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[20 May 2015 | No Comment | 404 views]
Irish single malt 2003 [Whisky Fassle] , 10 yo

So, an undisclosed single cask from an Irish distillery distilled 2003 and bottled 2014, making it 10 yo, bottled by Whisky Fassle. Sounds intriguing doesn’t it? Not much else is provided : aged in a Hogshead. Is this a young Bushmills? might very well be… We tasted this as part of a Mini Irish flight (along with Red Breast 12 …

Compass Box, Featured, Grain, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[7 May 2015 | No Comment | 788 views]
Compass Box ‘Hedonism Quindecimus’ (blended grain)- Review

Who would have thought 15 years would pass that fast? yes, Compass Box, one of the most innovative whisky makers out there, has turned 15. Back in 2000 when most people would not even consider buying grain whiskies they released their first expressions the “Hedonism”, a blended grain whisky, and since then they have been making absolutely cracking drams, blending …

Independent Bottling, Peated, Port Charlotte, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[5 May 2015 | No Comment | 412 views]
SMWS 127.40[Port Charlotte] – Mango chicken vindaloo

This is not a new SMWS edition, it’s from the Feb batch or so. I am quite a fan of Port Charlotte, when it comes to peaty whiskies. It’s not a secret I drink less and less heavily peated drams on a daily basis, I guess a palate or mood change, but sometimes when the weather is right, or when …

Headline, Hunter Laing, Independent Bottling, Mortlach, Tasting Notes »

[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 699 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 | 642 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 | 710 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 | 990 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 | 1,231 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 | 1,010 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 | 672 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 …