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[14 Nov 2013 | 4 Comments | 2,132 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 …

Featured, Glenfiddich, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[4 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 979 views]
The Glenfiddich ‘Cask Collection’ series–NAS–duty free

Remember the Glenfiddich 15 year old (one of the best in their line, by far for me)? You probably know its produced by ways of mixing q lot of casks in a big Solera Vat, right? So, now Glenfiddich took a further step in the Solera way, and built three more Solera vats to host these 3 new whiskies, all …

Blends, Featured, Headline, Jhonnie Walker, Johnnie Walker, Travel Retail »

[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,334 views]
Johnnie Walker “The Royal Route” [Explorer’s club collection]

This is the third and most exclusive (read: expensive) of the Travel Retail Explorer’s club collection. I wont bore you with the name, and the rest of the PR details. I’ve reviewed the previous edition a few months ago and concluded it was nice, but expensive. This is even more expensive, but also nicer IMHO.
JW Explorer’s club collection, The Royal …

Duty Free, Featured, Glenrothes, Headline, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[13 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,123 views]
The New Glenrothes Manse Brae Collection (Travel Retail)

I’m Very glad to be able to feature some new Glenrothes tasting notes on the blog. God knows I’ve not tasted anything new from the GR in a long time. I’m really a fan of their range and their lovely simplistic packaging (cardboard, and not much bling) .This time it’s 3 new Travel Retail expressions, a NAS, and two (thank …

Headline, NAS, Old Pulteney, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[3 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 991 views]
Old Pulteney Pentland Skerries , NAS

The third expression in the Lighthouse NAS OP series While the previous expressions (see the other two reviewed here and here). While the other two were kind of young, this is supposed to be the eldest of the three. Pentland Skerries is named after two lighthouse towers of the same name located at the eastern entrance to the Pentland Firth. …

Featured, Headline, NAS, Old Pulteney, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[23 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 809 views]
Old Pulteney Duncansby Head–Travel Retail , NAS

This is the second expression from the series of NAS bottlings from OP intended for Travel Retails shops. Those 3 are named after lighthouses in the Highlands around Wick, and presented in colourful boxes at duty free shops. This lighthouse is situated at farthest point by road from John O’ Groats, which sound like a stunning location.
Being NAS they are …

Headline, Highlands, NAS, Old Pulteney, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 918 views]
Old Pulteney Noss Head–Travel Retail NAS

A few weeks ago the guys at Old Pulteney whisky announced a twitter tasting event featuring their new line of NAS travel retail, all very colourful NAS packaging of whiskies named after light houses in the Scottish highlands around Wick (where OP distillery is located). I was not able to take part in the event as I was vacationing with …

Auchentoshan, Headline, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[19 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 957 views]
Auchentoshan Silver Oak 21 yo

Auchentoshan is indeed one of the most underrated single malt distilleries out there. I am not sure why, but most people do think of this Lowland distillery as a producer of uninteresting , light bodied malts. I know I have shown it’s not exactly true, with the help of the Toshan man Mark D, and a few samples we swapped …

Featured, Headline, NAS, Talisker, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[31 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,882 views]
Dark N’ Stormy?  – Talisker Dark Storm

It’s time to taste the latest expression released by Talisker a few weeks ago (travel retail only- remember?) . The Dark storm is matured in deep charred oak casks for extra spice and smoke and is bottled at 45.8% ABV (like most other Taliskers). So basically it’s supposed to be a bolder version of the Storm, with bigger and more …

Headline, Jura, NAS, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[14 May 2013 | 8 Comments | 1,943 views]
New Jura : Turas-Mara

This new expression was featured in last week’s whisky news, and now it’s time for my tasting notes, with the help of the whisky fairy (which was quite quick this time – hooray!) i was able to get a cheeky little sample and try it last night. basically it’s a NAS bottled at 42% (not 43% but 42%…) and no …