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Arran, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[14 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 742 views]
Re-tasting Arran 10 yo (and some New Make)

Almost 3 years ago I sat down to taste a few Arran whiskies, one of which was the 10 year old. I remember I was not a big fan of that expression then, but having re-tasted it a week ago as part of the #ArranWhisky twitter tasting (along with Miss Black’s and the new Devil’s Punchbowl Batch III) , and …

Cask Strength, Headline, Laphroaig, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[25 Jul 2013 | 5 Comments | 1,644 views]
Laphroaig 10 CS– original edition (red band)

Long ago, when I was making my first steps in the whisky world, I was very keen on MONSTER peat drams. The higher  the PPM, the better, or so I thought. As time went by, my palate did change, and I realised it’s the delicate aromas and Complexity is what I prefer, Peat or not peat. Mega peat is nice …

Featured, Headline, Sherry, Tamdhu, Tasting Notes »

[7 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,124 views]
Tamdhu 10 yo–Relaunch–tasting notes

Not long ago I featured this new relaunch (by Ian Macleod Distillers) in the whisky news, and It’s time to taste this quite uniquely packaged whisky. The bottle as you can see is a bit how shall we say “special”. Some like it, and some hate it, but no one is indifferent to it. When i first saw it I …

Campletown, Featured, Headline, Peated, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[5 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | 1,844 views]
Tasting Springbank 100 proof

Continuing the streak of excellent whiskies in recent days, with this little stunner. About two months ago I visited my whisky friend Yariv who lives in Haifa. He’s a big Springbank and Laddie fan, and we did have quite a few drams of those. It was the first time I had the pleasure of trying this 100 proof Springbank. It’s …

Campletown, Featured, Headline, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[2 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,730 views]
Springbank Rundlets and Kilderkins

It’s not everyday that Springbank releases a new expression and this one has also a unique
name , unlike most other springers who have only a vintage or a year indication. As it seems Rundlets and Kilderkins are two different measuring units for liquids , which were used in olden days. The Springbank site also tells the tale of a lady …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[27 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 3,429 views]
Tasting the ‘New’ Laddie 10 year old

So, here comes the post about the much awaited Laddie 10. The first bottling of a 10 year old distilled after the distillery was “resurrected” so to speak. I was really keen on trying it and got a bottle even before i sampled it, seeing raving reviews from Serge(whiskyfun), and others. Today I’ve spotted another enthusiastic review by John Hansell  …

Arran, Featured, Headline, Islands, Tasting Notes »

[13 Sep 2011 | One Comment | 2,388 views]
Tasting 6 Arrans with friends of WI society

I’ve reviewed only a few arrans until now on the blog (mostly special releases), and was very keen on expanding my experience and getting to know more of the Arran line-up. It’s always nicer tasting malts in company, so I popped over to Richard’s where we were to meet with Shai and drink a few wee drams by Arran. I …

Ardbeg, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, SMWS, Sherry, Tasting Notes, scotch »

[2 May 2011 | One Comment | 1,496 views]
SMWS Ardbeg , 33.70 , “Keith Richards Meets Socrates Classics”

The Second tasting notes of SMWS bottling, as promised. This time an Ardbeg, aged in Sherry casks (Sherry Gorda) for 10 years. A sherry Ardbeg is always something interesting, as most OBs are not sherry matured. I find that Sherry and Peat is a pairing i quite like (Uigedail for example, Classic of Islay 9 yo, Lagavulin 21 etc.…) . …

Blends, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[10 Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | 1,399 views]
The Tweeddale Blend

I love whisky, and i love whiskies with interesting story and history behind them even more! The Tweeddale blend is such a one. So before diving into the nose,palate it’s just appropriate to tell it’s story. I’ve heard great things about the whisky,but only after sampling it and doing some research i heard about the extraordinary story behind it…
It all …

BenRiach, Headline, Peated, Quick Dram, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[18 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,726 views]
Quick Dram – BenRiach Curiositas

I’ve reviewed a couple of Peated Benriachs before (The Arumticus Fumosus & Heredotus Fumosus) and quite liked those back then. Both were finished heavily peated expressions, and it’s interesting to try a non-finished young peated BenRiach. That’s what the Curiositas is, exactly!
Benriach Curiositas , 10 yo , 40% ABV, £27 (buy here)

Nose: Peat, sort of dusty  peat, underneath sits some …