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Benromach, Featured, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[15 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 382 views]
Benromach 100 proof – Review

Time for a short break from the Blind tasting competition, where yours truly makes an ass of himself by guessing the wrong distilleries, regions and drams (I am not alone, so I am in pretty good company , right?). After tasting the 10 year old blind last week, and remembering how bloody marvellous that dram is, and how good it …

Featured, Headline, Mackmyra, Swedish, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[9 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 339 views]
Mackmyra Moment Vinterträdgård (Conservatory) – Review

Today I am taking a day off from the the Blind tasting competition, as my nose was not very usable yesterday, and I did not take any tasting notes for that Balvenie 15 single cask (that tasted like no other 15 single cask Bal… but, go figure single cask, right?). So we’re back with some Mackmyra whisky for XMAS, and …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, longmorn »

[7 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 467 views]
Blind Tasting Competition (BTC) 2014- Day 1–Longmorn 17 yo , 1996 [Van Wees]

Day one of the competition and I was sure I was going to embarrass myself by making foolish guesses, but as it happens, I was not THAT off the mark. It was clear this dram was sherried (colour and nose), but what distillery? Initially I thought it might be a Aberlour (big sherry and all) or GlenDronach (some single cask). …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Oloroso, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[30 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 456 views]
Bruichladdich 12 yo First Fill Sherry cask (The Maltman)

This very interesting Laddie was distilled Sept. 2001 and bottled January 2014. A total of 492 bottles were filled from cask #326 (Oloroso). A first fill laddie is something I do not think I sampled recently, and It was my first Laddie from this bottler (The Maltman), so I really did not know what to expect (other than BIG sherry).
Bruichladdich …

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

[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 578 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 | 683 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 | 1,090 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 | 487 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 | 556 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 | 1,435 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 …