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 #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 #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
Review #117 – Wilson & Morgan 2006 Glenrothes, bottled 2016 (10YO) 85/100 I am writing this review a few days after what was the best night of whisky drinking I have ever had. It was White Night in Melbourne which is an annual festival in the city where loads of buildings are lit up, food… Continue reading #117 Wilson & Morgan 2006 Glenrothes, bottled 2016
Last week we moved to from our home in Stanthorpe, Queensland where we had spent the previous 8 months working on an apple orchard. We made the 1,500km drive to Melbourne over a period of two days. I had been looking forward to checking out Melbourne’s bar scene, more specifically the whisky bar scene! There’s… Continue reading #103/104 Arran 2006/2014 Gordon & Macphail and Aberlour A’bunadh Batch 61 – My First Visit to Two of Melbourn’s Top Whisky Bars
Review #100 – Glen Marnoch 28 Year Old 96/100 The time has come for me to do my 100th review, I was looking for something special to mark this milestone and I have found it. I had a few bottles lined up to choose from, most of which were fantastic, some bottles costing over £100… Continue reading #100! Glen Marnoch 28 – The Best Whisky I’ve Had This Year…and it’s from Aldi