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Bruichladdich, Headline, Islay, Peated, Port Charlotte, Travel Retail »

[26 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 616 views]
The new Port Charlotte PC 12 (Travel Retail) – Review

I can’t believe Port Charlotte 12 is out, It seems like yesterday when the baby PC5 came out, and it was HUGE. This toddler is now a teenager, and I am loving the way it developed over the years. This is the oldest PC EVER (there are a few Indie PC of the same age).
Yesterday’s Octomore TR edition (7.2) proved …

Bourbon, Guest posts, Headline, general »

[15 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 712 views]
A Source of Scottish Pride…and Beyond: The Top 5 Documentaries About Whisk(e)y and Bourbon for Enthusiasts

Todays we take a break from tasting notes, and look at whisky from another point of view: movie documentaries.  This guest post was written by Maria Ramos, Maria is a writer interested in comic books, cycling, and horror films. Her hobbies include cooking, doodling, and finding local shops around the city. She currently lives in Chicago with her two pet …

Featured, Headline, Ichiro's Malt, Japanese, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[10 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 479 views]
Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve -Review

Day #3 of our little Japanese Whisky review series , and today with Ichiro’s Malt.
For those who are not familiar with Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder of now closed Hanyu Distillery. He started the Chichibu distillery in Japan’s Saitama prefecture in 2008, which by now released a few young (but good) expressions under the Chichibu label [check out …

Featured, Headline, Japanese, Shinshu, Tasting Notes, mars »

[9 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | 417 views]
Mars ‘Komagatke’ 10 yo – Review

 
Day #2 of our wee Japanese Whisky series, and today with a quite unknown distillery : mars Shinshu. It is  the located at Miyata village in the Nagano prefecture owned by Hombo Shuzo Co ltd. It was founded in 1985 and was operating until 1992, and re-opened in 2011). Due to the high altitude (800 meters above sea level) it …

Featured, Headline, Japanese, Miyagykio, NAS, Nikka, Tasting Notes »

[8 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 456 views]
Nikka Miyagykio NAS – Review

The fact that Japanese whiskies are great is not a secret anymore. yes, we malt geeks have known this for a long while, but It seems most other people are just findint out about that, after this year’s Bible release and some major newspapers and sites picking up on it and claiming it has “defeated” scotch, or something like that. …

Caol Ila, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[5 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 590 views]
Caol Ila 25 yo OB – Review

This is the last 25 year old in our little series of 25 year olds this week. Caol Ila is the most prolific of the Islay distilleries and as such you find a lot of Indie CI bottling around, most of them are good, and some older ones are fantastic. But, is this 25 yo OB a match?
The 25 yo …

Amrican, Bourbon, FEW, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 551 views]
FEW distillery Bourbon – Review

yes, another whiskey review. I know some die hard single malt (and scotch) lovers do not approve of these (yes, Stuart) but I do enjoy a dram of Bourbon from time to time, and this one is worth reviewing for sure.
FEW Spirits is an American craft distillery based in Evanston, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. They pride themselves on producing …

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

[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 568 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 | 1,339 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 | 1,019 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 …