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Glenfarclas, Headline, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes »

[23 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 831 views]
Glenfarclas Makes ‘Alyah’ to Israel –Tasting Event – Part II

Last week I posted the first part of this tasting, led by Mr. Ransom , which we started like you normally do , with the younger GF bottlings (the 8,10,12,and 15).
So there we were after sipping on the lovely 15 yo, and ready for the heavier cannons so to speak, in terms of age, and ABV (the 105). But before …

Featured, Glenfarclas, Headline, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes »

[16 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,145 views]
Glenfarclas Makes ‘Alyah’ to Israel –Tasting Event – Part I/II

It’s not a secret Israel is undergoing a renaissance period when it comes to whisky in recent months, all due to the (timely) change of Taxation laws on Spirits that took place 6 months ago, and changed taxation for the better for High end whiskies at the expense of local cheapo drinks. Before the reform a bottle would have been …

Aberlour, Headline, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, Twitter »

[9 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 783 views]
Aberlour Twitter Tasting–Tasting 5 Aberlour–#AberlourTT

Aberlour A’bunadh is indeed one of my all time favourite ‘affordable’ whiskies, through many batches, and I know very well It is also a favourite of many whisky friends , But Aberlour distillery is much more than A’bunadh. I was very keen on trying a few more Aberlour I have not tried, and some I’ve had but not recently. What …

Headline, Mackmyra, Sweedish, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes »

[5 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 800 views]
Four Reserve Mackmyra whiskies (online tasting)

The Internatioal whisky community is indeed not that big and one meets interesting people from all over on social media, and also in real life. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting  Anki Ulvmåne in real life , for the first time a year and a half ago, at Maltstock 2012, and even a better chance this year at the same …

Abbey Whisky, Headline, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, Twitter »

[25 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 962 views]
Abbey Whisky Twitter Tasting–#abbeywhisky

Twitter tastings, they are a really cool way to get to know new whiskies, and the last one I’ve attended was just that, this time hosted (yet again) by Steve of the Whisky Wire and Mike from Abbey whisky. Now, Mike was generous enough to have shared some of his lovely single casks in the past two of which as …

Duty Free, Featured, Headline, Highland Park, NAS, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail, Twitter »

[14 Nov 2013 | 4 Comments | 3,005 views]
Tasting The Highland Park Warrior series

Highland park is one of my top three scotch distilleries and this is no secret, I’ve tasted most of their OB starting from the 10 CS, Hjarta, 12,15,17,18,21,25,30,end even tasted  the wonderful 40 yo (when the blog was celebrating 500 posts!). You can understand how keen I was to be able to taste the new Travel Retail line of expressions …

Glenmorangie, Headline, Tasting Event »

[3 Jul 2013 | 5 Comments | 1,379 views]
Glenmorangie Ealanta 1993 , 19 yo

This very interesting expression was released in the beginning of 2013, but I have not been able to source a sample. With a little help from my friend Phil, This became possible. This wee dram was fully matured in specially sourced, heavily toasted new white oak casks from Missouri’s Ozark mountains. “Ealanta” stands for for “skilled” and “ingenious in Gaelic. …

Featured, Headline, Tasting Event, The Macallan »

[4 Jun 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,341 views]
The Macallan 1824 Series launch event @ London

This is the first Guest post from our friend Phil S. : Originally from London, Phil now lives in Israel with his family – when he doesn’t find himself on an aeroplane. Since sampling his first “proper” whisky at age 16 (it was a 12yo Strathisla), there was no turning back. Willing to try anything once, Phil is no snob …

Headline, Jura, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, Twitter, Uncategorized »

[3 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,038 views]
Back to Jura–the Jura 50 Twitter tasting [#Jura50TT]

Back to Jura then, in the spirit – that is, and no better timing than Feis Ile which is happening right now , and Jura distillery taking part in it as usual. I’ve written in length about my visit to the Isle of Jura in the past – that magical place which hosts about 188 people and over 6,000 deer, …

Headline, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, Tomintoul »

[30 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,222 views]
Tomintoul Twitter tasting–#Tom1981

I’m rather ashamed to write that I am almost a Tomintoul virgin, having tasted so little of their line. But as it happens a few weeks ago I saw them twitting about a twitter tasting event featuring the 1981 vintage, and quickly registered on their Facebook page, to participate in the event. A few days later I got an email …