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[26 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 441 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 | 434 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 | 518 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 | 1,506 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 | 1,631 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 …

Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Signatory, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[24 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,083 views]
Clynelish 1996 18 yo cask 6514 [Signatory Vintage]

You never know what you’re going to get when you’re shopping single casks. Each cask is an enigma, and sometimes you score, sometimes you are disappointed. I was browsing WhiskyBase shop when I saw this Clynelish, aged in a refill sherry butt, that looked promising, and decided to get it for a future tasting I am leading. 590 bottles were …

Featured, Headline, Highland Park, Tasting Notes »

[22 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,709 views]
Highland Park Odin –Review and tasting notes

If you’re a whisky fan,I probably should not tell you much about Odin, as you’ve probably heard all about this bottling long ago, but for those who are new to whisky, or have been on another planet in recent months : Odin is the fourth and final instalment (and much awaited) in Highland Park’s Valhalla collection (Valhalla being the home …

Featured, G&M, Headline, Linkwood, Tasting Notes »

[18 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 913 views]
Linkwood 1991-2009  [G&M for Van Wees] Cask #7271

When a good Linkwood comes around, I can not say no. Last night I was visiting a good whisky friend, and we shared a few drams. This was the first, and maybe the highlight of the evening (with another Linkwood by Cadenheads being runner up). Can’t ask for more.
Linkwood 1991-2009 , G&M for Van Wees Cask #7271 , 53.1 % , …

Featured, Headline, Ichiro's Malt, Japanese, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[10 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 560 views]
Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve -Review

Day #3 of our little Japanese Whisky review series , and today with Ichiro’s Malt.
For those who are not familiar with Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder of now closed Hanyu Distillery. He started the Chichibu distillery in Japan’s Saitama prefecture in 2008, which by now released a few young (but good) expressions under the Chichibu label [check out …

Featured, Headline, Japanese, Shinshu, Tasting Notes, mars »

[9 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | 469 views]
Mars ‘Komagatke’ 10 yo – Review

 
Day #2 of our wee Japanese Whisky series, and today with a quite unknown distillery : mars Shinshu. It is  the located at Miyata village in the Nagano prefecture owned by Hombo Shuzo Co ltd. It was founded in 1985 and was operating until 1992, and re-opened in 2011). Due to the high altitude (800 meters above sea level) it …