[24 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 283 views] | Written by: Gal Granov
Two Indies from Denmark–Caol Ila 7 yo and Highland Park 1997

A few weeks ago as I was browsing through photos of whisky, cigars and food on Instagram (seems all my friends are either drinking, smoking or eating) I noticed an interesting image of 4 wee samples bottles filled with a hot sauce:

I was intrigued, and said I wanted to taste one. The internet is filled with nice people, and the …

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[24 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Two Indies from Denmark–Caol Ila 7 yo and Highland Park 1997

A few weeks ago as I was browsing through photos of whisky, cigars and food on Instagram (seems all my friends are either drinking, smoking or eating) I noticed an interesting image of 4 wee samples bottles filled with a hot sauce:

I was intrigued, and said I wanted to taste one. The internet is filled with nice people, and the …

[23 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Benriach 1991 – Whisky Agency "Mollusc & Medusa"–Review

A few days ago I visited a whisky buddy where we held a bit of a dramming evening together, nothing planned, all Impromptu. I brought over a few older Glenglassaugh samples (a post is coming soon, brilliant stuff single casks from the 1970’s) , and we also drank a few Indie bottlings, one of them was this. The Benriach does …

[22 Oct 2014 | One Comment | ]
Port Charlotte 12 year old–The Maltman

Been a while since I tasted a new cask from the Maltman, and every time it’s fun with this cool little IB. Port Charlotte, I love Port Charlotte, and this is the oldest PC I’ve tasted to date, it’s the oldest around I think. PC11 OB was brilliant, so how is one more year and a different cask will affect …

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
A couple of Wemyss malts from the latest release–Invergordon and Clynelish

Three weeks ago or so Came another single casks release by one of my favorite independent bottlers : Wemyss. as always, each malt (or grain in this instance) has a unique name which characteriszes it, I was lucky to be able to sample three of the recent batch (which was EPIC in size – 12 different casks). Two very different …

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Speaking of the devil–Bowmore Devil’s Cask  Batch 2 – Review

There are a few whiskies that attract a lot of attention every once in a while, and for some reason (well, for obvious reasons) Bowmore’’ Devil’s cask is one of them. It all started last year when the first edition came out, and sold out faster than lightning, then the price shot up in the secondary market (read: auction sites), …

[20 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
The new Glenmorangie Taghta – Review

A few weeks ago Glenmorangie released the Taghta (Scots Gaelic for ‘The Chosen One’), which is considered (according to Glenmorangie) to be “the world’s first crowd-sourced whisky”. I guess you would have to be living on the moon to not have heard about this whisky at some point as in the  the past 18 months whisky enthusiasts from more than …

[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
The new Ardmore ‘Legacy’ – Review

The last few weeks saw quite a few new whisky releases, and one from Ardmore (who now calls itself “The Ardmore”) is not something you see everyday. The new “Legacy” is replacing the old “traditional cask” which was also a NAS, but for some reason drops the ABV to 40% and maybe to make it more accessible also drops the …

[17 Oct 2014 | 31 Comments | ]
Celebrating our 1000th Post with Hankey Bannister–RAFFLE!

I am happy to be celebrating our 1000th post this week, a very important milestone, I had not even dreamed about 5 years ago when i started the blog and posted the “we’re open for business” post. How time flies.
So, after 5 years, countless whiskies tasted (at least a 1000, but many more i’ve not written about), many whisky friends …

[16 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Whisky PR and news digest , October 16th

Scotch Whiskymaker Compass Box Releases Smoky Sherried Sibling to the Award-Winning Great King Street Artist’s Blend

 
Scotch Whiskymaker Compass Box Releases Smoky Sherried Sibling to the Award-Winning Great King Street Artist’s Blend
“There is no Blended Scotch whisky quite like this.”
John Glaser – Compass Box Founder & Whiskymaker
GLASGOW BLEND is the second permanent whisky to be introduced to the Great King Street …

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Even More Hankey Bannister – the 40 year old

Yes, we’re coming to the end of our little journey through the HB range, and last but certainly not least its the oldest offering from the brand : the 40 year old blend. This is as I’ve said the final review of the HB range, but it’s not the last word concerning Hankey Bannister on the blog. You can win …