.knockando – 15yo – 1995 – richly matured

"richly matured in sherry and refill bourbon casks" as the label stated. We were served this during our visit to the distillery in April 2016, took home a small sample (responsible driving and such) and I tried it at my own convenience, which happened to be when we just finished our article on WhiskySpeller about our … Continue reading .knockando – 15yo – 1995 – richly matured

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.knockando – 12yo – 2000

When we were visiting the distillery in 2016, we were treated to a tasting including their 12 year old, all of which was distilled in 2000. This is something the distillery likes to uphold; bottling a vintage and add an age statement to the label nonetheless, making each individual batch slightly different from the previous, … Continue reading .knockando – 12yo – 2000

.mannochmore – 25yo

In 1990, I was trying to grow my first moustache (there are pictures, but it might be better for the world to keep them off of the internet) and had yet to sip my first drop of whisky, beer, or any alcoholic beverage for that matter. This Mannochmore however was distilled that year and put … Continue reading .mannochmore – 25yo

.cragganmore – special releases 2016

Next in my lineup from the #SpecialReleases 2016 box we have received from Diageo Netherlands, is a no age statement Cragganmore, the only NAS in last year's series. Matured in refill and rejuvenated ex-Bourbon casks, as well as ex-Bodega (Sherry) casks. 55.7% abv, €450 single malt Nose: immediately, fresh green apples and the scent of fresh … Continue reading .cragganmore – special releases 2016

.caol ila – 15yo – unpeated style

An unpeated style Caol Ila is not that unheard of anymore. Since the introduction of the Special Releases in 2001, Diageo has had a regular addition of a differently aged unpeated Caol Ila added to their portfolio. This in 2000 distilled version has matured for 15 years in a combination of refill American Oak Hogsheads and refill … Continue reading .caol ila – 15yo – unpeated style