Monthly Archives: January 2013

A farewell to old friends

I was cleaning out some back shelves and said my final farewells to some old friends. I find it difficult to return my empty whisky bottles; to me, they are like a beloved book, a memory that can be rekindled … Continue reading

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Nikka From the Barrel

Nikka From the Barrel is a Japanese blended whisky (grain whisky, and malts from Nikka’s Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries). As a rule, I don’t enjoy blends, but this expression was a pleasant surprise. The ABV is high (51.4%) and I … Continue reading

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The production of malt whisky is a science, but it is not an exact science, and there is more than a trace of superstition running throughout the industry. There is an art to the process, and a little magic. There … Continue reading

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Cragganmore Distillers Edition

Cragganmore the Distillers Edition 1998 (bottled 2011) ABV: 40% Single Speyside malt, double matured; finished in Ruby Port Pipes After sampling the Talisker Distillers Edition, I hinted that I might enjoy the Cragganmore Distillers Edition for Christmas. Either my wife … Continue reading

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