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Featured, Fino, Headline, Longrow, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[16 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 882 views]
Longrow 1996 , 12 yo  Fino Sherry Butt

this is a Springbank Society bottling, Distilled in June 1996, matured for 12 years in a Fino sherry but and then bottled at cask strength in April 2009 making it a 12 year old. Happily I got a sample from Sjoerd while visiting NL last September!
Longrow 1996 , 12 yo  Fino Sherry Butt , 57.6%
Nose:rather meaty with a lot of …

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

[1 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,216 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 …

Glengoyne, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[30 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 882 views]
Two Glengoyne (12,15 year old) OBs

Every distillery has to find some kind of “uniqueness” to its whiskies, and Glengoyne have found just that in indicating that their malt is never dried with peat (but with air), so there is no peat whatsoever in their malt. As peat heads I’m not sure this is something to really be happy about, but I guess there is always …

Ballantine’s, Blends, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[22 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 1,027 views]
Blended whisky time: Ballantine’s 12

After the Irish pot stills it’s time to get back to some scotch, and what better than to try a widely available whisky, one you can get hold of anywhere in the world : Ballantine’s 12 year old.
Ballantine’s 12 year old , 40% , £31.17
Nose: Some smoke comes to mind at first sniff, then tones down to reveal butterscotch, vanilla, …

Featured, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The balvenie, Uncategorized »

[26 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,086 views]
Quick dram : Balvenie 12 single barrel 2013 edition

Just like its 15 older brother this one is a small batch single cask release, each cask is a bit different, naturally, but they will be close in profile. This time they have chosen to use only first fill bourbon barrels.
Balvenie 12 Year Old ,Single Barrel First Fill , 47.8%, Cask 12736, £44.50
Nose: gentle and quite light. Fresh Green apples, wet …

Calvados, Finishes, Headline, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[25 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,387 views]
Springbank Calvados wood 12 yo

I’m always up to trying new expressions from Springbank, those are rarely below the very good mark. They have been toying with quite some wood finishes over there : Barolo, Shiraz, Marsala, and more, but Calvados is a finish I’ve almost never tried, not in SB’s and not elsewhere, and it was really interesting to see what this one might …

Headline, Highlands, Speyburn, Tasting Notes »

[10 Oct 2012 | One Comment | 1,825 views]
Tasting the new Speyburn 25 year old (and the 10 year old as bonus)

It’s Speyburn time again. 3 weeks ago on September 6th another twitter tasting took place, this time organized by Lukasz of Alembic Comms (who’s doing the magic stuff for inverhouse). The original date of the tasting was a few weeks before that, but they had to reschedule. I really wanted to participate, but I was flying to MaltStock the day …

BenRiach, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[16 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,381 views]
Tasting The Benriach “Horizons” 12 yo  triple distilled

Today’s dram is the Benriach Horizons 12. What’s so unique about it is that it’s distilled three times as opposed to most single malts which are distilled twice (or 2.5 times like in Springbank). Will be interesting to see how the third distillation affects the liquid. One thing I do like about this one and many young Benriachs is that …

Featured, Headline, Irish, Middelton, Pot Still, RedBreast, Tasting Notes »

[29 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,986 views]
Tasting Redbreast 12yo

Been a while since I posted an Irish whiskey tasting notes, and this one has been sitting patiently in the “backlog” queue , and it’s time. On my visit to London this week, I did buy the Cask Strength version of this whiskey, and I shall be posting my notes about that one soon…
This wee dram is as we call …

Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Peated, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[27 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 2,030 views]
Wemyss malts Peat Chimney 12 yo blended malt

We’re back from a little Hanukah  / Xmas break with another one of Wemyss malts blended malt whiskies. If you recall I have reviewed it’s younger brother a few months ago (8 year old) which was very nice. This Blended malt is made up from 16 different single malts, with an emphasis on 12 year old Islay malt. I’ve noticed …