Posts Tagged “Peat”

Bowmore Devil’s Cask III (56.7%)

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Bowmore Devil’s Cask III (56.7%)

Bowmore is, for me, a very problematic distillery. On the one hand, I don’t really like the whisky it produces. There’s a signature funk in the Bowmore whisky that I simply don’t like. Also, the whisky tends toward the development of tropical fruit, which is also not my favorite in whisky.  This is, of course,…

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Hogsheads, 7 Year Old (56.9%)

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Hogsheads, 7 Year Old (56.9%)

I’ve written several times about my sincere appreciation of what Campbeltown distiller Springbank is doing, from the strictly traditional method of production, to the 70 strong workforce to the restoration of another distillery to keep Campbeltown a whisky producing region. This is the same whisky I tasted bottled two years older in last year’s society…

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Strathearn Single Cask 115 ‘Sauron’s Eye’ (57.1%)

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Strathearn Single Cask 115 ‘Sauron’s Eye’ (57.1%)

There’s a slew of new distilleries making their first offerings, and for my this is the first time tasting a Strathearn, albeit not a regular release, rather a private cask bottled by Finnish whisky enthusiast Anders Malmsten. Strathearn is an interesting distillery because it’s the epitome of craft distilleries in Scotland. Firstly, it’s Scotland’s smallest…

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Dramfool Port Charlotte 2001, 15 Years Old (58.3)

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Dramfool Port Charlotte 2001, 15 Years Old (58.3)

With Feis Ile a week behind us, some peat was in order, and as the last of the 2001 casks were released by Bruichladdich for the distillery bottling, I’m having a taste of the Dramfool 2001 Port Charlotte. This is a single bourbon hogshead which yielded 195 bottles.   Dramfool Port Charlotte 2001, 15 Years…

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Ardbeg ‘Very Old’ 1977 (46%)

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Ardbeg ‘Very Old’ 1977 (46%)

The stock of whisky distilled before the 1997 Glenmorangie purchase of Ardbeg was an indicator of what the distillery was going through. Besides some vintage releases, like this 1977 and a 1975, and the “core” 17 year old that took the distillery back from 1997 to 1980, the last full year of distillation, the distillery…

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