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Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 1990 Edition

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The Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 1990 – Another release from the Diageo stable that I have had for AGES, but never properly written about.  Representing the Highlands in the Diageo Classic Malts Collection Dalwhinnie, together with Oban, Glenkinchie, Lagavulin and Talisker complete the collection aof the six original malts launched and marketed together by United distillers in 1988.

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Three Ships Pinotage Cask Whisky

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The year 2016 started with a BANG.  I started my tasting year with a special South African Dram.  It was the Three Ships PX Cask, the first in their Three Ships Masters Collection. This year,  I am fortunate to start on an even bigger BANG.  First up is another Three Ships Masters Collection release, the Three Ships Pinotage Cask Finish.  A 15 yo blend from the beautiful Wellington in the Western Cape.  What makes it so very special is the aging in the Pinotage Casks. 

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Winner: Whisky of the Year 2016 Edition

 2016 Whisky of the Year Edition winner

One of the last things I do on the blog for each year is choose my top whisky for the year.  I take a look at all the whiskies that was rated Divine and through a blind taste test, I find who is the ultimate winner – my Whisky of the Year.  I have tried some amazing drams over the years.  And this year is no exception.  During this year, there has been wonderful whiskies that left a smile on our faces but also a few that had me reach for the antacids. 

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Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 yo whisky

Glenfiddich Gran Reserva single malt whisky

John got this bottle of 21 yo Glenfiddich Gran Reserva as a gift and I decided why not. Lets end this year on an old note. We stared this year with the Three Ships PX cask. We will start next year with the Three Ships Pinotage Cask.  But first, I end 2016 on a high note with the Glenfiddich Gran Reserva finished in Caribbean Rum casks.

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From Orkney island: Ballantine’s Scapa

Ballantines Scapa Signature Edition blended whisky

I have often written about our love for Ballantine’s whisky.  Ballantine’s Finest was the first blended dram to earn our Divine rating.  Not even our beloved Johnnie Walker Black could achieve that.  We try to extend our Ballantine’s whisky collection whenever we can. Chivas Brothers launched four Ballantine’s expressions under the new line, Signature Distillery Editions.   Scapa (targeted at the Korean market), Glenburgie (release for travel retail), Miltonduff and Glentauchers.

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