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BenRiach, Glendronach, Headline, Whisky Festivals »

[27 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,741 views]
Maltstock Masterclass #2–The Benriach and Glendronach

After finishing the MoM master class, we went out to eat a light lunch of sandwiches , as to allow us to eat nicely at dinner, while BBQ Guru NL was doing his magic with the BBQ and grill. Everyone was drooling at the sight of the piglet which was cooking nicely since the morning on the skewer.

A bit more …

Blends, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[25 Sep 2012 | One Comment | 2,046 views]
New Blended whisky from Wemyss Malts : “Lord Elcho” 15 yo

Those of you who read the blog on a regular basis know that I find Wemyss Malts single casks and blended malts to be very good to excellent. They do bottle good stuff, and do not bother with mediocre stuff, and usually they produce top notch stuff. The new expression named “Lord Elcho” is their first attempt at the blended …

Featured, Headline, Opinions »

[24 Sep 2012 | 9 Comments | 13,680 views]
Should we be Selling our empty whisky bottles ??? (hint: NO)

I was not planning on writing this post, but a conversation on both twitter and on Facebook on the same day triggered this quick post.
A few whisky friends (@_MosStef_ , @sjoerd972 , and Gert Jan on FB ) were posting links to EMPTY whisky bottles (Ardbeg for example) being sold for around 40 EUR on eBay, and we all agreed …

Featured, Headline, Highlands, Old Pulteney, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[23 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 2,418 views]
Tasting the new Old Pulteney: Wk 217 ‘Spectrum’

A long time passed since the last OP I reviewed (almost exactly the same time last year) the Row to the pole. And here is another Duty free only OP, this time named after another wick ship: the WK 217 ‘Spectrum’.The inspiration for the last installment came from WK217 ‘Spectrum’. She was built in 1920 and went down in local …

Cocktail, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt »

[20 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,544 views]
Master of Malt ‘The Old Fashioned Cocktail’ 2011

Time to take a wee detour from pure whisky and malt and try a pre-mixed cocktail from Master of Malt. Cocktail purists will say this is Blasphemy and that you should make yours at home and play with the different ingredients and variations, and that making this one is not a big deal. All is right, but there is a …

Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Master Of Malt, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Whisky Festivals »

[19 Sep 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,230 views]
Maltstock Day #2–Master of malt Masterclass – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

So, after a solid 8 or so hours of sleep (while my room mate JB is still in deep slumber) I woke up with a bit of a headache (not enough sleep, and almost enough malts) , to wash up and get ready for day 2. Nothing is nicer on such a day than a big, nutritious and healthy Full …

Blended Malts, Compass Box, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[18 Sep 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,002 views]
Tasting Compass Box Flaming Heart 2012 edition

Israel Post. I love hate it. It’s evil. You can count on it to do its work so slowly it can be infuriating at times. Other  times it just works fine. Go figure.
It all started with a Compass Box Tweeter tasting Part Deux. I was keen on participating but the Evil post (again) did not deliver the samples on time. …

Featured, Headline, Whisky Festivals, whisky events »

[16 Sep 2012 | 8 Comments | 1,623 views]
Maltstock 2012–An incredible whisky weekend Part I

So I’m back. How was it you ask? It was wonderful! one of the better weekends I’ve had in recent years. full of whisky, friends and adventures. I decided to break my Maltstock adventures into 3 parts,  this is the first, and two coming posts about two very interesting master classes I’ve attended : Master of Malt’s new IB label, …

Headline, general »

[13 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,202 views]
Wishing you all A “Shana Tova” (Happy new Jewish year)

Another year has gone by, with 100’s of new drams, new whisky experiences, and lots and lots of malt.
I would like to thank my fear readers for following Whisky Israel, and sharing my whisky journey.
May the next year be even better with more interesting (Cask Strength, eh?) drams, whisky events, festivals and everything whisky.
It is customary to dip an apple …

Cardhu, Cask Strength, Duncan Taylor, Headline, Single Cask, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[12 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,507 views]
Tasting Cardhu octave Duncan Taylor 1984 27 yo

My first Cardhu review on the blog I think, and it’s about time. Cardhu does not release a lot of single malt expressions, and it is mostly remembered for the infamous “pure malt” incident in which Cardhu due to shortage of stocks bottled a pure malt (mixed with other Speyside malts) under the same brand and label, which vexed whisky …