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

[12 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 538 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 …

Headline, Port Cask, Springbank, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[5 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 637 views]
Quick dram: Springbank 16 (port cask first fill)–The Maltman

Time for another single cask from the Maltman label. Another Port you say? Yes, another one. [after the kilchoman,and others recently, and more coming soon!]
This time a very unusual port cask (first fill) Springbank, distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2014, making it 16 yo.  A first fill port cask is an interesting choice as this is bound to impact …

Featured, Headline, Kilchoman, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[3 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 660 views]
Kilchoman Port Cask– Review

Port Casks – you either love them or hate them. I know many that won’t drink a whisky aged in port, and many that would swear by them. I am not sure where I stand though. I’ve had exceptional whiskies aged in Port casks (mostly finished in port), and some over fruity and wine-y ones. I was really intrigued by …

Canadian, Forty Creek, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[8 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 553 views]
Forty Creek port wood reserve

Back in 2013 I took place in the Canadian whisky tweet tasting with Davin D.K and Johanne, and i am pretty sure we tasted this whisky too. unfortunately I did not keep notes when I originally tasted it, but was sent another sample by those two Canadian stars (not sure which, as its all a mess, and I did not …

Glendronach, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[25 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | 754 views]
Glendronach 18 yo Tawny Port finish

The very first post for the Jewish new year! Not that I really use the jewish calendar that much, but it’s holiday time and a good opportunity to post something for the new year. This is quite new, and was released last August, which makes its a month or so old on the shelves.. The 18 year old replaces the …

Canadian, Finishes, Headline, Pike Creek, Port Cask, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[24 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 599 views]
Pike Creek 10 yo Double Barreled Whiskey (Port finish)

My brief summer Hiatus is over (almost, a few days here and there). It’s been a nice relaxing week, with some whisky, beer and chilling by the pool with kids and family (and friends), and it’s time to continue the summer dramming sessions with some whiskey (a few of those this week). The first one is a Canadian sample that …

Featured, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes, Tomatin »

[25 May 2014 | One Comment | 986 views]
Quick Dram : Tomatin 14 yo

After tasting the lovely 1988 vintage, It’s time to try the new 14 year old Tomatin, the latest addition to their core range. With the drop of the 30 and 15 year old , the 14 fills the space left by the 15 year old, while the 1988 filled the void left by the 30 year old. What’s common to …

Featured, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes, Tomatin »

[19 May 2014 | One Comment | 836 views]
The new Tomatin vintage 1988

If you remember , a month a go I posted about the changes in the Tomatin core range, mainly the addition of the new 14 year old (replacing the 15 yo)  and the 1988 vintage which will replace the 30 year old that’s gone. I am going to try this older 1988 vintage first, and then post notes later this …

Australian, Headline, Overeem, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[7 May 2014 | No Comment | 679 views]
Old Hobart Overeem Port Matured – 43%

Another quick hop down under as we try this Port cask matured Overeem. Originally this was the very first Overeem I tasted a year or so ago (Many thanks to my Australian friend David L.). I liked it very much, but for a reason that escapes me now I’ve never written any tasting notes. Thankful to Overeem UK for this …

Cragganmore, Diageo, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[18 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 1,032 views]
Cragganmore 1996 Port Wood Finish – Distillers Edition

We met last night, a few whisky friends and lovers for our “monthly” tasting that takes place ever few months (we suck, yeah). This time the “theme” was BYOB Speyside. We started the evening with this Crag DE, which I have not tasted in a long time, It was the lightest in terms of ABV I think (and non peated) …