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[5 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 1,261 views]
Quick Dram: Wemyss Malts Rum ‘n’ Raisin 1989

Time for a quick dram, this time with yet another Wemyss malts, I’m on a mission to review them all, and I’m getting there, aren’t I? This one is a 1989 single cask Tullibardine (not had many of those at all!), which is another reason to be merry – a new distillery on the whisky Israel list. Lately Master of …

Bunnahabhain, Cask Strength, Headline, Islay, Quick Dram, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barell »

[7 May 2012 | No Comment | 1,966 views]
Quick Dram : The Whisky Barrel , Bunnahabhain Jubilee malt

In honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (1952-2012) TheWhiskyBarrel.com presents a limited edition Islay Malt matured in a single fresh sherry butt cask #35. This dram was Distilled on the 24th December 1990 and bottled 10th February 2012 with an outrun of Just 90 bottles.
The Whisky Barrel , Bunnahabhain 21 Years Old , 1990 , 54.4%
Nose: …

Caol Ila, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Kintra, Quick Dram, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,098 views]
Quick Dram : Kintra Whisky Caol Ila 10 yo , 2000 vintage

Kintra whisky is a small IB based in NL, and we’ve had the pleasure of sampling quite a few expressions bottled by it in the past, always with satisfaction. In October 2011 Erik (proprietor of Kintra) released 6 new single cask bottlings in the “Single Cask Collection” Series. A young Coal Ila which we’ll review shortly, a 26 year old …

Ardmore, Headline, Peated, Quick Dram, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[18 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | 1,679 views]
Quick Dram: Ardmore Traditional Cask

I’ve been hearing good things about the Ardmore traditional for some time, and been meaning to give it a try. A peated whisky, out of Islay is always interesting, and this young malt should pack enough oomph, right? and i know that Speyside peated malts are really nice…
The Traditional casks is matured in quarter casks which boost maturation, by offering …

Caol Ila, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Master Of Malt, Peated, Quick Dram, Tasting Notes »

[21 Mar 2011 | 8 Comments | 1,604 views]
Quick Dram : Master of Malt Caol Ila 30 yo single cask

Master of malt recently bottled two interesting single casks, this 30 year old CI, and another lovely Highland park 13 year old. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek (by means of a little sample) . I am a fan of Caol Ila and think their malt is often underrated. How would a 30 year old single cask …

Blends, Compass Box, Featured, Headline, Quick Dram, Tasting Notes »

[31 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,392 views]
Quick Dram : Compass Box Asyla

Another Compass box,I’ve reviewed a long time , and forgot to rate, and post. This one is a blended whisky (yes, not a single malt, or vatted malt or whatever, ‘just’ a blend), but it’s a very good one in my opinion.
First of all, it contains 50% Malt, and 50% Grain, quite a high ratio (same as the Black Bull …

BenRiach, Headline, Peated, Quick Dram, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[18 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,792 views]
Quick Dram – BenRiach Curiositas

I’ve reviewed a couple of Peated Benriachs before (The Arumticus Fumosus & Heredotus Fumosus) and quite liked those back then. Both were finished heavily peated expressions, and it’s interesting to try a non-finished young peated BenRiach. That’s what the Curiositas is, exactly!
Benriach Curiositas , 10 yo , 40% ABV, £27 (buy here)

Nose: Peat, sort of dusty  peat, underneath sits some …

Featured, Islay, Lagavulin, Peated, Quick Dram, Tasting Notes »

[10 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 2,199 views]
Tasting ‘Classic of Islay’

After tasting the Lagavulin 21, which is aged in Sherry casks, I really felt lucky to try another sherried Lagavulin (this time a younger one). My whisky friend and Society member Yariv, found this little gem of a whisky in a whisky shop in Germany, and fell in love immediately. I share his passion to whisky, and i was sure …

AnCnoc, Headline, Quick Dram, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[27 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,660 views]
Tasting AnCnoc 16

I recently reviewed the AnCnoc 12, and quite liked it, very affordable, and good summery malt. Delicate,and refreshing. Now, it is time for a go at its bigger brother, the 16 year old.  Let’s try that one now, shall we?
Dramming!!!!….
AnCnoc 16 , 46 % ABV , £40 (buy here)
Nose:  Lovely mix of citrus, anise, apples and vanilla drops. quite fresh …

Headline, Islay, Mystery drams, Quick Dram, Smokehead, Tasting Notes, scotch »

[15 Dec 2010 | 8 Comments | 1,902 views]
‘Smokin’ – tasting SMOKEHEAD

We’re again dealing with a ‘Mystery Malt’ here. I guess most of you are familiar with that notion, but just a quick explanation for those who are new to the whisky world. A Mystery Dram, is a whisky bottled by an independent bottler without disclosing the true origin of the spirit , that is to say: in which distillery the …