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Glenglassaugh, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 446 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 | 2 Comments | 569 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 | 490 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 | 611 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 …

Featured, Headline, Mortlach, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[20 May 2014 | No Comment | 702 views]
A most unusual Mortlach or Pastille Bouquet 1998 – Wemyss Malts (Mortlach)

Mortlach. what comes to mind when you think about a Mortlach single malt? probably heavily sherried, dirty sort of, meaty and powerful with the signature oxtail notes, right? Wrong. This single cask by Wemyss was dram #2 at last week’s Twitter tasting I took part in (lovely tasting by the way), and left me completely surprised as I was not …

Headline, Islay, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss, bowmore »

[15 May 2014 | One Comment | 565 views]
Peat Smoked Herring 2001 – Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) in preparation for #WemyssTT3

It’s Thursday and tonight we’re having another twitter tasting of Wemyss malts (the new Lord Elcho,Peat chimney 8 yo and two single casks). To get into the mood I’ve tasted a few of the recent releases of single casks by Wemyss, starting with this young Bowmore.  There are only 405 bottles bottled at 46% abv (yes, i know).
Peat Smoked Herring …

Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Highland Park, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[25 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 828 views]
Quick Dram: Highland Park 17 yo , 1996 – Old Particular [Douglas Laing]

Time to try another D.Laing ‘Old Particular’ , and this time Highland park, one of my Fav. distilleries for sure. Distilled September 1996 and bottled in September 2013 , NCF.
Highland Park 17 yo , 1996 – Old Particular , 48.4% , £90
Nose: Aye laddie! It’s a very nice nose. Tons of heathery peat. Sweet cereal and hints of exotic fruit …

Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Mystery drams, Single Cask, Speyside »

[12 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | 938 views]
The New Master of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside

Last week I got an email from Master of malt saying that they are sending over something for me to try, I can only blog about that Friday. something very interesting and unique , so naturally I was looking out for a wee delivery from the whisky fairy. However, you can count on the Israeli mail to fuck up whenever …

Dalmore, Headline, Single Cask, Single Cask Nation, Tasting Notes »

[11 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 762 views]
Single Cask nation Dalmore 12 year old  [PX Finish]

A cask strength Dalmore, with no Caramel added, no fancy decanter? Can you believe it? Well, yes sir, and thank god for Indie bottlers such as Single Cask Nation (I know there are others) for letting us try Dalmore as it should be, NCF, CS, No coloring. Hallelujah.
This cask bottling, distilled in June 2000, spent twelve years aging in first …

Glendronach, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[27 Feb 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,094 views]
Glendronach single cask 1993 Cask #5 [batch 9]

Time for our last tasting notes for the week, with another GD single cask from the latest batch (9). 1993. Let’s see what happened in 1993, I think that was my senior year at high school, and quite a nice year all in all. What i find odd is the cask number (5!?) not really sure how they got to …