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

[23 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 254 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 | No Comment | 320 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 | 284 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 | 387 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 | 411 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 | 517 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 | 30 Comments | 837 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 | 371 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 | One Comment | 429 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 | 357 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 …