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[2 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 150 views]
Cù Bòcan Sherry Cask

If you’ve been reading our PR Corner and news digests posted every Friday you probably heard about the latest addition to the Tomatin Range: the company has expanded The Cù Bòcan brand range with another limited edition: the Sherry edition. With the standard edition comprising Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon casks, this is the first of three limited editions highlighting …

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

[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 283 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 …

Featured, Glen Garioch, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 375 views]
New from  Glen Garioch:  Renaissance Chapter 1–15 yo – Review

Time to try another very interesting new release from Glen Garioch from their  exciting quadrilogy, charting the journey of the malt’s current house style as it matures over four years. The result is an anthology of four exclusive editions – 15, 16, 17 and 18 year olds – entitled the Glen Garioch Renaissance Collection, of which each will be released …

Featured, Glenlivet, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Virgin Oak »

[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 348 views]
The New Glenlivet Nadurra “First Fill” – Review

About two weeks ago The second instalment in the Nàdurra series was released (after the first Oloroso cask). This edition is called “first fill”, the whisky is drawn from casks made from American White Oak that have never before been used to mature Scotch whisky (what we call: Virgin oak). Two versions of this are available: one at cask strength …

Blended Malts, Featured, Headline, Hunter Laing, Tasting Notes »

[28 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 410 views]
A new Blended malt from Hunter Laing : Highland Journey – Review

Highland Journey is a new blended malt from Hunter Laing & Co. ,  inspired by a train journey in the 1950’s, when Stewart Laing’s father took him to the Highlands to visit distilleries, thus igniting his passion for whisky.
Highland Journey is a blend of only malt whiskies from Highland distilleries such as Blair Athol, Clynelish and Teaninich, and as is …

Glendronach, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[25 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | 457 views]
Glendronach 18 yo Tawny Port finish

The very first post for the Jewish new year! Not that I really use the jewish calendar that much, but it’s holiday time and a good opportunity to post something for the new year. This is quite new, and was released last August, which makes its a month or so old on the shelves.. The 18 year old replaces the …

Benromach, Featured, G&M, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[23 Sep 2014 | 8 Comments | 399 views]
Older Benromachs rock too–Benromach 1976

After the brilliant 10 year old, comes a much older, and much more expensive vintage Benromach – the 1976. Only one year younger than yours truly, it’s really at the age when whisky begins to display those “old” characteristics, i love so much. at £485 (at The whisky exchange), it’s not a cheap dram at all, and it’s aimed at …

Benromach, Featured, G&M, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[21 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 724 views]
The affordable whisky that could: Benromach 10

We do not often remember this, but most people drink blended whisky, and those who do drink single malts often opt for the affordable malts which some of us whisky geeks find “boring” : The Glen Livet 12, the Glenfiddich 12 etc, or in short: single malts under 30 quid.
It’s been long since i tried anything from Benromach, now owned …

Ardbeg, Featured, Headline, Islay, Supernova, Tasting Notes »

[18 Sep 2014 | 5 Comments | 771 views]
Tasting Ardbeg Supernova 2014 -SN2014  Committee Release

Another Ardbeg, another media frenzy and another sold out edition. Much talk among the whisky nerds about the mini samples bottles this year, due to an onslaught of Ardbeg Mini collectors asking, begging, nagging and flooding anyone with a distant chance of getting one of those minis , which apparently are highly prized to sell, trade , or god knows …

Featured, Headline, Old Pulteney, Tasting Notes »

[16 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | 634 views]
Tasting the brand new Old Pulteney 35 year old

I am still remembering the day I tasted the OP 40 about a year and a half ago, it was that good. So when I got the PR for the new 35 year old I know this is something I have to try too, as it’s going to rock.  Only 450 cases of this outstanding single malt were  rolled out …