Posts Tagged “Peat”

Kilchoman Cask 217/2013 Calvados Finish for the Omef (55.8%)

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Kilchoman Cask 217/2013 Calvados Finish for the Omef (55.8%)

Kilchoman is one of a growing number of distilleries who do not sell casks for independent bottlers, and keep the bottling of all casks within the distillery. Nevertheless, Kilchoman is happy to do private bottlings, so long as they’re bottled by them. For many distilleries, single casks are the way to get the interesting stuff….

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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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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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Springbank Local Barley 9 (57.7%)

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Springbank Local Barley 9 (57.7%)

This is the fourth installment in Springbank‘s Local Barley franchise, in its modern incarnation. In 2016, the series was launched with a 16 year old that was absolutely wonderful. It was followed in 2017 with an 11 year old, and last year with a 10 year old. We’re moving down the years, as we now…

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Highland Park Wings of the Eagle (44.5%)

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Highland Park Wings of the Eagle (44.5%)

Highland Park Wings of the Eagle is the third expression in the new travel retail series offering. You’ll recall that I was somewhat underwhelmed with the two first expressions in this series. I found both The Spirit of the Bear and The Loyalty of the Wolf quite mundane. This expression, despite being very much a…

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