Posts Tagged “Speyside”

The GlenAllachie 25 (46%)

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The GlenAllachie 25 (46%)

The highest bottling in the new GlenAllachie core range is the 25 year old. This is a pretty complex dram, yet despite being a lot more complex than the 18 year old, which I found somewhat pedestrian, this dram has a herbal note which isn’t to my liking. Is it strange that my favorite whisky…

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 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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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

The Whisky Show 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic London event. The theme of this year’s Show was ‘The Future of Whisky’, and if there’s one definitive glimpse I can offer you on the future of whisky, it’s this: Expensive.  (At least until the next whisky loch, slowly distilling as we speak). In the…

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Allt-á-Bhainne Single Malt (40%)

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Allt-á-Bhainne Single Malt (40%)

Allt-á-Bhainne was built in 1975 by Seagram, then owners of Chivas, to provide the blending operations with a sweet and estery single malt. 1975 puts us at the tail end of two and a half incredible decades of non stop growth in the industry, a time when no less than 22 distilleries opened. Specifically, Seagram’s…

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