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

[21 Jan 2015 | 5 Comments | 1,008 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 | 1,124 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 …

Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Michel Couvreur, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[13 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 996 views]
Michel Couvreur 12 Year Overaged Malt Whisky

Michel Couvreur was a Belgian independent bottler (passed away in 2013) of single malt scotch (his actual company is located in France – Burgundy)  His cellars are located in Bouze-les-Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Michel ages his single malts for years in sherry butts and then in demijohns or giant bottles kept in total darkness in his vast cellars.  …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Littlemill, Tasting Notes, whiskyman »

[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 922 views]
Littlemill 24 yo 1988 ‘Sympathy for the Whisky’ [ The Whiskyman 2012]

The Blind tasting competition Littlemill (here), which was a nice one, reminded me that I still have a sample of another very interesting indie LM i got from the UK a year or two back when I swapped samples with Dave, a whisky friend. Those cold winter nights are a fine time to taste more whisky, and why not some …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Sherry »

[6 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 438 views]
Bruichladdich 10 yo – Fresh Sherry Cask # 1201 [Private cask- Morten Majholm]

A few days ago I got a very interesting sample from my Danish whisky friend Jorn. I’ve written quite a few times about Jorn, who’s a big whisky fan, and knows his way around whisky (and has a good nose for choosing the right casks). This time he brought a nice generous sample of a 10 year old Laddie bottled …

Caol Ila, Headline, Independent Bottling, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Wilson & Morgan »

[30 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 587 views]
Wilson & Morgan 1995 Caol Ila. 18 yo sherry cask #10027

Been a while since I had a good sherried Caol Ila. Too few good sherried CI’s out there, and I wonder why don’t they fill more. I am a sucker for the peat and sherry combo, and from first nosing this one I know it was up my alley. What are friends for eh?
Caol Ila 18 yo 1995/2013 ,57.5%, Wilson …

Adelphi, Glenrothes, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 573 views]
Adelphi Glenrothes 7 yo Cask # 3523

If you read my random ramblings during the 18 days of the Blind tasting competition 2014, you must have noticed a sister cask was presented on day #16. That was a sister cask, one year younger, but quite the same style. Young, high ABV, sherry cask that imparted a hell lot of flavour onto the liquid. I’ve been told the …

Adelphi, Blind Tasting, Glenrothes, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[23 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 446 views]
Blind Tasting Competition day 16–Glenrothes 6 yo [Adelphi]

Day 16 and we can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel (kidding!) but yes, it’s been a rollercoaster. The dram at hand is a youngish and HUGLEY sherried whisky. My first thought was maybe an Aberlour Abunadh or some other CS young whisky, but since there is no NAS in the competition, We had to look …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Headline, Independent Bottling, Ledaig, Tasting Notes, Whisky Fassle »

[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 503 views]
Blind Tasting Competition Day 4 : Ledaig 8 yo [Whisky-Fässle]

After a shitty nose day (could barely smell that Balvenie), yesterday was much better, with me able to tell the whisky at hand was peated (not that hard, but it’s something), and after the fiasco of the other day things improved with me able to tell which distillery it was. This time after sniffing i got that farmy sort of …

BTC2014, Blind Tasting, Glen Garioch, Headline, Independent Bottling, Kintra, Tasting Notes »

[8 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 457 views]
Blind Tasting Competition Day 2–Glen Garioch 1990 [Kintra]–or RTFM!

Always trust your gut feeling. I usually follow that rule, but yesterday I did not, and scored badly because of that. I have no idea but I wanted to put Glen Garioch as the distillery ( I was wrong about abv, and age too), but I don’t know why, I decided against it.
Always RTFM!! (in case you’re not sure what …