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Isle of Jura 1989 Rare Vintage

This might be the last tasting note for 2019, a very good dramming year , at least for me. Why a Jura of them all? No special reason. Just ‘luck’, i guess. The dram at hand is a 1989 vintage single malt After it was distilled, it was laid to rest in American white oak […]

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Old Pulteney vintage 1989 (Peated cask) – Review

I will be hosting another whisky tasting today, featuring the entire Old Pulteney core range (age statement versions), starting from the 12 through the 17,21 and then reaching the awesome 35 year old I reviewed in the past, this 1989 however is a whisky I’ve not yet reviewed, having liked the 1990 which is also […]

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Indie Balvenie Rocks! or Burnside 25 yo 1989, Maltbarn 2014, bourbon cask – Review

Balvenie is a brilliant distillery, and that is no secret. I find myself enjoying most of its OB releases very much, and it’s always nice to try an independent bottling from the distillery. Of course, Balvenie does not approve of bottling its casks by IBs under their name, so those casks need to be teaspooned […]

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Tomatin Cù Bòcan vintage 1989

the original Cù Bòcan was released quite a few months ago and enjoyed quite a bit of success, with its peated profile and crispy youthfulness. This time around Tomatin released a vintage 1989 malt which was peated by accident back then in 1989. Tomatin vatted three of those casks [Casks 37470, 37471 and 37472 distilled […]

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The Whisky Barrel Bunnahabhain 23 – 1989

I will be visiting some of the latest whiskies bottled exclusively for TWB in the coming weeks (there are 6 such ‘Burns malt’), but I chose to start with this little Bunny 23 year old, 1989 vintage bottled last March (2013). Bunnahabhain is really not the most well known of Islay distilleries, and really lies […]

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The MaltMan Bowmore 1989 21 yo

Thrilled to feature a brand new Indie bottler today , The Maltman. This label is bottled by the Meadowside blending Co. located in Glasgow. I have to admit this is the first time I’ve tasted their single casks, and find them rather nice. One downside is that all of them are watered down to about […]

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Littlemill 1989 – 22 Year Old by Single Malts of Scotland

Not a lot Littlemill bottles out there I am afraid, and every single one is something to cherish. The last one I had was another IB (Kintra) which was nice. This was was getting raving report from fellow bloggers, and seemed something worth a try. Luckily I was given a sample by my good whisk […]

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Quick Dram: Wemyss Malts Rum ‘n’ Raisin 1989

Time for a quick dram, this time with yet another Wemyss malts, I’m on a mission to review them all, and I’m getting there, aren’t I? This one is a 1989 single cask Tullibardine (not had many of those at all!), which is another reason to be merry – a new distillery on the whisky […]

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Visiting Balblair Distillery Part II : Tasting session

After completing the Grand tour with distillery manager John MacDonald (see my last post about that), we were shown the way to the tasting room where we were to enjoy a few drams, again hosted by John. What can be a better ending to such a glorious tour in a lovely place like Balblair? We […]

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Tasting Balblair vintages 2000 , 1989 (Online!!)

I am a twitter animal, i enjoy twitting and i also enjoy whisky tasting online. Sometimes a few internet friends join me for a #twhisky as we call it. This time it was a bit different. Lucas from the EWB handed out Balblair samples to a quite a few bloggers, which were to be opened […]