Posts Tagged “Sherry”

Macallan Classic Cut 2017 Edition Cask Strength Release (58.4%)

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Macallan Classic Cut 2017 Edition Cask Strength Release (58.4%)

I’m not sure you know that for my day job, I’m an Organizational Consultant. One of the things I find most fascinating is seeing how companies recover (or attempt to recover) from bad business decisions. There is little doubt that the move away from age statement to “color levels” in the sorry 1824 series did…

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Laphroaig Four Oak (40%)

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Laphroaig Four Oak (40%)

The Four Oak is yet another of Laphroaig’s experiments that began its life on the duty free circuit, probably replacing the horrible QA Cask which has disappeared from the listing on the Laphroaig website. Thus, this seems to be an attempt to bring Laphroaig to the masses by “dumbing down” the fabulous Triple Wood, using…

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Port Ellen 1979, Goren’s Whisky 37 Year Old refill sherry hogshead (44.8%)

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Port Ellen 1979, Goren’s Whisky 37 Year Old refill sherry hogshead (44.8%)

The jewel in the crown of the 2018 Whisky Live bottlings is Tomer Goren’s 37 year old Port Ellen. Tomer is the proprietor of the Whisky Live franchise in Israel, and to celebrate the show’s fourth return to Israel, Tomer bottled a refill sherry cask of a 1979 Port Ellen under his own private label….

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Kilchoman 2007, 10 Year Old TWE Exclusive Sherry Cask (58.5%)

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Kilchoman 2007, 10 Year Old TWE Exclusive Sherry Cask (58.5%)

Peat and sherry were just made to go together. Much like apple and cinnamon, like caramel and salt, or Abbott and Costello… I like what Kilchoman is doing and how nicely their spirit matures. In fact, when visiting Kilchoman I tasted the new make and would actually buy a bottle of it, it’s that good….

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GlenDronach 15 Year old, 1990s bottling (40%) 

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GlenDronach 15 Year old, 1990s bottling (40%) 

From Sean Russell’s review of the newest GlenDronach expressions (batch 16 review, see here), I’ll take us back to the old style, to the 1990s style 15 year old. This was the distillery style before the 1996 mothballing, so we’re basically talking about the same style of distillation and casks that we were getting with…

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