Posts Tagged “Scotch Malt Whisky Society”

Best of Independent Bottlers: Part 3 – Springbank’s 1967 Barrel of Fruit

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Best of Independent Bottlers: Part 3 – Springbank’s 1967 Barrel of Fruit

The third independent bottler to be examined was the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Founded in 1983 by Phillip “Pip” Hills’ group of friends who shared the cost of buying a cask of Glenfarclas (hence its being distillery number 1) in 1978, creating a growing syndicate of people sharing the cost of the casks. By 1983 membership…

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Port Charlotte at 12 – And A Single Cask At That

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Port Charlotte at 12 – And A Single Cask At That

Bruichladdich’s Port Charlotte line of heavily peated whiskys is a favorite of peat heads. Keeping with the rather unique emphasis on terroir, the core expressions include the Scottish Barley and the Islay Barley (reviewed here), with the PC series serving an annual release which has migrated into travel retail specials in recent years (currently up…

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Aultmore 25 – Nice Whisky but £300??? Get a Grip, Bacardi!!

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Aultmore 25 – Nice Whisky but £300??? Get a Grip, Bacardi!!

This post completes the current Aultmore trilogy, as the future holds a release of a 30 and a 35 year old expressions. To this point, we have explored the Aultmore 12 (and loved it), and the travel retail exclusive 21 year old (and was less than blown away), which brings us to the 25 year…

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Aultmore 21 – Not as good as the 12 Year Old in a Milestone Post

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Aultmore 21 – Not as good as the 12 Year Old in a Milestone Post

This is a milestone post for Malt and Oak, as today’s post is our 200th. I did a year in numbers post on December 31st, so I’ll spare you the numbers recap, but will take this opportunity to thank you for your readership, feedback and engagement!! On to the whisky now….I’m tasting the new Bacardi…

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Newest Addition to the Entry Level Bunch and a Top Spot Contender – Aultmore 12

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Newest Addition to the Entry Level Bunch and a Top Spot Contender – Aultmore 12

As I mentioned in my reviews of the Craigellachie releases of the “Last Great Malts” series (you can see the reviews of the 13, 17, 19 and 23 here), Bacardi decided to take the Dewar’s malt distilleries to market. Craigellachie was first, with ex bourbon cask releases, and if you’re thinking of the Craigellachie 13…

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