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Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Port Charlotte, Tasting Notes »

[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 359 views]
Port Charlotte Islay barley – Review

After reviewing the Octomore Islay Barley, it’s time for it’s “little brother” the Port Charlotte Islay barley.  Harvested in September 2008 from the farms at Coull, Kynagarry, Island, Rockside, Starchmill & Sunderland, peated to 40 PPM, then distilled in December of the same year, it is also around 5 years of age, diluted to 50% then bottled.
Port Charlotte Islay Barley …

Blends, Cutty Sark, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[19 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 384 views]
Blended Glory : Cutty Sark 33 yo–’Art Deco’ edition – Review

Earlier this month (see your news edition) Cutty Sark, the well known Blended malt brand have released a very especial expression, called the Art Deco limited edition, aged 33 years old and presented in a very posh case with glasses and all. only 3,456 (nice number eh?) bottles were made, and each sold for a hefty £650. Not cheap at …

Blended Malts, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[18 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 442 views]
New from Wemyss Malts “Velvet Fig” – Review

It’s almost XMAS time and what better time to release new whiskies for the holiday season? I suspect we’re about to see many such products in the following weeks, and the latest is a very interesting Blended Malt  by the name of Velvet Fig. Do not be alarmed, There is no added figs or anything  (as I’ve been asked by …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[17 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,131 views]
Octomore 6.3 Islay Barley – Review

Time for another Peat monster, and the latest offering from Bruichladdich in their line of Super-Uber Peated malts: The Octomore. Die hard peat lovers, will swear by the Octomore. I’ve been Following the Octomores from the early days of 1.1 and It is no secret I am quite the fan of the distillery (especially their peated lines) and the Octomore …

Featured, Headline, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, The Glenlivet »

[11 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 529 views]
The Glenlivet Launch event–Founder’s Reserve (and the  Winchester Collection 50 yo)

Last week, I was very fortunate to attend the global launch of a new, permanent addition to the core Glenlivet range. The occasion, held in The Library, a swanky members only club near London’s Trafalgar Square was the perfect setting, and Glenlivet had clearly gone to much effort to brand the place its own with bottles from their range strategically …

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

[4 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 525 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 …

Featured, Headline, Kilchoman, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[3 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 549 views]
Kilchoman Port Cask– Review

Port Casks – you either love them or hate them. I know many that won’t drink a whisky aged in port, and many that would swear by them. I am not sure where I stand though. I’ve had exceptional whiskies aged in Port casks (mostly finished in port), and some over fruity and wine-y ones. I was really intrigued by …

Featured, Headline, Kilchoman, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[27 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 490 views]
Kilchoman for Whisky In Leiden 2014 Cask 142/2007

There are quite a few private cask bottlings by Kilchoman, but I think this has to be the oldest one I’ve tried (7 yo or so). First tasted it last week with friends, and took a sample home to ‘research’ it further, with a clean palate, and fewer drams that precede it… 245 such bottles exist, and they are still …

BenRiach, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Agency »

[23 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 488 views]
Benriach 1991 – Whisky Agency “Mollusc & Medusa”–Review

A few days ago I visited a whisky buddy where we held a bit of a dramming evening together, nothing planned, all Impromptu. I brought over a few older Glenglassaugh samples (a post is coming soon, brilliant stuff single casks from the 1970’s) , and we also drank a few Indie bottlings, one of them was this. The Benriach does …

Competition, Featured, Headline, Uncategorized, general »

[17 Oct 2014 | 36 Comments | 1,263 views]
Celebrating our 1000th Post with Hankey Bannister–RAFFLE!

I am happy to be celebrating our 1000th post this week, a very important milestone, I had not even dreamed about 5 years ago when i started the blog and posted the “we’re open for business” post. How time flies.
So, after 5 years, countless whiskies tasted (at least a 1000, but many more i’ve not written about), many whisky friends …