Author Archives: Diego del Mercato

Springbank 1998 (PSI Cask)

I’m not exactly sure if this is a ten or eleven year old Springbank, but it’s a 1998 vintage released in 2009 for the Australian market and matured in a selection of small casks (sherry mainly I’d think) before presumably being dumped into cask 08/2631- the cask number detailed on the bottle. An experimental precursor then,

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Heartwood The Toddler

A whisky from Tasmanian independent bottler Heartwood who, in my somewhat limited experience, have a very good track record with their bottlings. I tried a wee sip of this amongst some other Heartwoods at a tasting the other day but, knowing that I had a sample waiting at home, I thought I’d wait until I

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A Whisky Adventure

As an international man of leisure now that my family are on holiday back home in Cornwall (please come back soon!), I attended a “whisky event” here in Melbourne yesterday. I don’t normally go to these type of things, not only due to family commitments and priorities though. It’s also not really my thing, I

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Glenmorangie Astar

In a previous Glenmorangie review I noted my partiality to the house style, in particular to the reliable 10 year old throughout the heat of summer. While we’re still a couple of months away from summer here, somebody forgot to tell The Weather this little fact and we’re enjoying the hottest October on record (so far) in these

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