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[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 656 views]
Kilchoman’s first foray into the Travel Retail market : The ‘Coull Point’

It was only a matter of time until this happened, and does not really come at a surprise to anyone who’s been monitoring the whisky scene, A NAS for the travel retail. There you have it, Kilchoman also wants in, and the TR market has its own rules, basically, cheap NAS at higher prices due to the price pressure of …

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[16 Feb 2014 | 23 Comments | 2,353 views]
NAS & Travel Retail – The Truth–Guest post

The NAS issue is still causing a stir. I was contacted last week by an industry insider who read the posts (mine,Lukasz’s, Billy’s) and wanted to shed more light on what’s going on in the Travel Retail market, and Why we’re seeing more and more NAS expressions (overpriced and young) there. My source (let’s call him James) wanted to share …

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[1 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 594 views]
First notes for 2014: Old Pulteney Navigator

I actually wrote down those notes sometimes last month in a very small and personal OP twitter tasting (I’ve written about before). I was not sure what to expect from this new NAS, as the previous batch of lighthouse NAS OPs were a bit disappointing , way too young and not my cuppa… Anyways, this dram consists of a mix …

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[13 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 806 views]
The Glenlivet Guardians Chapter–Tasting notes and thoughts

It’s very hip these days for whisky brands to let us the consumers be more involved in the whisky creation process. A few distilleries (such as Glenmorangie – who even went further with this letting the consumers choose the name, cask profile and even packaging of their new Tagtha expression) have done so in the past, and The Glenlivet have …

Duty Free, Featured, Headline, Highland Park, NAS, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail, Twitter »

[14 Nov 2013 | 4 Comments | 2,169 views]
Tasting The Highland Park Warrior series

Highland park is one of my top three scotch distilleries and this is no secret, I’ve tasted most of their OB starting from the 10 CS, Hjarta, 12,15,17,18,21,25,30,end even tasted  the wonderful 40 yo (when the blog was celebrating 500 posts!). You can understand how keen I was to be able to taste the new Travel Retail line of expressions …

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[4 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 988 views]
The Glenfiddich ‘Cask Collection’ series–NAS–duty free

Remember the Glenfiddich 15 year old (one of the best in their line, by far for me)? You probably know its produced by ways of mixing q lot of casks in a big Solera Vat, right? So, now Glenfiddich took a further step in the Solera way, and built three more Solera vats to host these 3 new whiskies, all …

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[17 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | 770 views]
Glen Garioch Virgin Oak – NAS

The Virgin oak phenomena is growing like an epidemic, and it seems that every single distillery is jumping on the bandwagon. Not that there is something bad with using Virgin Oak (scots never used them really as they are more expensive than ex-something casks, i think) if your whisky turns out lovely. The good thing about using Virgin oak from …

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[3 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 996 views]
Old Pulteney Pentland Skerries , NAS

The third expression in the Lighthouse NAS OP series While the previous expressions (see the other two reviewed here and here). While the other two were kind of young, this is supposed to be the eldest of the three. Pentland Skerries is named after two lighthouse towers of the same name located at the eastern entrance to the Pentland Firth. …

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[23 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 815 views]
Old Pulteney Duncansby Head–Travel Retail , NAS

This is the second expression from the series of NAS bottlings from OP intended for Travel Retails shops. Those 3 are named after lighthouses in the Highlands around Wick, and presented in colourful boxes at duty free shops. This lighthouse is situated at farthest point by road from John O’ Groats, which sound like a stunning location.
Being NAS they are …

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[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 925 views]
Old Pulteney Noss Head–Travel Retail NAS

A few weeks ago the guys at Old Pulteney whisky announced a twitter tasting event featuring their new line of NAS travel retail, all very colourful NAS packaging of whiskies named after light houses in the Scottish highlands around Wick (where OP distillery is located). I was not able to take part in the event as I was vacationing with …