Tag: Speyside

Review: The Glenlivet 34 yr – ADR Rattray

  In my continuing whisky closet clean-out efforts, here are my notes on a bottle of Glenlivet 34 yr produced by AD Rattray. Released as part of their Cask Collection, this particular bottling was distilled 29.06.1977 and bottled 19.03.2012. It was matured in Bourbon Cask No. 13173, with a total out-turn of 171 bottles. As …

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NWC September – The Whiskies of Johnnie Walker

I honestly can’t believe it took the Newcomers Whisky Club over four years to finally conduct a tasting of The Whiskies of Johnnie Walker! For some of the most well-known, truly ubiquitous whiskies in the world, for us to have waited this long is probably some sort of whisky heresy! But all is now right in the …

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Compass Box Great King St. Glasgow Blend

I’ve mentioned in the past that we are fortunate here in the Dallas area that we have Trinity Hall, a wonderful little Irish Pub (run by an actual Irishman!) with a fantastic, and quite extensive, whisky (and whiskey) selection. It really helps that Marius Donnelly, the Chief Bottle Washer at Trinity Hall, also happens to …

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Newcomers Whisky Club May Meeting

Yes, I realize that my posting of the booklet and info from our Newcomers Whisky Club May meeting is very late, but as I noted in my previous update, it was a long, very hot, and busy summer!  I fell behind and am now am just trying to play catch up, so please bear with …

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Banff 35 year-old, Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare

How about another review of a rare whisky from another closed distillery, like maybe a Banff 35 year-old whisky bottled by Duncan Taylor as part of their Rarest of the Rare range, a collection of cask strength single cask whiskies from distilleries which no longer exist! This is a bottle I bought back in 2013, opened …

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