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[1 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | 304 views]
Karuizawa 1984, cask #3663 (Speciality Drinks)

Karuizawa. the stuff whisky geek,lovers and aficionados dream about (they can hardly afford it nowadays), and even after all the hype is gone, Karuizawas are quite amazing drams, you have to admit that. A few months ago Speciality Drinks (a sister company of the TWE, owned by the same famous Sukhinder) announced it was bottling a cask from 1984, and …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, The balvenie, whiskyBase »

[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 349 views]
WhiskyBase Burnside 1989 [Balvenie]

Whisky base the incredible source for anything about a whisky bottle you might be looking for does not need an introduction. To celebrate their 50,000th!!!! (yes 50K) bottle on their ever expanding database, they have bottled this lovely whisky a “Burnside”. We all know there is no such distillery, and WB do not hide the fact that this is a …

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[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 535 views]
The Balvenie 30 Year Old

I’m a Balvenie man. I’ve tasted a lot of OB Balvenies, Indie Balvenies, tea spooned Balvenies, Tun 1401’s, some older some younger, but for some reason I never got to try the 30 year old. It’s not cheap, so you can’t just buy it on a whim, and I still am looking forward to trying the 50 yo (hint). I …

Bourbon, Cask Strength, Elijah Craig, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[26 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 401 views]
Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof

If you’re a Bourbon or whiskey fan, you’ve probably tried the 12 year old Elijah Craig, whic is brilliant and very well priced IMHO. This version however is a bit different – a limited release Small Batch, twelve year old bottled at Barrel Proof and without chill filtering, preserving the natural flavours produced during the aging process.  It’s just like …

Bourbon, Featured, Headline, Rye, Smooth Ambler, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[25 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 441 views]
A couple of Smooth Amblers – A Rye and a Bourbon

Smooth Ambler is a  young craft distillery located in West Virginia , producing young spirit (Vodka, Gin and aged Gin), until its stock is old enough to be sold as whiskey. Like other distilleries it’s also sourcing Bourbon, Rye and Whiskey from older distilleries in bulk, and bottling those with their own label (disclosing it’s distilled elsewhere). I’ve heard good …

Canadian, Finishes, Headline, Pike Creek, Port Cask, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[24 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 370 views]
Pike Creek 10 yo Double Barreled Whiskey (Port finish)

My brief summer Hiatus is over (almost, a few days here and there). It’s been a nice relaxing week, with some whisky, beer and chilling by the pool with kids and family (and friends), and it’s time to continue the summer dramming sessions with some whiskey (a few of those this week). The first one is a Canadian sample that …

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[16 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 385 views]
Summer vacation ;)

Whisky Israel and me will be on a short break this week. Enjoying family time and a few drinks too, I’m sure
See you all in a week. Plenty of notes and lists to read if you’ve not read them all.
Gal.

BenRiach, Headline, News, PR, Teeling »

[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 483 views]
Whisky News & PR Corner – August 15th, 2014

BENRIACH RELEASES BATCH 11 OF ITS SINGLE CASK BOTTLINGS

It comprises fourteen superb casks that were bottled in July and all are available as of today, ideal for leisurely summer tasting.
Ranging from 37 to 9 years old, the much-anticipated release demonstrates a hugely eclectic range of expressions for which Elgin’s award-winning BenRiach is renowned, with astonishing variety across the fourteen casks. …

Glenrothes, Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 498 views]
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 – Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

Another Single cask by Wemyss Malts from the last line of single casks release of last month. This time an IB Glenrothes , distilled in 1988  matured in a single butt. The cask was bottled in 2013 and bottled with an outturn of 730 bottles.
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 – Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes) , 46.0%,£118
Nose: Starts with a classic cereal and …

Bourbon, Cask Strength, FEW, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[12 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 751 views]
FEW Bourbon Cask Strength

This whisky was part of Sjoerd’s American Whiskey bottle share, and It is the first time EVER i’ve tried any of the FEW spirits. I heard good things about this one, so I was really looking forward to it. Not much info about this one except that the mashbill is predominantly made up of corn as well as rye and …