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Bunnahabhain, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Kintra, Tasting Notes »

[3 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 715 views]
Kintra Bunnahabhain 23 yo cask 5741

A few weeks ago I reviewed the Dailuaine 21 year old , and it set quite high expectations, a Bunna aged 23 years old, usually means fun. And this one is indeed a lovely drop of drammage. Bottled at 46,1% abv, it’s not the highest abv monster around (I wonder if this is watered down or just a really funky …

Dailuaine, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Kintra, Tasting Notes »

[20 Jan 2014 | 6 Comments | 731 views]
Kintra Whisky Dailuaine 21 yo

It has been a while since I’ve tasted the last batch of Kintra. However, I was lucky enough to have met Erik Molenaar, the man behind the Kintra range at Maltstock last September where he had a wee stand pouring Kintra as well as other brands. I managed to sample a few Kintras I never got to try before, but …

Bladnoch, Featured, Headline, Kintra, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, bowmore »

[29 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 1,329 views]
Two more Kintras : Bladnoch and Bowmore

Some more Single cask kintras after that lovely Glen keith we sampled earlier this week. the first is a Bowmore , 13y, cask No. 80030  (bourbon), 51.1%, distilled in 1998 and bottled 2012.
Kintra Whisky, Bowmore 13 yo , € 66.99
Nose: Soap, wee peat smoke, wood and liquorice candy , fennel.
Palate: Much more smoke than you would expect only from the …

Glen Keith, Headline, Kintra, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[26 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 1,168 views]
Kintra Whisky Glen Keith 19 yo

Always Nice taste new Kintra Whisky new bottlings. Erik M usually has a good nose for intersting casks to bottle, and this one is no exception. I think this is the first Glen Keith bottle I review on the blog, and that is more than welcome!  This bottle comes from a Bourbon Hogshead # 120587 with a total of 156 …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Kintra, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[6 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 1,383 views]
Tasting Two Kintra Single Casks : Benrinnes & Miltonduff

Two new expressions released end of last year (2011), and tasted a while ago, I had the honor of listening and taking part in a twitter tasting in Dutch which took place a few weeks ago online, and although my Dutch is quite basic I could manage and read some of the tasters notes, when they were not too complicated …

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

[4 Jan 2012 | One Comment | 1,940 views]
Tasting Littlemill 22 year old by Kintra Whisky

Time to get back to the single casks collection by Kintra. Late 2011 I reviewed the excellent Laphraoig 13 year old which was all firecrackers and gunpowder, and I have a few more I will be reviewing early 2012. The first of which is a 22 year old  Littlemill, which I also the first Littlemill to be reviewed on Whisky …

Featured, Glen Garioch, Headline, Independent Bottling, Kintra, Tasting Notes »

[21 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,748 views]
A Hanukkah dram : Kintra Whisky Glen Garioch 20 yo

The holiday of lights , A.K.A Hanukah is upon us and here in Israel and throughout the world we’re lighting 8 candles staring with one and adding another one each day for the next 8 days. it’s a lovely holiday, filled with light, Latkes, and Sufganiot (a form of doughnuts, with no hole in the middle, but injected with jam). …

Cask Strength, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Kintra, Laphroaig, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[15 Dec 2011 | 5 Comments | 2,251 views]
Tasting Kintra Whisky Laphroaig 13 yo single cask

We continue tasting the newest bottling from Kintra, and after that Coal Ila, another Islay from Laphroaig. This time aged in a sherry butt. Sherry and peat can go well together, or can be very bad together, depending on the cask and balance. Happily this one is a great example of how a sherry but and a peaty spirit can …

Caol Ila, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Kintra, Quick Dram, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,081 views]
Quick Dram : Kintra Whisky Caol Ila 10 yo , 2000 vintage

Kintra whisky is a small IB based in NL, and we’ve had the pleasure of sampling quite a few expressions bottled by it in the past, always with satisfaction. In October 2011 Erik (proprietor of Kintra) released 6 new single cask bottlings in the “Single Cask Collection” Series. A young Coal Ila which we’ll review shortly, a 26 year old …

Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Kintra, Single Cask, Speyside, Tamdhu, Tasting Notes »

[23 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 1,483 views]
Tasting Kintra Tamdhu 20 yo single cask

The Second Kintra I recently got hold of (a sample, sadly) is this Tamdhu 20 yo. Sherry cask as well, but what a whisky. All gone by now, and not surprisingly, but it’s glory should be told right? Now, Tamdhu has just been bought recently by Ian Macleod Distillers , after being mothballed in 2010 by Edrington Group. Now let’s …