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

[18 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 712 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 | 733 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 | No Comment | 1,521 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 | 963 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 | 1,226 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 | 1,827 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 …

Featured, Finishes, GlenDronach Time, Glendronach, Headline, Port Cask, Uncategorized »

[10 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,357 views]
GlenDronach Time : Session #5–Tasting the 20 yo ‘Tawny Port’ Finish

Well, it’s nearly the end of the GlenDronach time period at Whisky Israel, and to sum up the finishes section I’ve saved the best for last (finish wise). I bring you the 20 year old Tawny Port finish, of a 20 year old GD whisky. After a good Sauternes, and even better Moscatel, it was hard to top those two, …

Kavalan, Port Cask, Taiwan, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links »

[9 Nov 2010 | 8 Comments | 1,715 views]
Tasting Kavalan ‘Concert Master’ Port Cask Finish

After tasting the ‘vanilla’ it’s time to continue with a cask finished version of the same spirit. This expression was finished in Portuguese ruby, tawny and vintage Port wine casks and then reduced to 40%. It will be interesting to see how the port finish affects this already, very fruity and exotic profile.
The packaging is a bit weird, with a …

Dalmore, Port Cask, Quick Dram, Tasting Notes »

[18 Aug 2010 | 7 Comments | 2,020 views]
Tasting the Dalmore Mackenzie

The Mackenzie is a special release by the Dalmore, Limited to 3,000 bottles, available mostly in Europe and other markets (Not available in the US market, don’t ask me why!) , further 600 are (or were) available at travel retail shops. Each limited edition bottle is individually numbered and adorned with the Clan and the brand’s iconic Royal stag formed …