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Bourbon, Headline, Heaven Hill, Parker's Heritage, Tasting Notes »

[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 333 views]
Parker’s Heritage promise of hope

Time for a whiskey, don’t you think? and what better than a נםורנםמ from Heaven Hill? if you’re not familiar with PH : Parker’s Heritage collection is a series of rare, limited edition American Whiskeys offered as a tribute to sixth-generation Master Distiller Parker Beam for his 45+ years of distilling experience.
This series tempts the growing number of Straight American …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Islands, Tasting Notes »

[18 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,154 views]
A new vatted malt from Douglas Laing–“Rock Oyster” – Review

With nearly seven decades experience in the Scotch Whisky industry, leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co announced the release of their brand new Island inspired “Vatted” Malt – Rock Oyster.
This is the 3rd vatted malt release in recent years , after the “Scallywag” and “Timorous Beastie”.
Paying homage the sea, Douglas Laing’s Rock Oyster is a Small Batch …

Headline, Japanese, Karuizawa, Tasting Notes »

[15 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 891 views]
Tasting Karuizawa 1977 cask # 7026 Noh Whisky

Last week when going through my stack of samples in several boxes, and trying to make sense of what I got and should taste, I came over a few gems, one of which was this whisky. I filled a wee sample of this last year when I visited Sjoerd who was lucky enough to buy some lovely Karuizawas when the …

Dutch, Featured, Headline, Millstone, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Zuidam »

[8 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 597 views]
Millstone 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Matured

The winter is here finally (even in Israel), and we’ve had some lower temperatures the last few days (under 10C is considered chilly in these parts of the world). that’s the time you bring out the sherry, and heavy peat, right? Right. I sampled a few interesting Millstones last year, and this was one of them (a peated version and …

Featured, Headline, Japanese, NAS, Tasting Notes, Yamazaki »

[6 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 654 views]
Tasting Yamazaki Puncheon (2012 edition)

Been quite a while since I posted any Yamazaki tasting notes, and it’s always good to come back to one of my favourite Japanese distilleries. If you have not tried the 12, 18 year olds by Yamazaki, do yourself a favour and check out my notes, then go get a bottle. Great stuff. Really textbook whiskies. This however is a …

Blended Malts, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[31 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 779 views]
Angel’s Nectar–the new Blended Malt – Review

Robert Ransom has been working in the whisky business in the last 10 or so years, and after some time at the Glenfarclas distillery (as Director of Sales and Marketing) he decided to go independent and create a new whisky. I met Robert a few years ago when he visited Israel and he’s a nice guy, who obviously knows his …

Featured, Headline, Irish, NAS, Tasting Notes, Teeling, whiskey »

[22 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 856 views]
The new Teeling Whiskey–single malt – Review

A quick break from the Blind Tasting shenanigans, with a new product from one of the more interesting Irish whisky makes out there : Teeling. Really liked their line of products, and this one is the newest addition to the core range:
Teeling Single Malt consists of aged Malt whiskey up to 23 years (the whisky is a NAS)  old that …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Campletown, Glen Scotia, Glendronach, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[20 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 501 views]
Blind Tasting Competition 2014 – Days 13-14

Day 13 was day I will remember, since I guessed the distillery (Glendronach). one of my favourite distilleries, and the nose and palate screamed BIG SHERRTY DRONACH. I was a bit silly to not have opted for a high abv cask and guessed it was younger, so I did not get the entire score. Not sure why It did not …

BTC2014, Balmenach, Blind Tasting, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[16 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 496 views]
BTC2014–Day #10–The Balmenach fiasco

Day #10 is upon us, and after 20 points scored yesterday for the region (Blair Athol), arrived this dram which was an enigma. Sniffing revealed quite a salty nose and palate, and that was indeed a hint to look for maritime distilleries. One option I considered was Highland Park, which I quickly dismissed as I’ve not gotten even a hint …

Benromach, Featured, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[15 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 654 views]
Benromach 100 proof – Review

Time for a short break from the Blind tasting competition, where yours truly makes an ass of himself by guessing the wrong distilleries, regions and drams (I am not alone, so I am in pretty good company , right?). After tasting the 10 year old blind last week, and remembering how bloody marvellous that dram is, and how good it …