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Glenglassaugh, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 405 views]
GlenGlassaugh single casks batch #1 cask 7301 vintage 1975

After a few more affordable drams, time to dive into deeper and more exclusive waters.
Earlier this year (April), GlenGlassaugh released it’s first batch of single casks, (see my previous post about that), the youngest cask being 28 year old, and the oldest being 45 year old, those are of course old stocks which were bought together with the distillery when …

Featured, Headline, Mortlach, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[20 May 2014 | No Comment | 701 views]
A most unusual Mortlach or Pastille Bouquet 1998 – Wemyss Malts (Mortlach)

Mortlach. what comes to mind when you think about a Mortlach single malt? probably heavily sherried, dirty sort of, meaty and powerful with the signature oxtail notes, right? Wrong. This single cask by Wemyss was dram #2 at last week’s Twitter tasting I took part in (lovely tasting by the way), and left me completely surprised as I was not …

Douglas Laing, Headline, Independent Bottling, Mortlach, Tasting Notes »

[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 883 views]
Mortlach 21 yo ‘Directors Cut’ [Douglas Laing]

There has been a lot of noise and dispute regarding Mortlach recently,  After the latest news from Diageo (if you’ve been not heard about it for some odd reason i can not think about, due to the amount of rants, dialogues and discussions online, read this ). Indeed I was one of those who ranted online, and I am still …

Dalmore, Headline, Single Cask, Single Cask Nation, Tasting Notes »

[11 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 761 views]
Single Cask nation Dalmore 12 year old  [PX Finish]

A cask strength Dalmore, with no Caramel added, no fancy decanter? Can you believe it? Well, yes sir, and thank god for Indie bottlers such as Single Cask Nation (I know there are others) for letting us try Dalmore as it should be, NCF, CS, No coloring. Hallelujah.
This cask bottling, distilled in June 2000, spent twelve years aging in first …

Glendronach, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[27 Feb 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,091 views]
Glendronach single cask 1993 Cask #5 [batch 9]

Time for our last tasting notes for the week, with another GD single cask from the latest batch (9). 1993. Let’s see what happened in 1993, I think that was my senior year at high school, and quite a nice year all in all. What i find odd is the cask number (5!?) not really sure how they got to …

Glendronach, Headline, Oloroso, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[13 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 980 views]
GlenDronach 1972 cask # 702 , 41 years old

Back to the GlenDronach single cask release #9 with the oldest cask released in this batch, a 41 years old (older than myself) Oloroso Butt, distilled in 1972. That’s surely an interesting one (and quite expensive, as you might expect – so it’s for those of you with deep pockets, or willing to share with a few mates). After the …

Featured, Headline, Laphroaig, Single Cask, Single Cask Nation, Tasting Notes »

[12 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 809 views]
Single Cask Nation Laphroaig 6 yo

Time for a short interlude from the GlenDronach single casks (will continue tomorrow GD fans, so now worries , eh?) with a very different and much younger dram from Islay, and from one of the most interesting Indie bottlers : Single Cask Nation. I’ve tried a few of their earlier cask bottlings, and this is the first out of 3 …

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

[11 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | 925 views]
GlenDronach 1991 cask #5405 [Batch #9]

I planned to taste this one later this week, but following Ruben’s review I was rather intrigued to taste it earlier and see if it’s really THAT bad (a 78 for a GD single cask is not something you often see on the blogosphere). So, here’s my take:
GlenDronach 1991 cask #5405 [Batch #9], £104
Nose: A really thick nose. Almost like …

Featured, Glendronach, Headline, PX, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[10 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,232 views]
Glendronach 1985 Cask # 1035 PX Puncheon 27 yo

This is the first cask I am tasting from Batch #9 of single casks released last December (full story here). No reason why I started with the 1985 but I had a feeling this is going to be a good one, and boy was I right (not that there are any bad GD single casks).  Distilled 13/12/85 bottled at 53.7% …

Bunnahabhain, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Kintra, Tasting Notes »

[3 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 651 views]
Kintra Bunnahabhain 23 yo cask 5741

A few weeks ago I reviewed the Dailuaine 21 year old , and it set quite high expectations, a Bunna aged 23 years old, usually means fun. And this one is indeed a lovely drop of drammage. Bottled at 46,1% abv, it’s not the highest abv monster around (I wonder if this is watered down or just a really funky …