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1970s Cutty 12 Years

1970s Cutty 12 Years

A few years ago a couple of us dusty hunters in Los Angeles opened a bottle of this 1970s Cutty 12 Years and Immediately caught everyone’s attention. Completely tasty with a nice sherry influence and touch of smoke, Cutty 12 became an object of obsession her for a short period of time. An obsession was further… Continue!

Late 70s Cutty Sark Review

Late 70s Cutty Sark Review

While the king of old Cutty Sark is definitely the old Cutty 12 from the 1970s, which we’ll be diving into tomorrow, the standard 70s Cutty Sark is no slouch. There’s a reason these blends made their way across the world, grew the Scotch market and account for 95% of the total Scotch market. One… Continue!

Ambassador Deluxe Scotch 25 Years Review

Ambassador Deluxe Scotch 25 Years Review

I’m not sure when this Ambassador Deluxe Scotch 25 Years comes from, but it has an old taste and aroma to it. There’s that Old Bottle Effect – musty dusty quality – to it that signifies it’s been in the bottle for at least 10 years – the amount of time it takes glass leeching… Continue!

Ambassador Deluxe Scotch Review

Ambassador Deluxe Scotch Review

Ambassador Deluxe Scotch disappeared in the early 1980s which is where this whisky comes from (UPC, no Gov warning and no tax strip). It was resurrected in the mid 90s for a wee bit, but quickly died off once again. Scrounging around the internet I came across mentions of it as “New York’s largest selling… Continue!

Edradour 10 Years Review

Edradour 10 Years Review

Edradour 10 Years is the flagship malt for the Edradour distillery owned by Andrew Symington who also owns the Signatory Vintage bottling company as well. In addition to their standard Edradour releases they also put out a peated whisky under the Ballechin line which isn’t a totally uncommon practice. Tobermory does the same thing and… Continue!

1990 Rosebank 18 years Murray McDavid

1990 Rosebank 18 years Murray McDavid

1990 Rosebank 18 years Murray McDavid is the second Rosebank I’ve reviewed here on TWJ and it’s a nice improvement over the Signatory. Closed in 1993 Rosebank has seen the price of its whisky skyrocket over the last few years. Sometimes it’s not warranted and sometimes, like this, it might be. In K&L’s Words: 1990… Continue!

2001 Signatory Bowmore 12 Years Review

2001 Signatory Bowmore 12 Years Review

  2001 Signatory Bowmore 12 Years is the bigger brother of the 2002 Signatory Bowmore 11 Years I wrote about last week and aside from the 1 year age difference the biggest difference is the proof. The 11 was bottled at a respectable 46% while this lovely lady is bottled at a ripping 59.1%. This… Continue!

LAWS: Exploring That Boutique-y Whisky Company

LAWS: Exploring That Boutique-y Whisky Company

At an undisclosed location located in Los Angeles a clandestine group of whisk(e)y enthusiasts recently gathered to explore nine ultra premium expressions from an independent bottler we’ve all been curious about; That Boutique-y Whisky Company. If the name isn’t familiar the brightly colored and whimsically illustrated labels should be. Since bounding on the IB If… Continue!

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