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[20 May 2015 | No Comment | 338 views]
Irish single malt 2003 [Whisky Fassle] , 10 yo

So, an undisclosed single cask from an Irish distillery distilled 2003 and bottled 2014, making it 10 yo, bottled by Whisky Fassle. Sounds intriguing doesn’t it? Not much else is provided : aged in a Hogshead. Is this a young Bushmills? might very well be… We tasted this as part of a Mini Irish flight (along with Red Breast 12 …

Bunnahabhain, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[19 May 2015 | No Comment | 404 views]
Bunnahabhain 25 yo (OB)  – Review

Time for another official bottling you can easily get (easily, that is if you can afford it, right?) in most whisky shops – The Bunnahabhain 25 year old.  As you well know most Bunnas are not as peaty as other Islay malts (some younger 1990’s are indeed very peaty), and that’s very right about this one. Bottled at 46.3% abv, …

Glen Keith, Headline, Malts Of Scotland, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[17 May 2015 | No Comment | 317 views]
Glen Keith 1970 (Malts of Scotland), Rel 2011.

Another older samples from an Epic bottle share by Sjoerd I’ve held back tasting quite a lot of time for some reason. I‘ve not had a lot of Glen Keith, but those I’ve had were rather nice, and this 1970 edition seems to have gotten good reviews. at the time it used to cost a bit under 200 EUR, with …

Bulliet, Headline, Rye, Tasting Notes »

[14 May 2015 | No Comment | 432 views]
A bit of whiskey – Bulleit Rye- Review

Time for a non single malt scotch review. I know some of you do not approve (yes, you Stuart – I am looking at you), but this blog is all about whisky and whiskey, and I’ve not done that in some time. Bulleit Rye is widely available these days, and it’s even sold locally in Israel, and at a reasonable …

Balblair, G&M, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[12 May 2015 | No Comment | 491 views]
Balblair 1993–G&M cask #1962–Sherry time!

Big bold sherried Balblair, anyone?
A few weeks/ months ago (who remembers) I was able to share a bottle of this big sherry Balblair with some mates. Something told me this was worth getting. I was right …
Balblair 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 1962) – Cask Strength (G&M) , 53.4% , £87(available at MOM)
Nose: not that this comes as a surprise …

Australian, Featured, Headline, Overeem, Tasting Notes, Twitter »

[11 May 2015 | No Comment | 449 views]
More Tasmanian whisky : Overeem Ex-Bourbon cask & New Make spirit – #TasiWhisky

I’ve tasted Overeem whisky before, and liked it very much (both sherry and port at the high abv and lower), It’s a top notch small (and I mean small) craft distillery, so when Neil and Joel asked me to join an online virtual visit to the Overeem distillery I was keen to hop on the bandwagon. Sadly the samples were …

Compass Box, Featured, Grain, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[7 May 2015 | No Comment | 753 views]
Compass Box ‘Hedonism Quindecimus’ (blended grain)- Review

Who would have thought 15 years would pass that fast? yes, Compass Box, one of the most innovative whisky makers out there, has turned 15. Back in 2000 when most people would not even consider buying grain whiskies they released their first expressions the “Hedonism”, a blended grain whisky, and since then they have been making absolutely cracking drams, blending …

AnCnoc, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[4 May 2015 | One Comment | 610 views]
AnCnoc vintage 1975 (that was a good year!) – Review!

1975 was a great year:

The Altair 8800 microcomputer was released
VW introduced the Golf, an iconic vehicle.
Charlie Chaplin is knighted by Elisabeth II
Whisky is distilled at KnockDhu distillery in the Scottish highlands
I am born.

40 years later…
Men are like good old scotch. we do not age , we just become  ‘mature’. A month ago I turned 40. I know this might come …

Glenlivet, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[3 May 2015 | No Comment | 531 views]
Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve–The new Glenlivet on the block replacing the 12 yo (in some markets) – review

I am not a huge Glenlivet 12  fan (I do think it’s a nice entry level malt, don’t get me wrong here, ok?) , so I was not really taken by the news of replacing the 12 year old  (in some markets, relax!) which is indeed a staple whisky and second only to the Glenfiddich 12 when it comes to …

Glenmorangie, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[29 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | 725 views]
Tasting Glenmorangie Duthac (Travel Retail)

Glenmorangie Duthac weirdly came into existence without any PR campaign, or anything by Glenmorangie, which is rather odd. Usualy  there’s quite a big fuss when a new expression comes out in the LVMH group. I first heard about it from a blog reader who asked me if I had heard about it (he works in the TLV duty free), and …