Posts Tagged “Scotch Whisky”

Kilchoman Cask 217/2013 Calvados Finish for the Omef (55.8%)

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Kilchoman Cask 217/2013 Calvados Finish for the Omef (55.8%)

Kilchoman is one of a growing number of distilleries who do not sell casks for independent bottlers, and keep the bottling of all casks within the distillery. Nevertheless, Kilchoman is happy to do private bottlings, so long as they’re bottled by them. For many distilleries, single casks are the way to get the interesting stuff….

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Isle of Raasay Virgin Chinkapin Oak Cask Selection – A First Look at the Distillery

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Isle of Raasay Virgin Chinkapin Oak Cask Selection – A First Look at the Distillery

Isle of Raasay is a relatively new Inner Hebrides distillery founded by Alasdair Day, which began distilling in September 2017. As this is the first in a series of three posts, we’ll further discuss the distillery’s distinctive approach in the next posts. Since we have three sets of matching casks exploring unpeated and peated single…

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Two Dràm Mòr 9 Year Old Glenrothes, Muscatel and Spanish Red Wine Finishes

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Two Dràm Mòr 9 Year Old Glenrothes, Muscatel and Spanish Red Wine Finishes

I have to be honest about the state of the industry, and this general comment has nothing to do with the specific bottler or these bottles.  I’ll just come out and say it: I’m really happy I’m not an independent bottler at this junction. What we’re seeing out there from most independent bottlers (at least…

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Gordon and MacPhail Bruichladdich 1964, 29 Years Old, Casks 3670, 3671, 3672 (50.6% ABV)

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Gordon and MacPhail Bruichladdich 1964, 29 Years Old, Casks 3670, 3671, 3672 (50.6% ABV)

Funny how chance sometimes leads you to pour part of a mini some friends made sure you’d get to taste, and as you nose it you take note of the fact that the 56th distillation anniversary is just a couple of days away (and is today!)…. This is one of those drams that will actually…

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Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 – A Review

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Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 – A Review

If there’s one whisky book I diligently make sure I have, it’s Ingvar Ronde’s Malt Whisky Yearbook. When the book landed in my mailbox, delayed as usual because of the Israeli Postal Service, the first place I turned to was the perennially excellent The Year That Was section (on page 260). To me, this section…

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