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Review #139, #140, #141, #142, #143 and #144. Six private cask selections from Shinanoya, tasted at The Elysian whisky bar in Melbourne.

We’ve just left Melbourne to pursue another few months of agricultural work in rural Queensland, but before we left we had the opportunity to attend a great whisky tasting at our favourite whisky bar in Melbourne, The Elysian.  If you ever find yourself in Melbourne looking to sample some great independently bottled whiskies then you… Continue reading Review #139, #140, #141, #142, #143 and #144. Six private cask selections from Shinanoya, tasted at The Elysian whisky bar in Melbourne.

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Review #136, #137 and #138. Three whiskies from The Whisky Warehouse, Warehouse Collection: Tomatin 2007, Macduff 1997 and Strathmill 1988.

I’m sat here ready to meet Becky (my fiancee) at our favourite whisky bar in Melbourne: The Elysian in Fitzroy.  It’s our last weekend in Melbourne so it’s guaranteed that we’re going to sample some amazing drams throughout the night, but right now I am going to go back ver my tasting notes for three… Continue reading Review #136, #137 and #138. Three whiskies from The Whisky Warehouse, Warehouse Collection: Tomatin 2007, Macduff 1997 and Strathmill 1988.

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#112 Clynelish 14 Year Old – One of the best entry level highland malts

Review #112 – Clynelish 14 Year old 84/100 The original Clynelish distillery was founded in 1819 and produced lightly peated highland whisky up until 1967 when the distillery closed due to the construction of a new Clynelish distillery over the road.  The original Clynelish distillery did reopen in 1969 and produced a heavily peated whisky,… Continue reading #112 Clynelish 14 Year Old – One of the best entry level highland malts

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#111 Wolfburn First Release – Scotland’s most northern mainland distillery and an outstanding NAS whisky

Review #111 – Wolfburn First Release 88/100 To be honest, I hadn’t really looked forward to sampling Wolfburn whiskies, I’d seen them around in a few bars and I know they have had some pretty sweet reviews, but when the first releases went on offer they disappeared and as expected ended up on the auction… Continue reading #111 Wolfburn First Release – Scotland’s most northern mainland distillery and an outstanding NAS whisky

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#106 Edradour Sherry Cask – Single Cask 361 From Signatory

This excellent single cask from Signatory has been bottled at 46%ABV and it’s spent its full 10 years in a Sherry butt.  I am not sure if this has come from a first fill cask or a refill cask but if I had to put my money on it I’d go with first fill.  This… Continue reading #106 Edradour Sherry Cask – Single Cask 361 From Signatory

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#40 Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old – The Lord Giveth With One Hand…

Review #40 – Glenmorangie 12YO Lasanta 80/100 I sat with this one for a good while, asking myself over and over what did I prefer…this or the original 10YO?  It’s a difficult decision to make really, as the two whiskies have the same base flavour profile. The Lasanta brings something new into the mix, but… Continue reading #40 Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old – The Lord Giveth With One Hand…

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#38 Glengoyne 10 Year Old – A Creamy, Savoury Tipple From the Highlands

Review #38 – Glengoyne 10YO 74/100 It’s taken me quite a while to give Glengoyne a go, and for no particular reason, other than that it just seems to have stayed off my radar, so I decided to pick up a small 5cl bottle just to give it a try. Deep gold in colour, medium… Continue reading #38 Glengoyne 10 Year Old – A Creamy, Savoury Tipple From the Highlands