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[31 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,872 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 | 947 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 | 1,491 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 …

Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, The Macallan »

[20 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 942 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 | 2,410 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 …

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[18 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 1,039 views]
The Macallan Gold

I’ve been meaning to try the new 1824 series for some time now, and fortunately been able to score a wee sample of each. I suggest you have a look at Phil’s guest post about the launch event of this series of whiskies, where you can find some more background info. So this first one is the cheapest of all …

Featured, Headline, Japanese, Karuizawa, NAS, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[13 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,157 views]
Karuizawa Spirit of Asama–55% abv

So an affordable Karuizawa? what a grand idea! This was the intention of the lovely guys at Number one drinks, and the folks at TWE when they set to vat 77 casks distilled in 1999 / 2000 together to create a NAS Karuizawa that everyone can afford without selling a body organ or a family member to slavery. But how …

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

[29 May 2013 | No Comment | 1,117 views]
Tasting Glenlivet Alpha (and learning about Lilt)

A riddle wrapped up in an enigma – I can’t think of a better way to describe this whisky. Would you agree?
I’m an Israeli, born and bred and until two days ago I had never heard about the wonderful (or not quite so) soft drink by the name of Lilt. As it happens i was a wee kid growing up …

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

[14 May 2013 | 8 Comments | 1,939 views]
New Jura : Turas-Mara

This new expression was featured in last week’s whisky news, and now it’s time for my tasting notes, with the help of the whisky fairy (which was quite quick this time – hooray!) i was able to get a cheeky little sample and try it last night. basically it’s a NAS bottled at 42% (not 43% but 42%…) and no …

Cask Strength, Featured, Glendronach, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[12 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,503 views]
Glendronach Cask Strength Batch #2

Every new release from the GlenDronach is a time to be merry, and especially a new batch of this yummy cask strength dram which got a hearty welcome a few months ago when batch #1 was out, and I loved it (see my notes). Batch #2 has just been announced, and It shall be interesting to see if it delivers …