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

[26 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,496 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 …

Caol Ila, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[5 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 667 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 …

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

[18 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,471 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 …

Blended Malts, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[31 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 907 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 …

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

[20 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 598 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 | 582 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 | 892 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 …

Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes, bowmore »

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,168 views]
Speaking of the devil–Bowmore Devil’s Cask  Batch 2 – Review

There are a few whiskies that attract a lot of attention every once in a while, and for some reason (well, for obvious reasons) Bowmore’’ Devil’s cask is one of them. It all started last year when the first edition came out, and sold out faster than lightning, then the price shot up in the secondary market (read: auction sites), …

Bunnahabhain, Headline, Islay, Malts Of Scotland, Tasting Notes »

[7 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 682 views]
Malts of Scotland Bunnahabhain 1973

This baby has been sitting here for quite some time waiting patiently since Jan 2014 , due to a very long queue, and other reasons i have no idea what they are… Back then my good mate Sjoerd who’s known for his bottle shared, arranged a share of Malts of Scotland  and I immediately wanted a share. Better late then …

Abbey Whisky, Featured, Headline, Islay, Kilchoman, PX, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[1 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 1,005 views]
Abbey Whisky Kilchoman 5 yo single Cask #285/09

It’s always fun getting a sample of a Kilchoman single cask by surprise. That’s exactly what happened last week, when a wee samples arrived courtesy of the famous whisky fairy. I was not aware of this new cask bottle for Abbey whisky, and later that day sat to explore it. The “dry” facts say it’s 5 years old , distilled …