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Caol Ila, Islay, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links, scotch »

[30 Apr 2010 | 10 Comments | 2,397 views]

I’ve recently reviews Coal Ila Unpeated, and liked it a lot. It’s a decent dram, very complex and ultra strong when it comes to ABV. But, the bread and butter of Coal Ila distillery are the peated medicinal versions we all know and like. The 12 is a masterpiece, and I’ve sampled it before many times and loved it, But …

Highland Park, Opinions »

[29 Apr 2010 | 15 Comments | 1,389 views]
Travel Retail only…

You know the feeling: A new exciting expression is released by your favorite distillery, you read raving reviews, and tasting notes, press released etc.. then you look in the small print, and it say : “Travel Retail Only”.
More and more distilleries are releasing “special” expressions to be sold only at duty free shops which is very annoying. Most of us …

Glenrothes, Speyside, Whisky Links, scotch »

[24 Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,729 views]

Apparently Glenrothes is one of the biggest distilleries in the Speyside whisky region. Big as it is, it is also one of the less known brands, as most of its produce used to go into blends (‘Cutty Sark’, and the best selling ‘Famous Grouse’). Only in recent years they have started selling more single Malt under their own brand. …

Highland Park, Independent Bottling, Islands, Single Cask, scotch »

[20 Apr 2010 | 9 Comments | 2,851 views]
Highland Park 12 Single Cask (bottled for Maxxium Netherlands)

There is a saying that says ‘all good things come in small packages’. This is indeed true for the malt I am about to review today. A single Cask Highland Park, aged for 12 years, and bottled at CS in 350ml bottles. A small bottle, but what a killer malt inside. Now before we dive into the notes of this …

Uncategorized »

[19 Apr 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,641 views]

Good morning all,
As an Israeli whiskey blog, we’d like to celebrate Israel’s 62nd  year of independence. Yes, the state of Israel is indeed a young one, even a few aged whiskies are older.
So, Mazal tov, and many more years of fine whisky (and less tax, hopefully).
Join me in raising a big dram!
Happy independence day!
Gal & Kfir @ WhiskyIsrael

Amrican, Bourbon, Bulliet, Rye, Tasting Notes »

[11 Apr 2010 | 29 Comments | 3,713 views]

Two facts for you:
1. I am not much of a Bourbon drinker. I’ve Tried a few Bourbons and American whiskies in my life, but I can’t say I was overwhelmed (One can claim I didn’t sample the best of Bourbons, that’s true, But I’ve tried a few before). They always seem to me less complex, sweeter.
2. Bourbon is not big …

Bruichladdich, Islay, Port Charlotte, Quick Dram, Whisky Links, scotch »

[6 Apr 2010 | 8 Comments | 1,906 views]

Port Charlotte distillery was founded in 1829 by Collin Campbell and was called “Lochindaal distillery” originally, and was finally closed in 1926 but it’s buildings still stand in place of the original location, some are used as a youth hostel, a garage , and its warehouses are used by the Bruichladdich distillery.
On March 2007, Bruichladdich distillery has announced its …

Humor »

[1 Apr 2010 | 15 Comments | 1,079 views]

We’re very excited here at WhiskyIsrael : The first Israeli, and Jewish distillery is to open its gates a few weeks from now!
We’ve been hearing rumors about this for quite some time now, but since it was unconfirmed, we didn’t want to release this information. In short : A consortium of Israeli wines, Beers and other beverages (whose name we …