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[22 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,000 views]
Tasting an amazing blend: Compass Box “The General”

So, £180 for a blended whisky? This is what I was asking myself when I saw the first PR for this one. It seems a lot. But when you taste this thing, it all changes. really. So what is this “General” whisky all about?  The story goes that Two different companies approached us Compass box with similar stories: they each …

Blends, Headline, Lakes Distillery, Tasting Notes »

[8 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,086 views]
The “One” British Blend– Lakes Distillery

The Lakes distillery is a very exciting new whisky distillery that is in the processes of building in one of the nicest places on earth (in the UK, that is, ok?), and it is going to be the first distillery built there for the last 100 years or so. I really wanted to visit the distillery location last August when …

Blends, Featured, Headline, Jhonnie Walker, Johnnie Walker, Travel Retail »

[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,633 views]
Johnnie Walker “The Royal Route” [Explorer’s club collection]

This is the third and most exclusive (read: expensive) of the Travel Retail Explorer’s club collection. I wont bore you with the name, and the rest of the PR details. I’ve reviewed the previous edition a few months ago and concluded it was nice, but expensive. This is even more expensive, but also nicer IMHO.
JW Explorer’s club collection, The Royal …

Blends, Featured, Hankey Bannister, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[24 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 915 views]
Tasting Hankey Bannister Heritage

A while ago I featured this expression in one of the PR Corner editions, where you can read much more about it. In short: It’s a recreation of a H.B blend the way it used to be in the 1920’s (sort of, as we do not have the same building blocks of malts and grain). If you’re a fan of …

Blends, Cutty Sark, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[7 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 1,172 views]
A summer Storm – Cutty Sark style

Been meaning to write about the (relatively) new Cutty Sark Storm for quite a while, but somehow never got to it. A few months ago I was lucky enough to receive a bottle of that lovely blend and I’ve been enjoying it quite a bit.The name ‘Storm’ can be a bit misleading as one might think it’s really a stormy …

12Blends, Blends, Grant's, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[4 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 754 views]
#12blends Day 3–Grant’s Ale Cask

Day 3 was upon us, and with it a new Blend sent by Roddy. At first sniff i was helpless, and only after some time gathered myself, and tried to guess what it was. It seemed familiar in some way, and the Grants profile jumped into my head for some reason. Learning from the JW incident (2 days ago), I …

12Blends, Blends, Featured, Jhonnie Walker, Tasting Notes »

[2 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,319 views]
#12 blends – day 1 – JW Gold Label Reserve

So what is #12blends?, you ask? It’s really a fun idea and the brainchild of Tom Thomson (check out his blog). Tom is a great guy, and another whisky geek and lover I’ve met online. He thought of this idea where 12 members worldwide (most in the UK, but me Sean from the US) swap different samples of blended whisky …

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

[20 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 1,221 views]
Tasting St Isidore – the bloggers blend

A few month’s ago Master of malt thought of a very interesting idea. let a few bloggers blend their own whisky from a few whisky building blocks, run a wee competition, and bottle the winning blend and make it a real product that will be sold on the master of malt site. A lovely idea it was. Samples were sent …

Blends, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Whyte & Mackay »

[29 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,881 views]
Tasting the Whyte & Mackay 13 and 19 year old

Yesterday I wrote about the W&M Google+ tasting session, which was lovely, but too fast for me to really dive into those two blends and really appreciate them. SO, I revisited them the day after for a complete tasting note session. It’s weird that I have not tasted those two prior to that tasting, since i really like the 22 …

Blends, Featured, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[7 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | 1,844 views]
The Tweeddale blend 12 year old Batch #2

A few months ago I finally reviewed Batch #1 of the Tweeddale blend, which is a great blend with a beautiful story behind it (read more here) . A few weeks ago the 2nd Batch of the same blend has been released. This time 12 year old rather than the 10 year old. It’s always interesting to see how batches …