Month: December 2017

The Last Day of the Year

Well here it is, the last day of the year. What a year… And I’ve got to say, it’s been a good ‘un. It’s been a whisky fuelled one, and I’m not talking consumption… though a few drops might have passed my lips… From my first trip away in January (to York), right through to a busy December, it’s been…

Inside the Bottle: Distilled: 1970 Bottled: 2017

Inside the Bottle… or my thoughts, the what’s inside me. You know the drill. Well now that was 2017 (okay, nearly, but not quite)… So how can I encapsulate the year in one word? Enlightening. I have already written a blog about this year Inside the Bottle: A Year of Smiles (and Whisky) however this is more of reflection of the other…

Inside the Glenfarclas Advent Calendar: Day 15

Ah now…what have we here? A Family Cask release which was distilled in 1977 in fourth fill hogsheads before being bottled January 2017 (this is from cask 8204) and it’s 43.9% vol. First thought was, oh heck I was probably all pig tails and white knee length socks when this was distilled. Lol. Okay, I’ve sat nosing this for ages.…

Inside the Glenfarclas Advent Calendar: Day 14

December the 14th and the door was opened to reveal the 25 year old – 43% vol. On the nose, there’s a hint of menthol initially. It’s got a whack of malt biscuits. Very very gentle on the spice though. The palate though is spicy, and at the start there’s a punch of flavour that then wanes a little. It’s…

Inside the Glenfarclas Advent Calendar: Day 12

Time to play catch up… I’ve been a busy bee 🐝 Day 12 was the Glenfarclas Heritage which is 40% vol. and that’s all I know for now. The nose is quite fresh. A touch of caramel and vanilla and a nip of orange freshness too. Maybe some milk chocolate buttons also. The palate delivers a smoothness coupled with vanilla…

Inside the Glenfarclas Advent Calendar: Day 11

December 11th and another Glenfarclas dram for me 🙂 Today’s dram is one of the cask strength premium editions which was distilled in 2004 and bottled in 2015 and it’s 59.8% vol. I believe this was originally released for the German market. Ooh did someone order Christmas cake? Fruitilicious baby! And chocolate from an advent calendar too…there’s a slight little…

The GlenDronach Distillery 1995

Last night I enjoyed a second dram of the above whisky…just to be sure. I first sat with this a good few weeks back. When I tried it initially, I started with it in one glass, allowed it to open, and then poured it into a fresh one. It was interesting to be able to nose the first glass while…

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