[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 484 views] | Written by: Gal Granov
Mortlach 22 ‘Platinum Old and Rare’ [Hunter Laing]

Another Indie today by Hunter Laing, this time a 22 year old Mortlach, which also sells for a hefty price of £335 (at the Whisky Shop). This is also a sample sent for review to the W club tasting panel – so cheers guys!. When you hear the name Mortlach you immediately think about BIG sherry, meaty notes, bouillon and …

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[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Mortlach 22 ‘Platinum Old and Rare’ [Hunter Laing]

Another Indie today by Hunter Laing, this time a 22 year old Mortlach, which also sells for a hefty price of £335 (at the Whisky Shop). This is also a sample sent for review to the W club tasting panel – so cheers guys!. When you hear the name Mortlach you immediately think about BIG sherry, meaty notes, bouillon and …

[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Cambus Sovereign 1964 50 yo single grain – Review

Older Grains are among my favourite drams recently (If I can get them), and usually you can get awesome very old grain (30 and older) for much cheaper than you would have to pay for a similarly aged single malt. This however is not the cheapest of them, at 420 quid, this is quite an expensive grain, but hey 50 …

[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Rockpool 1995  – Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) – Review

We’re back!
Passover is over (Thank goodness), and the malt can flow again. I’ve chosen to get into posting tasting notes mood with the latest offering from indie bottler Wemyss Malts. Their latest batch of single casks features the following casks:

“The Rockpool” 1995 single cask from Bowmore Distilery, Islay, Cask Strength
“Foraged Fruit Fool” 1991 single cask from Blair Athol Distillery, Highlands
“Toffee …

[2 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
New Release : Tomatin Cú Bocán virgin oak – Review

Another NAS to end the whisky week , and this time another new release from Tomatin. Previous Cú Bocán versions reviewed here were the original (containing Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon casks) , sherry, 1989 vintage, and now this – 100% matured in virgin oak. The Cú Bocán is made from peated spirit, and it is really interesting to see …

[1 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Arran Malt turns 18–how time flies! – A review

How times flies..
I’ve been watching the Arran malt grow up, and the past few years’ releases were just brilliant. As I’ve noted before, the Arran liquid seems to get better with each year it spends in the casks (It’s not always the case), and after the excellent 17 yo of last year, and the lovely 16 yo comes the first …

[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Skye’s the limit? –Talisker ‘Skye’, NAS  – Review

Photo by : http://maltwhisky100.com/
TALISKER SKYE is the newest release from the distillery on the Isle of Skye. And Yes, it’s the 4th release in a row from Talisker in the last couple of years, stating with the Storm , Dark Storm, and Port Ruighe.  The Israeli market is quite delayed, and only a few months ago Storm arrived here, with …

[30 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
New From Tomatin : Cask Strength Release – Review

This week is going to feature quite a few newly released NAS whiskies. But I am happy to say the NAS I am reviewing are really nice ones, well priced (you know, relatively) and are of very good quality, so not many rants on my side. When the whisky is good and not over the top, no need for further …

[29 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Whisky Israel (and me) Nominated for Whisky blogger of the year 2015

I’m honored and proud to announce that Whisky Israel (this blog, yes)  has been nominated by the board from the International Whisky Competition, as one of the best 25 best Whisky Bloggers.
Now this is the part where you come into the picture… Since the winner is the blog who gets the most votes, I need your help.
Please help me by  …

[26 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
New release : Glenmorangie Tùsail – Review

The Tùsail  is the latest Glenmorangie to be released, in fact it’s the 6th release from Glenmorangie’s Private Edition range. Tùsail  stands for “originary” in Gaelic, and this time Glenmorangie chose an unusual strain of Barley called “Maris Otter” which was floor-malted by hand using traditional techniques.
Maris Otter is a rich winter variety of barley first introduced in 1965. It …

[25 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Whisky Live TLV take I–Tasting  Isle of Jura 1984

Yesterday as planned I visited Whisky Live TLV which was held for the second year in a row, As always it was nice meeting many friends and blog readers from the growing Israeli whisky community as well as some cool guests from the whisky industry who were lucky enough to journey here from Europe.. I tasted quite a few whiskies, …