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[21 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 294 views]
The Macallan Masters of Photography – Mario Testino – Review

The Macallan have recently announced the 5th pillar in their “Masters of photography” series – Mario Testino. This is a very posh edition with 6 different casks bottled as minis, and a very exclusive photography book. There are only 1,000 such editions, and they are clearly aimed at collectors, so I bet only a small fraction …

Glenrothes, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[19 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 323 views]
The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

The Glenrothes usually bottle vintages as opposed to age statement (you can do the math yourselves), but they do have a few NAS offerings (the select reserve, the alba reserve, and the robur reserve), and now there’s a new NAS around by the name of Vintage Reserve. Vintage Reserve comprises 10 different Vintages from the last three decades: 1989, 1992, …

Blends, Cutty Sark, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[19 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 364 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 | 416 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 | 1,078 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 …

Arran, Cask Strength, Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[13 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 462 views]
The Arran Machrie Moor Cask Strength

It’s the Fifth edition of the Peated Machrie Moor by Arran, and this time they have gone one step beyond, and released two versions a regular 46% ABV and a CS one, which I am trying today. I have not tried any of the MM releases since the first (reviewed on the blog here), but I remember feeling it was …

Glen Moray, Headline, NAS, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[12 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 466 views]
Glen Moray Port Finish (NAS)

After the lovely Chardonnay cask Glen Moray 10 (brilliant stuff for the price!) , I really wanted to try this one which is rather new. Basically it’s the Classic GM finished in port casks for an additional 8 months (Tawny Port casks to be exact),bottled at 40% and without colouring which is nice given the lovely copper colour of this …

Featured, Headline, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, The Glenlivet »

[11 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 517 views]
The Glenlivet Launch event–Founder’s Reserve (and the  Winchester Collection 50 yo)

Last week, I was very fortunate to attend the global launch of a new, permanent addition to the core Glenlivet range. The occasion, held in The Library, a swanky members only club near London’s Trafalgar Square was the perfect setting, and Glenlivet had clearly gone to much effort to brand the place its own with bottles from their range strategically …

Blends, Compass Box, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[10 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 572 views]
Compass Box Great King Street – Glasgow Blend – Review

Time for another new release from Compass box, after the excellent Lost blend, this is a Blended whisky, rather than a Blended Malt (meaning it has some grain whisky as well as malt whisky as an ingredient).
GLASGOW BLEND is the second permanent whisky to be introduced to the Great King Street range , which is essentially a small-batch Blended Scotch …

Blended Malts, Compass Box, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,518 views]
Compass Box–The lost blend – Review

Time for some new releases from Compass box. It’s been a while since I tasted a new one from this brilliant little whisky company (headed by John Glazer). this time we’re speaking Blended Malt again: THE LOST BLEND is a new limited edition release – this marriage of three single malts is a homage to their long lost (and much …