Chieftain’s 1995 Mortlach 15 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. There's a saying about Speyside's  Dufftown that goes "Rome was built on seven hills but Dufftown stands on seven stills." Even though I've never visited Dufftown, I'm pretty sure the differences don't stop there. Rome, for example, does not focus much on booze and booze-making in its … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1995 Mortlach 15 Year Old – Review

Advertisements

Chieftain’s 1992 Ardmore 18 Year Old – Reviewed

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The Highland version of Ardmore (in the early 1800's there was an Ardmore distillery on Islay that was eventually bought by Lagavulin) was built in 1898 by Adam Teacher, the son of Teacher's Highland Cream founder William Teacher. It's distinct, peated Highland character instantly … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1992 Ardmore 18 Year Old – Reviewed

Chieftain’s 1999 Glendullan 11 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Yet another distillery under Diageo's extremely large umbrella that's rarely seen outside its role as a blend ingredient. In Glendullan's case, it has been bottled under the Singleton name since 2007 as a 12 year old, but not currently in any other distillery release. … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1999 Glendullan 11 Year Old – Review

Chieftain’s 1996 Isle Of Jura 14 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. I'm anxious for the people of the Isle of Jura, all 200 of them, give or take a few hearty souls. Reading up on the island, I've learned that they are outnumbered nearly 35 to 1 by the large, locally prolific, and usually docile … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1996 Isle Of Jura 14 Year Old – Review

Chieftain’s 1982 Teaninich 28 Year Old – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Teaninich...yet another single malt scotch whose name receives a mild butchering by non-Scots/Gaelic speakers and even seems to create a bit of confusion amongst lauded Scottish whisky experts. Michael Jackson offers the pronunciations "tee-ninick" or "chee-ninick" in his Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch … Continue reading Chieftain’s 1982 Teaninich 28 Year Old – Review

Chieftain’s 2000 Strathisla 10 Year Old

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. Strathisla is one of Northern Scotland's oldest functioning distilleries, getting its start in 1786 thanks to George Taylor and Alexander Milne who had then named the site Milltown. Some sources even claim that Strathisla is the oldest continuously run distillery in Scotland, though there should perhaps … Continue reading Chieftain’s 2000 Strathisla 10 Year Old

Chieftain’s The Cigar Malt, 15 Year Old Speyside – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. I'm not afraid to admit that I hate cigars. A shocking, divisive, and opprobrious statement, if there ever was one, I'm sure. Perhaps I haven't really ever experienced a good cigar, I don't know, I also don't really care. I've been in the presence of … Continue reading Chieftain’s The Cigar Malt, 15 Year Old Speyside – Review