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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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#133 Compass Box The Peat Monster

Review #133 – Compass Box The Peat Monster 80/100 I believe that this blended malt is primarily composed of malt whisky from the Ardmore distillery in Speyside, with small amounts of malt from undisclosed Islay distilleries.  If I were to hazard a guess I’d say that this bottling contained less than 10% Islay malt, since… Continue reading #133 Compass Box The Peat Monster

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#124 Glenfarclas 1971 Vintage (Bottled Autumn 2014) – I Have Sipped From The Holy Grail!

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!

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#121 Gordon and Macphail Mortlach 15 Year Old – A Solid Representation from the Beast of Dufftown

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

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#119 Benrinnes 15 YO Flora and Fauna

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

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#118 Benromach Peat Smoke 67ppm

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