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Campletown, Featured, Headline, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[31 Oct 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,011 views]
Tasting Springbank 21 year old–1990s edition

This dram and those notes are all in honor of a fellow whisky blogger and mensch who recently stopped blogging about this favorite drop of liquor : whisky. I guess those of you who are / were a part of his whisky fabric, know who I am talking about. Whisky connected people all over the globe and I am lucky …

Amrut, Headline, Indian, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,229 views]
Tasting Amrut Peated

How did I not post my notes about that Amrut until this day? No Idea. was meaning to, since i had tasted this one  along ago during a lovely Amrut Twitter Tasting which took place last year. So, better late than never as we say, here it is. In the meantime i did get a chance to review some newer …

Archives, Glenrothes, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, whiskyBase »

[29 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 958 views]
Glenrothes 1988 Archives (WhiskyBase)

Another week starts with an Indie bottling by Whiskybase (Archives) this time a Glenrothes, single cask from 1988, ex-sherry cask #7318. Been quit a while since I had a new (to me Glenrothes, and although I am fond of Glenrothes their OBs are mostly diluted and colored which is a turn off, though some older ones are really nice.
Glenrothes 23 …

Archives, Headline, Independent Bottling, Jura, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, whiskyBase »

[25 Oct 2012 | 7 Comments | 1,625 views]
Isle of Jura 1988 Archives  by Whiskybase

I received some very interesting samples of various bottling for the “Archives” series by whisky base. All single casks, bottled at CS, and from a wide variety of distilleries, will be going to post notes about them all (10 or so) in the coming month. The first of which is a lovely and very different Isle Of Jura bottling. Only …

Arran, Headline, Islands, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[24 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,544 views]
Tasting Isle of Arran Burn’s Malt

Long time since I featured an Isle of Arran whisky , and it’s about time I tried a wee dram from that lovely distillery. I was very glad to get a wee sample ,this time a NAS Bottled under the Robert Burns label, this edition of the Arran Single Malt has
been  created by combining different ages.
The use of mainly American …

AnCnoc, Headline, Highlands, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[23 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,354 views]
Peter Arkle Ancnoc edition  No.2

Time flies, and it seems only yesterday we reviewed the first Arkle edition. Here’s a 2nd one. You get the deal, it’s another lovely sherry focused (50%) dram from the knock.
Limited Edition No. 2 is a classic expression of single malt whisky from
Knockdhu Distillery with a twist. The whisky was matured in Spanish oak ex-sherry butts
(50%) and American oak ex-bourbon …

Headline, News, Old Pulteney »

[23 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,292 views]
A New Old Pulteney 40 Year Old is unveiled

If you’re feeling very rich today, or you are a big OP collector here are some exciting news for you. A brand new spanking OP. Doesn’t happen frequently.
Old Pulteney is to unveil the oldest and most exclusive official expression of single
malt since its establishment in 1826. The Spirit for Old Pulteney 40 Year Old came from four casks. They included …

Book, Headline »

[22 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,496 views]
Malt Whisky Yearbook 2013 edition–Review

It’s that time of year, and it’s time for this year’s MWYB 2013, I reviewed the 2012 edition, and this one walks the well trodden path, but as always, never fails to deliver. A lovely bunch of talented whisky writers at the top of their game, have contributed some great pieces: starting with Gavin Smith illustrating “Secondary Malts taking center …

Competition, Headline, Jura »

[18 Oct 2012 | 10 Comments | 3,805 views]
Whisky Israel turns 3 year old, and you can win the Brand new Jura 30 year old ‘Camas an Staca’

Times flies, and Whisky Israel is three years old, like a proper whisky, right?
As a token of appreciation for our readers, we’re giving away an amazing bottle of whisky, A FULL SIZE BOTTLE!! (700ml) of  the brand new 30 year old Isle of Jura (see notes and info here ) .
Brillant right? 350 quid worth of whisky, elegant bottle in …

Cask Strength, Elements Of islay, Headline, Independent Bottling, The Whisky Exchange »

[17 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,510 views]
Quick Dram : Lp2 – Elements of Islay–Laphraoig

Been meaning to try this one for some time , and thankful to Billy for saving a few drops of this for me to have a go at it – you’re the man Billy. Another bottling by TWE in their “Elements of Islay” series, of excellent IB Islay malts at CS. Let’s dive in.
Lp2 – Elements of Islay ,64.1% , …