Aged Spirits  

Fahrenheit 173 - Aged Spirits

"If it's not good enough to drink slowly, then it's not worth drinking"

Article index

19 Jun 2014  Three new Swedish single malt whiskies
A review of Swedish single malts Box "Pioneer", Hven "Merak" and Smögen "Primör".
6 Apr 2014  Five single malts from Cadenhead's
A review of Ardmore 1997, Balblair 1990, Glen Moray 1992, Strathisla 1987 and Strathmill 1995.
19 Jan 2014  World whisky
A review of single malts from the Czech Republic, England, Germany, India, Sweden and Taiwain.
15 Jan 2014  Six Irish whiskeys
A review of Green Spot, Yellow Spot, Tullamore Dew 12, Redbreast 12, Powers John's Lane and Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy.
5 Dec 2013  Four single malts and a single grain from Cadenhead's
A review of Girvan 1979 (single grain), Glencraig 1981, Glen Elgin 1991 (rum cask), Highland Park 1985 and Royal Lochnagar 1996 (rum cask).
26 Nov 2013  Five single malts starting with T
A review of single malts from Tamdhu, Tamnavulin, Tomatin, Tomintoul and Tormore.
10 Oct 2013  Seven bottlings of calvados
A review of calvados from Christian Drouin, Domaine Dupont, Roger Groult, Le Père Jules, Père Magloire, Pierre Huet and La Ribaude.
23 Apr 2013  Rare single malts from closed distilleries
Banff, Caperdonich, Convalmore, Glenlochy, Inverleven and Lochside.
15 Apr 2013  A vertical tasting of Old Pulteney
A review of four expressions of Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch: 12, 17, 21 and 30 years old.
7 Apr 2013  Four bottlings of BenRiach single malt
A review of BenRiach Authenticus 21, BenRiach 1976 cask 6942, BenRiach 1996 cask 2788 and BenRiach 1989 cask 5620.
3 Apr 2013  Five cheap blended Scotches
A review of Black & White, Dougherty's, Glen Scanlan, King George IV and Major Gunn's.
30 Dec 2012  The three single malts from the Springbank distillery
A review of Springbank, Longrow and Hazelburn.
27 Nov 2012  Kilkerran "Work In Progress" - the first four bottlings
A review of the first four official bottlings from the Glengyle distillery in Campbeltown.
12 Nov 2012  Four aged rums from Trinidad, Guyana and Venezuela
A review of Berry Bros. & Rudd Caroni, El Dorado 12, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva and Pampero Aniversario.
17 Oct 2012  Five Highland Single Malts
A review of An Cnoc 16, Dalmore Alexander III, Glen Garioch 12, Old Pulteney 12 and Tomatin 12.
9 Aug 2012  Redbreast Single Pot Still Whiskey
A review of three expressions of Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.
17 Jul 2012  Malteco - Ron de Guatemala
A review of three aged rums from Malteco: 10, 15 and 20 years old.
28 Jun 2012  Four bourbons - two from Kentucky and two from Tennessee
A review of Four Roses, Rebel Yell, Gentleman Jack and Jack Daniel's Single Barrel.
1 Jun 2012  Five recently released Speyside single malts
A review of Benriach Solstice 2, Benriach Septemdecim, Glenfidich Rich Oak, Glenglassaugh Revival and Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve.
22 May 2012  Three bottlings of Strathmill single malt
A review of two 12 year olds (Flora & Fauna and Manager's Choice) and a 37 year old (from The Whisky Agency).
9 May 2012  Four single malts from "Aberdeen Distillers" (i.e. Blackadder)
A review of Braeval 1998, Clynelish 1995, Linkwood 1993 and Tobermory 1995.
10 Mar 2012  Six Vatted Blended Malts
A review of six blended malts: Compass Box Oak Cross, Famous Grouse 12, Johnnie Walker Green Label, Macdonald's Glencoe, Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt and The Six Isles.
11 Feb 2012  Five single malt whiskies from the "New World"
A review of single malt whisky from Finland (Teerenpeli), France (Armorik), Germany (Slyrs), Sweden (Hven) and Switzerland (Säntis).
31 Dec 2011  Penderyn - Welsh Gold
A review of three expressions of Penderyn Welsh Single Malt: Madeira Finish, Sherrywood and Peated.
14 Dec 2011  Four Cognacs for Christmas
A review of Bache Gabrielsen Christmas XO, Braastad My Selection, Martell VSOP and Renault Carte Noire.
7 Dec 2011  Five unusual Speyside single malts from Signatory
A review of Allt-a-Bhainne 19, Braeval 12, Craigellachie 8, Glentauchers 30 and Tormore 18.
6 Dec 2011  Six single cask single malts from Cadenhead
A review of Aberlour 21, Bladnoch 21, Caperdonich 27, Glenfarclas 21, Glenlossie 18 and Pulteney 21.
24 Nov 2011  Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey x 4
A review of Maker's Mark, Woodford Reserve, Eagle Rare and Blanton's Straight From The Barrel.
21 Nov 2011  Six random Speyside single malts
A review of Ardmore 25, Auchroisk 1990 (DL), Benriach Horizons, Dailuaine 1983 (DL), Glenlivet Nàdurra and Strathisla 25 (GM).
13 Nov 2011  Jack vs Jim - the two heavyweights of American whiskey
A review of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7, Jim Beam White Label, Black Label and Yellow Label.
2 Nov 2011  Five single malt whiskies from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society
A review of Glenmorangie 11 y.o., Glen Moray 26 y.o., Glen Scotia 12 y.o., Laphroaig 20 y.o. and Littlemill 17 y.o.
30 Oct 2011  Aged Grappa
A review of oak aged grappa from Berta, Casale del Giglio, Marzadro and Sibona.
10 Oct 2011  Five VSOP Cognacs
A review of VSOP Cognac from Croizet, Dupuy, Jarraud, Larsen and Meukow.
28 Aug 2011  Premium blended Scotch: Five 12 year old whiskies
A review of Ballantine's Gold Seal, Chivas Regal, Dewar's Special Reserve, Johnnie Walker Black Label and Scottish Prince.
18 Aug 2011  Four "entry level" blended Scotch whiskies
A review of Bell's, Long John, Latitude 55° and Cromwell's Royal.
25 Jul 2011  Four high-end bottlings of Calvados
A review of Boulard 12 yrs, Pâpidoux 15 yrs, Château du Breuil 20 yrs and Père Magloire 20 yrs.
19 Jun 2011  Six single cask bottlings of Benriach single malt whisky
A review of the vintages 1994 (OB), 1990 (DR), 1986 (PLOWED), 1985 (Signatory), 1976 (The Whisky Fair) and 1976 (OB).
18 May 2011  Seven single cask whiskies from Signatory
A review of Bladnoch 1974, Caperdonich 1970, Dufftown 1984, Glencadam 1989, Glenlochy 1980, Imperial 1982 and North British 1963.
11 May 2011  Seven single malts from Diageo's Special Releases
A review of Auchroisk 20, Benrinnes 23, Brora 30, Caol Ila 12, Lagavulin 12, Mannochmore 18 and Pittyvaich 20.
18 Apr 2011  Four cognacs in the "XO" to "Extra" range
A review of Le Reviseur XO, Léopold Gourmel Age des Fleurs, Jean Fillioux Très Vieux and Delamain Vesper.
31 Mar 2011  Mackmyra Brukswhisky - my 900th whisky rating
A review of the latest mainstream release from Mackmyra - the "Brukswhisky".
16 Mar 2011  ABC - Armagnac, Brandy and Cognac
A review of seven brandies from Cognac, Armagnac and Spain.
2 Mar 2011  Recent releases from Balblair, Benriach, Hazelburn and Isle of Jura
A review of single malts Balblair 1997, Benriach Horizons, Hazelburn CV and Isle of Jura Prophecy.
15 Feb 2011  Six single malts from German bottler The Whisky Agency
A review of Benriach 1975, Bowmore 1993, Bunnahabhain 1976, Clynelish 1995, Glen Moray 1973 and Glenury Royal 1973.
16 Dec 2010  Cadenhead master class - seven single cask single malts
A review of Ardbeg 16, Glenrothes 15, Laphroaig 16, Ledaig 16, Longrow 12, Macallan 21 and Pulteney 20.
13 Dec 2010  Four vintages of Highland Park single malt whisky
A review of the vintages 1989, 1990, 1994 and 1998.
9 Dec 2010  Four single cask Oloroso matured Glendronachs
A review of casks 1241 & 2621 from 1990 and casks 528 & 529 from 1993.
13 Nov 2010  Japanese malt whisky from Nikka and Karuizawa
A review of Karuizawa 8, Karuizawa 15, Nikka Taketsuru 12 and Nikka Yoichi 15.
21 Oct 2010  Four expressions of Tomintoul single malt
A review of the 10, 14 and 16 year olds plus the peated Ballantruan.
30 Sep 2010  Six affordable blended Scotch whiskies
A review of Cutty Sark, Dewar's, J&B, Lauder's, White Horse and Whyte & Mackay.
18 Aug 2010  Four old Taliskers
A review of the 20 y.o. from 1982, the 25 and 30 y.o. bottled in 2008 and the 25 y.o. bottled in 2009.
28 Jul 2010  Mackmyra's best (and worst) whisky to date
A review of Mackmyra Special:03 and Special:04.
30 Jun 2010  Four old Strathislas from Gordon & MacPhail
A review of four expressions of Strathisla, ranging from 25 to 42 years.
11 May 2010  Amrut - Indian single malt whisky
A review of standard Amrut, Amrut Fusion and Amrut Peated.
5 May 2010  Four single malts from Tomatin
A review of the 15, 18 and 21 year olds plus a 1995 and a 1976 from Duncan Taylor.
18 Apr 2010  Four bourbons from the Buffalo Trace distillery
A review of McAfee's Benchmark, Van Winkle Handmade Bourbon 10 y.o., Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 y.o. and W.L. Weller Special Reserve.
25 Mar 2010  Dalmore Mackenzie
The "Mackenzie", a new limited edition, port finished Dalmore.
14 Mar 2010  Five blended Irish whiskeys
A review of Jameson (the standard plus the 12 y.o.), Tullamore Dew, Powers Gold Label and Bushmills Black Bush.
14 Feb 2010  Japanese whisky: Hibiki, Hakushu and Yamazaki
A review of five whiskies from Suntory: Hibiki 12, Hibiki 17, Hakushu 18, Yamazaki 10 and Yamazaki Sherry Cask.
20 Jan 2010  A review of "Whiskey & Philosophy"
A review of the book "Whiskey & Philosophy", edited by Fritz Allhof and Marcus P. Adams.
10 Dec 2009  Johnnie Blue & Chivas 18
A review of Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Chivas Regal 18 y.o.
22 Nov 2009  O.P. Anderson Limited Edition
A review of the 9 year old O.P. Anderson aquavit.
14 Oct 2009  New single malts from Islay and Campbeltown
A review of Ardbeg Corryvreckan, Kilchoman 3 y.o., Kilkerran 5 y.o. and Hazelburn 12 y.o.
17 Sep 2009  Eleven Rosebanks from 9 to 30 years of age
A review of eleven expressions of the Rosebank single malt.
13 Aug 2009  Bourbon review
A review of six bourbons from Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace, Van Winkle and Wild Turkey.
28 Jun 2009  Five Spanish brandies
A review of Gran Duque de Alba, Lepanto O.V., Lepanto P.X., Mascaró Narciso and Torres 10.
28 Jun 2009  Five "Spanish style" aged rums
A review of Bermudez 12, Botran 8 and 12, Diplomático 8 and Malecon 12.
10 May 2009  Heavily peated shootout - Octomore vs Supernova
A comparison of two highly peated single malts from Bruichladdich and Ardbeg.
19 Apr 2009  XO Cognac tasting
A review of six Cognacs, mainly XO, from Delamain, Grönstedt, Martell, Otard and Rémy Martin.
15 Jan 2009  Octomore - the most heavily peated whisky ever!
Tasting notes of Octomore, Lagavulin, Caol Ila and Glen Elgin.
7 Dec 2008  Bristol Spirits Rum
A review of five aged rums from Bristol Spirits.
7 Dec 2008  The 10th annual "Whisky Ship" in Zürich
Highlights from the 2008 "Whisky Ship" in Zürich.
8 Oct 2008  Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival
Highlights from the 2008 Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival.
2 Oct 2008  The new vintage from Glenfiddich
A review of Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve 1977.
9 Sep 2008  The best Port Ellen! (so far...)
A review of Port Ellen 1983 "Golden Cask".
30 Jun 2008  Mackmyra, the first release
A review of Mackmyra's newest single malt: "The first release".
14 Jun 2008  Young Ardbegs - the full set!
A review of five young Ardbeg bottlings, ranging from "Very Young Ardbeg" to "Ardbeg Renaissance".
01 Jun 2008  Aged akvavit
A review of fourteen Swedish and Norwegian oak-aged akvavits.
29 May 2008  Ardbeg Corryvreckan
A review of "Ardbeg Corryvreckan", the latest Ardbeg Committee bottling.
16 May 2008  Laphroaig Càirdeas
4 May 2008  The Whisky Fair in Limburg
12 Mar 2008  Cutty Sark
9 Mar 2008  Ballantine's and Chivas
17 Feb 2008  Linköping Whisky Expo
22 Dec 2007  The "Whisky Ship" in Zürich
11 Nov 2007  Christmas Cognacs
A review of Delamain's and Grönstedt's Christmas XO cognacs compared to their standard XO:s
23 Oct 2007  Stockholm Beer (and whisky) Festival
21 Sep 2007  Mackmyra Preludium #5
5 May 2007  Mackmyra - Swedish whisky!
18 Feb 2007  Benriach extravaganza
10 Dec 2006  Whisky of the month: Clynelish
8 Dec 2006  Report from "The Whisky Ship"
30 Nov 2006  St. Andrew's day whisky dinner
24 Jul 2006  Aberlour
4 Apr 2006  Dramming with Alan, Lukas & Philipp
11 Dec 2005  The Whisky Ship
11 Nov 2005  Rare Malts
7 Jun 2005  Longrow
24 May 2005  Five malts from SMWS
14 May 2005  Five Connoiseur's Choice minis
3 May 2005  New whisky of the month - another T-whisky
19 Apr 2005  Various vintages
13 Apr 2005  Talisker tastings
5 Dec 2004  My whisky November
6 Feb 2004  Ardbeg marathon
7 Dec 2003  Whisky Ship
2 Nov 2003  Rarities
30 Mar 2003  Canadian whisky
28 Feb 2003  Bowmore tasting
12 Dec 2002  Big update