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[23 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,115 views]
Royal Lochnagar and Talisker Triple Matured – Friends of the Classic Malts Exclusive Releases

A month or so ago Diageo has announced the release of the first two bottles of FOCM (Their fan club sort of) for the coming year (featured in our PR corner) , with a total of 5 such bottles from various classic malts ( malts.com ) distilleries. Why triple aged you ask? simple, they have been aged in 3 different …

Cragganmore, Diageo, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[18 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 944 views]
Cragganmore 1996 Port Wood Finish – Distillers Edition

We met last night, a few whisky friends and lovers for our “monthly” tasting that takes place ever few months (we suck, yeah). This time the “theme” was BYOB Speyside. We started the evening with this Crag DE, which I have not tasted in a long time, It was the lightest in terms of ABV I think (and non peated) …

Diageo, Featured, Special Release »

[3 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,620 views]
Diageo Special Releases for 2013–official release

So after much speculation and rumours here comes the official 2013 special releases info from Diageo. as you can see, it’s not going to be cheap… (not that we thought it would). The highlights are of course, Brora 35, Port Ellen, and Lagavulin 37 yo which is the most expensive at almost 2,000 quid. feast your eyes, as most likely, …

Diageo, Featured, Feis Ile, News »

[21 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,925 views]
Diageo announces 2 new expressions released for Feis Ile 2013–Lagavulin & Caol Ila

18-year old Lagavulin from European Oak
The LAGAVULIN™ 2013 special festival bottling, from whisky distilled in 1995, has been aged in ex European Oak Sherry Butts, and was personally selected by Lagavulin warehouseman Iain McArthur.

Triple-matured Caol Ila 12 yo
This year’s CAOL ILA™ special festival bottling  is a little special and unusual, explains distillery manager Billy Stitchell, who personally selected the whisky:
“Spirit …

Diageo, Featured, Headline, Talisker, Tasting Notes »

[5 Mar 2013 | 6 Comments | 2,176 views]
Tasting the new Talisker Storm

So, at last. my nose is almost back to normal, and I get a chance to sample this new Talisker everybody has been speaking about in the last week or two. Released in February 2013, this is a new expression that came with very high hopes, as the younger brother of the ever so popular 10 year old. Continuing the …

Diageo, Headline, Special Release »

[28 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 1,801 views]
Diageo Announce 2012 Limited Edition Special Releases

It’s this time of year again, and Diageo the spirits giant is revealing its 2012 whisly special releases. not a lot to add other than : EXPENSIVE.
I suspect most of us whisky lovers (and not collectors) will not be able to afford any, and most will be gone in no time to the dusty shelves of whisky collectors / Investors.
Shame…

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Diageo, Featured, Headline, Lowlands, Rosebank, Special Release, Tasting Notes, scotch »

[8 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 2,608 views]
Tasting Rosebank 21yo  1990 Special Release

This baby was bottled for Diageo’s Special Releases edition in 2011. There are just 5,604 numbered bottles and the whisky was aged in refill American oak and refill European oak casks for 21 years. Littlemill has was mothballed in 1993 but Diageo still releases the odd bottle once in a while…
I think this is one of the first Rosebanks I’ve …

Blends, Diageo, Featured, Headline, Jhonnie Walker, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized, scotch »

[6 Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | 13,740 views]
Tasting Johnnie Walker Double Black (finally…)

My first JW tasting notes on the blog. I was really looking for this one, not because i am a JW man, or that this one got amazing reviews. Nope. The reason for that is that JW double black was, and is the most searched term on the blog, and my previous post about its introduction into the market is …