Posts Tagged “One Quick Dram”

Whisky and Norse Mythology – Highland Park 12

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Whisky and Norse Mythology – Highland Park 12

Highland Park is the most northern Scotch whisky distillery in the world. By a bit that is! The island of Orkney holds two distilleries, Highland Park and the much less known Scapa distillery. Highland park lies about 600 meters (2000 feet) north of Scapa. Highland Park adopted the Norse mythology that pervades Orcadian history and culture,…

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Sister Casks are Nice – Triplets are Delightful, Especially when Stumbled Upon

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Sister Casks are Nice – Triplets are Delightful, Especially when Stumbled Upon

What can be more fun than finding a large denomination bill in pants that came out of the wash? Stumbling on a triplet cask of whiskys you tasted bottled by another indie bottler! Geeks record as much information on their whisky as possible. This trait came in handy as I tasted the final indie Laphroaig…

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Back to our flight of Indie Laphroaigs – An Utterly SPICY Laph!!!

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Back to our flight of Indie Laphroaigs – An Utterly SPICY Laph!!!

A Laphroaig that’s a spice bomb? Sounds unlikely, doesn’t it? But there you have it, I had a 19 year old 1990 vintage Creative Whisky Company (David Stirk) Laphroaig at cask strength. David Stirk started the CWC in 2005, and keeps his operation small. He selects casks and bottles them into three ranges: Exclusive Malts…

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To Nicely Counter Yesterday’s Sherry Cask 1998 Laphroaig, a Bourbon Cask of the Same Vintage

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To Nicely Counter Yesterday’s Sherry Cask 1998 Laphroaig, a Bourbon Cask of the Same Vintage

Yesterday I reviewed a sherry matured 1998 Laphroaig, and today I review a same vintage Laphroaig matured in a bourbon cask, bottled for Aquavitae in 2011. It’s interesting to note that while the sherry matured Laphroaig has no vinegary notes, this one has them in abundance. This being the first Malts of Scotland bottling that I’m…

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Ultimate Laphroaig 1998 – Another Sherry Matured Laphroaig

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Ultimate Laphroaig 1998 – Another Sherry Matured Laphroaig

Earlier this year I was in Berlin, and bought a bottle of the Ultimate Laphroaig 1998 at cask strength (reviewed here). This cask was bottled just a few months short of its 14th year. At the end of last year, Dutch bottler van Wees released sister cask 700354 at 46% and my friend Erik Olink sent me a…

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