Glenfarclas 105

Back in the review of the 10 Year Old I mentioned that the Grant family have been right on a few key decisions over the decades. One of which was to produce cask strength bottlings like this 105 release (105 being the proof measurement from olden times) which dates back to 1968. The Dram The […]

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Glenfarclas 12 Year Old

The next step up in the age range is the 12 Year Old Glenfarclas after the decade old one we tried in the last article. For more information on the distillery or the Ten Year Old then you can find that review at Glenfarclas 10 Year Old The Dram The 12 Year Old is 100% matured […]

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Glenfarclas 10 Year Old

Official Glenfarclas bottles have passed me by for a number of years until now. One of an increasingly exclusive club of independently run Scottish distilleries they produce good value speyside whiskies which are available all over the world. When Billy Walker reinvented GlenDronach I suspect they took a bit of a hit in sales and […]

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Deanston 18 Year Old

Last year I was invited to visit the Deanston distillery and get a tour around the facilities. It have a fantastic day and did nothing to stop my affliction on buying bottles of their whisky. The first dram of their range I ever tried was at a festival and it was this 18 year old […]

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Compass Box The Peat Monster

Compass Box are in independent “Whisky Maker” based in London with warehousing in Scotland from which they make all their releases. This includes a core range which  you can see in the featured image on this article and a steady stream of fairly expensive special editions. A lot of which are pretty good like my […]

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Ardmore Traditional

This site has reviewed a couple of Ardmore’s now and all have been pretty weird and unusual. Not least the Claxton’s Ardmore 8 Year Old for A Dram A Day  from last year which was matured in an ex-Laphroaig quarter cask. However, there was one bottle which wasn’t weird but sweet, enjoyable and smoky and […]

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