Posts Tagged “Tasting Note”

Tobermory 12 (46.3%)

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Tobermory 12 (46.3%)

Tobermory 12 is an “upgrade” to the entry level Tobermory core range, replacing the 10 year old, as the distillery comes back online after a major upgrade. Going into this article, I will mention that Distell is on the whole my favorite multi-distillery producer in Scotland, with all three of their distilleries (and four brands)…

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Compass Box No Name 2 (48.9%)

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Compass Box No Name 2 (48.9%)

Compass Box No Name 2 is the sequel to the 2017 No Name, which looked to highlight the peat, and did so in a very ‘in your face’ way. The first No Name was composed of about 75% Ardbeg, 11% Caol Ila, 13% Clynelish and a wee bit of Compass Box’s Highland malt blend finished…

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Glen Garioch 18 Year Old Renaissance Chapter 4 (50.2%)

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Glen Garioch 18 Year Old Renaissance Chapter 4 (50.2%)

The release of the Glen Garioch Renaissance Chapter 4 is a moment I’ve been waiting for ever since the onset of the Renaissance project back in 2014. The idea was to have a look at the whisky the distillery was producing since it came back to life in 1997, by showcasing the whisky’s progressive development…

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Balblair 17 (46%)

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Balblair 17 (46%)

Balblair revamped also the duty free range, offering the 12, 15 and the future 25 years old in travel retail, but has chosen to offer the Balblair 17 instead of the 18 year old.¬†Why keep 75% of your core range on travel retail shelves just to replace a single expression? This is the third time…

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Balblair’s New Core Range: Balblair 12 (46%), Balblair 15 (46%), Balblair 18 (46%)

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Balblair’s New Core Range: Balblair 12 (46%), Balblair 15 (46%), Balblair 18 (46%)

So Balblair went ahead and did it. They have actually taken the one thing that made them totally special and chucked it out the window. No longer specific vintages with an ever changing core range, rather a regular and quite mundane aged range, with a Balblair 12, 15, 18 and 25, with a 17 year…

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