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[30 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 129 views]
New From Tomatin : Cask Strength Release – Review

This week is going to feature quite a few newly released NAS whiskies. But I am happy to say the NAS I am reviewing are really nice ones, well priced (you know, relatively) and are of very good quality, so not many rants on my side. When the whisky is good and not over the top, no need for further …

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[29 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 240 views]
Whisky Israel (and me) Nominated for Whisky blogger of the year 2015

I’m honored and proud to announce that Whisky Israel (this blog, yes)  has been nominated by the board from the International Whisky Competition, as one of the best 25 best Whisky Bloggers.
Now this is the part where you come into the picture… Since the winner is the blog who gets the most votes, I need your help.
Please help me by  …

Featured, Glenmorangie, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[26 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 441 views]
New release : Glenmorangie Tùsail – Review

The Tùsail  is the latest Glenmorangie to be released, in fact it’s the 6th release from Glenmorangie’s Private Edition range. Tùsail  stands for “originary” in Gaelic, and this time Glenmorangie chose an unusual strain of Barley called “Maris Otter” which was floor-malted by hand using traditional techniques.
Maris Otter is a rich winter variety of barley first introduced in 1965. It …

Featured, Headline, Jura, Tasting Notes, Whisky Festivals »

[25 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 434 views]
Whisky Live TLV take I–Tasting  Isle of Jura 1984

Yesterday as planned I visited Whisky Live TLV which was held for the second year in a row, As always it was nice meeting many friends and blog readers from the growing Israeli whisky community as well as some cool guests from the whisky industry who were lucky enough to journey here from Europe.. I tasted quite a few whiskies, …

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[24 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 437 views]
Whisky Live Tel Aviv 2015–starts today

Last year was the first ever Whisky Live show in Israel, and it was a huge success. Of course it was not perfect, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. This year’s show which starts today promises to be even better, and bigger. With 2 Exclusive show bottlings (more info on that later) and quite a few interesting master classes …

Headline, Malts Of Scotland, Sherry, Tamdhu, Tasting Notes »

[22 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 363 views]
Tamdhu 1990 malts of Scotland cask #8119 – Review

Another one from a long gone bottle share. I am quite a fan of Tamdhu single casks, Not had many to date, but those I did try were lovely. This time we’re talking BIG sherry with this Sherry Butt, #8119 distilled in 1990 and bottled 2011, at just under 50%. The color was a hint this is going to be …

Headline, PX, Tasting Notes, Westport »

[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 467 views]
The Bomb – Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (The Whisky Lounge)

About two years ago I tasted the Oloroso finish version of this bomb, and quite liked it. I was happy with a 20cl bottles, but when I got the bottle, I noticed that I’ve ordered the wrong version, and that there’s another PX finish version I was not aware of. I never bothered replacing it, hoping the PX would be …

Glenglassaugh, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[15 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 521 views]
Glenglassaugh  – Rare Cask Release Batch 1- vintage 1968 & 1973

A while back I received quite a few samples of old and rare GG’s from the rare cask release batch 1.  It’s not everyday you get to taste stuff like that from the late 60s and early 70s and I suspect most of those bottles are not going to even get opened, and mainly used as a tool for  “investment”. …

Caol Ila, Headline, Independent Bottling, Malts Of Scotland, Tasting Notes »

[12 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 469 views]
Caol Ila 1981 [Malts of Scotland]Cask #4807 – Review

This sample of MOS CI has been sitting quitetly and waiting for its turn. Actually it’s a part of long gone bottle share arranged by Sjoerd two years ago or so, and I was just checking how aging samples would affect their flavor profile (not really)… the best explanation is Backlog. But I’m happy to have finally arrived at this …

BlackAdder, Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[11 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 518 views]
Clynelish 1996 [Blackadder] cask #8782

It’s a good rule of thumb not to base your opinion about a whisky based on a single tasting, at a given evening. It’s not always possible if you’re tasting a small sample that can’t be re-used, but It’s advisable if you have a generous sample, or a bottle. We’ve tasted this BA single cask last week with some friends, …