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Review: Balblair 1990 2nd Release

Balblair continues to impress me. This small Highlands distillery releases their whisky in vintages to ensure that each bottle is not rushed. The first release of Balblair 1990 vintage was…

Review: Balblair 1983 1st Release

Like Glenrothes, Balblair is a distillery that insists on aging their whisky until it’s ready, opting to release using vintages rather than age statements and a standard range. The 1983…

Review: The Balvenie 17 Year New Wood

From 2004-2009, The Balvenie did an annual 17 year release of whisky with finishes that were unusual to the distillery. You’ve may have seen or tried the Madeira Cask finish…

Review: The Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel (Refill Bourbon)

Next up is a whisky that is truly near and dear to my heart. The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year was the first single cask release to be part of…

Review: The Balvenie 12 Year Doublewood

I’ve come to a startling realization recently that is going to be corrected over the next few weeks, starting right now. It should be no surprise to anyone that The…

Review: Glenfiddich 26 Year Excellence

Glenfiddich and I go way back. Like, alllllll the way back to my very first single malt experience. They’ve also been very generous to me over the years as you’ve…

Review: Bruichladdich 21 Year Old Cuvee 640 – Eroica

The third and final release of the Bruichladdich’s Cuvee range, Eroica is a 21 year whisky that spent most of its life in American Oak before being finished in Limousin…

Review: Tormore 28 Year Single Cask (Master of Malt)

We’ve seen a lot of “blend fodder” distilleries getting some attention in recent years. Distilleries that rarely get single malt releases are being scooped up by independent bottlers and distilleries…

Review: Mortlach 21 Year 1992 Cask 10143 (Douglas Laing Directors’ Cut)

Time for another quick review. This time, I’m diving into an older Mortlach so right about the bat, I know that this baby is going to be meaty and savory….

Review: Glenrothes 1991 Vintage

Glenrothes is an interesting distillery. Like Dalmore, I always assume that anything put out by Glenrothes is going to be mediocre and that includes independent bottlings. They do a lot…