.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

.teeling – 24yo

The Teelings are at it again. They have found a batch of Irish single malt, which has matured in ex-Bourbon casks for most of its life, before being transferred into active ex-Souternes wine barrels for some time, adding up to 24 years. Only 5.000 bottles have been filled and released. 46% abv, €300 single malt … Continue reading .teeling – 24yo

.glengoyne – 12yo

If there ever was a distillery that has a debatable region, it is the Glengoyne distillery - depending who you ask. The distillery part of the facility is in the Highlands of Scotland, the warehousing facility is at the Lowlands side of the main road, which splits the two regions geographically. For all sense and purposes, … Continue reading .glengoyne – 12yo

.teeling – 13yo – revival II

An Irish single malt, created from a batch of single malt Irish whiskies distilled in 2002. After having had a 12 year maturation period in ex-Bourbon casks, an extras year in ex-Calvados was awarded to the spirit. The Teeling family now has their own distillery, but was the previous owner of the Cooley distillery, producing … Continue reading .teeling – 13yo – revival II

.kilchoman – sanaig

A classic Kilchoman (can I already say that, after only eleven-ish years of distillery existence?) with added layers of ex-Sherry to the ex-Bourbon maturation, perfectly positioned between her siblings Machir Bay (predominantly ex-Bourbon) and the Loch Gorm (fully ex-Oloroso Sherry), with a predominance from ex-Oloroso casks, designed to stay as a continuous addition in the … Continue reading .kilchoman – sanaig

.caol ila – 2004-2016 – g&m

Caol Ila - do we really need an introduction here? By far the largest distillery on the Island of Islay on the west-coast of Scotland, producing the vast majority of peated content of the mother company's blended whiskies, and undoubtedly their competitors' as well. Still, there is enough left to have a small range of … Continue reading .caol ila – 2004-2016 – g&m

.glen elgin – 1998-2014 – g&m

Glen Elgin, one of Diageo's malts which disappears into blends for most of its production since their production started in 1900. Small parts of their production is kept aside for their own small bottling range. Since most is sold to blenders, the malt is (relatively) easy obtained by independent bottlers, who in their turn make … Continue reading .glen elgin – 1998-2014 – g&m

.glenfiddich – project ipa

I love some experimentation from time to time. Traditions are nice, but can prove to be... more of the same at some point. Malt Master Brian Kingsman from Glenfiddich must have thought a similar thought when he sipped a beer from local Speyside craft brewer Seb Jones, and together, they cooked up some ideas. It ended up by … Continue reading .glenfiddich – project ipa