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carmel »

[26 Jan 2010 | 13 Comments | 953 views]

After an easy delivery a new member has joined the Dramming club.

here is our little Carmel. From birth has a tendancy towards peated malts, especially from Islay
we’re going to be a little BZ but when we settle down, some nice new reviews are coming your way.

The Granovs.

Japanese, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links, Yamazaki »

[18 Jan 2010 | 21 Comments | 3,571 views]
Land of the rising sun :: tasting two Yamazaki (12,18)

I have been longing to try the Yamazaki single malts for some time now. Luckily i was able to get hold of a 18 yo sample, just recently when exchanging samples with a local whisky enthusiast (Igal T).  A good friend was generous enough as to send me the 12 yo as a holiday present for Hanukah (many many thanks …

Blends, Whisky Links »

[17 Jan 2010 | 32 Comments | 17,839 views]
Johnnie Walker Double Black

I am not a huge fan of the Johnny walker line. The Red label is not that good, Black label is ok (many people think it’s awesome, including Jim Murray in his Bible). The Blue Label is too expensive in my book, although it’s a well balanced old blend, I’d rather buy two single malts which outperform it in any …

Guest posts, Islay, Kilchoman, Whisky Links »

[14 Jan 2010 | 13 Comments | 1,688 views]

Note: this is part 2. Read part 1 of the trip here.
Early Saturday morning on Islay, and we are set to go on another adventure! After eating a delicious breakfast that our lovely host prepared for us, we were set to try and explore some more distilleries. Unfortunately there were no tours at Lagavulin and Ardbeg on a Saturday, so …

Guest posts, Islay »

[12 Jan 2010 | 24 Comments | 2,224 views]

Every whisky lover gets, at some point, to experience whisky from the island of Islay in Scotland. This experience will be remembered throughout his life – it can be either love at first taste, or loathing for eternity. Not everybody can handle the intensity and the powerful peaty flavor of (most) Islay whiskies, some may even stop drinking whisky altogether. …

Penderyn, Tasting Notes, Welsh »

[11 Jan 2010 | 14 Comments | 1,993 views]

Well well, my first Welsh single malt. (not very surprising, since there is currently only one Welsh single malt distillery, you guessed right. it’s Penderyn.
Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and one of the smallest distilleries in the world. It is one of the few remaining independent distilleries, and takes its name from the old Welsh village in …

Islay, Kilchoman, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links, scotch »

[7 Jan 2010 | 18 Comments | 2,029 views]

I’ve written about Kilchoman in my Hebrew blog before, but until this moment have been unable to taste their nectar. The first batch of their 3-year-old whisky (the first malt which was legally a “whisky”) got snatched so fast from stores. one blink of the eye, and all were gone. Luckily i was able to secure a bottle of their …