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[11 May 2015 | No Comment | 449 views]
More Tasmanian whisky : Overeem Ex-Bourbon cask & New Make spirit – #TasiWhisky

I’ve tasted Overeem whisky before, and liked it very much (both sherry and port at the high abv and lower), It’s a top notch small (and I mean small) craft distillery, so when Neil and Joel asked me to join an online virtual visit to the Overeem distillery I was keen to hop on the bandwagon. Sadly the samples were …

Compass Box, Featured, Grain, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[7 May 2015 | No Comment | 753 views]
Compass Box ‘Hedonism Quindecimus’ (blended grain)- Review

Who would have thought 15 years would pass that fast? yes, Compass Box, one of the most innovative whisky makers out there, has turned 15. Back in 2000 when most people would not even consider buying grain whiskies they released their first expressions the “Hedonism”, a blended grain whisky, and since then they have been making absolutely cracking drams, blending …

Benromach, Featured, Headline, Organic, Tasting Notes »

[26 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 529 views]
Benromach Organic 2008 – Review

Benromach have been making good whiskies recently (the 10 and 100 proof 10 are both crackers). This whisky is a bit different, being aged in virgin oak casks, and being organic – made from biological Barley and adhering to organic standards. It was one of the first organic whiskies back then in 2006 and this 2008 version is the latest. …

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

[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 509 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 | 629 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 | 766 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 | 677 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 | 651 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 | 839 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 | 691 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, …