Knowledge on the Rocks

What I learned about Whisky is not summed up in one line. 

I learned about legislation and how this is different from continent to continent. It helps to understand the legal limitations that are set to Whisky and Whiskey. It helps to understand how this legislation limits the flavours that are able to be produced by American and Scottish producers. It helps to understand the economics of reused casks from the USA and how this limits the Scotch Whisky Industry. This is a partly self-chosen limitation based on available of reasonably priced casks. 

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Gordon & MacPhail and the whisky flight

As you might know, Gordon & MacPhail is an independent bottler and distiller of Scotch Whisky, founded in 1895 and located in Elgin.

During The Speyside Whisky Festival 2017, I had the pleasure to join a tasting to discover a part of the range of Gordon & MacPhail  whisky. The flight of tasting was all about five whiskies, all bottled without the addition of water.

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Rare Port Charlotte “Neach-Dàna”

imageExcited as always, when I’m asked to try something “new”. This time it was a surprising whisky from Dx3, a group of friends, Marcel, Gert & Sjon. But what, or better who are they that you ask.

Well, making a long story short. Dx3 is a group of 3 Dutch Whisky Enthusiasts, and very enthusiastic I might add.

The whisky I received from Dx3 is a private bottling Port Charlotte from Bruichladdich. I have read a story, about their adventure, what started at the Bruichladdich Distilley, Islay in 2003. That is over 10 years ago.

 

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Port Charlotte 2002 by Royal Mile Whiskies

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It has been a while since my last review. The main reason for this is that the price of whisky, and the amount of ‘guff’ surrounding it, seem to be rising concomitantly. Thus my purchasing rate has slowed dramatically and … Continue reading