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BlackAdder, Featured, G&M, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, The Macallan »

[17 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 598 views]
Two very different Indie Macallans (G&M and Blackadder)

Macallan. That Iconic distillery, which by now I suspect is more of a monetary instrument in the whisky investment portfolio than actually a drinking whisky for most… Or is it?
With the surging prices of OB Macallans (Have you seen the price of say a 18 year old sherry oak? a 30 year old Sherry Oak? if you can find any), …

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

[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 976 views]
Mortlach 21 yo ‘Directors Cut’ [Douglas Laing]

There has been a lot of noise and dispute regarding Mortlach recently,  After the latest news from Diageo (if you’ve been not heard about it for some odd reason i can not think about, due to the amount of rants, dialogues and discussions online, read this ). Indeed I was one of those who ranted online, and I am still …

Featured, Headline, Laphroaig, Single Cask, Single Cask Nation, Tasting Notes »

[12 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 860 views]
Single Cask Nation Laphroaig 6 yo

Time for a short interlude from the GlenDronach single casks (will continue tomorrow GD fans, so now worries , eh?) with a very different and much younger dram from Islay, and from one of the most interesting Indie bottlers : Single Cask Nation. I’ve tried a few of their earlier cask bottlings, and this is the first out of 3 …

Bunnahabhain, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Kintra, Tasting Notes »

[3 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 691 views]
Kintra Bunnahabhain 23 yo cask 5741

A few weeks ago I reviewed the Dailuaine 21 year old , and it set quite high expectations, a Bunna aged 23 years old, usually means fun. And this one is indeed a lovely drop of drammage. Bottled at 46,1% abv, it’s not the highest abv monster around (I wonder if this is watered down or just a really funky …

Blends, Compass Box, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[22 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,057 views]
Tasting an amazing blend: Compass Box “The General”

So, £180 for a blended whisky? This is what I was asking myself when I saw the first PR for this one. It seems a lot. But when you taste this thing, it all changes. really. So what is this “General” whisky all about?  The story goes that Two different companies approached us Compass box with similar stories: they each …

Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Ledaig, Tasting Notes, Tobermory »

[21 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments | 884 views]
Two very different Ledaig

So Ledaig (pronounced : Le-Chig), basically it’s the peated whisky made in the Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull (only distillery there). When I started drinking whisky I was quite into the young NAS Ledaig peat, but since then I’ve had only a few Ledaigs. A good opportunity to try some more, and this time two Indie bottling, one …

Dailuaine, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Kintra, Tasting Notes »

[20 Jan 2014 | 6 Comments | 718 views]
Kintra Whisky Dailuaine 21 yo

It has been a while since I’ve tasted the last batch of Kintra. However, I was lucky enough to have met Erik Molenaar, the man behind the Kintra range at Maltstock last September where he had a wee stand pouring Kintra as well as other brands. I managed to sample a few Kintras I never got to try before, but …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[22 Apr 2013 | One Comment | 764 views]
Two very different Jura

I received two very different samples of Indie Jura whiskies from two whisky buddies, one from the UK (Cheers Tom) and another one from Glenn (Ta!) and thought it would be nice to post them together. Jura whisky is often considered a ‘lesser’ distillery, but they have really improved in recent years, and some of their stuff is really nice …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Tasting Notes, The Maltman, bowmore »

[15 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 1,358 views]
The MaltMan Bowmore  1989 21 yo

Thrilled to feature a brand new Indie bottler today , The Maltman. This label is bottled by the Meadowside blending Co. located in Glasgow. I have to admit this is the first time I’ve tasted their single casks, and find them rather nice. One downside is that all of them are watered down to about 46% rather than CS, which …

Abbey Whisky, Caperdonich, Cask Strength, Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[27 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,696 views]
Caperdonich 17 Year Old (Abbey Whisky)

My First ever Abbey Whisky review, and very happy to add another Indie bottler. Always makes me happy to get a wee sample i never tried (cheers guys!) , and this one was no exception, with the growing crowd of Caperdonich whisky lovers, We see more and more Indie bottlings from this lost distillery. Some of which were lovely and …