Posts Tagged “Peat”

Whiskybase Laphroaig 2011 ‘Same as 10K” (58.7%)

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Whiskybase Laphroaig 2011 ‘Same as 10K” (58.7%)

Whiskybase, the Dutch database for all things whisky, currently holds 105,624 listings of bottles of whisky (and there will be more by the time you check). Granted, some of them are double (or quadruple)¬†listings of the same bottle, but just think of the vastness of the achievement: Successfully creating, and maintaining, a community generated, free…

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The Spirit Still “Like A Villain” – Lagavulin 9 Wine Cask Finish (52%)

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The Spirit Still “Like A Villain” – Lagavulin 9 Wine Cask Finish (52%)

Lagavulin is one of those distilleries not overly crazy on having their name on independent bottlings. That’s not to say that they don’t sell young spirit, on the contrary, and it’s not even that hard to come by, but it’s still not common to see indies telling you where it’s from. But wait, that’s not…

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Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask (48.3%)

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Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask (48.3%)

Balvenie’s travel retail range holds the 12, 16 and 25. This range is matured in refill ex bourbon, first fill ex bourbon casks and first fill Oloroso sherry casks. I reviewed the Balvenie 25 year old, and was not blown away, if I put it mildly, and found it somewhat strange. 2017 saw the coming…

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Longrow 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (56.3%)

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Longrow 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (56.3%)

Springbank is such an interesting distillery not only because of their staunchly traditional ways, but also due to the variety of whisky they produce. For the Springbank Society releases, the same fresh Sauternes casks were used for Springbank (lightly peated, partial triple distillation), Longrow (heavily peated, double distillation) and Hazelburn (unpeated, triple distillation), and it…

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (57.1%)

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Cask – Springbank Society 2017 (57.1%)

Springbank has the most interesting membership society. It costs ¬£50 to join, and you get a lifetime membership entitling you to buy the Springbank Society bottles, among other discounts and freebies. The society bottles are very reasonably priced (this bottle was ¬£45, think about that in today’s market), and you can have them shipped for…

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