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[21 Jan 2015 | 5 Comments | 995 views]
Glenlivet 1998, 15yo– Signatory for Whiskybrother – Review

Whiskybrother is a shop located in Johannesburg, SA, and owed by Marc Pendelbury who’s a fellow whisky blogger and friend. I had the pleasure of meeting Marc a few years back when he was visiting Israel, after knowing him online for some time, and he’s a real great guy and a gentleman. Marc has pursued his love of whisky and …

Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Michel Couvreur, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[13 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 988 views]
Michel Couvreur 12 Year Overaged Malt Whisky

Michel Couvreur was a Belgian independent bottler (passed away in 2013) of single malt scotch (his actual company is located in France – Burgundy)  His cellars are located in Bouze-les-Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Michel ages his single malts for years in sherry butts and then in demijohns or giant bottles kept in total darkness in his vast cellars.  …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Littlemill, Tasting Notes, whiskyman »

[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 909 views]
Littlemill 24 yo 1988 ‘Sympathy for the Whisky’ [ The Whiskyman 2012]

The Blind tasting competition Littlemill (here), which was a nice one, reminded me that I still have a sample of another very interesting indie LM i got from the UK a year or two back when I swapped samples with Dave, a whisky friend. Those cold winter nights are a fine time to taste more whisky, and why not some …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Sherry »

[6 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 437 views]
Bruichladdich 10 yo – Fresh Sherry Cask # 1201 [Private cask- Morten Majholm]

A few days ago I got a very interesting sample from my Danish whisky friend Jorn. I’ve written quite a few times about Jorn, who’s a big whisky fan, and knows his way around whisky (and has a good nose for choosing the right casks). This time he brought a nice generous sample of a 10 year old Laddie bottled …

Caol Ila, Headline, Independent Bottling, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Wilson & Morgan »

[30 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 585 views]
Wilson & Morgan 1995 Caol Ila. 18 yo sherry cask #10027

Been a while since I had a good sherried Caol Ila. Too few good sherried CI’s out there, and I wonder why don’t they fill more. I am a sucker for the peat and sherry combo, and from first nosing this one I know it was up my alley. What are friends for eh?
Caol Ila 18 yo 1995/2013 ,57.5%, Wilson …

Adelphi, Glenrothes, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 573 views]
Adelphi Glenrothes 7 yo Cask # 3523

If you read my random ramblings during the 18 days of the Blind tasting competition 2014, you must have noticed a sister cask was presented on day #16. That was a sister cask, one year younger, but quite the same style. Young, high ABV, sherry cask that imparted a hell lot of flavour onto the liquid. I’ve been told the …

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

[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 503 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 | 457 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 | 551 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 | 539 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 …