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[4 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,215 views]
The Glenfiddich ‘Cask Collection’ series–NAS–duty free

Remember the Glenfiddich 15 year old (one of the best in their line, by far for me)? You probably know its produced by ways of mixing q lot of casks in a big Solera Vat, right? So, now Glenfiddich took a further step in the Solera way, and built three more Solera vats to host these 3 new whiskies, all …

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[17 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | 853 views]
Glen Garioch Virgin Oak – NAS

The Virgin oak phenomena is growing like an epidemic, and it seems that every single distillery is jumping on the bandwagon. Not that there is something bad with using Virgin Oak (scots never used them really as they are more expensive than ex-something casks, i think) if your whisky turns out lovely. The good thing about using Virgin oak from …

Headline, NAS, Old Pulteney, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[3 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,167 views]
Old Pulteney Pentland Skerries , NAS

The third expression in the Lighthouse NAS OP series While the previous expressions (see the other two reviewed here and here). While the other two were kind of young, this is supposed to be the eldest of the three. Pentland Skerries is named after two lighthouse towers of the same name located at the eastern entrance to the Pentland Firth. …

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[23 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 919 views]
Old Pulteney Duncansby Head–Travel Retail , NAS

This is the second expression from the series of NAS bottlings from OP intended for Travel Retails shops. Those 3 are named after lighthouses in the Highlands around Wick, and presented in colourful boxes at duty free shops. This lighthouse is situated at farthest point by road from John O’ Groats, which sound like a stunning location.
Being NAS they are …

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[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,065 views]
Old Pulteney Noss Head–Travel Retail NAS

A few weeks ago the guys at Old Pulteney whisky announced a twitter tasting event featuring their new line of NAS travel retail, all very colourful NAS packaging of whiskies named after light houses in the Scottish highlands around Wick (where OP distillery is located). I was not able to take part in the event as I was vacationing with …

Featured, Headline, NAS, Talisker, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[31 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,244 views]
Dark N’ Stormy?  – Talisker Dark Storm

It’s time to taste the latest expression released by Talisker a few weeks ago (travel retail only- remember?) . The Dark storm is matured in deep charred oak casks for extra spice and smoke and is bottled at 45.8% ABV (like most other Taliskers). So basically it’s supposed to be a bolder version of the Storm, with bigger and more …

Cask Strength, Connemara, Headline, Irish, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[9 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 1,034 views]
Flaviar Peat Pack take 1 – Connemara Cask Strength

As whisky geeks we’re always on the look for new drams and there are so many expressions out there it’s really impossible to buy every bottles that comes out. One way of trying those expressions and still be on a budget is ordering samples. Now, there are a lot of sample sites I’ve reviewed in the past (Master of Malt …

Cask Strength, Glengoyne, Headline, NAS »

[27 Jun 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,685 views]
Tasting Glengoyne Cask Strength

I’ve reviewed three Glengoyne expressions in the past, but that was a long time ago, before GG released this new Cask Strength expressions. I’ve heard many good things about it, and since it’s NAS I decided to start my little GG series of tasting notes with this (expect the 15yo and 18 yo to follow soon).  The Glengoyne line-up was …

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[20 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,018 views]
Ruby, My Dear

Thelonious Monk, one of the greatest jazz artists to have lived (so I and many others think), wrote this lovely piece about his first love,Rubie Richardson, and first recorded it in 1947, one of jazz most well known pieces. When I first heard the Macallan are going to bottle an expression named “Ruby”, this was the first thing that popped …

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[19 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 2,663 views]
Some more Macallan : Amber &  Sienna

Ok, the Gold was nice, but I was still looking for something a bit more , how shall I put it ? : Bigger. Bolder . Better.  and here comes Amber and Sienna. Will they deliver?

The Macallan Amber – 1824 Series , 40% abv , £44.55 (at Master of Malt)
Amber  consists of a vatting of a combination of European …