Posts Tagged “Travel Retail”

Glenmorangie Tayne (43%)

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Glenmorangie Tayne (43%)

Yes, I know….Yet another travel retail NAS expression being pushed at us by whisky companies’ marketing departments in a never-ending procession of boring, indistinct, and uninspired expressions. Yet, even within such a plethora of blandness, they are bound to be some expressions that are worth your time and effort and I’m happy to report that I’ve…

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Glen Garioch Renaissance Chapter 2 (51.4%)

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Glen Garioch Renaissance Chapter 2 (51.4%)

I recently visited Glen Garioch, and while a full account of my visit will be written, together with my tasting notes for the ‘bottle your own’ casks available at the distillery, today I’d like to put out my review of the second chapter of the Renaissance project by Glen Garioch, which I tasted at the…

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Macallan Rare Cask (43%) – Whisky Review

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Macallan Rare Cask (43%) – Whisky Review

The Macallan has moved almost wholly into NAS whisky in recent years, although a harbinger of change has appeared recently in the form of an upcoming 12 year old release called “Double Cask”, probably trying to get Macallan back on track with an age stated sherry matured whisky. The difference is that while the old 12…

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Glen Garioch 15 Renaissance First Chapter (51.9%) – Whisky Review and Visit to a Lost Aberdeen Distillery

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Glen Garioch 15 Renaissance First Chapter (51.9%) – Whisky Review and Visit to a Lost Aberdeen Distillery

Glen Garioch stands near the east coast of Scotland, about 25 miles from Aberdeen, in the area known as the Eastern Highlands. In this rather large part of Scotland, there are currently only five active distilleries (Glen Garioch, Glencadam, Ardmore, Royal Lochnagar and Fettercairn). The relatively near past saw four more distilleries that drowned in the…

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Glen Garioch 15 Sherry Cask Matured (Travel Retail) – 53.7% – Whisky Review

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Glen Garioch 15 Sherry Cask Matured (Travel Retail) – 53.7% – Whisky Review

I’m partial to Glen Garioch, as you already know if you read my review of the 12 year old. Not being a big fan of either Bowmore or Auchentoshan, I’m glad Glen Garioch gave me a distillery I can not only drink, but actually consider myself a fan of, in the Morrison Bowmore portfolio. Until…

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Macallan Rare Cask Black – Travel Retail

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Macallan Rare Cask Black – Travel Retail

When you think of Macallan whisky, the last thing that comes to mind is a peated whisky. Yet, this is what Macallan presented in the Rare Cask Black. This isn’t Macallan whisky that was aged in peated casks, like Balvenie did with the Islay Cask some time back, rather truly peated Macallan spirit aged in…

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It’s WAY Overpriced – But Darn Good! Finally a Macallan I REALLY Like…

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It’s WAY Overpriced – But Darn Good! Finally a Macallan I REALLY Like…

I’m not a huge Macallan fan, and that’s not really a secret, and my disappointment with the new NAS line (Gold, Amber, Sienna and Ruby) didn’t add points to the brand. I’ve tasted quite a few Macallans (Sherry Oak 12-25, Fine oak 10-25, the full regular retail 1824 Series NAS line, several of the 1824 Collection…

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