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Bruichladdich, Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[15 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 779 views]
7 Year Old Quadruple-Distilled Octomore – Feis Ile 2014

This year’s funky Feis Ile bottling prize has to go to Bruichladdich, who have always been the quirky guy on the block when it comes to crazy finishes, and unique bottlings. Octomore is ridiculously peated anyways, add a Quad distillation process!!!  and what do you get? you get an Ultra peated whisky at almost 70% ABV… which started its …

Headline, Mackmyra, Peated, Swedish, Tasting Notes »

[30 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 438 views]
Mackmyra Svensk Rök

This is a peaty expression from Mackmyra, which is said to use Juniper oak for the smoky seasoning. Bottled at 48,1% it does not bare an age statement, so i guess it’s fairly young, but it does not feel exceedingly young, which is nice.
Mackmyra Svensk Rök , 48,1% abv €59 [LMDW]
Nose: This starts very ashy and smoky, with Peat. some …

Featured, Headline, Islay, Kilchoman, Oloroso, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[27 May 2014 | No Comment | 605 views]
Tasting Kilchoman Loch Gorm batch #2

It’s Feis Ile week, and I know Kilchoman day is not until Thursday, but I feel like posting this review today, so that’s that. For some reason never tasted the first batch of Loch Gorm, so I can’t really compare the two batches (anyone got a wee sample for batch #1? send it over to WI towers, and you shall …

Cù Bòcan, Featured, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes, Tomatin »

[12 May 2014 | One Comment | 596 views]
Tomatin Cù Bòcan vintage 1989

the original Cù Bòcan was released quite a few months ago and enjoyed quite a bit of success, with its peated profile and crispy youthfulness. This time around Tomatin released a vintage 1989 malt which was peated by accident back then in 1989. Tomatin vatted three of those casks [Casks 37470, 37471 and 37472 distilled on on 7th June 1989] …

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

[30 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 700 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 …

AnCnoc, Featured, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes, Twitter »

[28 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 742 views]
anCnoc peated trio : Rutter,Fluaghter, Tushkar–#LightOnDark

You’ve read it here on the blog and probably on many other booze sites/blogs. anCnoc released a trio of peated malts recently (more about it here), Two of which will be sold all around and the third Tushkar is a limited edition for Sweden. I’ve been meaning to try those for some time, having missed the “official” twitter tasting. Gladly …

Headline, Kilchoman, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 955 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 …

Headline, Old Pulteney, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[24 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | 940 views]
Old Pulteney 1990 peated cask

When I saw the PR regarding this new 1990 peated OP I was rather excited, as I remember how good was the 1990 Balblair peated cask ( a sister distillery in the same InterBen group). OP has been making some tasty whiskies (just to mention the 12,17 and lovely 21 – the 17 yo being my favourite) in recent years, …

Featured, Headline, Islay, Kilchoman, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[5 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,447 views]
Tasting Kilchoman 2007 , 6 yo–oldest Kilchoman yet

Kilchoman has been releasing young and younger expressions in recent years, and patience does pay : they are now releasing a regular (non single cask) bottling of their oldest stock to date : 2007 vintage which is 6 years of age. After the brilliant 100% Islay, and Machir Bay editions(both reviewed on the blog). This is a vatting of 100% …

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[6 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 1,099 views]
Kilchoman Machir Bay 2013 edition

Time for some more Kilchoman fun this time the 2013 edition of the Machir Bay. It’s a bit different than the 100% Islay (it’s not 100% Islay duh!) in cask composition : bine a vatting of five year old bourbon-matured whisky, and four year old bourbon-matured and Oloroso-finished malt, which should  give it a sweeter fruitier profile. It’s bottled at …