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[18 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,348 views]
A new vatted malt from Douglas Laing–“Rock Oyster” – Review

With nearly seven decades experience in the Scotch Whisky industry, leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co announced the release of their brand new Island inspired “Vatted” Malt – Rock Oyster.
This is the 3rd vatted malt release in recent years , after the “Scallywag” and “Timorous Beastie”.
Paying homage the sea, Douglas Laing’s Rock Oyster is a Small Batch …

Blended Malts, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[31 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 853 views]
Angel’s Nectar–the new Blended Malt – Review

Robert Ransom has been working in the whisky business in the last 10 or so years, and after some time at the Glenfarclas distillery (as Director of Sales and Marketing) he decided to go independent and create a new whisky. I met Robert a few years ago when he visited Israel and he’s a nice guy, who obviously knows his …

Blended Malts, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[18 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 719 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 | 1,791 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 | 736 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 | 1,193 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 | 1,072 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 | 1,395 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 | 1,336 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 | 1,391 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, …