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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 1,220 views]
Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée D: Pessac Leognan (Chateau Haut-Brion) 16 Year Old

Longest name EVER for a dram? Probably. (and thank to PS for the idea and dram).
This is the fourth in the Laddie First Growth series, aged for 16 years in ex-bourbon casks, then finished in Pessac-Léognan(Chateau Haut-Brion) [ex wine] casks. Another experiment from the Laddie in esoteric wine cask finished, and frankly? It’s rather nice. You never know with those …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Longrow, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[6 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,429 views]
Longrow 10 yo  Shiraz cask

it all started with a wee sample swap with fellow whisky lover and blogger David Carson of ‘glenuntitled’. i fancies this one immediately, as a big Longrow / SB fan, and quite keen on the wine finishes. I remember one very good Longrow Gaja Barolo i reviewed long ago, and their peat and wine combo works very well in my …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Peated, Sauternes, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[23 May 2012 | No Comment | 2,016 views]
Bruichladdich Octomore 4.2 : Comus

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the peatiest of them all?
We’re back in the peat wars, and the newest addition of Bruichladdich is this Octomore 4.2 “Comus”, rated at a whopping 167 ppm.As you know I’ve passed the “Bring all the peat you an to me” stage, many of whisky lovers go through at some time or other in their …

Barolo, BenRiach, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Single Cask, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[30 Jan 2012 | One Comment | 1,796 views]
Tasting The Benriach 1990 Single Cask # 3805 for Singapore

Today I’m reviewing a very unique single cask Benriach. This one was bottled specifically for the Singapore market. 484 bottles all in all. This bottle has a very interesting story. As it appears the Singapore market is a rather important market for scotch whisky, and there are quite some special cask bottlings being released there. I cam across a lovely …

Auchentoshan, Bordeaux, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[28 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,825 views]
Tasting Auchentoshan Bordeaux finish 1988

Another Toshan today, this time a very limited, and very unique one. This bottling was released in 2008 , as a duty free only edition (or distillery shop exclusive) , with an outrun of 1800 bottles only.Calling it a wine finish is really not so accurate, as it spent 8 years in ex-bourbon casks, and another 12 years!!! in Saint-Julien …

BenRiach, Featured, Finishes, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[20 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 1,433 views]
Tasting The BenRiach 17 yo Rioja Finish

Continuing our Benriach sessions, with another finish, this time an older 17 year old Rioja wine finish. For those of you who are not familiar with the wine world, Rioja denotes a wine region in Spain. Rioja wines are made from vines growing in the La Rioja region, as well as some part of Navarra, and the Basque province of …

Featured, GlenDronach Time, Glendronach, Headline, Moscatel, Sauternes, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[9 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | 1,471 views]
‘GlenDronach Time’ Session #4 : Dessert Wine finishes–Sauternes & Moscatel

We’re continuing the GlenDronach time sessions with yet another wine finish session. Not only one type of wine cask finish, but two different types of casks. The first is Sauternes, and the second Moscatel (or Muscatel). I’ve tasted a few Sauternes finishes in the past year, and one of my favourites is of course the Glenmorangie ‘Nectar D’or’ Sauternes finished, …

Dalmore, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[28 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,287 views]
Tasting the new kid on the block : Dalmore ‘Castle Loed’ vintage 1995

A little detour today, from all the lovely GlenDronachs I sampled and about to continue sampling tomorrow. Off to some Dalmore.
If you’ve read last week’s Newsflash, you pretty much know about this new release from The Dalmore. Basically it’s a limited edition created by Richard Paterson consisting of 5,000 bottles worldwide. The whisky was distilled in 1995 then aged in a combination …

Finishes, Islay, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized, Wine Finish, bowmore »

[4 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,347 views]
Tasting wine finished drams part III : Bowmore Bordeaux finish

The last post this week in the Wine finishes series deals with a Bowmore. Yes, I’ve not really been a fan od Bowmore . So i liked the ‘Tempest’ 10 year old, but most of their OB line-up is not really exciting. But this finish did interest me and i decided to give it a try, see what’s it all …

Bruichladdich, Finishes, Islay, Peated, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish, scotch »

[2 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | 2,112 views]
Tasting Wine finished drams part II : Bruichladdich Infinity 3.1

After the wonderful Barolo finished  (Nebbiolo grapes) Longrow, we’re staying in peat-land but this time we are moving from Campbletown to Islay – home of the Bruichladdich distillery.
A lot has been said about Bruichladdich, for good and for worse, but the fact is that in recent years they have been experimenting with all sorts of casks, finishes , up …