Posts Tagged “Tasting Notes”

Rum Review: 1998 Caroni, Cask 19, 20 Year Old – The Duchess (64.6%)

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Rum Review: 1998 Caroni, Cask 19, 20 Year Old – The Duchess (64.6%)

Caroni is the Port Ellen of rum, or so goes the common perception. Both were distilleries that were largely overlooked when they were operational, and achieved legendary status post mortem. Caroni was estblished in 1918 (or 1923, both sources I have are equally positive they got the date right), at a time when Trinidad had…

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Golan Heights Distillery, Single Malt Cask 13 Ex-Golani Black Cask (56.7%)

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Golan Heights Distillery, Single Malt Cask 13 Ex-Golani Black Cask (56.7%)

And it’s time for the fourth single malt whisky cask release from the Golan Heights distillery. I visited the Golan Heights last month to see the distillery, and am happy to tell you that there are plans afoot for a serious expansion slated for next year. The new stills that will be built locally will…

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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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