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[27 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 376 views]
The Balvenie Tasting event–Tel Aviv  – Tasting the 40 year old and others…

We do not get a lot of visits by whisky brand ambassadors here in Israel: The market is quite small, and we’re not exactly located at the centre of the whisky universe. So, when an ambassador does visit, it’s really a treat to be able to take place in a real whisky event, which are quite scarce in our neck …

Craigellachie, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[26 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 263 views]
Two new older OB Craigellachie–19 & 23 yo

After yesterday’s notes for the younger Craigellachie (13 and 17 – here), comes the older more mature expressions. I was hoping to find a better malt here, and I was not disappointed.
Let’s try the 19, which is a travel retail first, then the 23 year old. I am really not sure why they chose odd numbers (13,17,19,23) which are really …

Craigellachie, Dewar's, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 380 views]
A Dou of new Craigellachie –  13& 17 yo

Not long ago Dewar’s in a very suprising move released 4 new Craigellachie with a complete overhaul of the range, including new design and all as part of its ‘Last Great Malts of Scotland’ range.
this range of new expressions of this previously undiscovered single malt have never been released before as proprietary bottlings. I guess some of you need an …

Diageo, Featured, Headline, NAS, Single Grain, Tasting Notes »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 525 views]
Haig Club Single Grain – Review

There has been a lot of talk about this specific bottle, after Diageo has chosen David Beckham to endorse this whisky and be it’s presentor. Yes, it does look like an aftershave doesn’t it?
And yes, it’s supposedly very young grain whisky sold for a lot of money. All is true.Yes. I was not expecting it to appeal to whisky …

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

[23 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 596 views]
Port Charlotte Islay barley – Review

After reviewing the Octomore Islay Barley, it’s time for it’s “little brother” the Port Charlotte Islay barley.  Harvested in September 2008 from the farms at Coull, Kynagarry, Island, Rockside, Starchmill & Sunderland, peated to 40 PPM, then distilled in December of the same year, it is also around 5 years of age, diluted to 50% then bottled.
Port Charlotte Islay Barley …

Glenrothes, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[19 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 391 views]
The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

The Glenrothes usually bottle vintages as opposed to age statement (you can do the math yourselves), but they do have a few NAS offerings (the select reserve, the alba reserve, and the robur reserve), and now there’s a new NAS around by the name of Vintage Reserve. Vintage Reserve comprises 10 different Vintages from the last three decades: 1989, 1992, …

Blends, Cutty Sark, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[19 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 424 views]
Blended Glory : Cutty Sark 33 yo–’Art Deco’ edition – Review

Earlier this month (see your news edition) Cutty Sark, the well known Blended malt brand have released a very especial expression, called the Art Deco limited edition, aged 33 years old and presented in a very posh case with glasses and all. only 3,456 (nice number eh?) bottles were made, and each sold for a hefty £650. Not cheap at …

Blended Malts, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[18 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 475 views]
New from Wemyss Malts “Velvet Fig” – Review

It’s almost XMAS time and what better time to release new whiskies for the holiday season? I suspect we’re about to see many such products in the following weeks, and the latest is a very interesting Blended Malt  by the name of Velvet Fig. Do not be alarmed, There is no added figs or anything  (as I’ve been asked by …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[17 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,211 views]
Octomore 6.3 Islay Barley – Review

Time for another Peat monster, and the latest offering from Bruichladdich in their line of Super-Uber Peated malts: The Octomore. Die hard peat lovers, will swear by the Octomore. I’ve been Following the Octomores from the early days of 1.1 and It is no secret I am quite the fan of the distillery (especially their peated lines) and the Octomore …

Arran, Cask Strength, Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[13 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 500 views]
The Arran Machrie Moor Cask Strength

It’s the Fifth edition of the Peated Machrie Moor by Arran, and this time they have gone one step beyond, and released two versions a regular 46% ABV and a CS one, which I am trying today. I have not tried any of the MM releases since the first (reviewed on the blog here), but I remember feeling it was …