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Canadian, Featured, Headline, Highwood, Tasting Notes »

[28 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 362 views]
Highwood 25 Year Old Calgary Stampede Whisky

Time for one more Canadian whisky, from a sample I long ago recieved from the one and only Davin D.K, who run the most comprehensive Canadian whisky site , a true whisky lover, and expert, and a really nice man.  To be honest, I’ve never heard about this whisky before trying it (not that this comes as a surprise, as …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[15 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 943 views]
7 Year Old Quadruple-Distilled Octomore – Feis Ile 2014

This year’s funky Feis Ile bottling prize has to go to Bruichladdich, who have always been the quirky guy on the block when it comes to crazy finishes, and unique bottlings. Octomore is ridiculously peated anyways, add a Quad distillation process!!!  and what do you get? you get an Ultra peated whisky at almost 70% ABV… which started its …

Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Islay, Kilchoman, Tasting Notes »

[9 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 636 views]
Kilchoman Feis Ile 2014

The smallest and youngest of distilleries on Islay (that is until next year, when Gartbreck distillery is up and working)  did also produce a festival bottling this year, and as young as their whiskies are (oldest to date was 6 yo), they are crackers.
The festival bottling  was matured for around 5 years, initially in first-fill bourbon casks before spending a …

Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, Tasting Notes »

[7 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 738 views]
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Edition (Feis Ile 2014)

After that Spectacular Lagavulin FE 2014, who set the bar so high, it would be quite a challenge for the rest of the FE bottlings, won’t it? True. I chose to go with the Laphraoig of which I did not have very high expectations (mainly due to reading people’s reactions and SM remarks). Last year’s Cairdeas (also know as ‘the …

Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Lagavulin, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[3 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 892 views]
Lagavulin 1995 – Feis Ile 2014 edition

It seems Feis Ile 2104 was ages ago, but It was really only a month or so ago. This year (like too many) I was not able to attend (but planning on going next year!), but with a little help from my friends from the amazing #whiskyfabric, I was able to arrange a sample of each of the FE bottlings, …

Featured, Glen Grant, Headline, Uncategorized »

[1 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 627 views]
Liquid History: Glen Grant 1948 , 66 yo, by G&M [Wealth Solutions]

My good whisky friend Shai always claims I prefer to review unicorn tears as he calls them, meaning very old and rare drams. Most times, I tend to disagree, as I try to post many available and not ultra rare and extremely expensive whisky  tasting reviews, but this time I could not resist , and frankly It’s really a one …

Featured, Headline, Irish, Tasting Notes, Teeling, whiskey »

[25 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 485 views]
Teeling Whiskey Gold Reserve , 26 yo (White Burgundy finish)

We continue our journey through the Teeling range with an older expression. This whiskey was double distilled (at a distillery which usually triple distils its whiskey) in the year of 1987 then it was aged in ex-bourbon barrels , and finally it was transferred into old white burgundy barrels for finishing. I must comment that white wine finishes are not …

Ardbeg, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[23 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,611 views]
Tasting Ardbeg Kildalton (2014 release)

If you’ve been reading the blog, you’ve probably read about this new release in last week’s whisky news (here). If not, all you really need to know is that this is a new expression just released by Ardbeg , consisting of a marriage of firm, smoky, but creamy Ardbeg from Bourbon barrels with rather racy, spicy whiskies from new …

BlackAdder, Featured, G&M, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, The Macallan »

[17 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 552 views]
Two very different Indie Macallans (G&M and Blackadder)

Macallan. That Iconic distillery, which by now I suspect is more of a monetary instrument in the whisky investment portfolio than actually a drinking whisky for most… Or is it?
With the surging prices of OB Macallans (Have you seen the price of say a 18 year old sherry oak? a 30 year old Sherry Oak? if you can find any), …

2013, Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[16 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 504 views]
Wemyss Clynelish 1997–“Apple Basket”

Let’s kick start this week with a single cask distilled at Clynelish (although not an average Clynelish), and bottled by Wemyss. I do love apple pies and apple crumbles and anything with cooked apples (my weak spot, along with lemon pies). So, what better than to try a liquid form of those?
Wemyss Malts Clyenlish 1997 , 46% abv, “Apple Basket”.
Nose: …