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[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 347 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 …

Competition, Featured, Headline, Uncategorized, general »

[17 Oct 2014 | 21 Comments | 604 views]
Celebrating our 1000th Post with Hankey Bannister–RAFFLE!

I am happy to be celebrating our 1000th post this week, a very important milestone, I had not even dreamed about 5 years ago when i started the blog and posted the “we’re open for business” post. How time flies.
So, after 5 years, countless whiskies tasted (at least a 1000, but many more i’ve not written about), many whisky friends …

Blends, Hankey Bannister, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 306 views]
Even More Hankey Bannister – the 40 year old

Yes, we’re coming to the end of our little journey through the HB range, and last but certainly not least its the oldest offering from the brand : the 40 year old blend. This is as I’ve said the final review of the HB range, but it’s not the last word concerning Hankey Bannister on the blog. You can win …

Blends, Featured, Hankey Bannister, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[14 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 379 views]
Hankey Bannister Time round 2 : the 25 year old

We’re moving up the Hankey Bannister core line after the Original and 12, we’re visiting the 25 year old, but before that, a bit of a history lesson, and information about the name, people and history behind HB…
Currently the HB brand is owned by Inverhouse distillers (the same guys who own Balblair,Old Pultney, AnCnoc, Speyburn), but originally it was founded …

Blends, Featured, Hankey Bannister, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[13 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 320 views]
Hankey Bannister Time–Original & 12 yo

Blends, more blends. as Blends are the bread and butter of the whisky industry, I always am happy to write about those, and reduce the Malt snobbery factor of the blog. I well know most people out there do buy blends, and That has to be reflected on the blog, right?
In the next couple of posts I am going to …

Headline, News, Uncategorized »

[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 566 views]
Whisky News & PR Corner October 9th, 2014

THE GLENROTHES RELEASES VINTAGE RESERVE: 10 VINTAGES, NO AGE STATEMENT

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits is delighted to announce the release of Vintage Reserve from award-winning Speyside distillery, The Glenrothes. As with many single malts, the new expression carries no age statement but, in an unprecedented move, all the Vintages used in this single malt have been revealed.
Vintage Reserve is the …

Canadian, Forty Creek, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[8 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 446 views]
Forty Creek port wood reserve

Back in 2013 I took place in the Canadian whisky tweet tasting with Davin D.K and Johanne, and i am pretty sure we tasted this whisky too. unfortunately I did not keep notes when I originally tasted it, but was sent another sample by those two Canadian stars (not sure which, as its all a mess, and I did not …

Bunnahabhain, Headline, Islay, Malts Of Scotland, Tasting Notes »

[7 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 376 views]
Malts of Scotland Bunnahabhain 1973

This baby has been sitting here for quite some time waiting patiently since Jan 2014 , due to a very long queue, and other reasons i have no idea what they are… Back then my good mate Sjoerd who’s known for his bottle shared, arranged a share of Malts of Scotland  and I immediately wanted a share. Better late then …

Headline, New Zealand, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Willowbank »

[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 443 views]
New Zealand Whisky take II– single cask#137 vintage 1990

We go up in age (actually this is the oldest sample among the three samples I am going to review) and today we’re visiting this single cask. distilled in 1990 , and bottled March 2013, making it 23 years old…
New Zealand 1990 / 23 Year Old / Cask #137 , £110
Nose: quite a lot of wood and orange peel as …

Blends, Headline, New Zealand, Tasting Notes »

[5 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 450 views]
New Zealand Whisky Take I – 15 yo Doublewood

So whisky from down under? in New Zealand? well, yes, and no. There is currently no ACTIVE whisky distillery in NZ, but once there was: the  Willowbank Distillery on the southern island in New Zealand. Sadly it was closed down in 1997 and mothballed in 1999, but apparently (and luckily) their aging stocks were bought in 2010 by the New …