Posts Tagged “Tasting Note”

Strathearn Single Cask 115 ‘Sauron’s Eye’ (57.1%)

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Strathearn Single Cask 115 ‘Sauron’s Eye’ (57.1%)

There’s a slew of new distilleries making their first offerings, and for my this is the first time tasting a Strathearn, albeit not a regular release, rather a private cask bottled by Finnish whisky enthusiast Anders Malmsten. Strathearn is an interesting distillery because it’s the epitome of craft distilleries in Scotland. Firstly, it’s Scotland’s smallest…

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Bunnahabhain 1980 – ‘The Lucky Few Bottle’ 37 Years Old (41.5%)

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Bunnahabhain 1980 – ‘The Lucky Few Bottle’ 37 Years Old (41.5%)

There’s something very special about having your name on a bottle, and it’s even more special when it’s a cask you’ve been lucky enough to have bottled for you and your friends. This is now the second WFFA bottle, the previous being an Orkney 17 year old, and this is a great opportunity to give…

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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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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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