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[17 Oct 2014 | 28 Comments | 719 views]
Celebrating our 1000th Post with Hankey Bannister–RAFFLE!

I am happy to be celebrating our 1000th post this week, a very important milestone, I had not even dreamed about 5 years ago when i started the blog and posted the “we’re open for business” post. How time flies.
So, after 5 years, countless whiskies tasted (at least a 1000, but many more i’ve not written about), many whisky friends …

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[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 586 views]
Whisky News & PR Corner October 9th, 2014

THE GLENROTHES RELEASES VINTAGE RESERVE: 10 VINTAGES, NO AGE STATEMENT

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits is delighted to announce the release of Vintage Reserve from award-winning Speyside distillery, The Glenrothes. As with many single malts, the new expression carries no age statement but, in an unprecedented move, all the Vintages used in this single malt have been revealed.
Vintage Reserve is the …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 463 views]
Tasting Kininvie 17 yo batch #1

Been a couple of months since I posted my tasting notes for the 23 year old, and it’s time to visit another expression from the same distillery, a younger one this time, but not necessarily not as good as some would think. If that surprises you, I guess you’re not the first, but when we take into consideration that each …

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[4 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 414 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 | 837 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 | 840 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 …

Featured, Headline, Macduff, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized, Wemyss »

[15 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 776 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 | 1,364 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 | 652 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 | 882 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 …