Bowmore 15 Years Old Laimrig

I think I have mentioned this before but while I love islay whiskies and indeed the island there is one distillery which I have always struggled to connect with. Bowmore has for me always clashed with my palate for some reason. There is a strong brine-y aspect to the underlying spirit which is perhaps too […]

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Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old (Old Bottling)

Bunnahabhain is a great little hidden gem on Islay. Up a road which few would enjoy driving with any great regularity it is a rustic purpose built Victorian factory for the production of whisky. Lately it has been announced that the owners will be investing heavily in the facility and upgrading the cottages for tourists. […]

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The Epicurean

The regional malts selection from Douglas Laing has been a mainstay range of whiskies for both newcomers and old hands. Marketed to those aged 25-35 I would say with its interesting quirky labels the range consists of 5 segments each representing one of the territories in scotch whisky. In more recent years each segment has […]

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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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