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[15 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 522 views]
Even More Hankey Bannister – the 40 year old

Yes, we’re coming to the end of our little journey through the HB range, and last but certainly not least its the oldest offering from the brand : the 40 year old blend. Old blends are something I really like, and I’ve had a few of those over the years (Black Bull 40 , The General from compass box to …

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[14 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 536 views]
Hankey Bannister Time round 2 : the 25 year old

We’re moving up the Hankey Bannister core line after the Original and 12, we’re visiting the 25 year old, but before that, a bit of a history lesson, and information about the name, people and history behind HB…
Currently the HB brand is owned by Inverhouse distillers (the same guys who own Balblair,Old Pultney, AnCnoc, Speyburn), but originally it was founded …

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[5 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 529 views]
New Zealand Whisky Take I – 15 yo Doublewood

So whisky from down under? in New Zealand? well, yes, and no. There is currently no ACTIVE whisky distillery in NZ, but once there was: the  Willowbank Distillery on the southern island in New Zealand. Sadly it was closed down in 1997 and mothballed in 1999, but apparently (and luckily) their aging stocks were bought in 2010 by the New …

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[2 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 608 views]
Quick Dram : Teeling Small Batch

I’ve been meaning to post these tasting notes before, but never got to it. Today i walked into my local liqour shop in search of something quite different (I always check the whisky shelves to see if there is something new), and I saw this whisky and the grain version on the shelf. I was very surprised and quite content …

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[22 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 1,237 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 | 1,240 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 …

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[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,944 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 …

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[24 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 1,084 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 …

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[7 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 1,318 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 …

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[4 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 824 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 …