Posts Tagged “Peat”

Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

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Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

One of the most anticipated expressions of this year’s special releases is the Talisker 8. Talisker, most known for the 10 year old, has harked back to an old standard bottling from the 1970s actually presented with the then leftward facing Johnnie Walker logo. The Talisker 8 was hotly anticipated because the special releases are…

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

The Whisky Show 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic London event. The theme of this year’s Show was ‘The Future of Whisky’, and if there’s one definitive glimpse I can offer you on the future of whisky, it’s this: Expensive.  (At least until the next whisky loch, slowly distilling as we speak). In the…

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Allt-á-Bhainne Single Malt (40%)

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Allt-á-Bhainne Single Malt (40%)

Allt-á-Bhainne was built in 1975 by Seagram, then owners of Chivas, to provide the blending operations with a sweet and estery single malt. 1975 puts us at the tail end of two and a half incredible decades of non stop growth in the industry, a time when no less than 22 distilleries opened. Specifically, Seagram’s…

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Elements of Islay Pl5 – Port Charlotte 2009 (63.1%)

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Elements of Islay Pl5 – Port Charlotte 2009 (63.1%)

This Elements of Islay Port Charlotte is your quintessential Islay dram, made not by your most classic Islay distillery. Bruichladdich is the quirky Islay distillery. From the Victorian equipment to the funky lacticity (that’s usually covered over in the peated expressions), from the numerous wine casks to Ugly Betty’s gin, things are just done differently…

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Elements of Islay CI11 – Caol Ila 2008 (55.4%)

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Elements of Islay CI11 – Caol Ila 2008 (55.4%)

The second dram in this new Elements of Islay release is a 2008 Caol Ila, at either nine or ten years of age. Like the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone, Caol Ila is smoky’s old faithful. It will rarely blow you away, but you pretty much know what you can expect. In CI11, Islay’s workhorse…

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