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

[24 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 445 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 | 790 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 | 710 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 | 601 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 | 904 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) …

Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes, bowmore »

[15 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 916 views]
Bowmore 23 year old Port matured (2013 release)

This Bowmore has been released a few months ago (august or so) and has spent its life inside port casks for the entire 23 years.I love me some port casks, but Sometimes I have difficulties with the bowmores of the late 80’s as they are too much perfumed for my taste (you can call it Parma Violets etc). I was …

Featured, Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[25 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,804 views]
Laphroaig Feis Ile 2013 – Cairdeas Port Wood Edition

Again not been able to make it to Islay for Feis Ile (there is always next year, yes?) , and I’ve bought the last few years Cairdeas’s from the Laphroaig site and liked them (one was stolen from my home the 2010 edition – inside job) a lot, but for some reason i was not sure I wanted to buy …

Headline, NAS, Port Cask, Talisker, Tasting Notes »

[29 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,072 views]
A different sort of Talisker : Talisker Port Ruighe

Unless you have been living in outer space or totally without internet access in the last week or so, you must have heard about the new release from Talisker : the Port finished ‘Port Ruighe’. Basically it’s a NAS whisky finished for a certain time in barrels which previously held port wine, which are also known as “port pipes”. I …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes, bowmore »

[18 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,367 views]
Tasting Bowmore 1991 Port wood , 16 yo

Not a bottling i was aware of, but got a nice sample from my good friend Phil, who has bought this bottle for his father and liked it so much he kindly gave me a wee taster. Bottled un-chill filtered at cask strength and matured in port casks. 18,000 bottles all in all.  You can find some of these on …

Amrut, Headline, Indian, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[4 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,996 views]
Tasting the new Amrut ‘Portonova’

Another very interesting Amrut is out, and this one is nothing but boring. Like the Kahdambam and sherry intermediate, this one has been aged in several types of barrels:
The unpeated Amrut single malt was matured initially in a combination of new American oak and ex-Bourbon barrels. Then it was transferred to once-used Port pipes imported specially from Portugal before being …