Posts Tagged “Scotch Whisky”

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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Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 10 Year Old, Oloroso Finish, Cask 5280 (58%)

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Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 10 Year Old, Oloroso Finish, Cask 5280 (58%)

Dràm Mòr is a new independent bottler on the market, with a current four bottle offering: This Glenrothes 10 year old, Glen Garioch 8 year old, Caol Ila 6 year old and a sherry finished Benriach, offered at 11 years of age, after a two year finish in Oloroso sherry casks. The bottler offers single…

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