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Glenglassaugh, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[15 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 501 views]
Glenglassaugh  – Rare Cask Release Batch 1- vintage 1968 & 1973

A while back I received quite a few samples of old and rare GG’s from the rare cask release batch 1.  It’s not everyday you get to taste stuff like that from the late 60s and early 70s and I suspect most of those bottles are not going to even get opened, and mainly used as a tool for  “investment”. …

Auchentoshan, Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Whiskybroker »

[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 837 views]
Auchentoshan 1995, 17yo  [WhiskyBroker]

This is a rather interesting Auchentoshan from the British Independent bottler Whisky Broker, who sometimes has very good casks on sale, and what’s more important is they really have good prices on some casks.  This bottle is one of 306 , from a Refill Sherry Hogshead, bottled at 56,1% abv. It’s sold out at the WB site, but if you’re …

Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Signatory, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[24 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,072 views]
Clynelish 1996 18 yo cask 6514 [Signatory Vintage]

You never know what you’re going to get when you’re shopping single casks. Each cask is an enigma, and sometimes you score, sometimes you are disappointed. I was browsing WhiskyBase shop when I saw this Clynelish, aged in a refill sherry butt, that looked promising, and decided to get it for a future tasting I am leading. 590 bottles were …

BlackAdder, Headline, Millburn, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[11 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 478 views]
Millburn 1974 33 yo  [Blackadder raw cask]

This is the first Millburn I am reviewing on the blog – Another “V” next to a distillery I bet not many know much about, let alone tasted. Anyways, Millburn was founded in 1807 and was located in Inverness. It closed down in 1985 and the main building was transformed into a restaurant, and later on it was incorporated into …

Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[24 Dec 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,774 views]
Blind tasting Competition Day 18 (FINAL) – Imperial 1995 (Signatory) –

So, yesterday was Day 18 and the FINAL (yay) day of the Blind tasting competition. I can’t believe I wrote this post and it got deleted by sodding WordPress, so I’m writing this post the 2nd time…
The dram at hand was real tricky, it felt old and just up my alley, with the old varnish, spices, and everything I like in …

Balblair, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes »

[30 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,001 views]
A trio of Balblair 2000 single casks–#Millennium tasting

Last night Bablair held a very special twitter tasting, in which 3 very different single cask Balblairs (cask samples, nothing commercial – yet) were on the table. This tasting was kind of special since it was done partly on site ( a few lucky bloggers on a trip to the Inverhouse distilleries) and the rest of us from the comfort …

Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Yoichi »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 849 views]
Yoichi Single Cask #129493 , 1991-2007

Quite a few months back I received a few samples from Sjoerd (bottle share of the legendary Karuizawa, and a couple of others as a Bonus). This one sat and waited patiently and it’s finally time to review this baby. From what I remembered it’s a good one (So I was told by  Sjoerd, and he’s usually right!).
Yoichi Single Cask …

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

[27 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 751 views]
Kilchoman for Whisky In Leiden 2014 Cask 142/2007

There are quite a few private cask bottlings by Kilchoman, but I think this has to be the oldest one I’ve tried (7 yo or so). First tasted it last week with friends, and took a sample home to ‘research’ it further, with a clean palate, and fewer drams that precede it… 245 such bottles exist, and they are still …

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

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 728 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 | 666 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 …