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12 oktober 2017
av David Tjeder
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Loch Dhu

The most notorious of whiskies? When a Facebook friend laughingly showed that he had found an open bottle of this ”classic”, I had to ask for a sample. I have always been of the opinion that all whiskies are interesting … Läs vidare

10 oktober 2017
av David Tjeder
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Reflections on the reopening of Brora and Port Ellen

Yesterday, a happy buzz went through the world of whisky. The Great News, in case you missed it, is this: Brora and Port Ellen will be reopening. Yes, it’s true: Brora. And Port Ellen. Will be. Reopening.

30 november 2016
av David Tjeder
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The re-branding of Bladnoch

The lowland distillery Bladnoch was bought up by Australian entrpreneur David Prior last year. A little more than a year ago, I voiced skepticism concerning the future of Bladnoch (in Swedish, sorry). It seemed to me that Prior was more … Läs vidare

28 september 2016
av David Tjeder
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Diageo’s special releases 2016: I dare you to open a bottle

The whisky year has reached its third quarter. Leaves will be falling off the trees soon. How do I know this? Because Ingvar Rönde’s Malt whisky yearbook is just out; because the Whisky show in London, which I will be … Läs vidare

23 april 2016
av David Tjeder
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”Know your spirit, know your wood”: An in-depth interview with Juliette Buchan at Gordon & MacPhail

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Juliette Buchan who works for the world’s biggest indpendent bottler of Scotch whisky as well as being the owners of Benromach distillery, Gordon & MacPhail. … Läs vidare

31 mars 2016
av David Tjeder
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I’ll be tasting that Mortlach 75 YO tomorrow

It’s true, it’s happening, yes you are right to dislike me, and yes you should be envious. Tomorrow, I’ll be attending a tasting led by Stuart Urquart at Gordon & MacPhail, during which a bottle of Mortlach 75 YO – … Läs vidare

9 mars 2016
av David Tjeder
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Why I won’t buy a bottle of Laphroaig Lore

Laphroaig has just released a new whisky, Lore. I’m terribly curious to try it. Perhaps it’s an awesome whisky. Perhaps it’s definitely worth the price tag of around £75. Perhaps not. After all, it’s a hefty price tag for a … Läs vidare

8 mars 2016
av David Tjeder
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If you love Ardbeg, you must love Ballantine’s

Today’s lesson in whisky history explains why lovers of Ardbeg need to show Ballantine’s some love. Here is the incontrovertible logic leading to this truth: Before I explain why this is, let’s take a look at the psychology of the … Läs vidare

2 mars 2016
av David Tjeder
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Amrut Spectrum: a fantastic whisky

Let’s hold off with the details concerning the production and just throw ourselves into the tasting notes, shall we? If you prefer reading about how the whisky was made, just skip to the end. On the nose: like most Amruts, … Läs vidare

18 november 2015
av David Tjeder
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Amrut intermediate sherry

I usually enjoy Amrut. A lot. For me, Kadhambam is just a great whisky, definitely on my top-twenty list of personal favourites; Fusion is a good one; and I really enjoyed naarangi; some of their single casks are really nice, … Läs vidare