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[17 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 1,836 views]
Tasting the Wemyss malts ‘Peat Chimney’

As a peat-head, no better start than a peaty blended malt for starting our little Wemyss malts series of tasting notes, right? This is a Blended malt (a blend of several single malts from different distilleries) with an emphasis on Islay malts, the youngest is 8 years old. Not much more information on the Wemyss site. Ready? Go.
Wemyss ‘Peat Chimney’ …

Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Wemyss »

[17 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,532 views]
Tasting Wemyss malts

The Wemyss (pronunced : weems)  family have had a longstanding passion for malt whisky and their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig (founder of Haig’s) built his first distillery on Wemyss land.Wemyss is the scots word for “cave”. Currently they are an independent bottler which released two series of malts: …

Headline, poll »

[14 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 1,597 views]
Latest Poll Results : If you could reopen a mothballed or demolished distillery, which one would it be and why?

We asked you a few weeks ago, a very simple  question : “If you could reopen a mothballed or demolished distillery, which one would it be and why?”. I was anticipating a strong Port Ellen following, and I was not let down … Many of you wanted to re-open Port Ellen (my choice, as described in the Whisky Round …

Dailuaine, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Master Of Malt, Single Cask, Speyside, Tasting Notes, scotch »

[13 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,654 views]
Tasting Dailuaine 1983 , 27yo Single Cask (Master of Malt)

This one concludes the recent excellent single cask  bottlings released by MoM (North British 20 yo,Cragganmore 20 yo,and the somewhat weird Dalmore 14yo) which i reviewed recently. This one a Dailuaine 27 year old is very interesting, and IMHO, the best of the bunch.Not many Dailuaine single casks bottling out there, so this is double the fun.
Bottled on the 14th …

Headline, Opinions, Round Table »

[12 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 1,377 views]
Whisky Round Table #17 – Common myths surrounding drinking whisky

Again, it’s time for this month’s whisky round table. This time a classic subject chosen by Neil & Joel of CaskStrength.Net was Common myths surrounding drinking whisky. they posed a very interesting question:
“Dave Broom wrote an interesting article recently on the most common myths surrounding drinking whisky, highlighting a lot of existing anxieties people associate with the spirit.
What myths have …

Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, North British, Single Cask, Single Grain, Tasting Notes »

[11 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 1,693 views]
Tasting North British 1991, 20yo Single Grain by Master of Malt

Time for another of Master of Malts latest single casks.This was distilled on the 22nd January 1991, and was aged in a first fill bourbon barrel for 20 years before bottling in March 2011. A single cask release of 244 bottles, non-chillfiltered, and has not been caramel coloured.
North British is not one of the most famous of distilleries, and is …

Featured, Headline, Islands, Jura, Tasting Notes »

[9 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 2,771 views]
Tasting Jura 1976 – ‘Feith A’ Chaorainn’

1976. I am one year old. a wee baby, and at the same moment, some lovely spirit is distilled thousands of miles away on the isle of Jura. who would have thought i would be tasting it 35 years later ha? Lucky me!
 

The 1976 ‘Feith A’ Chaorainn’ vintage is the latest rare whisky to be released by the Jura distillery.
as …

Headline, general »

[6 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 1,182 views]
Remembering Steve

I know it’s a whisky blog and not a tech blog, However I’d like to dedicate today’s post to a great man who just passed away, prematurely.
Steve jobs changes the way we interact with computers, phones and many devices, and has contributed immensely to the development of new widely available technology. I guess many tech blogs will summarize his vision …

Featured, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes, The balvenie, marriage »

[4 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 3,391 views]
New Release – Tasting the Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #2

The Balvenie Tun 1401 is a relatively new release, and is very intriguing since batch #1 was highly acclaimed (Sadly i did not get to try that one, and it’s now all gone). So what is Tun 1401? basically it’s a special vatting of hand picked casks by the Balvenie malt master David Stewart. David selected 10 casks from the …

Amrut, Featured, Headline, Indian, Tasting Notes »

[2 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 2,063 views]
A new Amrut–2 Continents Batch #2–tasting notes

The Guys at Amrut Single Malt never cease to surprise, and this new expression is one of their new releases for 2011. Batch #1 was a success, and batch #2 follows , but with some radical changes: different casks havebeen used for the maturation. Instead of ex-grain casks, second-fill bourbon casks
have been used this time. The Amrut Two Continents Second …