Posts Tagged “Sauternes”

GlenDronach 2003, Sauternes Cask 2545 , 11 Year Old (56.6%)

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GlenDronach 2003, Sauternes Cask 2545 , 11 Year Old (56.6%)

The younger GlenDronach single casks are consistently good, and this one is no different, albeit with a twist. This is a single cask bottled for The Nectar in Belgium, as GlenDronach does not sell casks to independent bottlers, rather opts to handle the bottling as official bottlings and put the bottling client’s name on the…

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Know Thy Casks – Edradour’s Amazing Sauternes Cask Used Wrong…..

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Know Thy Casks – Edradour’s Amazing Sauternes Cask Used Wrong…..

Edradour is one of the most prolific distilleries as far as wood experimentation goes. There is nary a wood type not used, a wine type not tapped into and a maturation method not tried. It’s also one of the most rustic distilleries, priding itself on being Scotland’s smallest distillery, although this title has been recently…

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Two Tullibardine Sauternes Finishes: The New 225 Meets The older Tullibardine Sauterens

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Two Tullibardine Sauternes Finishes: The New 225 Meets The older Tullibardine Sauterens

In a previous post on Sauternes finishes I wrote that since Sauternes casks are so expensive, we rarely see sauternes matured whiskys, and there are but a few Sauternes finished whiskys around. For a recent Sauternes themed meeting of the Malt Mongers – Israel Club held in July, we had two pairs of old vs….

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Another “est” Factor – Edradour – The Smallest Old Distillery and The Game of Wood

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Another “est” Factor – Edradour – The Smallest Old Distillery and The Game of Wood

Picture credit: www.thedrinkingmansguidetoscotland.com Not technically about the size or shape of the stills, this post will focus on the “smallest distillery in Scotland”. The reason I put that title – so proudly etched on the distillery’s sign – in quotation marks is that it’s, quite simply, no longer true. Typical for boom times in the…

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