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

[24 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,169 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 | 1,035 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 | 1,081 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 | 1,411 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 | 1,428 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, …

12Blends, Blended Malts, Featured, Headline, Japanese, Nikka, Tasting Notes »

[3 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,148 views]
#12blends Day 2 –  Nikka All Malt

Day 2. yes.
This dram was sent courtesy of Sandy Gould (@sjjgo on twitter) who sent a very interesting and delicious dram over :  Nikka All Malt.  I’ve Never had this one myself, but from the nose it was evident to me this is malt whisky and not blended whisky. But which? I had no idea this was Japanese, and although …

Blended Malts, Compass Box, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[18 Sep 2012 | 5 Comments | 1,946 views]
Tasting Compass Box Flaming Heart 2012 edition

Israel Post. I love hate it. It’s evil. You can count on it to do its work so slowly it can be infuriating at times. Other  times it just works fine. Go figure.
It all started with a Compass Box Tweeter tasting Part Deux. I was keen on participating but the Evil post (again) did not deliver the samples on time. …

Blended Malts, Headline, Tasting Notes, Whisky Israel Society »

[25 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,892 views]
Blended Malts Evening at Whisky Israel tasting  Society

A few months ago when it was much cooler, and one could drink whisky without the need of A/C 24 hours a day, The whisky Israel tasting society convened for an evening of Bring your own whiskies. The Theme was Blended Malts (Or Vatted Malts like we used to call them before the SWA messed things up). Each brought a …

Blended Malts, Compass Box, Featured, Headline, Islay, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[9 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,839 views]
Tasting Compass Box ‘The Last Vatted Malt’

At midnight on the 22nd of November 2011 an era has ended. The term Vatted Malt has been declared illegal, and a new term has come into life : “Blended Malt”. the SWA decided that the term vatted malt was not clear enough and replaced it with the new term. To celebrate this change and pay homage the the old …

Blended Malts, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islands, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[19 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 2,138 views]
Wemyss Malts Take III : Tasting the ‘Spice King’ 8yo

We come to the third and last Wemyss blended malts aged 8 years (the next ones i will be tasting will be single cask malts). This time with an emphasis on 8 year old Island malt. Until today the names were spot on, so i was expecting something spicy, and delicious. I was not disappointed… Dram on!

Wemyss ‘Spice King’ 8 …