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[26 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 161 views]
Benromach Organic 2008 – Review

Benromach have been making good whiskies recently (the 10 and 100 proof 10 are both crackers). This whisky is a bit different, being aged in virgin oak casks, and being organic – made from biological Barley and adhering to organic standards. It was one of the first organic whiskies back then in 2006 and this 2008 version is the latest. …

Blair Athol, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 380 views]
Quick Dram: Blair Athol 1991 ‘Foraged Fruit Fool’ 1991- Wemyss Malts

A quick tasting note today, maybe the last for this week due to a long weekend , while we celebrate the Israeli Independence day on Wednesday night.
Sometimes you just feel like an ultra fruity and exotic dram, and this Blair Athol is pretty much just that. Rich, sweet and lovely. Ex-bourbon maturation to the max.  I’ve not had many Blair …

Aberfeldy, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 364 views]
Wemyss Malts ‘Toffee Tuile 1999’–Aberfeldy

After the exceptional cask strength Bowmore (yes, we want more CS version, dear Wemyss.) It’s time to explore another tasty expression from the latest batch. This one is still available, which is good news. I’ve not had a lot of Indie Aberfeldy (Or any Aberfeldy) lately, so this was an interesting one to try.
Toffee Tuile 1999 (bottled 2014) – Wemyss …

Headline, Hunter Laing, Independent Bottling, Mortlach, Tasting Notes »

[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 575 views]
Mortlach 22 ‘Platinum Old and Rare’ [Hunter Laing]

Another Indie today by Hunter Laing, this time a 22 year old Mortlach, which also sells for a hefty price of £335 (at the Whisky Shop). This is also a sample sent for review to the W club tasting panel – so cheers guys!. When you hear the name Mortlach you immediately think about BIG sherry, meaty notes, bouillon and …

Cambus, Featured, Headline, Hunter Laing, Single Grain, Tasting Notes, whisky Shop »

[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 513 views]
Cambus Sovereign 1964 50 yo single grain – Review

Older Grains are among my favourite drams recently (If I can get them), and usually you can get awesome very old grain (30 and older) for much cheaper than you would have to pay for a similarly aged single malt. This however is not the cheapest of them, at 420 quid, this is quite an expensive grain, but hey 50 …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wemyss, bowmore »

[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 607 views]
The Rockpool 1995  – Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) – Review

We’re back!
Passover is over (Thank goodness), and the malt can flow again. I’ve chosen to get into posting tasting notes mood with the latest offering from indie bottler Wemyss Malts. Their latest batch of single casks features the following casks:

“The Rockpool” 1995 single cask from Bowmore Distilery, Islay, Cask Strength
“Foraged Fruit Fool” 1991 single cask from Blair Athol Distillery, Highlands
“Toffee …

Featured, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Tomatin, Virgin Oak »

[2 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | 588 views]
New Release : Tomatin Cú Bocán virgin oak – Review

Another NAS to end the whisky week , and this time another new release from Tomatin. Previous Cú Bocán versions reviewed here were the original (containing Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon casks) , sherry, 1989 vintage, and now this – 100% matured in virgin oak. The Cú Bocán is made from peated spirit, and it is really interesting to see …

Arran, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[1 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 681 views]
The Arran Malt turns 18–how time flies! – A review

How times flies..
I’ve been watching the Arran malt grow up, and the past few years’ releases were just brilliant. As I’ve noted before, the Arran liquid seems to get better with each year it spends in the casks (It’s not always the case), and after the excellent 17 yo of last year, and the lovely 16 yo comes the first …

Headline, NAS, Talisker, Tasting Notes »

[31 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 656 views]
The Skye’s the limit? –Talisker ‘Skye’, NAS  – Review

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TALISKER SKYE is the newest release from the distillery on the Isle of Skye. And Yes, it’s the 4th release in a row from Talisker in the last couple of years, stating with the Storm , Dark Storm, and Port Ruighe.  The Israeli market is quite delayed, and only a few months ago Storm arrived here, with …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Tomatin »

[30 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 586 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 …