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Clynelish, Darkness!, Headline, Master Of Malt, Tasting Notes »

[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 660 views]
More Darkness! : 16 year old Clyenlish [Master of Malt]

After a brief change of dram, here’s another expressions from the latest Darkness! installation by Master of Malt (or Maverick Drinks is you like). Just like the previous Darkness! whiskies , this Clynelish  spent a finishing period of 3 months in tiny, specially coopered, fresh, first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks with huge surface area to volume ratios prior to bottling, as …

Benrinnes, Darkness!, Headline, Master Of Malt, Tasting Notes »

[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 739 views]
Let There be Darkness! – Benrinnes 15 PX [Master of Malt]

After trying the Excellent Ardbeg 21, and lovely 15 year old Macallan Darkness! comes this Benrinnes. Actually there are two different 15 yo Benrinnes in the Darkness! range, one aged in PX cask and one in Oloroso cask. I decided I was in a dark, deep, hedonistic PX mode, so started with this one expecting a real Sherry monster, and …

Ardbeg, Glenglassaugh, Headline, Master Of Malt, News, PR »

[13 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,106 views]
Whisky PR Corner and NewsFlash June 13th, 2014

Quite a lot of news this week, so let’s get started.
Ardbeg announces ‘The Kildalton Project’ – a long-term partnership with The North Highland Initiative  +a new bottling!

he Glenmorangie Company is delighted to announce a new partnership with the North Highland Initiative (NHI). Inspired by HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, the NHI is a charity that supports fragile, rural …

Darkness!, Finishes, Headline, Master Of Malt, PX, Sherry, Tasting Notes, The Macallan »

[21 May 2014 | 2 Comments | 911 views]
Darkness! Macallan 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

Continuing the very interesting line of Sherry cask finished single malts from Master of Malt (Maverick Drinks). This time they took a 15 year old Macallan and finished it in 50 litre first-fill Pedro Ximénez casks for an additional 3 months. What happened?  Good things did happen, i assure you.
Darkness! Macallan 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish,52.3%,£109
Nose: A nice …

Ardbeg, Darkness!, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, PX, Tasting Notes »

[18 May 2014 | No Comment | 978 views]
Darkness! Ardbeg 21 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish

Question: What’s the shortest time span known to mankind?
Answer: It’s the time it takes a single cask Ardbeg to sell out on any Whisky merchant’s website… This one was not different, and I guess it sold out in minutes. But luckily I still got a sample of that lovely stuff to try, so here goes, and don’t bang …

Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Mystery drams, Single Cask, Speyside »

[12 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,185 views]
The New Master of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside

Last week I got an email from Master of malt saying that they are sending over something for me to try, I can only blog about that Friday. something very interesting and unique , so naturally I was looking out for a wee delivery from the whisky fairy. However, you can count on the Israeli mail to fuck up whenever …

Featured, Headline, Kilchoman, Master Of Malt, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[26 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 898 views]
Kilchoman 5 Year Old 2008 – Single Cask (Master of Malt)

Can’t go wrong with a young peaty Kilchoman , can you? Well, you can’t really, but I’ve had some less interesting single cask Kilchoman (and one OB I own) which were not as good, I’ve also had a cracking 4 year old single cask Indie, so I was hoping this one was going to be a cracker, and it damn …

Headline, Islands, Master Of Malt, Tasting Notes, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Tobermory »

[24 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,341 views]
Tobermory – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y W. Co)

Tobermory is a lesser known distillery located on the Island of Mull. It recently made the whisky news when it’s stopped distilling due to shortage of water after a dry spell. Currently it’s owner by Burn Stewart (who were just recently bought by the south African Distell company) . The wee town of Tobermory is know for it’s colourful houses …

Headline, Master Of Malt, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Tormore »

[21 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,194 views]
Master of Malt Tormore 28 yo single cask

Tormore is a relatively young distillery (only founded in the 1950’s)
and is another of those distilleries you rarely see any bottling of (owned by Chivas Bros.). But guess what, the chaps at MoM have scored a 28 year old cask, and they were kind enough to share a sample. So here goes, Tormore tasting note #1 on the blog:
Tormore 28 …

Deanston, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Single Cask »

[17 Apr 2013 | One Comment | 1,017 views]
Master of Malt Deanston 19 yo single cask

Deanston. Not a distillery I am very familiar with, but I have had a few drams here and there, and quite liked their “virgin oak” expression whish is well priced even here in Israel. I did not quite what to expect by this single cask, but man, was I in for a real treat.
This beauty was distilled at the Deanston …