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Glenlivet, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Virgin Oak »

[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 315 views]
The New Glenlivet Nadurra “First Fill” – Review

About two weeks ago The second instalment in the Nàdurra series was released (after the first Oloroso cask). This edition is called “first fill”, the whisky is drawn from casks made from American White Oak that have never before been used to mature Scotch whisky (what we call: Virgin oak). Two versions of this are available: one at cask strength …

Finishes, Headline, NAS, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Tomatin »

[15 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 606 views]
Tomatin to the power of four : Cuatro

Tomatin are on a Roll: releasing some brilliant products recently (loved the new 14 year old!) and now this: the Cuatro range. Unfortunately i was not able to take part in the tweet tasting in which all was revealed, but prior to the event with only the “Cuatro” name as a hint (they would not reveal anything, sneaky devils) i …

Featured, Headline, Highland Park, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[31 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 887 views]
Taking a walk on the dark side : Highland Park Dark Origins

It’s not everyday that Highland Park (yes, one of my favourite distilleries) releases a new expression, and every such release is quite exciting. This time (In accordance with the current trend), they chose to release it as a NAS, and call it Dark Origins.
If you’re not familiar with the HP history, this name might sound a little weird,However they chose …

Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail, bowmore »

[10 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,054 views]
The Bowmore Travel Retail Range : Part III  – Gold Reef

We’ve reached the third and final tasting note for the latest Bowmore Travel Retail range. After the lovely Black Rock and great White Sands 17 yo comes the third expression in the series : the Gold Reef. Bottled without age statement, and like the White Sands, it’s aged in mostly ex-Bourbon casks (while the 17 yo is aged in 100% …

Featured, Headline, Islay, NAS, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail, bowmore »

[8 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,194 views]
The Bowmore Travel Retail Range : Part I – ‘Black Rock’ NAS

Time to take a look at Bowmore’s offering for the travel retail market (duty free), after Bowmore changed the entire line-up of offerings a few months ago. Currently the TR range consists of 3 whiskies : Black Rock (which I will review shortly), Gold Reef , and White sands 17 yo. While the first two are NAS (as many of …

Featured, Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[2 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments | 780 views]
The new Laphroaig Select – impressions

This particular expressions of Laphroaig has been discussed quite a lot on social media (see my previous post: The Laphroiag ‘Select’ NAS fiasco … As i noted there, although I did not like the idea of this NAS mishmash, I really wanted to try it myself and see how I like it, and how true were the lukewarm reviews it …

Featured, Headline, NAS, Uncategorized »

[21 May 2014 | 19 Comments | 1,329 views]
The Laphroiag ‘Select’ NAS fiasco – My take

There has been quite a stir on social media, mainly on Facebook (I know, REAL life is not happening ON Facebook), regarding the latest offering from Laphroaig, especially after Serge posted the following : “Gents and lasses, who could already try Laphroaig Select?” ,and “I’m asking because I’ve tried it. Couldn’t believe my nose and palate. Have it at …

Blends, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[15 May 2014 | No Comment | 666 views]
Lord Elcho Blended whisky (NAS)

The latest addition from Wemyss Malts, after the successful 15 year old similar blended whisky. This contains a fairly high percentage of malt (40%) and is bottled without an age statement, I tasted this one as part of the Wemyss Malts Twitter tasting session we just held.
Lord Elcho NAS, 40% abv, £23.95
Nose: Sweet dough, hint of butterscotch and a cooked …

Featured, Glenglassaugh, Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[30 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 802 views]
Glenglassaugh Torfa

Just a few weeks ago I’ve written about this new expression from GG called the Torfa when it was released.  Young, peated GG (not that there are any old GG made by the new owners), but what’s unique is that they made peaty. Peated malts work well when young usually, that is if you’re into peat… I quite like peated …

Headline, Kilchoman, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,134 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 …