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Blended Malts, Featured, Headline, Hunter Laing, Tasting Notes »

[28 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 547 views]
A new Blended malt from Hunter Laing : Highland Journey – Review

Highland Journey is a new blended malt from Hunter Laing & Co. ,  inspired by a train journey in the 1950’s, when Stewart Laing’s father took him to the Highlands to visit distilleries, thus igniting his passion for whisky.
Highland Journey is a blend of only malt whiskies from Highland distilleries such as Blair Athol, Clynelish and Teaninich, and as is …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[11 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 758 views]
New Blended Malt from Douglas Laing – “TIMOROUS BEASTIE”–tasting notes

A new product from D.Laing is always good news, and after the “Scallywag” comes another blended malt, this time made from a few single malts from the Scottish Highlands. Here’s the PR :
Established in 1948, leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co today announce the release of their brand new Highland “Vatted” Malt – Timorous Beastie.
Douglas Laing’s Timorous …

Balblair, Featured, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[23 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 1,249 views]
Quick Dram: Balblair 1990 2nd edition

This Beauty spent time in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry (Oloroso) casks, and is  replacing the 1989 vintage (which was a cracker) It’s the 3rd “newish” expressions to be released a few moths back with the 2003 and 1983 editions.
Balblair 1990 – 2nd Release , 46.0% , £92
Nose: Vanilla citrus and crystallized ginger. Fresh cut grass and a hint of spiced …

Headline, Highlands, NAS, Old Pulteney, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,190 views]
Old Pulteney Noss Head–Travel Retail NAS

A few weeks ago the guys at Old Pulteney whisky announced a twitter tasting event featuring their new line of NAS travel retail, all very colourful NAS packaging of whiskies named after light houses in the Scottish highlands around Wick (where OP distillery is located). I was not able to take part in the event as I was vacationing with …

Glengoyne, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[11 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 1,303 views]
Glengoyne 18 yo

This 18 yo dram is replacing the 17 year old which I reviewed a long time ago (my notes are here). Bottled at a standard 43%, It’s priced at around £70.

Nose: Starts with some wood, old wood furniture, lacquer, yet also fruity, with some red fruit tart, orange peel, sugar, and also a bit of vanilla goodness. rather interesting. some …

Cask Strength, Featured, Glendronach, Headline, Highlands »

[10 Dec 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,120 views]
Tasting the new Glendronach Cask Strength

I heard about this new CS version quite some time ago, and waited to be released. GD is one of my favourites with a lovely OB of 12,15,18,21 and older expressions all sherried, and very well made, in addition to single casks which appear here and there, and are even lovelier. But it’s a first they release a NAS Cask …

Featured, Fino, Headline, Highlands, Oban, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[7 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | 1,782 views]
Oban Distiller’s Edition 1995 – Montilla Fino Finish

After quite a few single casks, something more widely available (or was available at the time). Diageo do have some lovely malts at their disposal, and some Distiller’s editions are really nice and add a certain depth to well known staple drams such as the Caol Ila, Lagavulin etc. I have not had many Obans and I think this one …

AnCnoc, Headline, Highlands, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[23 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,294 views]
Peter Arkle Ancnoc edition  No.2

Time flies, and it seems only yesterday we reviewed the first Arkle edition. Here’s a 2nd one. You get the deal, it’s another lovely sherry focused (50%) dram from the knock.
Limited Edition No. 2 is a classic expression of single malt whisky from
Knockdhu Distillery with a twist. The whisky was matured in Spanish oak ex-sherry butts
(50%) and American oak ex-bourbon …

Headline, Highlands, Speyburn, Tasting Notes »

[10 Oct 2012 | One Comment | 1,908 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 …

Balblair, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Highlands, Single Cask »

[3 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,134 views]
Tasting Balblair 1990 single cask #1463 (Gathering Place)

Not long ago I wrote about the new Balblair members club “The Gathering Place”, members of which will be able to buy this single cask offering directly from the distillery. A really unique opportunity to score a single cask Balblair OB (Not many of those, none at all to be more exact). This bottling is special as it is a …