Posts Tagged “Scotch Whisky”

Dramfool Port Charlotte 2001, 15 Years Old (58.3)

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Dramfool Port Charlotte 2001, 15 Years Old (58.3)

With Feis Ile a week behind us, some peat was in order, and as the last of the 2001 casks were released by Bruichladdich for the distillery bottling, I’m having a taste of the Dramfool 2001 Port Charlotte. This is a single bourbon hogshead which yielded 195 bottles.   Dramfool Port Charlotte 2001, 15 Years…

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Ardbeg ‘Very Old’ 1977 (46%)

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Ardbeg ‘Very Old’ 1977 (46%)

The stock of whisky distilled before the 1997 Glenmorangie purchase of Ardbeg was an indicator of what the distillery was going through. Besides some vintage releases, like this 1977 and a 1975, and the “core” 17 year old that took the distillery back from 1997 to 1980, the last full year of distillation, the distillery…

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Bunnahabhain Canasta 1980, 36 Year Old (49.5%)

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Bunnahabhain Canasta 1980, 36 Year Old (49.5%)

I’m back from a fabulous whisky weekend in Finland and two busy weeks here, so I have a chance to look at 1980. What a year! Margaret Thatcher was in her first year in office, Ronald Reagan was going to get elected in the US, Lech Walesa became a household hero, smallpox was eradicated, half…

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Whiskybase Laphroaig 2011 ‘Same as 10K” (58.7%)

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Whiskybase Laphroaig 2011 ‘Same as 10K” (58.7%)

Whiskybase, the Dutch database for all things whisky, currently holds 105,624 listings of bottles of whisky (and there will be more by the time you check). Granted, some of them are double (or quadruple)¬†listings of the same bottle, but just think of the vastness of the achievement: Successfully creating, and maintaining, a community generated, free…

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The Spirit Still “Like A Villain” – Lagavulin 9 Wine Cask Finish (52%)

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The Spirit Still “Like A Villain” – Lagavulin 9 Wine Cask Finish (52%)

Lagavulin is one of those distilleries not overly crazy on having their name on independent bottlings. That’s not to say that they don’t sell young spirit, on the contrary, and it’s not even that hard to come by, but it’s still not common to see indies telling you where it’s from. But wait, that’s not…

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