. As I mentioned in another post, Lagavulin has the most limited core range of all distilleries, holding a single expression: the 16 year old. Other regular bottlings include a yearly release of a 12…

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Best of Independent Bottlers: Part 5 – One of the First Longrows Ever

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Best of Independent Bottlers: Part 5 – One of the First Longrows Ever

Longrow is Springbank’s peated line of whisky, which was begun in the 1973. It’s named after the old Longrow distillery, which operated next door to the Springbank distillery from 1824 through 1896. In fact, Springbank’s bottling facility is the warehouse of the old Longrow distillery. This masterclass is, of course, about the independent bottlers, and…

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Jura 1977 – Juar: Can a Port Finish Save an Expression?

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Jura 1977 – Juar: Can a Port Finish Save an Expression?

It’s no secret that I’m not the greatest fan of Jura whisky. I keep being disappointed again and again, and that’s a shame, as it’s not really the spirit’s fault. At first, I thought it was just the Jura distillate I didn’t like, which is OK, but then I tasted an older style Jura, bottled…

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It IS Lagavulin!!! A Review of Lagavulin’s Entire Core Range…

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It IS Lagavulin!!! A Review of Lagavulin’s Entire Core Range…

I’m usually the guy poking fun at whisky PR and pricing and the crazy premiumization taking place in the world of whisky. And yet, Diageo’s work with Nick Offerman is just the type of commercials that were shot for the aficionado, and will leave even the most diehard malthead with a smile on his face (even…

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The Highlander of the Sea – Old Pulteney 12

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The Highlander of the Sea – Old Pulteney 12

This review completes my reviews of the Old Pulteney core expressions. I have previously reviewed the Old Pulteney 21 and the fabulous 17 year old, and have now come to the entry level 12. Of all the monikers distilleries adopt, I think that Old Pulteney’s “The Maritime Malt” is the most fitting. The salt is…

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