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Bruichladdich, Cask Strength, Headline, Port Charlotte, Tasting Notes »

[2 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,761 views]
Port Charlotte PC11 (Travel Retail edition)

Bruicladdich released this PC11 along with Octomore 6,2 (watch this space for tasting notes coming soon!) a few months back to the travel retail market. This is the first time Port Charlotte or Octomore are sold there AFAIK, but there is a catch : They did not release it to the UK travel retail market ,perhaps because of the very …

Compass Box, Featured, Headline, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[29 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 895 views]
Compass Box Peat monster 10th Anniversary release

Peat monster was first released 10 years ago and turned out to be Compass Box’s biggest seller, and I know many people who love that dram dearly and associate Compass Box with it. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, CB have released a special bottling (5,700 bottles) at 48.9%, consisting of Islay single malts distilled on the south shore of the …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Port Charlotte, Tasting Notes »

[13 Jan 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,557 views]
Tasting Port Charlotte PC10

It’s time for an OB Port Charlotte tasting note isnt’t it? the last time I’ve posted such a tasting note it was for the lovely PC7. Since then I’ve tasted the PC9 (no notes, just for fun) and a few indie PCs  (here and here ) which were crackers. I love this profile of highly peated Laddie, one notch before …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[8 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | 3,280 views]
Octomore 6.1 Scottish barley–the new Peat monster?

I’ve been following Octomore since it’s early days a few years ago, when I started drinking more and more peated Islays and was looking for tons of peat. My palate has changed since then, and I tend not to drink that much RAW peat, and usually go for less peaty drams, but I always have a warm corner in my …

Featured, Headline, Islay, Kilchoman, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[1 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 1,608 views]
Kilchoman 100% Islay 3rd edition , 2013

This is the latest release in the 100% Islay range, which is a quite unique Islay peated malt as it is the only Single Malt in Scotland where every stage of the whisky making process, from the barley grown in the surrounding fields to the malting, distillation, maturation and bottling, takes place at the distillery, as it should be in …

Cask Strength, Headline, Laphroaig, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[25 Jul 2013 | 5 Comments | 1,718 views]
Laphroaig 10 CS– original edition (red band)

Long ago, when I was making my first steps in the whisky world, I was very keen on MONSTER peat drams. The higher  the PPM, the better, or so I thought. As time went by, my palate did change, and I realised it’s the delicate aromas and Complexity is what I prefer, Peat or not peat. Mega peat is nice …

BenRiach, Headline, Peated, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[17 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 1,484 views]
The new BenRiach Authenticus 25 yo

A few weeks ago The Benriach had announced they are making a few changes to their peated whisky range, and although their production of peated malts is only 12 weeks per year, I do like their peated line very much, and I am not alone, they are very popular, and show another facet of speyside whisky making which involves heavy …

Bunnahabhain, Cask Strength, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Peated, Queen of the moorlands, Sherry, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[1 Mar 2012 | 8 Comments | 1,646 views]
Quick Dram : Bunnahabhain 1997 – Queen Of The Moorlands

It’s Thursday already, and let’s end this week with a bang!
A few months ago, Marc P, from South Africa who is a fellow blogger (A.K.A Whisky Brother)  and good whisky friends came for a visit, and we met over at Shai’s for lunch and a few drams. Our host Shai put quite a few interesting bottles on the table, and …

2010, Bunnahabhain, Featured, Headline, Islay, Master Of Malt, Peated, Sherry, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[16 Feb 2012 | One Comment | 2,073 views]
Tasting Master of Malt Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old 1990 Single Cask

Need I repeat my saying that peat smoke and sherry go well together, or horribly together, depending on the combination. This time we’re in for a treat. This wee wonder was distilled in December of 1990 and aged in a single Spanish oak butt for 20 years before bottling on the 7th November 2011. Just from the colour you can …

Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Peated, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[27 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 2,082 views]
Wemyss malts Peat Chimney 12 yo blended malt

We’re back from a little Hanukah  / Xmas break with another one of Wemyss malts blended malt whiskies. If you recall I have reviewed it’s younger brother a few months ago (8 year old) which was very nice. This Blended malt is made up from 16 different single malts, with an emphasis on 12 year old Islay malt. I’ve noticed …