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Australian, Featured, Headline, Lark, Tasting Notes »

[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 598 views]
A tale of two Australian Larks

I’m back from Maltstock. It was amazing as usual, but until i settle down again after a few days of boozing and having fun with friends, here are a couple of drams i’ve tried before i flew. more on Maltstock, later this week (or the next ).
Lark distillery is perhaps the the best known Tasmanian distillery, created by Bill Lark …

Calvados, Finishes, Headline, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[25 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,445 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 …

Amrican, Bourbon, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[24 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,729 views]
Bourbon time : Tasting Angel’s Envy

It’s about time I posted my notes on this one, as I’ve been meaning to for a long time. A bourbon. yes, but not any bourbon, but a very special one : finished in Port casks after being aged in fresh oak casks, as bourbons should.
Basically this is one is born out of love and passion , Lincoln Henderson’s, love …

BenRiach, Featured, Finishes, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[20 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 1,384 views]
Tasting The BenRiach 17 yo Rioja Finish

Continuing our Benriach sessions, with another finish, this time an older 17 year old Rioja wine finish. For those of you who are not familiar with the wine world, Rioja denotes a wine region in Spain. Rioja wines are made from vines growing in the La Rioja region, as well as some part of Navarra, and the Basque province of …

Arran, Blends, Featured, Finishes, Headline, Islands, Islay, Isle of Skye, Jura, Orkney, Six Isles, Tasting Notes, is »

[4 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,769 views]
Tasting Six Isles Pomerol finish

It’s blend time again. This time a finished blends which i find very interesting. Originally Six Isles is a blended scotch from Ian McLeod distillers consisting of  whiskies from each of Scotland’s whisky producing islands of Islay, Jura, Skye, Mull, Orkney and Arran. This wee dram was further matured (finished) in Pomerol casks (from the Pomerol wine Appellation)

Six Isles …

Featured, Finishes, GlenDronach Time, Glendronach, Headline, Port Cask, Uncategorized »

[10 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | 1,554 views]
GlenDronach Time : Session #5–Tasting the 20 yo ‘Tawny Port’ Finish

Well, it’s nearly the end of the GlenDronach time period at Whisky Israel, and to sum up the finishes section I’ve saved the best for last (finish wise). I bring you the 20 year old Tawny Port finish, of a 20 year old GD whisky. After a good Sauternes, and even better Moscatel, it was hard to top those two, …

Featured, Finishes, GlenDronach Time, Glendronach, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[1 Mar 2011 | 9 Comments | 1,120 views]
‘GlenDronach Time’ , Session #3 : The 14 yo,’Virgin Oak’ Finish

After a short detour in Dalmore land, we’re back to GlenDronach country, and we’re beginning to explore some wood finishes . The first of which is the ‘Virgin Oak’ finish. While some may argue that a finish masks imperfections in a medium quality malt, others would argue that a good finish adds complexity, without overshadowing the underlying malt. I tend …

Featured, Islands, Jura, Quick Dram, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links, scotch »

[9 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,782 views]
Tasting Jura 21 yo 200th Anniversary bottling

The Jura distillery is celebrating it’s 200th anniversary and  to commemorate this event,  it has released a unique version of it’s 21 year old expression. Available from the island or from whisky merchants,  this dram was matured in vintage sherry barrels from 1963. The Box includes contains an exclusive invitational scroll from Distillery Manager, Willie Cochrane, to a special tasting …

Kavalan, Port Cask, Taiwan, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links »

[9 Nov 2010 | 8 Comments | 1,957 views]
Tasting Kavalan ‘Concert Master’ Port Cask Finish

After tasting the ‘vanilla’ it’s time to continue with a cask finished version of the same spirit. This expression was finished in Portuguese ruby, tawny and vintage Port wine casks and then reduced to 40%. It will be interesting to see how the port finish affects this already, very fruity and exotic profile.
The packaging is a bit weird, with a …

Finishes, Islay, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized, Wine Finish, bowmore »

[4 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,292 views]
Tasting wine finished drams part III : Bowmore Bordeaux finish

The last post this week in the Wine finishes series deals with a Bowmore. Yes, I’ve not really been a fan od Bowmore . So i liked the ‘Tempest’ 10 year old, but most of their OB line-up is not really exciting. But this finish did interest me and i decided to give it a try, see what’s it all …