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

[16 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 309 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 | 371 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 …

Glenrothes, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 882 views]
The Glenrothes sherry cask reserve – NAS

Sign of the times. More and more NAS whiskies are released, and The Glenrothes has also released one recently : the sherry cask reserve. The Glenrothes have released quite a few NAS whiskies in recent years, even before the big NAS trend (the select reserve, alba reserve, Robur reserve, Manse reserve etc. so as you can …

Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Mystery drams, Single Cask, Speyside »

[12 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,179 views]
The New Master of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside

Last week I got an email from Master of malt saying that they are sending over something for me to try, I can only blog about that Friday. something very interesting and unique , so naturally I was looking out for a wee delivery from the whisky fairy. However, you can count on the Israeli mail to fuck up whenever …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[10 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 1,277 views]
Douglas Laing’s new vatted malt–Scallywag

Douglas Laing is one of the better known Indie bottlers, and have enjoyed quite a success with their much appreciated and loved vatted Islay whisky – Big peat. Now they have released another Vatted malt, but this time A 100% Speyside vatting including whiskies from  Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes among others. As a big big fan of the big peat, …

Featured, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes, The Glenlivet »

[1 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,498 views]
The Glenlivet Vertical (12,15,18 year olds)

Tony Soprano loves his Glenlivet 12, and I love Tony soprano, hence I love The Glenlivet 12. Sort of anyways. As the Glenlivet is probably one of the best selling single malts out there (with Glenfiddich) and very well know, It’s only appropriate we have some more of that on the blog. I know we’re posted a guest post reviewing …

Cask Strength, Glentauchers, Headline, LMDW, Single Cask, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[22 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 1,175 views]
Glentauchers 30 yo Artist Series for LMDW

This is another one from Shai’s sample bomb. After the lovely Wigle wheat whiskey, time for an older Speysider. Glentauchers is owned by Pernod Ricard, and does not really bottle any of its malt as OBs, and you can find quite a few IBs. I don’t think I’ve tasted one until today, so another distillery off the “Need to taste” …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[21 Feb 2013 | One Comment | 1,186 views]
Wemyss Malts Summer Orchard

Time for the third and final single cask from the last batch of casks released by Wemyss only recently (see notes for the other 2).
This one is called Summer Orchard and is a 12 year old from Linkwood distillery, located in Speyside. Not sure why, but this is the first EVER Linkwood that gets reviewed on the blog, so strike …

Featured, Glenglassaugh, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[8 Jan 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,501 views]
The New Kid on the Block : Glenglassaugh Evolution

If you remember i reviewed the young GG “Revival” a few months ago. It was a nice young malt with a lot of promise, and this one is the next step in the ‘revival’ or so to speak of the GG distillery (after the re-opening in 2008). This lovely dram was aged in Ex-Tennessee whisky barrels from George Dickel distillery …

Aberlour, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Speyside, Tasting Notes, That Boutique-y Whisky Company »

[19 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,323 views]
Aberlour – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Another little bottle (0,5l)  with a lovely label, this time the Mash Tun in Aberlour a wonderful place with amazing Glenfarclas family casks shelf (and many others). Aberlour is well known for its sherried expressions, and winner of several awards, including the latest MMA (for it’s A’bunadh NAS which many of us love).
Aberlour – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) …