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Review: Jura Time & Tide: Two 21 year olds

Jure Time and Jura Tide “A Pair of 21 Year Old whiskies shaped by time, eroded by tide.” Jura has released two permenant additions to it’s range, a pair of 21yo whiskies; both are non-chillfiltered, just how we like them. … Continue reading

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Review: Diageo Special Releases 2019

Diageo Special Releases 2019 Once again the time of year has come where Diageo launch their Special Releases. Let’s have a look at them with my thoughts on the range…

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Review: Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 6

Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 6 – 59.3% abv Info: “Strictly limited [until the next batch!] release of just four first fill sherry butts and two first fill sherry hogsheads.”Colour: Medium dark rusty autumnal sunset.Nose: Plenty of sherried autumn fruit notes, … Continue reading

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Review: Big Peat Christmas 2018

Big Peat Christmas 2018 – 53.9% abv A Christmas tradition here at Somerset Whisky Blog HQ (and I suspect for many others as well), is a love for the Big Peat Christmas edition. This year’s edition is out, and there’s … Continue reading

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Review: Steel Bonnets

Steel Bonnets: Blended Malt Whisky Info: From The Lakes Distillery comes the first ever blend, so the press release says, of English and Scottish malt whiskies, Steel Bonnets. The blend is a combination of The Lakes Single Malt from England … Continue reading

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Review: Deanston Decennary 50th Anniversary

Deanston Decennary 50th Anniversary – 46.3% abv Info: Deanston Decennary 50th Anniversary is a marriage of four different casks; Whisky refil from 1977, American Oak from 1982, Port Pipe from 1996 and Pedro Ximenez from 2006. 1400 bottles available exclusively at … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old

Syndicate 58/6 12 year old Info: Contains 18 single malts and 4 single grains, finished for a year in Oloroso sherry butts. From Douglas Laing, a blend by Richard Patterson. Colour: End of summer golden. Nose: Spirited hints of pear, … Continue reading

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Multi Review: The Ultimate American Whiskey Tweet Tasting

The Ultimate American Whiskey Tweet Tasting To help celebrate the 4th July, a well-known date in America – so I’ve been told, the good eggs at Maverick Drinks and The Whisky Wire sent me a curated selection pack of their best … Continue reading

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Review: The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection

The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection – 40% abv Info: The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection is matured in a combination of refill, Sherry and Bourbon casks, with a greater proportion of refill to allow ‘the sweet yet … Continue reading

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Review: Speyburn 15 Year Old

Speyburn 15 Year Old – 46% ABV Info: Matured in a combination of American and Spanish oak casks for 15 years. New at the end of 2017. Colour: Light summer gold. Nose: Quite sprightly and full bodied. Lashings of buttery malt … Continue reading

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