Posts Tagged “Sherry”

Bowmore Devil’s Cask III (56.7%)

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Bowmore Devil’s Cask III (56.7%)

Bowmore is, for me, a very problematic distillery. On the one hand, I don’t really like the whisky it produces. There’s a signature funk in the Bowmore whisky that I simply don’t like. Also, the whisky tends toward the development of tropical fruit, which is also not my favorite in whisky.  This is, of course,…

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Signatory Small Batch Glenlivet 2007 (48.1%)

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Signatory Small Batch Glenlivet 2007 (48.1%)

Signatory has several lines of products, and it seems like we have a new line appearing. Right now, the ‘Small Batch Edition’ appeared in a bottling for the German market. However, it says that it’s edition number one, suggesting a continuation. Unlike many independent bottlers, vatting a few casks together (OK, you can call them…

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‘Lucifer’s Livet’ – The Ultimate Glenlivet 2007, cask 900149, (66.6%)

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‘Lucifer’s Livet’ – The Ultimate Glenlivet 2007, cask 900149,  (66.6%)

There’s a bunch of these 2007 Glenlivet sherry casks hitting the market now, and they’re selling out faster than fresh buns. Indeed, there’s an undeniable thirst in the market for sherry and peat, and distilleries are scrambling to fulfill that need. This is obviously easier with peat, and a little more challenging with sherry. From…

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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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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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