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[4 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 353 views]
Heading to Maltstock 2014

So, that time of year has come. Maltstock 2014 it is. It’s become a bit of a habit (3rd time is a charm, yeah?) and it’s fun.
If you’re coming too, make sure to drop by , say hi, and share one two or five drams, After all it’s all about being Relaxed.
Expect a few days of silence on the blog, …

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[1 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 767 views]
Liquid History: Glen Grant 1948 , 66 yo, by G&M [Wealth Solutions]

My good whisky friend Shai always claims I prefer to review unicorn tears as he calls them, meaning very old and rare drams. Most times, I tend to disagree, as I try to post many available and not ultra rare and extremely expensive whisky  tasting reviews, but this time I could not resist , and frankly It’s really a one …

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[24 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 774 views]
Teeling Whiskey 21 yo Silver Reserve

In the next couple of whiskey posts I will reviewing a  few (read: all) of the expressions currently bottled by the Teeling whiskey Co. I guess an intro is in place in case you have not heard of it, or you’re not well acquainted with their story.
Basically Teeling whiskey is managed by Jack Teeling who used to be the Master …

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[15 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 699 views]
Lead On MacDuff! [Wemyss Malts]

Lead on Macduff! (for those who are not well acquainted with the works of one, W.Shakespeare) is a famous quote from Macbeth,but actually It’s rather a misquote as the original text states “Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him who first cries ‘Hold! enough!’” well, close enough right? and a very very cool name given to this 2002 young-ish whisky …

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[21 May 2014 | 19 Comments | 1,317 views]
The Laphroiag ‘Select’ NAS fiasco – My take

There has been quite a stir on social media, mainly on Facebook (I know, REAL life is not happening ON Facebook), regarding the latest offering from Laphroaig, especially after Serge posted the following : “Gents and lasses, who could already try Laphroaig Select?” ,and “I’m asking because I’ve tried it. Couldn’t believe my nose and palate. Have it at …

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[16 May 2014 | No Comment | 605 views]
Whisky PR Corner for Friday May 16th , 2014

Bitter Bastards! Cocktail Bitters Made with Centrifugal Force

UK Drinks Distributor Maverick Drinks is proud to announce the launch of Bitter Bastards—a groundbreaking, state-of-the-art new range of cocktail bitters flavoured with rapid maceration extraction and clarified with a centrifuge machine which subjects the bitters to a force around 5,000 times that of Earth’s gravity.
Cocktail bitters—the salt and pepper of the cocktail …

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[8 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 829 views]
It’s summertime with Ballantine’s Brasil

I don’t know about you, but summer is almost here (In Israel that is). Days are longer, and it’s beginning to get hotter, especially in the sun. It’s only April, and the summer here is very long, so it  was just in time that I was sent a mixing set of Ballantine’s Brasil to try and sample this new spirit …

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[15 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 678 views]

I’m happy to present to you dear scavenge hunters question #25 in the #DavinTT2 series of twitter online events:
What prevents Canadian distilleries from being seen as lucrative an investment as Scottish and American distilleries?
a. The high level of taxation leading to low profit margins.
b. Unpredictable grain yields due to inclement weather.
c. With large distillery plants owned by large multinationals there …

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[26 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,003 views]
Tasting Glenglassaugh 30 year old

This is the first expression released under the new management, after the Benriach distillery took over the GG this year (2013) with the intention to bring this iconic distillery fully back to life by giving it the investment, commitment and care it deserves. Being a 30 yo it’s obviously distilled by the older owners, but as you well know, old …

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[4 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 842 views]
Whisky PR Corner October 4th 2013

Glen Garioch has released its inaugural expression to be matured solely in Oloroso sherry casks, as part of the Highland distillery’s small batch vintage programme.
Hand selected at the peak of perfection, the Glen Garioch Vintage, distilled in 1999 is non-chill filtered to retain its authentic, full-bodied Highland character.
Handcrafted and matured in …