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Featured, Fino, Headline, Kavalan, Tasting Notes »

[25 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 610 views]
Kavalan Solist Fino Cask

Last week was a good whisky week. David from Australia came over for whisky talk and a few drams, and brought this sample for me to try. I’ve been a long time fan of Kavalan, and was excited to try this one, I’ve never really gotten to try for some reason.
Kavalan Fino Sherry Cask Matured Taiwanese, 58.6% , £220
Nose: very …

Auchentoshan, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Lowlands, Tasting Notes »

[14 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 541 views]
Auchentoshan 1996 Bottle your own Cask # 11030

How does it go? oh yes: My whisky friend Yoav went to Scotland and all I got was this lousy sample … But really, this is a lovely little sample I got from Yoav who managed to fill a wee bottle (thanks mate!) and spared me a sample, which is very cool. This is a Bourbon cask, distilled 28/06/1996 and …

Adelphi, Cask Strength, Featured, Glenfarclas, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[6 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | 617 views]
Breath of Speyside Adelphi 15 yo 60,2% [Glenfarclas]

You know that Glenfarclas does not permit IB’s to bottle its malt and call it Glenfarclas, so they do find weird names to name their bottles. One amazing (and much older) was the
Glenfarclas Norse Cask 1964 “Rechlerich” I scored at 97/100 (best ever?), This one is also a very nice indie GF, I got from my good whisky friend Tom …

Blended Malts, Cask Strength, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 799 views]
Caskstrength and Carry On – 3D Whisky

So there you have it, a whisky in 3D. sounds intriguing? Well, it is. And it comes from non other than the 2 chaps from Caskstrength.net Joel and Neil. They are on a mission to release whiskies from A-Z each year another letter, and this is their 4th year (after Arran,Benriach,Cutty Sark). But this year they chose not one distillery …

Arran, Cask Strength, Headline, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[12 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,194 views]
Tasting The Arran Millennium Casks

Two weeks ago The Arran Whisky distillery has unveiled a new Charity whisky, which was produced on a very special date: 31st of December 1999. What is also special about this whisky is that it’s intended for charity: and a donation out of each bottle sold of those 7,800 bottles will go to the Arran Trust,a conservation charity which funds …

Cask Strength, Glentauchers, Headline, LMDW, Single Cask, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[22 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 893 views]
Glentauchers 30 yo Artist Series for LMDW

This is another one from Shai’s sample bomb. After the lovely Wigle wheat whiskey, time for an older Speysider. Glentauchers is owned by Pernod Ricard, and does not really bottle any of its malt as OBs, and you can find quite a few IBs. I don’t think I’ve tasted one until today, so another distillery off the “Need to taste” …

BenRiach, Cask Strength, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[7 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 969 views]
Benriach 1998 cask 7633 PX puncheon finish

Time for another of the latest BR single casks just released. Not a peated cask this time but equally interesting : this one is triple distilled (yes, you read that right T-r-i-p-l-e) which is quite unusual for the Benriach as only a small fraction of the spirit distilled annualy is triple distilled there. It has been matured for 15 years …

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

[25 Jul 2013 | 5 Comments | 1,420 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 …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Springbank, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barrel »

[10 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 982 views]
Springbank 14 yo Burns Malt [The Whisky Barrel]

Another indie bottling sold by TWB (which bears a cunning similarity to the Whisky Broker bottlings). Every springer is welcome at WI towers, and especially cask strength &  single cask ones. always something to look forward too, and this one did not disappoint.
Springbank 14 yo Burns Malt  , 54.3% abv , £61.30 (TWB)
Nose: This one is lovely to start with …

Cask Strength, Connemara, Headline, Irish, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[9 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 950 views]
Flaviar Peat Pack take 1 – Connemara Cask Strength

As whisky geeks we’re always on the look for new drams and there are so many expressions out there it’s really impossible to buy every bottles that comes out. One way of trying those expressions and still be on a budget is ordering samples. Now, there are a lot of sample sites I’ve reviewed in the past (Master of Malt …