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BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Headline, Independent Bottling, Ledaig, Tasting Notes, Whisky Fassle »

[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 426 views]
Blind Tasting Competition Day 4 : Ledaig 8 yo [Whisky-Fässle]

After a shitty nose day (could barely smell that Balvenie), yesterday was much better, with me able to tell the whisky at hand was peated (not that hard, but it’s something), and after the fiasco of the other day things improved with me able to tell which distillery it was. This time after sniffing i got that farmy sort of …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Glen Garioch, Headline, Independent Bottling, Kintra, Tasting Notes »

[8 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 401 views]
Blind Tasting Competition Day 2–Glen Garioch 1990 [Kintra]–or RTFM!

Always trust your gut feeling. I usually follow that rule, but yesterday I did not, and scored badly because of that. I have no idea but I wanted to put Glen Garioch as the distillery ( I was wrong about abv, and age too), but I don’t know why, I decided against it.
Always RTFM!! (in case you’re not sure what …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, longmorn »

[7 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 490 views]
Blind Tasting Competition (BTC) 2014- Day 1–Longmorn 17 yo , 1996 [Van Wees]

Day one of the competition and I was sure I was going to embarrass myself by making foolish guesses, but as it happens, I was not THAT off the mark. It was clear this dram was sherried (colour and nose), but what distillery? Initially I thought it might be a Aberlour (big sherry and all) or GlenDronach (some single cask). …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Oloroso, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[30 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 466 views]
Bruichladdich 12 yo First Fill Sherry cask (The Maltman)

This very interesting Laddie was distilled Sept. 2001 and bottled January 2014. A total of 492 bottles were filled from cask #326 (Oloroso). A first fill laddie is something I do not think I sampled recently, and It was my first Laddie from this bottler (The Maltman), so I really did not know what to expect (other than BIG sherry).
Bruichladdich …

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

[23 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 559 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 …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, The balvenie, whiskyBase »

[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 700 views]
WhiskyBase Burnside 1989 [Balvenie]

Whisky base the incredible source for anything about a whisky bottle you might be looking for does not need an introduction. To celebrate their 50,000th!!!! (yes 50K) bottle on their ever expanding database, they have bottled this lovely whisky a “Burnside”. We all know there is no such distillery, and WB do not hide the fact that this is a …

Glenrothes, Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 729 views]
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 – Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

Another Single cask by Wemyss Malts from the last line of single casks release of last month. This time an IB Glenrothes , distilled in 1988  matured in a single butt. The cask was bottled in 2013 and bottled with an outturn of 730 bottles.
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 – Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes) , 46.0%,£118
Nose: Starts with a classic cereal and …

BlackAdder, Featured, G&M, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, The Macallan »

[17 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 745 views]
Two very different Indie Macallans (G&M and Blackadder)

Macallan. That Iconic distillery, which by now I suspect is more of a monetary instrument in the whisky investment portfolio than actually a drinking whisky for most… Or is it?
With the surging prices of OB Macallans (Have you seen the price of say a 18 year old sherry oak? a 30 year old Sherry Oak? if you can find any), …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Moonshine, whiskey »

[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 782 views]
Tasting some Moonshine

Moonshine. Sounds exciting Illegal and drives your imagination into picturing illicit stills somewhere in the open prairies of the USA, right? I guess so. I do not have a lot of experience with Moonshine (or shine for short), but I was very excited when this wee sample arrived at my doorstep (or rather, I had to frigging go and pick …

Douglas Laing, Headline, Independent Bottling, Mortlach, Tasting Notes »

[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,209 views]
Mortlach 21 yo ‘Directors Cut’ [Douglas Laing]

There has been a lot of noise and dispute regarding Mortlach recently,  After the latest news from Diageo (if you’ve been not heard about it for some odd reason i can not think about, due to the amount of rants, dialogues and discussions online, read this ). Indeed I was one of those who ranted online, and I am still …