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Brora 1978/2013 Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old

Brora 1978/2013 Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old

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Closed distillery from Highlands […]

For the first time on the blog - Brora, closed, for many cult distillery from Highlands. My guest was distilled in 1978 and bottled in 2013, 35 years old – right age. It comes from an independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. Lot nr RO/13/05, 46% ABV. [caption id=attachment_5547 align=alignnone width=801] Brora 1978/2013 Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old[/caption] Brora was founded in 1819, and what is interesting, as Clynelish. In 1963, the owners built a new distillery on the other side of the road and moved there a name Clynelish, in this way the old distillery became the Brora. In 1969-1973 Brora was distilling a havily peated whisky, used mainly for blending. The subsequent production was already much milder. There were two stills. And so everything went on beautifully until 1983, when the distillery was closed. A similar fate befell many other distilleries then. C: amber; N: at first quite sweet, with vanilla, toffee and caramel, after a while the sweetness moves away a little, there are more vegetables - rhubarb, celery and fruits, including melon, peach, apricot, grapefruit, oranges, generally it became very pleasant and fruity, further mineral, somewhere in the distance I have a smoldering campfire and grilled meat; smell is constantly growing; after a moment more vegetable tones with a broth, for a while, cream ice cream, further herbs and traces of smoke, thats interesting; with time I find here also black tea, tobacco, perhaps overripe apples; T: a little sparkles and warms up, but after a while it passes, finely distributes in the mouth and settles on the walls of the mouth, there is also plenty of fruits - peach, apricot, orange and grapefruit, sweet with cream and vanilla ice cream, the taste of ice cream lingers long, a bit of wood; taste is characterized by multiple layers; after some time dark chocolate with salt appears, later I have got also grilled meat; F: long fruity with traces of wood and a pinch of salt....

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Testing / Tasting
(91 points)


  • Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch Cask Exploration 05 Bogha – Drochaide

    Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch Cask Exploration 05

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (93 points)

    Bogha – Drochaide

    Last time I visited Islay Ive been to Bruichladdich (An Turas Mor, Laddie Classic Edition 1). There my eyes were attracted by sherry butt of peated whisky for self-filling. There was no choice, I just had to fill a bottle for yourself. [caption id=attachment_5494 align=alignnone width=801] Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch Cask Exploration 05 Bogha – Drochaide[/caption] This is how, Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Valinch Cask Exploration 05 Bogha – Drochaide (Arch of the...

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  • St Magdalene 1982/2013 Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old

    St Magdalene 1982/2013 Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old

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    Testing / Tasting
    (88 points)

    Closed distillery from Lowlands

    Today I have in my glass St Magdalene, distilled in 1982, bottled in 2013 (31 years old) by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. Lot nr RO/13/01, 46% ABV. [caption id=attachment_5463 align=alignnone width=801] St Magdalene 1982/2013 Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old[/caption] St Magdalene was established in the second half of the eighteenth century in the Lowlands and functioned until 1983, so my guest comes from the penultimate year of production. The distillery was located in...

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  • Whisky Live Warsaw 2015

    Whisky Live Warsaw 2015

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    Miscellanea Travel

    Photo report

    In October 2015 Warsaw hosted the first event under the auspices of the Whisky Live. This represented a development of Whisky Fair Warsaw 2014. Obviously I could not miss the event. I have positive feelings about its organization and conduct. There were a lot of exhibitors and whisky to taste. I am particularly pleased with the meeting and knowledge of a large number of fans of my favorite drink. I greet you all warmly. Below, in a nutshell, I present a photo report of what happened to me...

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  • Caol Ila Distillers Edition 2002/2014

    Caol Ila Distillers Edition 2002/2014

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (85 points)

    Good for winter

    What a change... The previous tasting was at 30° C (Kavalan Sherry Solist) and today it is in freezing temperatures. Fortunately whisky is good in all climates and there is always a good opportunity to try it. During a recent visit to Islay I bought at the distillery Caol Ila Distillers Edition. My version was distilled in 2002 and bottled in 2014 with a 43% ABV. It was additionally matured in Moscatel casks. [caption id=attachment_5362 align=alignnone width=801] Caol Ila Distillers...

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  • Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask S090624026B

    Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask S090624026B

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    Happy New Year

    This New Year I had the pleasure to spend in warm countries. On the way, at the airport in Singapore, my eyes caught the latest Laphroaig 32 years old, but its price has led me to look around for something more accessible :). So it happened, I found myself Kavalan Solist. Single sherry cask no. S090624026B, cask strength 57.8% ABV, natural colour, non chill-filtered, my bottles no. 400 out of 501. I did tasting repeatedly, both in room conditions and outside at 35° C. Generally Kavalan has...

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  • Laphroaig 10 years old Cask Strength Batch 007

    Laphroaig 10 years old CS 007

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (92 points)

    Original Cask Strength Batch 007

    With a previous post we moved to the Laphroaig Distillery. It was a very nice visit, which I hope to repeat. While tasting impressions of Laphroaig 10 years old CS 005 I mentioned about excellent series of this single malt in cask strength edition. The distillery continues its production and in 2015 created the seventh batch. Recently I bought a bottle of Laphroaig 10 years old Cask Strength 007. It was bottled in January 2015 with 56.3% ABV. I was told in the distillery that colour is natural...

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  • Laphroaig Distillery

    Visit to the Laphroaig Distillery

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    Travel

    Photo report

    As a continuation of posts about the last visit on Islay (Visit to the Ardbeg Distillery, Visit to the Bunnahabhain Distillery) today my photo report from the visit to the Laphroaig Distillery. On the blog there is a similar post from a visit I did two years ago. Then I was on a trip Water to Whisky Experience. This is the longest and most comprehensive opportunity to meet the distillery. Indeed recommendable. This year I decided on a shorter program - Distillers Wares, which includes tour of...

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  • Aultmore 29 years old, 43% ABV

    Aultmore 29 years old, 43% ABV

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    Testing / Tasting
    (81 points)

    Speyside Distillery

    Aultmore is a whisky, that doesnt often get to my glass. There is no big reason for that, simply I dont meet it too often. Generally, there arent many their products on the market. Distillery is located in Keith, Banfshire, in Speyside. It was built in 1895. Typically, it was several times closed and opened. [caption id=attachment_5193 align=alignnone width=801] Aultmore 29 years old, 43% ABV[/caption] I bought this bottle in Singapore, in the same shop as BenRiach 1988 Limited...

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  • Glen Grant 1950, 65 years old, cask 2747

    Glen Grant 1950, 65 years old, cask 2747

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    Testing / Tasting
    (92 points)

    from Gordon & MacPhail for Wealth Solutions

    Wealth Solutions continues the tradition, and this year offers another more than half a century old single malt. I had the pleasure to taste the earlier editions: Glenfarclas 1953, 58 years old Karuizawa 1964, 48 years old Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old Each of these single malts deserves very high marks. This time we have whisky distilled, as before, by Glen Grant in 1950, bottled on 14th October 2015, which is exactly after 65 years of maturing, which took place in Gordon &...

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