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[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 632 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 | 787 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 | 1,255 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% …

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

[6 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 1,019 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 …

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

[1 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 1,317 views]
Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd edition , 2013

This is the latest release in the 100% Islay range, which is a quite unique Islay peated malt as it is the only Single Malt in Scotland where every stage of the whisky making process, from the barley grown in the surrounding fields to the malting, distillation, maturation and bottling, takes place at the distillery, as it should be in …

BenRiach, Featured, Headline, Peated, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[29 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 1,147 views]
BenRiach Single Casks batch 10: BenRiach 2005 Peated cask 3782

almost two weeks ago Benriach has released  its eagerly-anticipated single cask bottlings.
Selected by Master Blender Billy Walker, the twelve-expression batch from the Elgin distillery was bottled last month and all bottlings are available now in specialist shops.
Batch 10 comprises sublime Speyside vintages ranging from 1976 to 2005. Cask types vary from Moscatel and Virgin American Oak Hogsheads to Pedro Ximenez …

Cask Strength, Headline, Laphroaig, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[25 Jul 2013 | 5 Comments | 1,421 views]
Laphroaig 10 CS– original edition (red band)

Long ago, when I was making my first steps in the whisky world, I was very keen on MONSTER peat drams. The higher  the PPM, the better, or so I thought. As time went by, my palate did change, and I realised it’s the delicate aromas and Complexity is what I prefer, Peat or not peat. Mega peat is nice …

Dutch, Guest posts, Headline, Millstone, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[21 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 808 views]
Millstone Peated

Yoav is a whisky lover for the last 2.5 years trying to catch up for lost time and recently also a blogger and a software geek by profession. He lives with his family in northern Israel and can be easily found on twitter (@yoavgel) and Facebook.
When Gal offered me to sample a dram and guest blog it, I was very …

Cask Strength, Connemara, Headline, Irish, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[9 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 951 views]
Flaviar Peat Pack take 1 – Connemara Cask Strength

As whisky geeks we’re always on the look for new drams and there are so many expressions out there it’s really impossible to buy every bottles that comes out. One way of trying those expressions and still be on a budget is ordering samples. Now, there are a lot of sample sites I’ve reviewed in the past (Master of Malt …

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

[28 May 2013 | One Comment | 2,077 views]
It’s Ardbeg day! – Tasting Ardbeg Ardbog

It’s this time of year again, and Ardbeg day is upon us. This year Ardbeg is releasing a special bottling by the name of Ardbog (a nice word game combining ardbeg and the peat bogs into one word). Being an iconic distillery with a huge following , every new Ardbeg release causes quite a stir, and a lot of people …