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Whisky Review #312 Aberlour A’bunadh Batch #50 59.6%

  Bottled in 2014. On the nose: much more what you expect from an Aberlour, compared to batch # 19. Floral sherry with hints of dark chocolate, hazelnuts and raisins. Fruity tea, Coca-Cola, freshly ground coffee and a touch of … Continue reading

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Beer in whisk(e)y casks, Part 6 – Ægir

So Ægir brewery and Mackmyra distillery has been doing some cask swapping lately (see Mackmyra Ægir’s Bior) and I like that. It’s always fun when brewers and distillers do something different from time to time. Gævle ‘Wee Heavy Barrel’ is … Continue reading

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Whiskyreview #2 Ardbeg Galileo 49%

This is a celebration of Ardbeg experimenting with the effect that zero graivity would have on maturation of whisky in space, or something like that. A vatting of bourbon matured and marsala matured whisky (1999-2012). A very much loved and … Continue reading

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Whiskyreview #4 Longrow 10yo ’100 proof’ 57%

A peated malt from the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. So, the nose, allthough this is a peated malt, I struggle to find any peat on the nose. What i do find though is a BIG salty note. This is almost like … Continue reading

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Whiskyreview #3 Bruichladdich ‘The Organic’ 46%

Craft whisky made from organic barley. Nose, big vanilla, green apples, subtle sour peat, cheap milkchocolate (the kind you find in advents calendars) and herbs.. i think oregano is the one. There’s oak and a slighty smoked cheddar cheese note. … Continue reading

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Whiskyreview #19 Caol Ila ‘Unpeated’ 14yo 59.3%

Distilled 1997, bottled 2012. Just under 6000 bottles on the market. This is the annual unpeated cask strength release from Islays most producing distillery. The fact that it’s unpeated is quite special for an Islay distillery but whats really special is that it’s matured in ex-sherry casks, it’s quite … Continue reading

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Whiskyreview #18 Glenfarclas 15yo 46%

Matured in sherry casks for a minimum of 15 years.  Nose, Really big toffee note alongside with sherry, condensed milk, very prominent raisins and dates. With water: madeira marzipan, perfume, red wine, fruittobacco (the stuff you smoke in hookas), red … Continue reading

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Whiskyreview #14 Glenfarclas 12yo 43%

Bottled for travel retail only(I think). Matured in ex-sherry casks. Let’s see what this relatively famous speysider has to offer. Nose: leather, canned peaches and cinnamon. Add some water, and you’ll get cinnamonbuns and butter. Bananas and chocolate on a bonfire(if … Continue reading

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Whiskyreview #1 Springbank 15yo 46%

A good value whisky from the craftorientated distillery in Campbelltown. First thing that comes to mind as im nosing it is sweet menthol, accompanied by sweet corn, raisins, prunes and whipped cream. It has salt on the palate. Cheeseflavoured nachochips, nougat … Continue reading

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