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[18 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 552 views]
New from Wemyss Malts “Velvet Fig” – Review

It’s almost XMAS time and what better time to release new whiskies for the holiday season? I suspect we’re about to see many such products in the following weeks, and the latest is a very interesting Blended Malt  by the name of Velvet Fig. Do not be alarmed, There is no added figs or anything  (as I’ve been asked by …

Blended Malts, Compass Box, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,614 views]
Compass Box–The lost blend – Review

Time for some new releases from Compass box. It’s been a while since I tasted a new one from this brilliant little whisky company (headed by John Glazer). this time we’re speaking Blended Malt again: THE LOST BLEND is a new limited edition release – this marriage of three single malts is a homage to their long lost (and much …

Blended Malts, Featured, Headline, Hunter Laing, Tasting Notes »

[28 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 641 views]
A new Blended malt from Hunter Laing : Highland Journey – Review

Highland Journey is a new blended malt from Hunter Laing & Co. ,  inspired by a train journey in the 1950’s, when Stewart Laing’s father took him to the Highlands to visit distilleries, thus igniting his passion for whisky.
Highland Journey is a blend of only malt whiskies from Highland distilleries such as Blair Athol, Clynelish and Teaninich, and as is …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[11 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 954 views]
New Blended Malt from Douglas Laing – “TIMOROUS BEASTIE”–tasting notes

A new product from D.Laing is always good news, and after the “Scallywag” comes another blended malt, this time made from a few single malts from the Scottish Highlands. Here’s the PR :
Established in 1948, leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co today announce the release of their brand new Highland “Vatted” Malt – Timorous Beastie.
Douglas Laing’s Timorous …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[10 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 834 views]
Big Peat Xmas Edition 2014 Batch 61

Another wee sample from Maltstock, of one of my favourite Blended malts with a major peaty profile (and a cool looking bottle, mind you!) – Big peat Xmas Edition.
Big Peat Xmas Edition 2014 Batch 61, 55.7% abv
Nose: Fruity and smoky with caramelized apples with bacon and maple syrup. Some ash and leather too as well as cinnamon gum.
Palate: Big …

Blended Malts, Headline, Oloroso, Tasting Notes, Westport »

[24 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,302 views]
Boom!–‘The Bomb’ Oloroso finish

What happens when the guys at Whisky Lounge take some 15 year-old ex-Bourbon hogshead matured Westport (a blended malt containing Glenmorangie with a teaspoon of Glen Moray added ) and put it into an Octave (50l) barrel that previously held rich Oloroso sherry. You get the bomb! I got to taste this as a wee sample sent to me by …

Blended Malts, Cask Strength, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,227 views]
Caskstrength and Carry On – 3D Whisky

So there you have it, a whisky in 3D. sounds intriguing? Well, it is. And it comes from non other than the 2 chaps from Caskstrength.net Joel and Neil. They are on a mission to release whiskies from A-Z each year another letter, and this is their 4th year (after Arran,Benriach,Cutty Sark). But this year they chose not one distillery …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[10 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 1,277 views]
Douglas Laing’s new vatted malt–Scallywag

Douglas Laing is one of the better known Indie bottlers, and have enjoyed quite a success with their much appreciated and loved vatted Islay whisky – Big peat. Now they have released another Vatted malt, but this time A 100% Speyside vatting including whiskies from  Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes among others. As a big big fan of the big peat, …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[14 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,580 views]
Is it Xmas already? Big peat says it is!

So, Another Xmas edition of one of the best blended malts of Islay profile you can find, Big peat, and this time a brand new edition for 2013, with a new label, and a new-ish profile. I am a big fan of Big peat, be it the standard, or the limited edition 50% big peat I’ve reviwed a few months …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[22 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,670 views]
Big Peat small batch – Limited Edition

I guess you all know Big Peat whisky, a rather excellent blended malt which has been around for a couple of years, and the brainchild of Douglas Laing. Initially they release a standard edition that includes a bit Ardbeg,Caol Ila, Bowmore and some Port Ellen, and later that year released a Xmas edition of the same blend at cask strength, …