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

[1 May 2014 | No Comment | 554 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 | 842 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 | 1,307 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 | 944 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 | 647 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 …

Cask Strength, Glenfiddich, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 716 views]
Glenfiddich  15 yo Cask strength (older bottle)

A friend of mine came over for a few drams, and brought a bottle of this 15 year old Fiddich. He had no information when it was bottled, just that he was able to find this at one of his friend’s , a guy who was not really into whisky. How he came about to own this one is a …

Adelphi, Cask Strength, Featured, Glenfarclas, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[6 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | 951 views]
Breath of Speyside Adelphi 15 yo 60,2% [Glenfarclas]

You know that Glenfarclas does not permit IB’s to bottle its malt and call it Glenfarclas, so they do find weird names to name their bottles. One amazing (and much older) was the
Glenfarclas Norse Cask 1964 “Rechlerich” I scored at 97/100 (best ever?), This one is also a very nice indie GF, I got from my good whisky friend Tom …

Blended Malts, Cask Strength, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 975 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 …

Arran, Cask Strength, Headline, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[12 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 1,467 views]
Tasting The Arran Millennium Casks

Two weeks ago The Arran Whisky distillery has unveiled a new Charity whisky, which was produced on a very special date: 31st of December 1999. What is also special about this whisky is that it’s intended for charity: and a donation out of each bottle sold of those 7,800 bottles will go to the Arran Trust,a conservation charity which funds …

Caol Ila, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, LMDW, Signatory, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[25 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 869 views]
Oldies Goldies : Caol Ila 27yo, 1984, 56.1% – Signatory for LMDW

Caol Ila. Most thing of them as “that boring, newbies peated malt from Diageo”. While they are big, there are CI’s and there are CIs. the 12 yo is a staple dram, and ANY peat head has to go through that one at some part of his peat journey, but boy o boy, if you’re missing out on older aged …