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[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 582 views]
Mortlach 22 ‘Platinum Old and Rare’ [Hunter Laing]

Another Indie today by Hunter Laing, this time a 22 year old Mortlach, which also sells for a hefty price of £335 (at the Whisky Shop). This is also a sample sent for review to the W club tasting panel – so cheers guys!. When you hear the name Mortlach you immediately think about BIG sherry, meaty notes, bouillon and …

Cambus, Featured, Headline, Hunter Laing, Single Grain, Tasting Notes, whisky Shop »

[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 520 views]
Cambus Sovereign 1964 50 yo single grain – Review

Older Grains are among my favourite drams recently (If I can get them), and usually you can get awesome very old grain (30 and older) for much cheaper than you would have to pay for a similarly aged single malt. This however is not the cheapest of them, at 420 quid, this is quite an expensive grain, but hey 50 …

BlackAdder, Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[11 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 626 views]
Clynelish 1996 [Blackadder] cask #8782

It’s a good rule of thumb not to base your opinion about a whisky based on a single tasting, at a given evening. It’s not always possible if you’re tasting a small sample that can’t be re-used, but It’s advisable if you have a generous sample, or a bottle. We’ve tasted this BA single cask last week with some friends, …

Auchentoshan, Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Whiskybroker »

[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 925 views]
Auchentoshan 1995, 17yo  [WhiskyBroker]

This is a rather interesting Auchentoshan from the British Independent bottler Whisky Broker, who sometimes has very good casks on sale, and what’s more important is they really have good prices on some casks.  This bottle is one of 306 , from a Refill Sherry Hogshead, bottled at 56,1% abv. It’s sold out at the WB site, but if you’re …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Mortlach, Signatory, Tasting Notes »

[2 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 1,107 views]
Mortlach 1990 cask 6074 [Signatory vintage] – Review

With the soaring prices of the new OB Mortlachs, The only reasonably priced good quality Mortlachs you can afford or find these days are by IBs. Thank god they still have quite a lot of casks laying around and we’re able to enjoy this lovely distillery without having to suffer the consequences of its Dalmorisation * . This whisky was …

Featured, G&M, Headline, Linkwood, Tasting Notes »

[18 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 959 views]
Linkwood 1991-2009  [G&M for Van Wees] Cask #7271

When a good Linkwood comes around, I can not say no. Last night I was visiting a good whisky friend, and we shared a few drams. This was the first, and maybe the highlight of the evening (with another Linkwood by Cadenheads being runner up). Can’t ask for more.
Linkwood 1991-2009 , G&M for Van Wees Cask #7271 , 53.1 % , …

Headline, Rosebank, SMWS, Tasting Notes, longmorn »

[12 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 628 views]
A couple of SMWS bottlings–It’s Thursday !

TGIT!
The weekend is near, and no better way to end it with a couple of fruity, lovely SMWS bottling, a Longmorn and a Rosebank.

SMWS 7.83 “Fresh, airy and sherbety” – 1993 Longmorn, 52.1%, £69
Nose: Nice and fresh. With zingy sour lemon , cucumber freshness and sine fruity touches too: watermelon and cantaloupe. It’s fresh and crisp but sweet too with …

Headline, Highland Park, Signatory, Tasting Notes »

[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 641 views]
Highland Park 24 yo [Signatory] Casks 753 & 754 – Review

Last week I was visiting a friend, when he shoved a sample into my hand and told me : taste it , it’s a good highland park! . I can never say NO, to a highland park (let’s admit it, I can not say no to good whisky. period), and I made a mental note to remember and taste it …

Featured, Glenlivet, Headline, Independent Bottling, Signatory, Tasting Notes »

[21 Jan 2015 | 5 Comments | 1,301 views]
Glenlivet 1998, 15yo– Signatory for Whiskybrother – Review

Whiskybrother is a shop located in Johannesburg, SA, and owed by Marc Pendelbury who’s a fellow whisky blogger and friend. I had the pleasure of meeting Marc a few years back when he was visiting Israel, after knowing him online for some time, and he’s a real great guy and a gentleman. Marc has pursued his love of whisky and …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Islands, Tasting Notes »

[18 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,586 views]
A new vatted malt from Douglas Laing–“Rock Oyster” – Review

With nearly seven decades experience in the Scotch Whisky industry, leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co announced the release of their brand new Island inspired “Vatted” Malt – Rock Oyster.
This is the 3rd vatted malt release in recent years , after the “Scallywag” and “Timorous Beastie”.
Paying homage the sea, Douglas Laing’s Rock Oyster is a Small Batch …