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Craigellachie, Dewar's, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 342 views]
A Dou of new Craigellachie –  13& 17 yo

Not long ago Dewar’s in a very suprising move released 4 new Craigellachie with a complete overhaul of the range, including new design and all as part of its ‘Last Great Malts of Scotland’ range.
this range of new expressions of this previously undiscovered single malt have never been released before as proprietary bottlings. I guess some of you need an …

Diageo, Featured, Headline, NAS, Single Grain, Tasting Notes »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 498 views]
Haig Club Single Grain – Review

There has been a lot of talk about this specific bottle, after Diageo has chosen David Beckham to endorse this whisky and be it’s presentor. Yes, it does look like an aftershave doesn’t it?
And yes, it’s supposedly very young grain whisky sold for a lot of money. All is true.Yes. I was not expecting it to appeal to whisky …

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

[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 515 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 | 414 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 | 466 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 | 1,184 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 | 542 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 | 534 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 | 560 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 | 503 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 …