Review #124 – Glenfarclas 1971 Vintage Cask 147 (Bottled Autumn 2014 at 43 years old) 100/100 Glenfarclas is one of the very few distilleries that are still family owned and not operating under a massive conglomerate, they have a massive stockpile of really old whiskies at their warehouses – some of which are the most… Continue reading #124 Glenfarclas 1971 Vintage (Bottled Autumn 2014) – I Have Sipped From The Holy Grail!
Review #123 – Karuizawa 1st Release 1999-2000 Sherry Cask 96/100 Since the Karuizawa distillery on the foothills of a volcano in Japan ceased production in 2000, bottles became somewhat of a unicorn of the whisky world. I remember being in Japan in 2011 with my friend Karl, who is also a massive whisky enthusiast –… Continue reading #123 Karuizawa 1st Release 1999-2000 Sherry Cask – Expectations Were Surpassed!
Review #122 – Karuizawa 1997/2013 16 Year Old Rare Vintage 90/100 I asked in the bar if they had any Karuizawa on the off chance they had some of the cheaper versions such as the Spirit of Asama that may have been within my price range. They said they had two bottles, and brought them… Continue reading #122 Karuizawa 16 Year Old Rare Vintage (ex-Bourbon Cask) – My First Taste of Karuizawa Didn’t Disappoint
Review #121 – Gordon and Macphail Mortlach 15 Year Old 78/100 Mortlach is my favourite Scottish distillery, the indie bottlings can be pretty hit and miss, and I’m yet to come across a Mortlach bottling that beats the 16YO from the Flora and Fauna range. This particular bottle from Gordon and Macphail is 15 years… Continue reading #121 Gordon and Macphail Mortlach 15 Year Old – A Solid Representation from the Beast of Dufftown
Review #120 – Van Winkle 12 Year Old Special Reserve 94/100 So, review #120 is unexpectedly special one, and a whisky that I thought I might not ever get to sample. I took a trip to one of my local whisky bars, Whisky and Alement, located in Melbourne CBD, it wasn’t long before I got… Continue reading #120 Van Winkle 12 Year Old Special Reserve – The Best Boubon to Pass my Lips!
Review #119 – Benrinnes 15 Year Old Flora and Fauna 82/100 Benrinnes, like the majority of Sottish single malt distilleries produce spirit primarily for the blended whisky market – however, Benrinnes is one of only a handful of distilleries that do not produce a standard official bottling that represents the character of the distillery, instead,… Continue reading #119 Benrinnes 15 YO Flora and Fauna
Review #118 – Benromach Peat Smoke 67ppm 78/100 So, I was really fancying a peat monster when I ordered this – browsing through the rather extensive menu at Whisky and Alement in Melbourne, I decided to bypass the Islay malts and try something a bit different and ventured into the Speyside malts where I stumbled… Continue reading #118 Benromach Peat Smoke 67ppm