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[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 509 views]
The new Ardmore ‘Legacy’ – Review

The last few weeks saw quite a few new whisky releases, and one from Ardmore (who now calls itself “The Ardmore”) is not something you see everyday. The new “Legacy” is replacing the old “traditional cask” which was also a NAS, but for some reason drops the ABV to 40% and maybe to make it more accessible also drops the …

Headline, NAS, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[2 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 452 views]
Cù Bòcan Sherry Cask

If you’ve been reading our PR Corner and news digests posted every Friday you probably heard about the latest addition to the Tomatin Range: the company has expanded The Cù Bòcan brand range with another limited edition: the Sherry edition. With the standard edition comprising Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon casks, this is the first of three limited editions highlighting …

Featured, Glenlivet, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Virgin Oak »

[29 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 540 views]
The New Glenlivet Nadurra “First Fill” – Review

About two weeks ago The second instalment in the Nàdurra series was released (after the first Oloroso cask). This edition is called “first fill”, the whisky is drawn from casks made from American White Oak that have never before been used to mature Scotch whisky (what we call: Virgin oak). Two versions of this are available: one at cask strength …

Ardbeg, Featured, Headline, Islay, Supernova, Tasting Notes »

[18 Sep 2014 | 5 Comments | 978 views]
Tasting Ardbeg Supernova 2014 -SN2014  Committee Release

Another Ardbeg, another media frenzy and another sold out edition. Much talk among the whisky nerds about the mini samples bottles this year, due to an onslaught of Ardbeg Mini collectors asking, begging, nagging and flooding anyone with a distant chance of getting one of those minis , which apparently are highly prized to sell, trade , or god knows …

Finishes, Headline, NAS, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Tomatin »

[15 Sep 2014 | One Comment | 719 views]
Tomatin to the power of four : Cuatro

Tomatin are on a Roll: releasing some brilliant products recently (loved the new 14 year old!) and now this: the Cuatro range. Unfortunately i was not able to take part in the tweet tasting in which all was revealed, but prior to the event with only the “Cuatro” name as a hint (they would not reveal anything, sneaky devils) i …

Featured, Headline, Highland Park, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[31 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 947 views]
Taking a walk on the dark side : Highland Park Dark Origins

It’s not everyday that Highland Park (yes, one of my favourite distilleries) releases a new expression, and every such release is quite exciting. This time (In accordance with the current trend), they chose to release it as a NAS, and call it Dark Origins.
If you’re not familiar with the HP history, this name might sound a little weird,However they chose …

Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail, bowmore »

[10 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 1,161 views]
The Bowmore Travel Retail Range : Part III  – Gold Reef

We’ve reached the third and final tasting note for the latest Bowmore Travel Retail range. After the lovely Black Rock and great White Sands 17 yo comes the third expression in the series : the Gold Reef. Bottled without age statement, and like the White Sands, it’s aged in mostly ex-Bourbon casks (while the 17 yo is aged in 100% …

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[8 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,327 views]
The Bowmore Travel Retail Range : Part I – ‘Black Rock’ NAS

Time to take a look at Bowmore’s offering for the travel retail market (duty free), after Bowmore changed the entire line-up of offerings a few months ago. Currently the TR range consists of 3 whiskies : Black Rock (which I will review shortly), Gold Reef , and White sands 17 yo. While the first two are NAS (as many of …

Featured, Headline, Islay, Laphroaig, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[2 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments | 813 views]
The new Laphroaig Select – impressions

This particular expressions of Laphroaig has been discussed quite a lot on social media (see my previous post: The Laphroiag ‘Select’ NAS fiasco … As i noted there, although I did not like the idea of this NAS mishmash, I really wanted to try it myself and see how I like it, and how true were the lukewarm reviews it …

Blends, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[15 May 2014 | No Comment | 689 views]
Lord Elcho Blended whisky (NAS)

The latest addition from Wemyss Malts, after the successful 15 year old similar blended whisky. This contains a fairly high percentage of malt (40%) and is bottled without an age statement, I tasted this one as part of the Wemyss Malts Twitter tasting session we just held.
Lord Elcho NAS, 40% abv, £23.95
Nose: Sweet dough, hint of butterscotch and a cooked …