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BenRiach, Featured, Headline, Peated, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[29 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,989 views]
Tasting The BenRiach 17 ‘Septendecim’

The latest peated expression from the Benriach is called Septendecim (17 in Latin), and follows the BenRiach tendency to apply Lating names to it’s peated line of malts such as the  Authenticus, Curiositas and the Fumosus family. Who says good peated whiskies only comes from Islay? In the past we’ve seen it’s not the case with the BenRiach 21.
The BenRiach …

Featured, Glendronach, Headline, Sherry, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[28 Feb 2012 | One Comment | 2,328 views]
Tasting The Glendronach 21 yo ‘Parliament’

It’s been quite a long time since my last Glendronach tasting note, and since the Glendronach do not release a lot of new expressions, every new expression is a cause for celebration. This one was released some time ago, and I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a bottle or sample for quite some time, and only now managed …

Cask Strength, Duncan Taylor, Glen Moray, Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[27 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 1,311 views]
Duncan Taylor “Dimensions” Glen Moray 1991 cask 9408

Another Single cask bottling from the DT “Dimensions” series of cask strength bottlings by DT,  this one comes from a 1991 cask (Ex-Bourbon I think according to color and profile) , and bottled at 54,8% ABV. This is also my first Glen Moray tasting note. So, it’s double as fun. Let’s roll :
Duncan Taylor dimensions glen moray 1991, 54,8% cask …

Featured, Headline, Opinions »

[22 Feb 2012 | 12 Comments | 2,229 views]
Things you read on whisky labels that make you go : “hmmmm”

It all started as a twitter meme I was starting, and I thought I’d share those little things we see on whisky labels that sometimes drives us, whisky geeks out of our minds. ordered from silliest to silly.
#1 : Aged in oak casks
Really? a scotch aged in oak casks, who would have thought it possible. DUH! of course no indication …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Online Tasting Event, Speyside, Tasting Notes, The balvenie »

[20 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 2,269 views]
Tasting The Balvenie Craftman’s Reserve #1 : The Cooper

Almost a month ago, the Balvenie unveiled a new expression available only to UK residents, and members of the Warehouse 24, Balvenie’s whisky lovers club. To celebrate this new expression they announced a live tasting event for anyone who’s a member of that club (one can easily join the club online, for free) and was quick enough to ask for …

Blends, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Tasting Notes »

[20 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 1,235 views]
Tasting St Isidore – the bloggers blend

A few month’s ago Master of malt thought of a very interesting idea. let a few bloggers blend their own whisky from a few whisky building blocks, run a wee competition, and bottle the winning blend and make it a real product that will be sold on the master of malt site. A lovely idea it was. Samples were sent …

2010, Bunnahabhain, Featured, Headline, Islay, Master Of Malt, Peated, Sherry, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[16 Feb 2012 | One Comment | 2,015 views]
Tasting Master of Malt Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1990 Single Cask

Need I repeat my saying that peat smoke and sherry go well together, or horribly together, depending on the combination. This time we’re in for a treat. This wee wonder was distilled in December of 1990 and aged in a single Spanish oak butt for 20 years before bottling on the 7th November 2011. Just from the colour you can …

Dalmore, Featured, Headline, Highlands, News, Tasting Notes »

[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 1,875 views]
Tasting the new Dalmore ‘Cromartie’

The Dalmore seems to hard at work with quite a lot of new releases in recent weeks. Only a week or so passed since I posted my notes about the new Cigar Malt Reserve,  and the 1995 special release and now a new limited edition – the ‘Cromartie’.This is  the third in a series of limited edition releases crafted by …

Blind Tasting, Featured, Headline, Mackmyra, Tasting Event, Twitter »

[13 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | 3,178 views]
A blind Mackmyra Twitter tasting event

A long time passed since I last tasted a Mackmyra. The last twitter tasting was lots of fun, and left me wanting more. I was very happy to hear that Colin (the scots dreamer) and Angela D’orazio (Master blender at Mackmyra) are holding another online tasting, this time Blind!
A few weeks ago a lovely package arrived with 5 sample bottles …

Bladnoch Forum, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Highlands, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, scotch »

[9 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,015 views]
Bladnoch Forum Bottlings Take I : Teaninich 27 yo

A few months ago my good whisky friend Sjoerd announced another one of his famous bottle shares, this time a Bladnoch forum bottling share. Bladnoch in addition to being a distillery do operate as IB, and as such offer quite a few such bottling. I must confess it took me a lot of time to reach those samples, as my …