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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 281 views]
High West American Prairie Reserve

About 50 years ago (so it feels, but it’s really a year or so ago I think – correct me if i am Wrong, Sjoerd) my mate Sjoerd who writes the brilliant whisky blog – Malt Fascination, and a very cool dude, arranged another one of his famous bottle shares. Meaning, he buys a few bottles of good whisky, and …

Glen Moray, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[23 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 429 views]
Tasting Glen Moray 10 yo Chardonnay casks

Time for a more down to earth, widely available and very affordable dram from the underrated (too underrated if you ask me) distillery of Glen Moray. This whisky was aged for its entire life in Chardonnay casks. Now I’m not a huge fan of Chardonnay (probably spent too much time drinking mediocre Israeli Chardonnay), but it might work here with …

Glenrothes, Headline, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 309 views]
Burnt Crumpet & Highland Toffee – SMWS 30.71

Time for a bit of SMWS goodness (I got a lot of those babies I need to taste in the queue, but this was long due). Sample Provided by Johanne (whiskylassie), and seems to be a SMWS Canada release. This is a Glenrothes, so one can indeed expect a lot of that butterscotch and toffee going on (if OBs is …

Glenglassaugh, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 437 views]
GlenGlassaugh single casks batch #1 cask 7301 vintage 1975

After a few more affordable drams, time to dive into deeper and more exclusive waters.
Earlier this year (April), GlenGlassaugh released it’s first batch of single casks, (see my previous post about that), the youngest cask being 28 year old, and the oldest being 45 year old, those are of course old stocks which were bought together with the distillery when …

Headline, News »

[18 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 518 views]
Whisky News and PR Corner July 18th, 2014

GLENDRONACH RELEASES BATCH 10 OF ITS SINGLE CASK BOTTLINGS

AWARD-WINNING GlenDronach Distillery has today (July 14th) released Batch 10 of its renowned single cask bottlings.
Nine outstanding casks, ranging from 1990 to 2002, were selected by Master Distiller Billy Walker. Each one of these casks from the Aberdeenshire distillery is an excellent example of the typical GlenDronach character with tastes of sweet …

Bunnahabhain, Feis Ile, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[17 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 613 views]
A killer Bunny : Bunnahabhain Dràm An Stiùreadair – Feis Ile 2014

Coming to the last bottling from this year’s Feis Ile festival 2014, Bunnahabhain have released two different Festival expressions : Westering Home, a 17 year old selling for a whopping £250, and the  second is called  ‘Dràm an Stiùreadair’ (pronounced Draam an Yoù-radar – meaning The Helmsman’s Dram in Gaelic), that was cheaper and more approachable at £95. Not often …

Feis Ile, Headline, Tasting Notes, bowmore »

[16 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 463 views]
Tasting Bowmore Feis Ile 2014

This year Bowmore have released two expressions for sale on Feis Ile. The first is a 1989 vintage, and was very expensive (350 quid), while the second one (the one we’re about to review here) is younger, and bottled at Cask strength from ex-bourbon barrels. I was quite keen on trying it, being a fan of the Bowmore Tempests (batch …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[15 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 813 views]
7 Year Old Quadruple-Distilled Octomore – Feis Ile 2014

This year’s funky Feis Ile bottling prize has to go to Bruichladdich, who have always been the quirky guy on the block when it comes to crazy finishes, and unique bottlings. Octomore is ridiculously peated anyways, add a Quad distillation process!!!  and what do you get? you get an Ultra peated whisky at almost 70% ABV… which started its …

Arran, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[14 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 578 views]
Re-tasting Arran 10 yo (and some New Make)

Almost 3 years ago I sat down to taste a few Arran whiskies, one of which was the 10 year old. I remember I was not a big fan of that expression then, but having re-tasted it a week ago as part of the #ArranWhisky twitter tasting (along with Miss Black’s and the new Devil’s Punchbowl Batch III) , and …

Glenmorangie, News, Old Pulteney, PR »

[11 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 662 views]
Whisky PR corner July 11th , 2014

Bowmore Single Malt Whisky launches Tempest V
Bowmore, Islay’s first single malt whisky, is proud to announce the highly anticipated launch of Tempest V, the fifth in the award winning Tempest series. Non-chill-filtered and aged for a decade in first fill bourbon casks,Tempest V is a true product of its environment with the salty ocean breeze and signature dark Islay peat …