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September 16, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Speed-Tasting two Laphroaig SMWS

You sometimes have to be quick to get your hands on the sought-after SMWS releases. Quite a load of Society samples have piled up here recently (thanks Ralf), so let’s do some

Highland Park Orcadian Vintage 1970

February 15, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Three Older Highland Park Bottlings

Back from Munich’s Finest Spirits Festival 2012 (thanks for the many nice conversations and the great time) – in full spirits. We had a wonderful weekend there and found many potential partners. I am going to review some festival finds … Continue reading

Whisky-Fässle Logo

December 31, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Some Whisky-Fässle and Whiskybase Bottlings (Clynelish, Bunnahabhain, Glencadam, Glen Grant)

Glencadam 37 y.o. Whisky-Fässle, 1974 – 2011, Refill Sherry Cask, 41,5% (Joint Bottling with Whiskybase) Nose: Starts uber-fruity and very nice, I am getting loads of passionfruit here (like an old Bruichladdich) along with tangerine, lime, peach, grapefruit, all very … Continue reading

ardbeg 1975 G&M for Intertrade 13 y.o. featured

October 27, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Ardbeg 13 y.o. G&M for Intertrade 1975 – 1988, Sherry Cask, 543 btl., 54,2%

It was a hard day, so I need a bit of a treat. Mmmmh, let’s go for Islay power, an Ardbeg. But a special one: How about a bottling from the good old days, complex, but bottled at young age…the … Continue reading

Glenglassaugh Decanters 30 and 45

October 25, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: New Glenglassaugh Monsters from the 1960ies and 1970ies

New Glenglassaugh Gems Soon to Come At the end of our wonderful visit at Glenglassaugh Distillery, Managing Director Stuart Nickerson held a nice and very generous tasting session. Among many drams (e.g. New Make, a young Californian Zinfandel Cask and … Continue reading

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October 20, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: SMWS Fall Releases II. – Old Bottlings (Balmenach, Glenturret, Glenrothes, Glen Albyn)

In September, I tasted some of the brandnew arrivals of the SMWS – the ones that I knew would sell out in no time (Ardbeg, Bowmore, Port Charlotte, Mortlach –> see article ‘SMWS Fall Releases I.’ here on www.slowdrink.de). Today … Continue reading

Ardbeg 1967 Kingsbury smaller

October 18, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Tasting Legends: Ardbeg 1967 Kingsbury 29 y.o. (both) and a Brora 30 from 2009

Many people talk their mouths fuzzy about the 20 y.o. dark Ardbeg 1991 that has just been released by MoS for the Bero hotel. That inspired me to post two other dark Ardbegs today – the Kingsbury 1967 versions – … Continue reading

Macallan Ensemble

October 15, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Macallan 10 y.o. OB, 40%, from the late 1980ies – A ‘Youngtimer’

A Bottle within a Long Line of Legendary History This series of Macallan (golden round age indication, see photo) was running for quite a long time (until around 2002). There were earlier versions with screw caps and 75cl and later … Continue reading

Tasting 2011 rwwc 1

October 14, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Runners-Up at the Whisky-Walk (Caperdonich 1972, Port Ellen 1981, BenRiach 1976 etc.)

As promised, I am going to reveal the runners-up #2, #3 and the only slightly trailing #4 with some quick notes now. No dram disappointed on that night whatsoever, but some where better than

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September 27, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Tasting Winner and Runner-Up: Auchentoshan 1965 and Longmorn Samaroli 1974

Let’s announce the winner and a runner-up of the Regensburger Whisky Walk-Tasting 2011: Short notes only as these were tasted ‘on tour’ under stress. Winner: Auchentoshan 1965, 31 y.o., 4.11.65, Hogshead 2502, 49,3% Before I poured this one, I told … Continue reading