Posts Tagged “Tasting Note”

Golani Vino Cabernet Oak Cask 72 (55.3%)

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Golani Vino Cabernet Oak Cask 72 (55.3%)

I like whisky in wine casks, and have reviewed the Golani Vino previously. However, it has come to my attention that the profile of the vino has changed lately, using Cabernet casks from the Golan Heights Winery. I have gotten a sample of the cask strength version from David at the distillery to try, and…

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Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 10 Year Old, Oloroso Finish, Cask 5280 (58%)

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Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 10 Year Old, Oloroso Finish, Cask 5280 (58%)

Dràm Mòr is a new independent bottler on the market, with a current four bottle offering: This Glenrothes 10 year old, Glen Garioch 8 year old, Caol Ila 6 year old and a sherry finished Benriach, offered at 11 years of age, after a two year finish in Oloroso sherry casks. The bottler offers single…

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Two Glen Garioch Single 1968 Sherry Casks Doing A Head to Head – From the Saddest Year Since 1797

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Two Glen Garioch Single 1968 Sherry Casks Doing A Head to Head – From the Saddest Year Since 1797

1968 was a horrible year for Glen Garioch. A drought was ravishing Islay, and DCL/SMD was worried about the supply of peated whisky for its blends three years hence. It was decided that one of the many DCL Highland distilleries would be switched to distilling heavily peated whisky. Glen Garioch was the go-to selection, as…

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Two Unicorn Glen Garioch Vintage 1958 Distilled on the Same Day Going Head to Head at 46 and 60 Years of Age

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Two Unicorn Glen Garioch Vintage 1958 Distilled on the Same Day Going Head to Head at 46 and 60 Years of Age

There are few things that get a whisky aficionado’s blood pumping like the opportunity to taste ancient drams from his favorite distillery. It gets even more special when they are both distilled on the same day, one presented at 46 years of age, and the other at 60 years of age. Yes, mind blowing 🙂…

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Cadenhead’s Glen Garioch 25, Vintage 1991 (47%)

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Cadenhead’s Glen Garioch 25, Vintage 1991 (47%)

If there is something I could change in the whole whisky industry (other than prices, of course, but after such a long run of a buyer’s market, we can’t really have any other expectations), it would be bringing back Glen Garioch’s malting floors. There’s a real magic in the 1990-1991 whisky produced at the distillery…

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