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

[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 495 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 | 600 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 | 712 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 | 672 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 | 559 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 | 687 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 | 775 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 | 617 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 | 896 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 | 984 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 …