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[8 May 2014 | No Comment | 690 views]
Longmorn 20 Year Old Burns Malt [The whisky barrel]

This wee sample from TWB arrived quite some time and waited patiently in the samples box (one of them). I felt like some Longmorn last night after successfully assembling an IKEA BESTÅ cabinet (anyone who ever assembled any IKEA furniture knows a dram or three are very much needed prior and after that tedious process), in fact I think IKEA …

Headline, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barell, Westport »

[3 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 884 views]
Westport 15 Year Old Burns Malt Whisky

Today we’re going to review a Teaspooned malt by the name of Westport. Now, Westport is not a distillery. For those who are unfamiliar with the notion of Teaspooning, a short explanation is due: Some distilleries do not want their cask bottled by Independent bottlers to carry the distillery name (brand issues, etc), Glenmorangie is one, but they do allow …

Bunnahabhain, Headline, Islay, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barell, The Whisky Barrel »

[11 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,053 views]
The Whisky Barrel Bunnahabhain 23 – 1989

I will be visiting some of the latest whiskies bottled exclusively for TWB in the coming weeks (there are 6 such ‘Burns malt’), but I chose to start with this little Bunny 23 year old, 1989 vintage bottled last March (2013). Bunnahabhain is really not the most well known of Islay distilleries, and really lies in the shadows of more …

Cask Strength, Headline, Littlemill, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barell »

[9 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,457 views]
Littlemill 21 Year Old Burns Malt Whisky (the whisky barrel)

Another exclusive bottling for the whisky barrel shop, From a single sherry hogshead cask #35 limited to just 60 bottles.
Littlemill whisky Distillery was established in 1772 to the west of Bowling by the north shore of the River Clyde and on the main road into Glasgow. Subsequent modifications during the 1930s resulted in a number of novel features including double …

Bunnahabhain, Cask Strength, Headline, Islay, Quick Dram, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barell »

[7 May 2012 | No Comment | 1,956 views]
Quick Dram : The Whisky Barrel , Bunnahabhain Jubilee malt

In honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (1952-2012) TheWhiskyBarrel.com presents a limited edition Islay Malt matured in a single fresh sherry butt cask #35. This dram was Distilled on the 24th December 1990 and bottled 10th February 2012 with an outrun of Just 90 bottles.
The Whisky Barrel , Bunnahabhain 21 Years Old , 1990 , 54.4%
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Bunnahabhain, Cask Strength, Headline, Islay, Sherry, Single Cask, The Whisky Barell »

[14 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 1,597 views]
Tasting Bunnahabhain 21 yo , 1990 ‘Burns Malt’

Another Exclusive for the whisky barrel. Another Islay, but from Bunna’ this time. this Burns Islay Malt was matured in a single fresh sherry butt #51. Distilled Christmas Eve 1990 and bottled 31st December 2011. I did taste quite a few Sherry Bunna’s lately and I really like their flavor profile, this one was not an exception.
Bunnahabhain 21 yo , …

Caol Ila, Cask Strength, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Islay, Sherry, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barell »

[12 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 1,879 views]
Tasting Caol Ila Old Malt Cask 1984  , 27yo ‘The  Whisky Barrel’ Exclusive

In the next couple of days I am going to post a few tasting notes of Exclusive bottling for The Whisky Barrel,which had a few such bottling made public to celebrate the new look of it’s website. The first is this Caol Ila, Old Malt Cask bottled by Douglas Laing which was matured for 27 years in a sherry hogshead, …