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Aberfeldy, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 364 views]
Wemyss Malts ‘Toffee Tuile 1999’–Aberfeldy

After the exceptional cask strength Bowmore (yes, we want more CS version, dear Wemyss.) It’s time to explore another tasty expression from the latest batch. This one is still available, which is good news. I’ve not had a lot of Indie Aberfeldy (Or any Aberfeldy) lately, so this was an interesting one to try.
Toffee Tuile 1999 (bottled 2014) – Wemyss …

Cambus, Featured, Headline, Hunter Laing, Single Grain, Tasting Notes, whisky Shop »

[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 509 views]
Cambus Sovereign 1964 50 yo single grain – Review

Older Grains are among my favourite drams recently (If I can get them), and usually you can get awesome very old grain (30 and older) for much cheaper than you would have to pay for a similarly aged single malt. This however is not the cheapest of them, at 420 quid, this is quite an expensive grain, but hey 50 …

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

[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 604 views]
The Rockpool 1995  – Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) – Review

We’re back!
Passover is over (Thank goodness), and the malt can flow again. I’ve chosen to get into posting tasting notes mood with the latest offering from indie bottler Wemyss Malts. Their latest batch of single casks features the following casks:

“The Rockpool” 1995 single cask from Bowmore Distilery, Islay, Cask Strength
“Foraged Fruit Fool” 1991 single cask from Blair Athol Distillery, Highlands
“Toffee …

Featured, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Tomatin, Virgin Oak »

[2 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | 587 views]
New Release : Tomatin Cú Bocán virgin oak – Review

Another NAS to end the whisky week , and this time another new release from Tomatin. Previous Cú Bocán versions reviewed here were the original (containing Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon casks) , sherry, 1989 vintage, and now this – 100% matured in virgin oak. The Cú Bocán is made from peated spirit, and it is really interesting to see …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Tomatin »

[30 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 586 views]
New From Tomatin : Cask Strength Release – Review

This week is going to feature quite a few newly released NAS whiskies. But I am happy to say the NAS I am reviewing are really nice ones, well priced (you know, relatively) and are of very good quality, so not many rants on my side. When the whisky is good and not over the top, no need for further …

Featured, Glenmorangie, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[26 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 687 views]
New release : Glenmorangie Tùsail – Review

The Tùsail  is the latest Glenmorangie to be released, in fact it’s the 6th release from Glenmorangie’s Private Edition range. Tùsail  stands for “originary” in Gaelic, and this time Glenmorangie chose an unusual strain of Barley called “Maris Otter” which was floor-malted by hand using traditional techniques.
Maris Otter is a rich winter variety of barley first introduced in 1965. It …

Featured, Headline, Jura, Tasting Notes, Whisky Festivals »

[25 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 615 views]
Whisky Live TLV take I–Tasting  Isle of Jura 1984

Yesterday as planned I visited Whisky Live TLV which was held for the second year in a row, As always it was nice meeting many friends and blog readers from the growing Israeli whisky community as well as some cool guests from the whisky industry who were lucky enough to journey here from Europe.. I tasted quite a few whiskies, …

BlackAdder, Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[11 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 622 views]
Clynelish 1996 [Blackadder] cask #8782

It’s a good rule of thumb not to base your opinion about a whisky based on a single tasting, at a given evening. It’s not always possible if you’re tasting a small sample that can’t be re-used, but It’s advisable if you have a generous sample, or a bottle. We’ve tasted this BA single cask last week with some friends, …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Peated, Port Charlotte, Travel Retail »

[26 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,798 views]
The new Port Charlotte PC 12 (Travel Retail) – Review

I can’t believe Port Charlotte 12 is out, It seems like yesterday when the baby PC5 came out, and it was HUGE. This toddler is now a teenager, and I am loving the way it developed over the years. This is the oldest PC EVER (there are a few Indie PC of the same age).
Yesterday’s Octomore TR edition (7.2) proved …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[25 Feb 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,944 views]
A new Octomore for Travel Retail – 7.2 – Review

Lately Bruichladdich are releasing quite a few Travel Retail only editions of their Octomores and Port Charlottes and this one is the second wave of such releases. The Octomore “.2” usually stands out for wine finished Octomores, and this release is no different  – as the Octomore 7.2 is a limited edition in which Jim McEwan  has married American oak …