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Glenrothes, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 824 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 | 1,134 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 | 1,233 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 | 1,427 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 | 1,150 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 | 1,159 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 | 1,477 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 | 1,299 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) …

Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[3 Dec 2012 | One Comment | 1,315 views]
The all new Master of malt 30 Speyside Batch 5

This is the fifth edition of our thirty year old Speyside Scotch Single Malt Whisky. and a new bottle and label design whilst the distillery remains secret and the whisky sherried (by the colour of it). Now, how does this compare with previous  batches? I Loved the 3rd and 4th batches (both scored 88/100), and so wanted to do a …

Aultmore, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[23 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 1,190 views]
Tasting Two very different Aultmores (MoM, Wemyss)

I recently received to very different samples of Aultmore single cask, the first is a very young CS Aultmore bottled by the chaps at Master of Malt for their proprietary single casks, and the other a much older 30 yo Aultmore bottled by Wemyss Malts, at their regular 46%. A kicking youngster Vs. an older gentleman, could be a very …