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Headline, Highland Park, Orkney, Tasting Notes »

[30 Aug 2012 | 7 Comments | 1,708 views]
Celebrating 500 posts with Highland Park 40

So, 500 posts eh? Who would have believed? When I started blogging in English about whisky, I never thought I’d reach 500 posts, and now We’re actually there (and even beyond the 500 mark). How was it you ask? It was sheer fun. Let me tell you It’s not easy posting every few days ( every 2.19 days to be …

Diageo, Headline, Special Release »

[28 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 1,550 views]
Diageo Announce 2012 Limited Edition Special Releases

It’s this time of year again, and Diageo the spirits giant is revealing its 2012 whisly special releases. not a lot to add other than : EXPENSIVE.
I suspect most of us whisky lovers (and not collectors) will not be able to afford any, and most will be gone in no time to the dusty shelves of whisky collectors / Investors.
Shame…

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Auchentoshan, Clynelish, Featured, Glen Scotia, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[27 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | 1,412 views]
Tasting 3 new Wemyss malts single casks (latest batch)

A couple of month ago Wemyss released 5 new single casks to their Single cask collection, and continuing their recent trend, they do disclose which distillery is behind the lovely name and descriptions. I really like how they name their expressions, with descriptive names, although not as fancy and posh, and some might say over posh names given to some …

Guest posts, Headline, Irish »

[26 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 1,190 views]
Yes, you really can combine Irish Whiskey & Music with Surfing

Richard Barr is a member of the Whisky Israel tasting society , a blog correspondent at times,  and a good whisky friend and big whisky lover. From time to time he posts his notes and adventures on our blog.
 
 
Of course you’ve heard of the Beach Boys and you also know that their lyrics are filled with beaches, surfing, waves & …

Headline, News, NewsFlash »

[24 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 1,511 views]
Whisky News Friday 23rd August

It’s hot, and it’s summer and most of you are/were/will be on vacation. But that is soon to end. Here in the meantime, a few whisky PRs that might interest you.
New Whisky book By Dominic Roskrow & Gavin D. Smith

The definitive 21st-century reference to the world’s greatest distilleries & their whiskies
Gavin D. Smith & Dominic Roskrow
With contributions by Davin de …

Bladnoch Forum, Cambus, Cask Strength, Headline, Independent Bottling, Lowlands, Single Grain, Tasting Notes »

[22 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 1,167 views]
Tasting Cambus 24 yo  (Bladnoch Forum)

Moving back in time to the remains of my Bladnoch bottle share samples. This time we’re dealing with Cambus (Camb-what?! you ask?), So, yeah. Cambus WAS a grain distillery located in the lowlands and was closed in 1993. Most Single malt snobs (mainly those who don’t have a clue) do not drink Grain whisky, although those who have tried some …

Auchentoshan, Featured, Headline, Lowlands, SMWS, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[20 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | 998 views]
SMWS 5.29 – ‘Freesias crushed by an escaping car’–Auchentoshan 11 yo

Not all single casks are great, and not all blended mats are mediocre. A saying I just invented, but it’s true. I’ve been tasting quite a few SMWS single casks in recent weeks and this particular one from Auchentoshan is an example that some single casks are not very good sometimes. I am not quite sure why the SMWS picked …

Headline, general »

[19 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 693 views]
Whisky Israel goes on summer vacation

As the 500th post is nearing, it’s only fit to take a wee vacation before diving into the 500th celebratory drams. also…
It’s that time of year again. Kids are on vacation, and we’re headed to the north of Israel for a few days of hiking and fun.
Will pack a few wee drams to share with friends while gone , do …

Cask Strength, Headline, SMWS, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, longmorn »

[16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 783 views]
Tasting SMWS 7.65 ‘A Balm for the Soul’–Longmorn 21 yo

So, A Longmorn with a very enticing name : “A balm for the soul”. here’s to it delivering that promise… 2nd fill Sherry butt, and I am really looking forward to this one, since my experience with Longmorns is not vast to say the least. I need to try more. And here’s this one, and I have very good memories …

Cask Strength, Featured, Glen Moray, Headline, SMWS, Single Cask, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[15 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 1,314 views]
Tasting SMWS 35.51, Glen Moray “Every Flavour Beans”

My Second Glen Moray tasting note on the blog (the first was a Duncan Taylor), and the fourth from the SMWS bottle share series.  distilled in 1976 and aged in an ex-Bourbon first fill cask for 33 years. Not a very common distillery to be bottled, and a good chance to taste something you don’t drink every day.
SMWS 35.51 , …