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Master Of Malt, Quick Dram, Speyside, Tasting Notes, scotch »

[30 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | 1,634 views]

Drinking old aged malt is always thrilling, when you think of all the time that spirit rested in those oak barrels in a far away warehouse, aging slowly year after year. How about drinking whisky that was distilled way before you were ever born? Even more cool, right? Well, as you age it becomes harder and harder to get hold …

Arran, Islands, Tasting Notes, israel, scotch »

[28 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | 2,547 views]
Tasting the IWS Israeli matured Arran whisky (AR.JR)

Recap (for those who don’t read the blog regularly) :

We’re talking about Scotch made whisky, which has been shipped to Israel for maturation. To make a long story short, The Israeli Whisky Society (IWS) acquired a few casks from the Arran distillery in Scotland in an attempt to create a unique whisky, matured in Israel’s climate and then to be …

Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Caol Ila, Feis Ile, Guest posts, Islay, Laphroaig, scotch »

[27 Jun 2010 | 17 Comments | 3,352 views]
Feis Ile 2010 – Personal Notes from a Whisky Vacation (Part II of II)

We woke up to a rainy Thursday morning, the first actual Scottish weathered day, and headed up to Kilchoman for their open day with intentions to tour the area of the distillery, if and when the day’s weather would clear up, and with known intentions to pass on the Isle of Jura open day that was held on that day …

2010, Feis Ile, Guest posts, Islay, Whisky Links »

[22 Jun 2010 | 10 Comments | 3,601 views]
Feis Ile 2010 – Personal Notes from a Whisky Vacation (Part I of II)

Shai Gilboa, June 2010
When it comes to the world of whisky I consider myself a newbie. I was introduced to the water of life few years back when a good friend took me to a smoked whisky introduction night that was held by the Israeli Whisky Society. The friend had some problems (and still does), to get his nose and …

Highland Park, Islands, Orkney, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links, scotch »

[16 Jun 2010 | 12 Comments | 2,009 views]
Tasting HP ‘Earl Magnus’ 15 yo

A few months ago HP issued a very exciting press release about a new expression to be called “Earl Magnus”. As a HP devotee (I love their 12,18,Hjarta and recently reviewed and amazing Single Cask bottling for Maxxium, NL) i was thrilled and ordered my bottle the same day LFW stocked it. As it happens, i was not the only …

G&M, Glenburgie, Quick Dram, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links, scotch »

[16 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | 1,713 views]

Today i am going to review a dram from a distillery which is not very well-known i believe (Not to me anyways) : Glenburgie.  The Glenburgie distillery is located at Alves, Near Forres, Morayshire (Speyside district). The distillery was founded in 1829 under a different name (Kilnflat) and currently is owned by Pernod Richard. Glenburgie boasts 6 stills (3 …

Cask Strength, Glenfarclas, Quick Dram, Sherry, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links, scotch »

[13 Jun 2010 | 7 Comments | 1,986 views]

Today i’m going to review one of my favorite drams : The Glenfarclas 105. I think this ‘Farclas was one of my first ever Glenfarclas expressions. When i first tried it i was overwhelmed by its sheer power and strength as i was not accustomed to Cask Strength Expressions. But after adding some water, and giving it a second …

Glenfarclas, Quick Dram, Sherry, Speyside, Whisky Links, scotch »

[10 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,144 views]

It’s the end of the week here (Thursday – we do not work on Fridays, thank goodness) and before we enter the weekend , another superb Glenfarclas, this time a younger expression aged 12 years. It was perfect for last night’s weather, not cold and not hot, with a lovely breeze blowing in my tasting room/playground/office.
Glenfarclas 12, 43% ABV
Color: …

Glenfarclas, Quick Dram, Sherry, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links, scotch »

[8 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,745 views]

Glenfarclas is a well known distillery which is located in the Speyside whisky region near the town of Ballindalloch. Glenfarclas (meaning : Valley of the green grass) is family owned by the  J&G Grant family, and as such is the 2nd oldest family owned distillery in scotland (owned by then since 1865, and second only to SpringBank in terms of ownership).
Glenfarclas has …

Amrut, Indian, NAS, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links »

[7 Jun 2010 | 28 Comments | 5,437 views]

So, India does single malt scotch? Yes, it does apparently.
Is it good, you ask? Well, to be honest, it’s very good indeed.
Surprised? I guess not. This Amrut got a lot of hype and buzz since Jim Murray’s bible for 2010 was released a few months ago. Not very surprising since Murray named it “World’s Third Best Whisky” and gave it …