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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Dalmore Rivers

Highly priced super premium whiskies have been receiving a fair amount of flak recently, most risibly from Born Again Buxton who has reinvented himself as a man of the people though he wasn’t above being paid to help market  Glenglassaugh 40 year old at £1400 plus a pop. Given my impeccable Socialist credentials (me and […]

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Hedonism and Spice Tree

I have been asked to do a close up on John Glaser & sample works in progress. Delightful! To mark the occasion I had a quick tasting of Compass Box greatest hits, notes on two below: The Spice Tree: complex & sweet vanilla & blackcurrant nose, a scattergun spice rack palate, with cinnamon, nutmeg jerk pepper […]

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Glenfarclas 175th Anniversary

Glenfarclas 175th Anniversary.   43% A while back Glenfarclas released its Family Cask series – 43 casks covering 43 years. It made a fascinating insight in to the distillery’s DNA, reflecting at once the distinctive core Glenfarclas characteristics and the considerable diversity between casks of different eras. There were dips, but overall it reaffirmed the view […]

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