Posts Tagged “Scotch Whisky”

 Two GlenAllachie Single Casks, 1989 Sherry Cask (60.3%) and 2005 Ex-Bourbon (62.6%)

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 Two GlenAllachie Single Casks, 1989 Sherry Cask (60.3%) and 2005 Ex-Bourbon (62.6%)

GlenAllachie released a series of eight single casks for the UK market yesterday. The release ranges from three older releases: two 1989 casks (sherry and bourbon, the sherry is reviewed below), and a 1990 ex bourbon cask, to five tweens. There’s a 2005 ex bourbon barrel, an ex bourbon cask from 2006 (reviewed below) as…

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The GlenAllechie 18 (46%)

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The GlenAllechie 18 (46%)

It took me some time to get around to publishing the rest of the series of the official bottlings of the distillery. You’ll recall that I very much liked the GlenAllachie 12.  I’m continuing the series with the GlenAllechie 18 year old, to be followed by the 25 year old and the 10 year old…

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Glen Garioch 1979, 38 Year Old, Cask 3831, Bottled for CWS (42.9%)

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Glen Garioch 1979, 38 Year Old, Cask 3831, Bottled for CWS (42.9%)

After trying the 1987 single cask (AKA Sage Galore), we turn to the Glen Garioch 1979. Now every once in a while you have a dram that makes you understand something new about whisky in general or about a certain distillery. When it’s you favorite distillery that you have the that understanding, it’s even more…

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Glen Garioch 1987, Cask 603, Bottled for CWS (47.1%)

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Glen Garioch 1987, Cask 603, Bottled for CWS (47.1%)

A Glen Garioch 1987 single cask isn’t something you see often. In fact, It’s not common to see recent official bottlings of Glen Garioch for private clubs, despite being very prevalent between 2009 and 2014. There were quite a few casks bottled under that regime, my research has a list of 30, but I know…

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Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

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Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

One of the most anticipated expressions of this year’s special releases is the Talisker 8. Talisker, most known for the 10 year old, has harked back to an old standard bottling from the 1970s actually presented with the then leftward facing Johnnie Walker logo. The Talisker 8 was hotly anticipated because the special releases are…

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