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Balblair, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes »

[30 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 373 views]
A trio of Balblair 2000 single casks–#Millennium tasting

Last night Bablair held a very special twitter tasting, in which 3 very different single cask Balblairs (cask samples, nothing commercial – yet) were on the table. This tasting was kind of special since it was done partly on site ( a few lucky bloggers on a trip to the Inverhouse distilleries) and the rest of us from the comfort …

Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Yoichi »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 382 views]
Yoichi Single Cask #129493 , 1991-2007

Quite a few months back I received a few samples from Sjoerd (bottle share of the legendary Karuizawa, and a couple of others as a Bonus). This one sat and waited patiently and it’s finally time to review this baby. From what I remembered it’s a good one (So I was told by  Sjoerd, and he’s usually right!).
Yoichi Single Cask …

Headline, Kilchoman, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[27 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 315 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 …

Caol Ila, Headline, Highland Park, Tasting Notes »

[24 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 454 views]
Two Indies from Denmark–Caol Ila 7 yo and Highland Park 1997

A few weeks ago as I was browsing through photos of whisky, cigars and food on Instagram (seems all my friends are either drinking, smoking or eating) I noticed an interesting image of 4 wee samples bottles filled with a hot sauce:

I was intrigued, and said I wanted to taste one. The internet is filled with nice people, and the …

BenRiach, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Agency »

[23 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 362 views]
Benriach 1991 – Whisky Agency "Mollusc & Medusa"–Review

A few days ago I visited a whisky buddy where we held a bit of a dramming evening together, nothing planned, all Impromptu. I brought over a few older Glenglassaugh samples (a post is coming soon, brilliant stuff single casks from the 1970’s) , and we also drank a few Indie bottlings, one of them was this. The Benriach does …

Bruichladdich, Headline, Port Charlotte, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[22 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 415 views]
Port Charlotte 12 year old–The Maltman

Been a while since I tasted a new cask from the Maltman, and every time it’s fun with this cool little IB. Port Charlotte, I love Port Charlotte, and this is the oldest PC I’ve tasted to date, it’s the oldest around I think. PC11 OB was brilliant, so how is one more year and a different cask will affect …

Clynelish, Headline, Invergordon, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 393 views]
A couple of Wemyss malts from the latest release–Invergordon and Clynelish

Three weeks ago or so Came another single casks release by one of my favorite independent bottlers : Wemyss. as always, each malt (or grain in this instance) has a unique name which characteriszes it, I was lucky to be able to sample three of the recent batch (which was EPIC in size – 12 different casks). Two very different …

Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes, bowmore »

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 494 views]
Speaking of the devil–Bowmore Devil’s Cask  Batch 2 – Review

There are a few whiskies that attract a lot of attention every once in a while, and for some reason (well, for obvious reasons) Bowmore’’ Devil’s cask is one of them. It all started last year when the first edition came out, and sold out faster than lightning, then the price shot up in the secondary market (read: auction sites), …

Glenmorangie, Headline, Manzanilla, Tasting Notes »

[20 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 520 views]
The new Glenmorangie Taghta – Review

A few weeks ago Glenmorangie released the Taghta (Scots Gaelic for ‘The Chosen One’), which is considered (according to Glenmorangie) to be “the world’s first crowd-sourced whisky”. I guess you would have to be living on the moon to not have heard about this whisky at some point as in the  the past 18 months whisky enthusiasts from more than …

Ardmore, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 582 views]
The new Ardmore ‘Legacy’ – Review

The last few weeks saw quite a few new whisky releases, and one from Ardmore (who now calls itself “The Ardmore”) is not something you see everyday. The new “Legacy” is replacing the old “traditional cask” which was also a NAS, but for some reason drops the ABV to 40% and maybe to make it more accessible also drops the …