Posts Tagged “Whisky Tasting Notes”

Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Cask Matured (57.8%)

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Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Cask Matured (57.8%)

Today we’ll be tasting Deanston’s new 2008 Wine Cask Matured offering, presented at cask strength. Now wine cask maturation is a divisive issue in the whisky world. Sure, everybody like¬†fortified wine cask whisky maturation (sherry, Port, Marsala, Moscatel), but red wine is as divisive as Bowmore whisky. Some love it and some just can’t stand…

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Signatory Small Batch Glenlivet 2007 (48.1%)

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Signatory Small Batch Glenlivet 2007 (48.1%)

Signatory has several lines of products, and it seems like we have a new line appearing. Right now, the ‘Small Batch Edition’ appeared in a bottling for the German market. However, it says that it’s edition number one, suggesting a continuation. Unlike many independent bottlers, vatting a few casks together (OK, you can call them…

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‘Lucifer’s Livet’ – The Ultimate Glenlivet 2007, cask 900149, (66.6%)

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‘Lucifer’s Livet’ – The Ultimate Glenlivet 2007, cask 900149,  (66.6%)

There’s a bunch of these 2007 Glenlivet sherry casks hitting the market now, and they’re selling out faster than fresh buns. Indeed, there’s an undeniable thirst in the market for sherry and peat, and distilleries are scrambling to fulfill that need. This is obviously easier with peat, and a little more challenging with sherry. From…

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Hogsheads, 7 Year Old (56.9%)

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Springbank 2007 Fresh Sauternes Hogsheads, 7 Year Old (56.9%)

I’ve written several times about my sincere appreciation of what Campbeltown distiller Springbank is doing, from the strictly traditional method of production, to the 70 strong workforce to the restoration of another distillery to keep Campbeltown a whisky producing region. This is the same whisky I tasted bottled two years older in last year’s society…

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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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