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Balblair, Cutty Sark, Headline, News »

[28 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,132 views]
Two interesting new  and limited releases (Cutty Sark , Balblair Peated)

When it rains, it pours, and it seems that all interesting bottles are released the same week. Two fine limited editions (only few 100’s of each) are what we have this week. so be quick about it, if you fancy any…
Caskstrength Creative Release a Limited Edition of Cutty Sark

Online retailer Master of Malt announces the release of limited edition blended …

Headline, News, general »

[27 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,064 views]
Today :  Internatinal (World?) Whisky Day , March 27th

Today is the International World Whisky Day, in which we remember MICHAEL JACKSON , the renowned whisky writer, and pioneer who wrote some very influential books on whisky, and sadly died of Parkinson’s disease. As you well know, there has been quite some fuss and discussion in whisky circles after some semi-commercial attempts to use this day for commercial purposes, …

Headline, Opinions »

[26 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | 920 views]
Passover 2013 or a week without drams???

Not a regular post today, but rather a wee post about a Jewish holiday I am not sure everyone is aware of. It all started yesterday. Millions of Jews, are going to stop eating bread,cakes, and everything made from ordinary flour and fermented flour, and yeast. Yes, No beer, no Whisky (OMG) and nothing of the like for a week. …

Dalmore, Duty Free, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[25 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,719 views]
A new Dalmore (duty free) named Valour

A few weeks ago The Dalmore released this new expression, intended for Duty Free shops worldwide. Why Valour? It’s  named after the Clan Mackenzie’s act of bravery in 1263 when an ancestor of the Mackenzie Clan bravely saved King Alexander III from a charging stag. The grateful King granted the Mackenzies with a ‘Royal’ 12-pointer stag in their coat of …

Arran, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[21 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,175 views]
Arran The Eagle

I have been wanting to try this one for ages, and thanks to my mate Dave (check his blog) I got a wee sample just the other week.This whisky was drawn from a combination of 14 bourbon barrels and 7 sherry Hogsheads, all selected by Master Distiller James MacTaggart from the 1999 distillation. The Arran Eagle has been named after …

Alberta Premium, Canadian, Featured, Headline, Rye, Tasting Notes »

[19 Mar 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,359 views]
Alberta Permium Dark Horse (Canadian) Whiskey

So, Canadian whisky. Yes. They have been producing some amazing stuff, and not telling anyone about it, then came Davin De Kergommeaux , who knows everything there is to know (almost) about Canadian whisky, and wrote this lovely book of his (if you have not read this book, READ IT! its well written, and no wonder it has won a …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[18 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,662 views]
Bruichladdich The Organic (Multi Vintage)

Been quite some time since I reviewed any OB Bruichladdich , and this young Laddie is something i have been meaning to try for some time. It’s basically quite young NAS (But should be something between 6 and 8 years old). This Organic started me thinking about the importance of Barley and variations of barley in the whisky making process: …

Bushmills, Headline, Irish, Tasting Notes »

[17 Mar 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,733 views]
Tasting Bushmills Black Bush  – It’s Saint Paddy!

Well, yes today March 17th is Saint Patrick’s day, and what better day than to review this long missing classic Irish blend. When i started my whisky journey I was quite keen on this whisky, and still think it offers a good price/ quality ration, and although it’s not the best and most complex dram I have ever had, it’s …

News, NewsFlash »

[17 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,221 views]
This week’s Whisky news (March 17th)

AUCHENTOSHAN SWITCH
It’s Europe vs. North America in this second AUCHENTOSHAN SWITCH, a bartender talent search presented by Auchentoshan® Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotland’s only triple distilled single malt whisky. The Auchentoshan Switch is a trans-continental bartender swap like no other that will name two outstanding mixologists as winners who will literally “switch” continents for two weeks to work in …

Blends, Headline, Jhonnie Walker, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[13 Mar 2013 | 4 Comments | 3,520 views]
Tasting the new Johnnie Walker ‘Gold Route’

My beloved whisky geeks, this is a blend. Yes, i know. It’s not a single cask from a long gone Japanese distillery, or bottled at cask strength after being matured in an obscure wine cask touched by the queen of Sheba, but I bet more people will ever be drinking this whisky than any of the past 20 I have …