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Clynelish, Headline, Invergordon, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 308 views]
A couple of Wemyss malts from the latest release–Invergordon and Clynelish

Three weeks ago or so Came another single casks release by one of my favorite independent bottlers : Wemyss. as always, each malt (or grain in this instance) has a unique name which characteriszes it, I was lucky to be able to sample three of the recent batch (which was EPIC in size – 12 different casks). Two very different …

Headline, New Zealand, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Willowbank »

[6 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 459 views]
New Zealand Whisky take II– single cask#137 vintage 1990

We go up in age (actually this is the oldest sample among the three samples I am going to review) and today we’re visiting this single cask. distilled in 1990 , and bottled March 2013, making it 23 years old…
New Zealand 1990 / 23 Year Old / Cask #137 , £110
Nose: quite a lot of wood and orange peel as …

Abbey Whisky, Featured, Headline, Islay, Kilchoman, PX, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 586 views]
Abbey Whisky Kilchoman 5 yo single Cask #285/09

It’s always fun getting a sample of a Kilchoman single cask by surprise. That’s exactly what happened last week, when a wee samples arrived courtesy of the famous whisky fairy. I was not aware of this new cask bottle for Abbey whisky, and later that day sat to explore it. The “dry” facts say it’s 5 years old , distilled …

Glen Scotia, Headline, Single Cask, Wemyss »

[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 435 views]
Wemyss Malts–“At Anchor in a cove”–Glen Scotia 1991

Another Glen Scotia (I really love this distillery, especially when it’s bottled by IB) from the latest batch of single casks from Wemyss. If you remember the excellent Merchant’s Mahogany Chest (another 1991 vintage GS from Wemyss I reviewed), you might have guessed I had very high expectations from this one. Will it live up to the expectations? not all …

Glenrothes, Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 643 views]
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 – Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

Another Single cask by Wemyss Malts from the last line of single casks release of last month. This time an IB Glenrothes , distilled in 1988  matured in a single butt. The cask was bottled in 2013 and bottled with an outturn of 730 bottles.
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 – Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes) , 46.0%,£118
Nose: Starts with a classic cereal and …

Aberfeldy, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 772 views]
Wemyss Malts – Melon Vine – Aberfeldy 1994

Photo credit : Whisky Speller
Been a while since i sampled a dram coming from the lovely distillery of Aberfeldy. Founded in 1896 and opened at 1898 , it’s located on the southern bank of upper Tay. The distillery closed down between 1917-1919 due to malt shortages caused by WWI, however it did operate through WWII , with only a few …

Glenglassaugh, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 806 views]
GlenGlassaugh single casks batch #1 cask 7301 vintage 1975

After a few more affordable drams, time to dive into deeper and more exclusive waters.
Earlier this year (April), GlenGlassaugh released it’s first batch of single casks, (see my previous post about that), the youngest cask being 28 year old, and the oldest being 45 year old, those are of course old stocks which were bought together with the distillery when …

Arran, Headline, Sherry, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[10 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 810 views]
Arran Miss Black’s bottle–visitor centre exclusive

Some bottles of whisky are that good, they get snatched off the visitor centre in a flash. This is one example. I heard great stuff about this bottle even before tasting it at the Arran whisky tweet tasting (have you read my notes for the Devil’s Punch Bowl part III from that tasting?), and wanted to check if I can …

Bunnahabhain, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[22 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 649 views]
A quick peaty delight : Wemyss Malts ‘The Bosun’s Dram’ 1997 single cask from Bunnahabhain

Nothing like a good peated 1997 Bunny to get you going and please the peat buds. 1997 Bunnahabhains are quite common among Indie bottlers, this was the year Bunnahabhain started producing heavily peated malt too, and i guess many casks were sold to IB’s I’ve reviewed quite a bit of 1997 Bunnies, and they are usually very nice, this one …

Abbey Whisky, Featured, Glencadam, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[3 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 801 views]
Glencadam 22 Year Old  The Rare Casks  Release 4 (Abbey Whisky)

I’ve received this wee sample by surprise, and set out to explore it the other day. Usually Abbey whiskies bottle good stuff, and This was no exception… Glencadam is the only working distillery in the region of Angus and after being Mothballed , it was re-opened in 2003. This dram was Distilled in 1991 and aged in a refill bourbon …