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[23 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 542 views]
Blind Tasting Competition day 16–Glenrothes 6 yo [Adelphi]

Day 16 and we can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel (kidding!) but yes, it’s been a rollercoaster. The dram at hand is a youngish and HUGLEY sherried whisky. My first thought was maybe an Aberlour Abunadh or some other CS young whisky, but since there is no NAS in the competition, We had to look …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Campletown, Glen Scotia, Glendronach, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[20 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 598 views]
Blind Tasting Competition 2014 – Days 13-14

Day 13 was day I will remember, since I guessed the distillery (Glendronach). one of my favourite distilleries, and the nose and palate screamed BIG SHERRTY DRONACH. I was a bit silly to not have opted for a high abv cask and guessed it was younger, so I did not get the entire score. Not sure why It did not …

Blind Tasting, Glen Keith, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[18 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 538 views]
Blind tasting competition Day 12–Glen Keith 1992-2013 [TWA]

After 0 points in day 12, It’s time to score a few points, or so I thought. Obviously It can not be a Highland, and I was really debating between a Speyside and Arran. Today’s dram had a lot of sherry, and some peat (so i thought) , but again I could not place that anywhere, on the arran spectrum, …

BTC2014, Balmenach, Blind Tasting, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[16 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 580 views]
BTC2014–Day #10–The Balmenach fiasco

Day #10 is upon us, and after 20 points scored yesterday for the region (Blair Athol), arrived this dram which was an enigma. Sniffing revealed quite a salty nose and palate, and that was indeed a hint to look for maritime distilleries. One option I considered was Highland Park, which I quickly dismissed as I’ve not gotten even a hint …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Headline, Littlemill, Tasting Notes, lochside »

[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 562 views]
Blind Tasting Competition -BTC 2014 days 6,7,8

I was too lazy to write a post for each day, so here you go 3 days together. The competition is major fun, but it also very hard, much harder than you can imagine. It’s like trying to locate a needle in a haystack and that stack is my semi-senile mind. Anyways, It’s day 9 today, and so far I …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Headline, Independent Bottling, Ledaig, Tasting Notes, Whisky Fassle »

[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 590 views]
Blind Tasting Competition Day 4 : Ledaig 8 yo [Whisky-Fässle]

After a shitty nose day (could barely smell that Balvenie), yesterday was much better, with me able to tell the whisky at hand was peated (not that hard, but it’s something), and after the fiasco of the other day things improved with me able to tell which distillery it was. This time after sniffing i got that farmy sort of …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Glen Garioch, Headline, Independent Bottling, Kintra, Tasting Notes »

[8 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 538 views]
Blind Tasting Competition Day 2–Glen Garioch 1990 [Kintra]–or RTFM!

Always trust your gut feeling. I usually follow that rule, but yesterday I did not, and scored badly because of that. I have no idea but I wanted to put Glen Garioch as the distillery ( I was wrong about abv, and age too), but I don’t know why, I decided against it.
Always RTFM!! (in case you’re not sure what …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, longmorn »

[7 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 633 views]
Blind Tasting Competition (BTC) 2014- Day 1–Longmorn 17 yo , 1996 [Van Wees]

Day one of the competition and I was sure I was going to embarrass myself by making foolish guesses, but as it happens, I was not THAT off the mark. It was clear this dram was sherried (colour and nose), but what distillery? Initially I thought it might be a Aberlour (big sherry and all) or GlenDronach (some single cask). …

Blind Tasting, Headline »

[6 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 603 views]
Usquebaugh Society – Blind Tasting Competition 2014

The Usquebaugh Society is a Dutch whisky society, I was introduced to by Sjoerd (and other good whisky friends). Sjoerd is a good friend (and a fellow blogger, check out his nice blog – in English), and as I was following doing the competition in previous years, I found the idea interesting, and asked to …

Blind Tasting, Featured, Headline, Mackmyra, Tasting Event, Twitter »

[13 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | 3,659 views]
A blind Mackmyra Twitter tasting event

A long time passed since I last tasted a Mackmyra. The last twitter tasting was lots of fun, and left me wanting more. I was very happy to hear that Colin (the scots dreamer) and Angela D’orazio (Master blender at Mackmyra) are holding another online tasting, this time Blind!
A few weeks ago a lovely package arrived with 5 sample bottles …