Ganga wrote:Has anyone experienced a distillery that has generally been of lesser quality improving its profile?
Bowmore. Not necessarily a case of outright "lesser quality" in the past, but certainly one of abject inconsistency throughout much of the product range in years gone by.
Of late, I've been mightily impressed by both the 15YO Darkest and 18YO, each one in different ways. The limited edition cask strength 16YO releases have also been something of a revelation - especially the sensational 1991 Port Matured.
And then there's Glenlivet. From the distillery's recent 12YO through the 15YO French Oak Reserve to the truly exceptional 16YO Cask Strength NÃ durra (I've yet to pop the cork on the 21YO Archive, yet hear good things regarding this expression as well), there's much here that's worth taking note of.