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Featured, Headline, Japanese, Miyagykio, NAS, Nikka, Tasting Notes »

[8 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 460 views]
Nikka Miyagykio NAS – Review

The fact that Japanese whiskies are great is not a secret anymore. yes, we malt geeks have known this for a long while, but It seems most other people are just findint out about that, after this year’s Bible release and some major newspapers and sites picking up on it and claiming it has “defeated” scotch, or something like that. …

Blends, Headline, Label 5, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[31 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 571 views]
Label 5 “Gold Heritage” Blended Whisky- Review

Some people think I am a single malt snob. I am certainly not. I might have been biased against blends when I started my whisky journey 10 or so years ago, but I’ve grown older and smarter through the years. Yes, I do get to try some ultra rare expensive and old single malts, but I also get to try …

Glenmorangie, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail, Uncategorized »

[25 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,162 views]
Glenmorangie Dornoch [Travel Retail] – Review

The new Glenmorangie ‘Tusail’ is just around the corner (released already, and I shall review it shortly), but prior to that Glenmorangie released another Travel retail only expression by the name of “Dornoch”. It’s not surprising this is a NAS expression. Why Dornoch?
Glenmorangie is Gaelic for ‘the glen of tranquility’ and the Dornoch expression was inspired by the distillery’s peaceful …

Featured, Headline, Japanese, NAS, Tasting Notes, Yamazaki »

[6 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 776 views]
Tasting Yamazaki Puncheon (2012 edition)

Been quite a while since I posted any Yamazaki tasting notes, and it’s always good to come back to one of my favourite Japanese distilleries. If you have not tried the 12, 18 year olds by Yamazaki, do yourself a favour and check out my notes, then go get a bottle. Great stuff. Really textbook whiskies. This however is a …

Featured, Headline, Irish, NAS, Tasting Notes, Teeling, whiskey »

[22 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 944 views]
The new Teeling Whiskey–single malt – Review

A quick break from the Blind Tasting shenanigans, with a new product from one of the more interesting Irish whisky makes out there : Teeling. Really liked their line of products, and this one is the newest addition to the core range:
Teeling Single Malt consists of aged Malt whiskey up to 23 years (the whisky is a NAS)  old that …

Headline, Mackmyra, NAS, Swedish, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[3 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 789 views]
Tasting Mackmyra Midvinter

This week I will be tasting some Mackmyra whisky, I felt i had to wait a bit until the climate got cooler to taste the Swedish delights of Mackmyra, and I believe (for me) it was a smart move. The first dram I am going to review is called Midvinter which means “Mid-Winter” (Swedish is rather similar to english sometimes, …

Diageo, Featured, Headline, NAS, Single Grain, Tasting Notes »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 858 views]
Haig Club Single Grain – Review

There has been a lot of talk about this specific bottle, after Diageo has chosen David Beckham to endorse this whisky and be it’s presentor. Yes, it does look like an aftershave doesn’t it?
And yes, it’s supposedly very young grain whisky sold for a lot of money. All is true.Yes. I was not expecting it to appeal to whisky …

Glenrothes, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[19 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 562 views]
The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

The Glenrothes usually bottle vintages as opposed to age statement (you can do the math yourselves), but they do have a few NAS offerings (the select reserve, the alba reserve, and the robur reserve), and now there’s a new NAS around by the name of Vintage Reserve. Vintage Reserve comprises 10 different Vintages from the last three decades: 1989, 1992, …

Arran, Cask Strength, Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[13 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 780 views]
The Arran Machrie Moor Cask Strength

It’s the Fifth edition of the Peated Machrie Moor by Arran, and this time they have gone one step beyond, and released two versions a regular 46% ABV and a CS one, which I am trying today. I have not tried any of the MM releases since the first (reviewed on the blog here), but I remember feeling it was …

Glen Moray, Headline, NAS, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[12 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 693 views]
Glen Moray Port Finish (NAS)

After the lovely Chardonnay cask Glen Moray 10 (brilliant stuff for the price!) , I really wanted to try this one which is rather new. Basically it’s the Classic GM finished in port casks for an additional 8 months (Tawny Port casks to be exact),bottled at 40% and without colouring which is nice given the lovely copper colour of this …