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AnCnoc, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[4 May 2015 | One Comment | 399 views]
AnCnoc vintage 1975 (that was a good year!) – Review!

1975 was a great year:

The Altair 8800 microcomputer was released
VW introduced the Golf, an iconic vehicle.
Charlie Chaplin is knighted by Elisabeth II
Whisky is distilled at KnockDhu distillery in the Scottish highlands
I am born.

40 years later…
Men are like good old scotch. we do not age , we just become  ‘mature’. A month ago I turned 40. I know this might come …

Glenlivet, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[3 May 2015 | No Comment | 374 views]
Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve–The new Glenlivet on the block replacing the 12 yo (in some markets) – review

I am not a huge Glenlivet 12  fan (I do think it’s a nice entry level malt, don’t get me wrong here, ok?) , so I was not really taken by the news of replacing the 12 year old  (in some markets, relax!) which is indeed a staple whisky and second only to the Glenfiddich 12 when it comes to …

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

[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 459 views]
Tasting Glenmorangie Duthac (Travel Retail)

Glenmorangie Duthac weirdly came into existence without any PR campaign, or anything by Glenmorangie, which is rather odd. Usualy  there’s quite a big fuss when a new expression comes out in the LVMH group. I first heard about it from a blog reader who asked me if I had heard about it (he works in the TLV duty free), and …

BenRiach, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[27 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 397 views]
The new Benriach 10 yo–Tasting notes

So, a new Benriach 10 year old? what’s so “new” about it? well this – This release is the first one that was  produced predominantly from spirit distilled under The BenRiach Distillery Company’s eleven-year ownership. The cask formula focuses on ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, while the spirit is unpeated (unlike the Curiositas 10 yo).
BenRiach 10 Year Old , 43.0% , …

Benromach, Featured, Headline, Organic, Tasting Notes »

[26 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 427 views]
Benromach Organic 2008 – Review

Benromach have been making good whiskies recently (the 10 and 100 proof 10 are both crackers). This whisky is a bit different, being aged in virgin oak casks, and being organic – made from biological Barley and adhering to organic standards. It was one of the first organic whiskies back then in 2006 and this 2008 version is the latest. …

Blair Athol, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 486 views]
Quick Dram: Blair Athol 1991 ‘Foraged Fruit Fool’ 1991- Wemyss Malts

A quick tasting note today, maybe the last for this week due to a long weekend , while we celebrate the Israeli Independence day on Wednesday night.
Sometimes you just feel like an ultra fruity and exotic dram, and this Blair Athol is pretty much just that. Rich, sweet and lovely. Ex-bourbon maturation to the max.  I’ve not had many Blair …

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

[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 419 views]
Wemyss Malts ‘Toffee Tuile 1999’–Aberfeldy

After the exceptional cask strength Bowmore (yes, we want more CS version, dear Wemyss.) It’s time to explore another tasty expression from the latest batch. This one is still available, which is good news. I’ve not had a lot of Indie Aberfeldy (Or any Aberfeldy) lately, so this was an interesting one to try.
Toffee Tuile 1999 (bottled 2014) – Wemyss …

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

[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 623 views]
Mortlach 22 ‘Platinum Old and Rare’ [Hunter Laing]

Another Indie today by Hunter Laing, this time a 22 year old Mortlach, which also sells for a hefty price of £335 (at the Whisky Shop). This is also a sample sent for review to the W club tasting panel – so cheers guys!. When you hear the name Mortlach you immediately think about BIG sherry, meaty notes, bouillon and …

Cambus, Featured, Headline, Hunter Laing, Single Grain, Tasting Notes, whisky Shop »

[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 561 views]
Cambus Sovereign 1964 50 yo single grain – Review

Older Grains are among my favourite drams recently (If I can get them), and usually you can get awesome very old grain (30 and older) for much cheaper than you would have to pay for a similarly aged single malt. This however is not the cheapest of them, at 420 quid, this is quite an expensive grain, but hey 50 …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wemyss, bowmore »

[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 671 views]
The Rockpool 1995  – Wemyss Malts (Bowmore) – Review

We’re back!
Passover is over (Thank goodness), and the malt can flow again. I’ve chosen to get into posting tasting notes mood with the latest offering from indie bottler Wemyss Malts. Their latest batch of single casks features the following casks:

“The Rockpool” 1995 single cask from Bowmore Distilery, Islay, Cask Strength
“Foraged Fruit Fool” 1991 single cask from Blair Athol Distillery, Highlands
“Toffee …