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Arran, Cask Strength, Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[13 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 553 views]
The Arran Machrie Moor Cask Strength

It’s the Fifth edition of the Peated Machrie Moor by Arran, and this time they have gone one step beyond, and released two versions a regular 46% ABV and a CS one, which I am trying today. I have not tried any of the MM releases since the first (reviewed on the blog here), but I remember feeling it was …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Kilchoman, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[4 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 610 views]
Kilchoman 5 Year Old 2009 Original Cask Strength – Review

Another new expression released recently from the farm distillery of Kilchoman, this time no cask finishes or wine casks at all, ex-bourbon only. This batch is bottled from a vatting of 35 such casks filled in 2009 and bottled in 2014 making the liquid 5 years old. 9,200 bottles of the nectar were made, and bottled an the natural CS …

Bourbon, Cask Strength, Elijah Craig, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[26 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 707 views]
Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof

If you’re a Bourbon or whiskey fan, you’ve probably tried the 12 year old Elijah Craig, whic is brilliant and very well priced IMHO. This version however is a bit different – a limited release Small Batch, twelve year old bottled at Barrel Proof and without chill filtering, preserving the natural flavours produced during the aging process.  It’s just like …

Bourbon, Cask Strength, FEW, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[12 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 962 views]
FEW Bourbon Cask Strength

This whisky was part of Sjoerd’s American Whiskey bottle share, and It is the first time EVER i’ve tried any of the FEW spirits. I heard good things about this one, so I was really looking forward to it. Not much info about this one except that the mashbill is predominantly made up of corn as well as rye and …

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

[5 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 1,004 views]
Bowmore Tempest  10 yo Batch #5

Bowmore Tempest has been one of my go-to Bowmores in recent years, with a few bottles polished off from older batches (1,2). I can say I’ve tried all batches until now, (with batch 1,3 as my favourites). A few months ago I compared Batches 3&4 head to head, and found batch 3 Brilliant (have a look here). So as you …

Australian, Cask Strength, Headline, Overeem, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[1 May 2014 | No Comment | 712 views]
Quick dram: Overeem Take II- Sherry cask 60%

After I’ve enjoyed the sherry cask at 43% , it’s time to try the higher ABV version at 60%. I’m a big fan of Cask Strength whiskies, and rarely dilute with water at all , so 60% is no biggie, right? Let’s dram!
Old Hobart Overeem Sherry Cask Matured (Cask Strength), 60.0%,£188
Nose: Stronger and spicier. Burnt maple syrup. Big sweet sherry …

Cask Strength, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes, bowmore »

[6 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 1,130 views]
Bowmore hand filled   1997-2013  55.5% abv

I’m a sucker for hand filled bottles you can get only at the distillery, and most chances that you’re too if you’re reading this blog I was fortunate enough to get a wee sample when I traded samples over at Maltstock with the Spellers (Ansgar & Thomas). I had a feeling it was about to be a cracking …

Bruichladdich, Cask Strength, Headline, Port Charlotte, Tasting Notes »

[2 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,072 views]
Port Charlotte PC11 (Travel Retail edition)

Bruicladdich released this PC11 along with Octomore 6,2 (watch this space for tasting notes coming soon!) a few months back to the travel retail market. This is the first time Port Charlotte or Octomore are sold there AFAIK, but there is a catch : They did not release it to the UK travel retail market ,perhaps because of the very …

Cask Strength, Glendronach, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[31 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,249 views]
Glendroncah Cask Strength Batch #3

Time for a quick review of the latest batch from Glendronach CS. I really liked both Batch #1 and Batch#2 , and was keen on trying this 3rd and see how (and if ) it differs. this one comes at 54.90% abv, carrying no age, as usual.
GlenDronach Cask Strength – Batch 3 , 54.90% , £56
Nose: Sweet sherry with hints …

Auchentoshan, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Lowlands, Tasting Notes »

[14 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 769 views]
Auchentoshan 1996 Bottle your own Cask # 11030

How does it go? oh yes: My whisky friend Yoav went to Scotland and all I got was this lousy sample … But really, this is a lovely little sample I got from Yoav who managed to fill a wee bottle (thanks mate!) and spared me a sample, which is very cool. This is a Bourbon cask, distilled 28/06/1996 and …