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[10 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 743 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 | 880 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 | 662 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 | 573 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 …

Featured, Glenglassaugh, Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[30 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 708 views]
Glenglassaugh Torfa

Just a few weeks ago I’ve written about this new expression from GG called the Torfa when it was released.  Young, peated GG (not that there are any old GG made by the new owners), but what’s unique is that they made peaty. Peated malts work well when young usually, that is if you’re into peat… I quite like peated …

Headline, Kilchoman, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 967 views]
Kilchoman’s first foray into the Travel Retail market : The ‘Coull Point’

It was only a matter of time until this happened, and does not really come at a surprise to anyone who’s been monitoring the whisky scene, A NAS for the travel retail. There you have it, Kilchoman also wants in, and the TR market has its own rules, basically, cheap NAS at higher prices due to the price pressure of …

Featured, Headline, NAS, Opinions »

[16 Feb 2014 | 23 Comments | 2,980 views]
NAS & Travel Retail – The Truth–Guest post

The NAS issue is still causing a stir. I was contacted last week by an industry insider who read the posts (mine,Lukasz’s, Billy’s) and wanted to shed more light on what’s going on in the Travel Retail market, and Why we’re seeing more and more NAS expressions (overpriced and young) there. My source (let’s call him James) wanted to share …

Headline, NAS, Old Pulteney, Tasting Notes »

[1 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 695 views]
First notes for 2014: Old Pulteney Navigator

I actually wrote down those notes sometimes last month in a very small and personal OP twitter tasting (I’ve written about before). I was not sure what to expect from this new NAS, as the previous batch of lighthouse NAS OPs were a bit disappointing , way too young and not my cuppa… Anyways, this dram consists of a mix …

Glenlivet, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, The Glenlivet »

[13 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 946 views]
The Glenlivet Guardians Chapter–Tasting notes and thoughts

It’s very hip these days for whisky brands to let us the consumers be more involved in the whisky creation process. A few distilleries (such as Glenmorangie – who even went further with this letting the consumers choose the name, cask profile and even packaging of their new Tagtha expression) have done so in the past, and The Glenlivet have …

Blends, Headline, Lakes Distillery, Tasting Notes »

[8 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,078 views]
The “One” British Blend– Lakes Distillery

The Lakes distillery is a very exciting new whisky distillery that is in the processes of building in one of the nicest places on earth (in the UK, that is, ok?), and it is going to be the first distillery built there for the last 100 years or so. I really wanted to visit the distillery location last August when …