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[2 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 315 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 | 429 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 | 494 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 | 515 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 | 1,197 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 | 1,351 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 | 1,086 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 | 1,006 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 | 517 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 | 3 Comments | 686 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 …