Isle of Jura whisky, circa 1999

00 - 30/12/1996 - MY AMAZING DISCOVERY  - How it all began
01 - 01/01/1997 - Vintage Islay Malt NAS - Chivas Regal Royal Salute - Teacher's '60' - ...
02 - 05/02/1997 - Allt-A-Bhainne 12yo - Glenlochy 1977 - Mortlach 1984/1995 Centenary Reserve
03 - 11/04/1997 - Longmorn 15yo - Knockando 1979 - Dalwhinnie 15yo - Tamdhu NAS - ...
04 - 08/06/1997 - Bowmore 12yo - Benriach 10yo - Bushmill's 10yo - Blackbarrel NAS - Tullamore Dew NAS
05 - 15/07/1997 - Ardbeg 1974/1995 - Ardbeg 19yo - Ardbeg 1972 Cask Strength
06 - 30/08/1997 - Macallan 12yo - Cardhu 12yo - Bowmore 6yo 1989/1996 - Macallister 8yo
07 - 18/10/1997 - 5 official Glenmorangie miniatures; 10yo - 18yo - Madeira WF - Port WF - Sherry WF
08 - 07/11/1997 - Macallan 18yo - Mortlach 16yo - Bowmore 12yo - Chivas Century of Malts - ...
09 - 15/12/1997 - Laphroaig 10yo - Blairmhor 8yo - Strathglen 12yo - Jameson 12yo - ...

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10 - 01/01/1998 - THE WORST WHISKIES IN THE WORLD  - Memories of a horrid past
11 - 05/02/1998 - Balvenie 15yo 1980 - Glenturret 12yo - Scapa 8yo 1989 - Bowmore 'Surf' - ...
12 - 25/03/1998 - Ardbeg 17yo - Ardbeg 1974/1995 (Connoisseur's Choice)
13 - 12/05/1998 - Singleton 1981 - Original Mackinlay 21yo - Johnnie Walker Red Label
14 - 15/06/1998 - Cardhu 12yo - Knockando 1982
15 - 28/08/1998 - Balvenie 21yo Port - Longmorn 8yo 1989 - Longmorn 15yo - Longmorn 1963/1996 - ...
16 - 11/11/1998 - Glenugie 16yo 1980/1997 - Hillside 25yo 1971/1997 - Millburn 1971/1993
17 - 23/11/1998 - Three Speysiders; Aberlour 10yo - Balvenie 10yo - Dufftown 10yo
18 - 05/12/1998 - Macallan 18yo 1976/1995 - Glengoyne 12yo - Tormore 12yo - Black Bottle 10yo
19 - 30/12/1998 - Blair Athol 12yo - Glenfarclas 105 - Linkwood 12yo 1984/1996 - Glendullan 8yo

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20 - 01/01/1999 - THE RITUAL  -  How I enjoy to enjoy my single malts
21 - 08/01/1999 - Springbank 1969 - Talisker 18yo CS - Linkwood 15yo - Longrow 8yo - Glen Ord 12yo - ...
22 - 21/03/1999 - YB 'Why Be' - Balvenie 15yo 1980/1996 - Balvenie 21yo Port - Glenrothes 1985/1997
23 - 30/04/1999 - Ardbeg 1974/1995 - Ardbeg 1975 - Bladnoch 1984 - Linkwood 12yo 1984/1996 - ...
24 - 14/06/1999 - Old Rhosdhu 5yo - Tamdhu 12yo 1984/1996 - Inverleven 21yo 1966/1988 - Paddy NAS
25 - 30/06/1999 - Lagavulin 16yo - Lagavulin 1979 DE - Ardbeg 17yo - Macallan 10yo 100 Proof - ...
26 - 18/07/1999 - Glenlivet 18yo - Dailuaine 1971/1992 - Glen Spey 21yo
27 - 20/08/1999 - Glendullan 8yo - Scapa 8yo 1989/1997 - Glengoyne 10yo - Glengoyne 12yo - ...
28 - 28/11/1999 - Ardbeg 8yo 1991/1999 - Knockando 1982 - Balvenie 21yo Port - Longmorn 1963/1995 - ...
29 - 27/12/1999 - Status Report Phase 1; Part 1

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30 - 01/01/2000 - THE SYSTEM  -  Explanation of my rating system
31 - 22/01/2000 - Ardbeg 8yo 1991/1999 - Ardbeg 17yo - Laphroaig 10yo - Laphroaig 15yo - ...
32 - 05/02/2000 - Glenturret 1978 C/S- Blair Athol 12yo - Dalwhinnie 15yo - Glen Keith 1983 - ...
33 - 01/04/2000 - Caol Ila 20yo 1974/1995 - Caol Ila 21yo 1975/1997 - Caol Ila 1981/1995 - Bladnoch 1980/1997 - ...
34 - 15/04/2000 - Ben Nevis 8yo 1990/1999 - Loch Dhu 10yo - Glen Garioch 15yo - Scapa 1985/1995 - ...
35 - 23/05/2000 - Springbank CV - Glen Scotia 14yo - Glenallachie 11yo 1985 - Coleburn 14yo 1983 - ...
36 - 24/05/2000 - Glenlivet 12yo - Glenlivet 21yo - Glenkinchie 21yo 1978/1999 - Glenfarclas 105
37 - 25/05/2000 - Ardbeg 8yo 1991/1999 - Ardbeg 10yo - Ardbeg 17yo - Laphroaig 10yo - Laphroaig 15yo
38 - 26/05/2000 - St. Magdalene 1965 - Cragganmore 1976/1993 - Glen Mhor 20yo 1977/1998 - ...
39 - 30/06/2000 - Loch Dhu 10yo - Cockburn 6yo - Ardbeg 10yo - Strathisla 12yo - Glen Grant 10yo - ...

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40 - 01/07/2000 - PREJUDICED, MOI?  -  Am I being unfair to 'inferior' vatted malts and blends?
41 - 05/07/2000 - Caol Ila 21yo 1975 - Glenkinchie 21yo 1978 - Inchgower 19yo 1977 - G'farclas 105 - ...
42 - 25/07/2000 - Bowmore NAS 'Legend' - Bowmore 12yo - Bowmore 17yo - Bowmore 21yo
43 - 28/07/2000 - Glenkinchie 1986 DE - Dalwhinnie 1981 DE - Oban 1984 DE - Glenmorangie 10yo - ...
44 - 30/07/2000 - Glentromie 12yo - Glenlivet 21yo - Glen Garioch 15yo - Glen Mhor 20yo 1977 - ...
45 - 01/08/2000 - Loch Lomond NAS - Inchmurrin 10yo - Glenlivet 21yo
46 - 06/08/2000 - Glen Grant NAS - Glen Grant 10yo - Glenkinchie 10yo - Glenfiddich NAS - ...
47 - 19/08/2000 - Inchgower 12yo - Inchgower 19yo 1977/1997 - Glendronach 9yo 1987/1997
48 - 23/08/2000 - Aberlour 10yo - Bowmore 12yo - Longmorn 15yo - Lammerlaw 10yo
49 - 26/08/2000 - Bowmore NAS 'Darkest' - Caol Ila 21yo 1975 - Macallan 10yo 100 Proof - Arran NAS - ...

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50 - 01/09/2000 - TOP 10 TIPPLE  -  A quick look at my ten favourite (commercial) malts
51 - 07/09/2000 - Glen Salen NAS - Glen Green 5yo - Te Bheag NAS - House of Lords 12yo - ...
52 - 24/09/2000 - Glenrothes 1985/1997 - Macleod's 8yo - Inchgower 12yo - Glentromie 12yo
53 - 07/10/2000 - Bowmore NAS 'Darkest' - Tomatin 10yo - Old Fettercairn 10yo - Tullibardine 10yo - ...
54 - 15/10/2000 - Caol Ila 21yo 1975/1997 - Glengoyne 12yo - Oban 14yo - Glen Garioch 15yo
55 - 20/10/2000 - Lagavulin 14yo 1984 - Balvenie 15yo 1980/1996 - Rosebank 8yo 1983/1992
56 - 21/10/2000 - Balvenie 21yo Port Wood - Lagavulin 16yo - Macallan 12yo - Singleton 1981 - ...
57 - 23/10/2000 - Dallas Dhu 10yo - Lochside 10yo - Tomintoul 12yo - Caol Ila 1981/1995 - ...
58 - 25/10/2000 - Arran NAS - Ardbeg 8yo 1991/1999 - Convalmore 15yo 1983 - Glen Keith 1983 - ...
59 - 28/10/2000 - Scapa 1985/1995 - Glenfiddich 15yo Solera - Highland Park 12yo - Macallan 12yo - ...

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60 - 01/11/2000 - MALTS & MEALS  -  What's wrong with eating and drinking?
61 - 15/11/2000 - Littlemill 8yo - Glencadam 1987/1997 - Aultmore 11yo 1985 - Ben Nevis 8yo 1990 - ...
62 - 22/11/2000 - Glenesk 1984/1997 - Strathmill 10yo - Tullibardine 10yo - Arran NAS -...
63 - 25/11/2000 - Balvenie 12yo 'Doublewood' - Laphroaig 15yo - Original Mackinlay 21yo
64 - 29/11/2000 - Glenmorangie NAS 'Cellar 13' - Glenmorangie 18yo - Loch Lomond NAS - ...
65 - 02/12/2000 - Tomintoul 12yo - Scapa 1985 - Pittyvaich 18yo 1976 - Old Pulteney 12yo - ...
66 - 08/12/2000 - Glendronach 9yo 1987 - Glendronach 15yo - Ardmore 1981/1995 - Ardbeg 10yo - ...
67 - 09/12/2000 - Caol Ila 1975 - Caol Ila 1981 - Old Fettercairn 10yo - Bowmore Cask Strength - ...
68 - 26/12/2000 - Glenmorangie 18yo - Glenfarclas 12yo - Tobermory NAS - Glen Grant NAS
69 - 29/12/2000 - Macallan 1990 Speymalt - Macallan 10yo - Macallan 10yo 100 Proof - Macallan 12yo - ...

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70 - 01/01/2001 - THE 52-CHALLENGE  -  My pet project for 2001
71 - 06/01/2001 - Linkwood 1984 - Old Fettercairn 10yo - Knockdhu 12yo - Cockburn 6yo - ...
72 - 13/01/2001 - Ben Wyvis 10yo - Ardnave 10yo - Campbeltown 8yo - Skye 8yo - Ileach NAS - ...
73 - 25/01/2001 - Saint Magdalene 19yo 1979 - Glenmorangie Madeira - Dailuaine 16yo - ...
74 - 03/02/2001 - Rosebank 8yo - Littlemill 8yo - Ben Nevis 9yo 1990/1999 - Tomintoul 12yo - ...
75 - 17/02/2001 - Connemara NAS - Tyrconnell NAS - Locke's NAS - Jameson NAS
76 - 27/02/2001 - Scapa 12yo - Scapa 1985/1995 - Benrinnes 15yo - Craigellachie 1983/1994 - ...
77 - 14/03/2001 - Bowmore 32yo 1968/2000 - Braes of Glenlivet 1977/2000 - Millburn 1974/2000 - ...
78 - 31/03/2001 - Saint Magdalene 19yo 1979 - Talisker 10yo - Ardbeg 10yo - Ardbeg 17yo
79 - 30/04/2001 - Lagavulin 14yo 1984/1999 - Lagavulin 16yo (2x) - Vintage Islay 5yo (2x) - ...

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80 - 01/05/2001 - MY MALTOHOLISM  -  The wallet-shattering events that lead to my Big Ban
81 - 12/05/2001 - Mosstowie 1977/1999 - Ardbeg 1978/1997 - Clynelish 11yo 1989/2001
82 - 19/05/2001 - Rosebank 11yo 1989/2001 - Aberfeldy 9yo 1991/2000 - Clynelish 8yo 1990/1998
83 - 26/05/2001 - Glenfiddich 12yo - Glenfiddich 15yo Solera - Glenlivet 12yo - Dalmore 12yo
84 - 03/06/2001 - Five versions of Glenfarclas; NAS Heritage - NAS 105 - 8yo - 12yo - 21yo
85 - 19/06/2001 - Four F&F's; Blair Athol 12yo - Benrinnes 15yo - Dufftown 15yo - Dailuaine 16yo - ...
86 - 30/06/2001 - Ben Nevis 10yo - Glengoyne 10yo - Tomintoul 10yo
87 - 28/07/2001 - North Port-Brechin 1981/1998 - Glencadam 1987/1997 - Glenesk 1984/1997 - ...
88 - 01/08/2001 - Braes of Glenlivet 15yo - Bruichladdich 15yo - Linkwood 15yo - Linkwood 11yo
89 - 21/09/2001 - Big Summer Report; Aberlour A'bunadh - Macallan 18yo 1982 - Balblair 16yo - ...

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90 - 01/10/2001 - THE FOUR SEASONS  -  Weather, whisky & some seasonal suggestions
91 - 15/10/2001 - Scapa 12yo - Highland Park 12yo 1988 - Highland Park 12yo - Highland Park 18yo
92 - 27/10/2001 - Glentauchers 1979 - Glendronach 12yo - Glendronach 15yo - Strathisla 12yo - Strathmill 10yo - ...
93 - 11/11/2001 - Port Ellen 18yo 1981 - Caperdonich 1980/1998 - Teaninich 1982/1998 - ...
94 - 18/11/2001 - Macallan 18yo 1982 - Glenfarclas 21yo - Glenesk 1984/1997 - Old Pulteney 12yo - ...
95 - 22/11/2001 - Ardbeg 25yo 'Lord of the Isles' - Balvenie 17yo Islay Cask - Bladnoch 10yo - ...
96 - 03/12/2001 - Glenlossie 10yo 1989 - Convalmore 15yo 1983 - Pittyvaich 18yo 1976 - ...
97 - 07/12/2001 - Ledaig 20yo - Bruichladdich 15yo - Bowmore NAS Cask Strength - ...
98 - 08/12/2001 - Longmorn Glenlivet 12yo - Glenrothes 8yo - North Port 1981 - Tamnavulin 12yo - ...
99 - 09/12/2001 - Springbank 21yo - Mannochmore 20yo 1974 - Royal Brackla 20yo 1978 - ...

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100 - 31/12/2001 - MISSION STATUS  -  What have I learned during phase 1 of my mission?
101 - 01/01/2002 - Aberfeldy 1978/1996 - Allt-A-Bhainne 1989/1999 - Auchroisk 10yo - Arran NAS - Ardbeg 10yo - ...
102 - 19/01/2002 - Saint Magdalene 19yo 1979 - Laphroaig 'Laudable' 15yo 1985 - Dallas Dhu 10yo - ...
103 - 16/02/2002 - Glendronach 12yo 'Traditional' - Glendronach 15yo 'Sherry' - Longmorn 12yo - Longmorn 15yo - ...
104 - 23/02/2002 - Tomintoul 14yo - Oban 14yo - Glen Scotia 14yo
105 - 02/03/2002 - Glenmorangie Madeira Wood Finish - Dalmore 12yo - Glenturret 12yo - ...
106 - 31/03/2002 - Ardmore 11yo 1990 - Aultmore 1989/1999 - Arran NAS - Auchentoshan 3 Wood - ...
107 - 01/04/2002 - Lagavulin 16yo (3x) - Lagavulin 14yo 1988 - Dun Bheagan 8yo - Fuaran Ile 1991 - Finlaggan - ...
108 - 06/04/2002 - Bunnahabhain 12yo (2x) - Bruichladdich 10yo / 15yo / 20yo - Bowmore 15yo - ...
109 - 30/04/2002 - Balmenach 10yo - Banff 18yo 1980 - Bladnoch 1987 - Edradour 10yo - Loch Dhu 10yo- ...

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110 - 01/05/2002 - MALTS & MOVIES  -  Cask Strength Cinemagination
111 - 03/05/2002 - Auchroisk 11yo 1989 - Mortlach 12yo 1989 - Oban 14yo - Balvenie 12yo DW - ...
112 - 09/05/2002 - Benrinnes (2x) - Benromach 19yo 1978 - Braes of Glenlivet 17yo 1979 - ...
113 - 15/05/2002 - Port Ellen 22yo 1978/2000 - Bowmore 15yo - Bowmore Darkest - Bowmore C/S - ...
114 - 20/05/2002 - Balvenie 17yo Islay Cask - Benriach 12yo 1986 - Balblair 10yo - Brackla 6yo 1994 - ...
115 - 25/05/2002 - Glenlivet 12yo French Oak - Glenfiddich 12yo, 15yo Solera & 15yo Cask Strength - ...
116 - 31/05/2002 - Glen Scotia 9yo - Glen Scotia 14yo - Springbank 10yo - MacDuff 11yo 1989 - ...
117 - 01/06/2002 - Convalmore (2x) - Linkwood 12yo 1989 - Balmenach 10yo - Aberlour A'bunadh #7 - ...
118 - 20/06/2002 - Macallan (12x) - Ardbeg 24yo 1975/2000 OMC - Saint Magdalene 19yo 1979 - ...
119 - 31/07/2002 - Glenallachie 8yo 1991/1999 - Dailuaine 16yo - Inchgower 12yo - Talisker 10yo - ...

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120 - 01/08/2002 - LOSING MY RELIGION - The perfect single malt doesn't exist; so now what?
121 - 10/08/2002 - Aberfeldy 12yo - Aberfeldy 1978/1996 - Royal Brackla 16yo 1984/2001 - ...
122 - 31/08/2002 - Balblair NAS - Littlemill 8yo - Lochside 10yo - Tamnavulin 12yo - Glen Moray NAS - ...
123 - 06/09/2002 - Brora 19yo 1982 - Brora 24yo 1977 - Brora 28yo 1971 - Brora 29yo 1972 - ...
124 - 04/10/2002 - Campbeltown Investigations: Springbank (6x) & Glen Scotia (3x)
125 - 31/10/2002 - Sheep Dip 8yo - Famous Grouse 12yo 1989 - Corriemhor Cigar Reserve - ...
126 - 11/11/2002 - Suntory 12yo 'Yamazaki' - Slyrs 3yo - Ankara 5yo - Glenroc NAS - Clonmel 8yo - ...
127 - 22/11/2002 - Talisker 20yo 1981 - Tactical 19yo 1980 - Port Ellen 24yo 1978 - Caol Ila 1978 - ...
128 - 28/12/2002 - Auchentoshan 3 Wood - Bladnoch 1987 - Bladnoch 1988 - Bladnoch 1992 C/S - ...
129 - 29/12/2002 - Rosebank 1979 - Saint Magdalene 1975 - Linlithgow 18yo - Linlithgow 26yo -

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130 - 01/01/2003 - THE BIG CRUNCH - The sudden implosion of my collection
131 - 31/01/2003 - Port Ellen 18yo 1981/2000 - Port Ellen 22yo 1978/2000  - Caol Ila 1989/2001 - ...
132 - 05/02/2003 - Ardbeg 8yo 1992 - Ardbeg 9yo 1990 - Ardbeg 24yo 1975 - Ardbeg 27yo 1973 - ...
133 - 28/02/2003 - Laphroaig 1985/2000 - Laphroaig 1983/1999 - Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength - ...
134 - 01/03/2003 - Lagavulin 12yo Special Release - Lagavulin 16yo - six 'bastard' Islay malts
135 - 21/03/2003 - Bowmore 15yo 'Mariner - Bowmore 17yo - Springbank 1997/2002 - ...
136 - 01/04/2003 - Bruichladdich 1983/2001 - Bruichladdich 1986/1998 - Lochindaal 10yo
137 - 19/04/2003 - Ledaig NAS (2x) - Ledaig 5yo 1993/1998 - Ledaig 7yo - Ledaig 20yo
138 - 30/04/2003 - International Walpurgis Session: Germany, France, Belgium, Tasmania
139 - 29/05/2003 - The Big Crash: Glencadam 1985 - Glenglassaugh 1973 - MacDuff 11yo 1990 - ...

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140 - 01/07/2003 - SCOTLAND PILDRAMMAGE 2003 - My very first visit to Scotland was a blast.
141 - 17/07/2003 - Chieftains & Provenance session at De Still: 3 x Chieftain's & 3 x McGibbon's.
142 - 18/08/2003 - Texel Tasting: Speyside 10yo - Glen Elgin 12yo - Glenlivet 18yo - Balvenie 25yo - ...
143 - 01/09/2003 - Ardbeg 1975 - Glen Mhor 12yo - Glengoyne 21yo - Glen Mhor 22yo - Glen Ord 23yo - ...
144 - 10/09/2003 - Balmenach 11yo - Banff 18yo - Blair Athol 13yo - Longmorn-Glenlivet 1971 - ...
145 - 20/09/2003 - Ardmore 12yo - Aultmore 12yo - Dailuaine 1974 - Longrow 13yo - Tomintoul 16yo - ...
146 - 21/09/2003 - Ardbeg 11yo 1991 - Clynelish 10yo - Clynelish 14yo - Clynelish 18yo - ...
147 - 19/10/2003 - Braes of Glenlivet 12yo - Cragganmore 1976/1993 - Imperial 18yo 1982 - ...
148 - 25/10/2003 - Glen Albyn 22yo - Glenglassaugh 1986/1998 - Glenfarclas 1983/2001 - ...
149 - 31/10/2003 - Ardbeg 1974 Provenance - Bowmore 1965 Full Strength - Lagavulin 23yo Mission - ...

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150 - 01/11/2003 - DRAMSTERDAM 2003 DIARY - Special Two Page Report ( 1 / 2 )
151 - 01/01/2004 - The 'A' List; 10 x Aberlour & 3 x Aberfeldy. Aberlour wins the argument.
152 - 15/01/2003 - Sampling Session at De Still with Stewart Laing. Fun was had by all.
153 - 29/01/2004 - Mark Adams crossed the Atlantic for the second time in two months.
154 - 07/03/2004 - Whisky Live London 2004 - Some preliminary scores and observations.
155 - 30/04/2004 - Walpurgisnacht 2004: Whiskies from the World.
156 - 10/05/2004 - North End tasting in Leiden: Going back to blends.
157 - 18/05/2004 - Christmas in May - a festive tasting of three Brora's.
158 - 21/05/2004 - More Deviant Drams - Another assortment of oddities & rarities.
159 - 31/05/2004 - Golden Oldies - including three respectable old G&M bottlings.

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160 - 01/06/2004 - BORDERLINE PERSONALITIES - Is Dalwhinnie a Highlander or a Speysider?
161 - 03/06/2004 - Cadenhead's Revisited: Another selection from Andries' Cadenhead's collection.
162 - 06/06/2004 - D-Day 2004: Six Deviant Blinds. A clash of alcoholic cultures.
163 - 15/06/2004 - Cadenhead's Revisited (Virtually this time...)
164 - 21/06/2004 - Midsummer Night's Ardbeggeddon: Six spectacular Ardbegs.
165 - 30/06/2004 - A Passion for Port Ellen: 3 PE's & my new Top 10 Distilleries.
166 - 01/07/2004 - Closing the books on 'A': 2 x Allt A'Bhainne, 1x Aultmore, etc.
167 - 03/07/2004 - The Big Push (Part 1): Cardhu, Deanston, Glentauchers, Hazelburn, etc.
168 - 11/07/2004 - The Big Push (Part 2): Ben Nevis, Dufftown, Glenlochy, Royal Lochnagar, etc.
169 - 22/07/2004 - A Bunch of Bowmores: Four Blackadder Raw Casks, one Hart Borthers & more.

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170 - 12/08/2004 - MACS & MUSIC - Diving into my collection of modern music & malts.
171 - 21/08/2004 - Clash of the Cooleys; 4 Irish whiskeys, including the first single grain whiskey.
172 - 31/08/2004 - Stock Shock; bringing law and order back to the shelves of my collection.
173 - 01/09/2004 - The Art of Whisky; nine divine drams from Italian bottler Wilson & Morgan.
174 - 11/09/2004 - Speyside Siblings & Alexander's 'Blinds'; just working on my 'malt mileage'.
175 - 12/09/2004 - Coast-to-Coast Dramming; a coastal trip from Clynelish to Springbank.
176 - 15/09/2004 - Meeting The New Mac; the introduction of Macallan's 'Fine Oak' series.
177 - 21/09/2004 - An Islay Adventure; about one of the best and one of the worst Bowmores.
178 - 25/09/2004 - Cleaning Out Cadenhead's; trying to make a dent in Andries' collection.
179 - 30/09/2004 - Exotica Caledonia; some pretty exotic samples from Olivier and Ho-cheng.

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180 - 01/10/2004 - BLIND AMBITION TOUR - Part 1: Talisker 1955, Longrow 1987, Jura Whisky 3yo, etc.
181 - 02/10/2004 - Blind Ambition Tour - Part 2: Glen Elgin 16yo 1985, Ardbeg 28yo 1972/2001, etc.
182 - 03/10/2004 - Blind Ambition Tour - Part 3: Ben Nevis 32yo 1971, Scapa 25yo 1975, etc.
183 - 14/10/2004 - More Speyside Siblings; a Speyburn, three Glendronachs and four Glenfarcli...
184 - 22/10/2004 - Malt-Market Malts - First Batch; four W&M's and five Douglas Laing OMC's.
185 - 01/11/2004 - Autumn Amsterdramming with Davin; mostly miniatures from the 1980's & 1990's.
186 - 06/11/2004 - Festival Fever; how I managed to 'do' the Leiden festival within a single hour.
187 - 11/11/2004 - Winter Walpurgis; Eastern European whiskies, Penderyn, Old Maltky, absinth...
188 - 21/11/2004 - Malt-Market Malts - Second Batch; fresh Wilson & Morgan bottles from Italy.
189 - 30/11/2004 - Eurotripping 2004; a quick 'Dram Diary' of the maniacal trip through Europe.

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190 - 01/12/2004 - MALT MANIACS AWARDS 2004 - My personal highlights for the 2004 Awards.
191 - 20/12/2004 - Speyside Survey Part 1; A report on pretty much the full Macallan range.
192 - 21/12/2004 - Speyside Survey Part 2; An almost exhaustive selection from Glenfiddich & Balvenie.
193 - 22/12/2004 - Speyside Survey Part 3; Some mainstream Speysiders (Glenrothes, Linkwood...)
194 - 23/12/2004 - Speyside Survey Part 4; More 'Mainstreamers' (Ardmore, Mortlach, Longmorn...)
195 - 24/12/2004 - Speyside Survey Part 5; Obscure Speysiders (Caperdonich, Glenlossie, Imperial...)
196 - 27/12/2004 - Scotland Coast-to-Coast 1; Glen Garioch, Kinclaith, Lochside & Teaninich.
197 - 28/12/2004 - Scotland Coast-to-Coast 2; Orkney distilleries - Highland Park & Scapa.
198 - 29/12/2004 - Scotland Coast-to-Coast 3; The final stretch - Skye, Mull & Islay.
199 - 30/12/2004 - Quantum Leap; a short and sweet report about my 1000th Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
200 - 31/12/2004 - La Grande Desillusion; as it turns out, I didn't 'officially' hit 1000 tasted malt whiskies yet...

 
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When I started MM in 1995 I still believed that the perfect single malt whisky existed, I just hadn't found it yet.
After sampling a few hundred whiskies I began to realise that the 'perfect' single malt whisky did not exist. But I also learned that there are huge differences in style between different malt whiskies, which kept me interested in trying new malt whiskies whenever I could. So, I just kept sampling whiskies and writing about them. By the end of 2009 my Liquid Log contained tasting notes on more than 3,000 different single malt whiskies - not to mention hundreds of blends, vatted malts, etc. That seemed like an excellent opportunity to switch to the brand new Google Blog. You can find links to the first 200 log entries below; click HERE for an overview of liquid log entry #200 and beyond.
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Aberfeldy - Aberlour - Ailsa Bay - Allt A' Bhainne - Ardbeg - Ardmore - Arran - Auchentoshan - Auchroisk
Aultmore - Balblair - Balmenach - Balvenie - Banff - Ben Nevis - Benriach - Benrinnes - Benromach
Ben Wyvis - Bladnoch - Blair Athol - Bowmore - Brackla - Braeval - Brora - Bruichladdich - Bunnahabhain
Caol Ila - Caperdonich - Cardhu - Clynelish - Coleburn - Convalmore - Cragganmore - Craigellachie
Dailuaine - Dallas Dhu - Dalmore - Dalwhinnie - Deanston - Dufftown - Edradour - Fettercairn - Glen Albyn
Glenallachie - Glenburgie - Glencadam - Glen Deveron - Glendronach - Glendullan - Glen Elgin - Glenfarclas
Glenfiddich - Glen Garioch - Glenglassaugh - Glengoyne - Glen Grant - Glen Keith - Glenkinchie - Glenlivet
Glenlochy - Glenlossie - Glen Mhor - Glenmorangie - Glen Moray - Glen Ord - Glenrothes - Glen Scotia
Glen Spey - Glentauchers - Glenturret - Glenugie - Glenury Royal - Highland Park - Imperial - Inchgower
Inverleven - Isle of Jura - Kilchoman - Killyloch - Kinclaith - Knockando - Knockdhu - Ladyburn - Lagavulin
Laphroaig - Ledaig - Linkwood - Linlithgow - Littlemill - Loch Lomond - Lochnagar - Lochside - Longmorn
Macallan - MacDuff - Mannochmore - Millburn - Miltonduff - Mortlach - Mosstowie - North Port / Brechin
Oban - Old Pulteney - Pittyvaich - Port Ellen - Pulteney - Rosebank - Royal Brackla - Royal Lochnagar
Saint Magdalene - Scapa - Speyburn - Speyside - Springbank - Strathisla - Strathmill - Talisker
Tamdhu - Tamnavulin - Teaninich - Tobermory - Tomatin - Tomintoul - Tormore - Tullibardine.

--When you're looking for notes on 'other' whisky types
--(blends, grain whiskies, vatted malt whiskies, etc,) you
--should check out the Deviant Drams section of the site.
 
It contains notes on all the blends and (single) grains that
I already mentioned, as well as vatted malts, the so-called
'bastard malts' and all the whiskies that are produced in
other countries than Scotland (Ireland, Japan, the US, etc.)

My liquid log started out in 1997 as a chronological record of
my quest to find the perfect single malt whisky. Since 1997,
I've discovered that the 'perfect' whisky doesn't exist - but I
just kept writing down my thoughts, opinions & tasting notes.
This Liquid Log has survived several crashes of the website.
As a result, I had to make some changes to the lay-out and
navigation. So, don't be alarmed if you experience feelings of
confusion along the way - that's perfectly natural. You can find
an overview of the first 200 entries (covering 1997-2004) on
this page. My old log became a Liquid Blog in 2005, which was
still an integral part of this website. However, in 2010 it was
about time that I switched to a brand new Blogspot Blog...

This Liquid Log is sort of an 'archive' section of the 400 tasting
reports and observations about whisky
that I've written since
1997. In 2012 I wrote my last liquid log entry for a while - but
I'll keep developing the other sections of Malt Madness further.

Highland Park (old bottle)

 

30/12/1996 - Log Entry #000 - My Amazing Discovery - How it all began
01/01/1998 - Log Entry #010 - The Worst Whiskies in the World  - Memories of a horrid past
01/01/1999 - Log Entry #020 - The Ritual  -  How I enjoy to enjoy my single malts
01/01/2000 - Log Entry #030 - The System  -  Explanation of my rating system
01/01/2001 - Log Entry #070 - The 52-Challenge  -  My pet project for 2001
01/10/2001 - Log Entry #090 - The Four Seasons  -  Weather, whisky & some seasonal suggestions
31/12/2001 - Log Entry #100 - Mission Status  -  What have I learned during phase 1 of my mission?
30/04/2003 - Log Entry #138 - International Walpurgis Session - Germany, France, Belgium, Tasmania
01/07/2003 - Log Entry #140 - Scotland Pildrammage 2003 - My very first visit to Scotland was a blast.
01/11/2003 - Log Entry #150 - Dramsterdam 2003 Diary - A special Two Page Report (here's page two of that report.)
15/09/2004 - Log Entry #176 - Meeting The New Mac - the introduction of Macallan's 'Fine Oak' series.
31/12/2004 - Log Entry #200 - La Grande Desillusion - as it turns out, I didn't 'officially' hit 1000 yet...
10/01/2005 - Log Entry #207 - Another Fraud? - We received an alarming report about a potential new fake bottling.
25/05/2005 - Log Entry #240 - Feis Ile 2005 - Davin & I arrive in Glasgow and do some dramming.
09/09/2005 - Log Entry #258 - Eye Candy; SMWS & 26 - a collection of wonderful and unconventional labels.
23/12/2005 - Log Entry #274 - 2005 Wrap-Up - an assembly of my final observations, comments and tasting notes for 2005.
19/02/2006 - Log Entry #287 - Festival Fever - a report about the Whisky Festival Noord Nederland in Groningen.
01/04/2006 - Log Entry #300 - The Big Crunch - How my Liquid Log finally crashed...
 

Scroll down for a complete overview of the first 200 log entries - or check out some of the 'highlights' below...

 

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