Another Malt Nuts meeting has come and gone and this time our subject was Longmorn. This venerable Speyside distillery has been around for over a hundred years and while it may not be much of a household name in America it’s been a favorite of the Scottish blenders pretty much since its inception. Fruity and rich… Continue!
Lagavulin 2014 Feis Isles Edition is the oldest Lagavulin, age wise, that I’ve tried. I’ve had several Lagavulins from back in the White Horse distilling days, and they were all awesome, but until I was surprised with this by a generous tasting host I haven’t been fortunate to try anything over 16 years old from… Continue!
Lagavulin 12 is technically part of the Diageo Special Editions that get released every year and along with the un-peated Caol Ila it’s among the cheapest of those releases; Brora and Port Ellen being the most expensive by a long shot. It’s a cask strength celebration of the Lagavulin spirit and something that I look… Continue!
Classic of Islay 12 Years is a whisky that was released several years ago and was one of the whiskies we blind tasted at our Malt Nuts Indie Lagavulin Tasting. It’s an older Lagavulin that was put out by an NDP and has since disappeared, but you can still find bottles now and then online and… Continue!
Glenfiddich Reserve Cask is a 100% sherry cask, solera, offering from Glenfiddich that’s only available in travel retail and some specialty shops around the world. It’s not something that you’ll find lounging on the shelves of your local liquor store, but it’s easy enough to get ahold of at any of the major online, overseas, liquor… Continue!
Glenfiddich Select Cask hails from one of Glenfiddich’s four solera vats. If you’re not familiar with a solera it’s a way of making an evolving whisky that always retains some of the character of the previous release. They empty 1/2 of the solera for bottling and then fill it back up with mature barrels, let… Continue!
By the early 1980s Glenfiddich had about 20 years of single malt selling under its belt and was handily dominating the world in the category. It had a well established reputation and was setting the standard for single malts the world over. It was a prestigious drink and was setting the tone for how single… Continue!
Founded in 1886 Glenfiddich by William Grant & Sons, who are still the current owners, started humbly by using stills from the original Cardhu distillery (Cardow). From there they’ve grown into a global powerhouse whose triangle shaped bottles are instantly recognized around the world. It’s interesting to see what they’ve become over the years and… Continue!
Glenfiddich is a storied distillery and have earned their place in the history books as being the first single malt on the market, known as a Pure Malt back then. Their first release was under 4,000 cases but by the early 1970s Glenfiddich was pushing 120K cases. This directly leads in to them also being the… Continue!
The Glenfiddich 21 pisses me off, it’s something that should be an elegant celebration of the distillery, but instead it’s a let down. Their treatment of their wonderful spirit is nothing short of abuse and a rip-off to the consumer. I’m not sorry for being so harsh because, seriously, when you’re charging nearly $200 for… Continue!