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Glenmorangie, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[26 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 373 views]
New release : Glenmorangie Tùsail – Review

The Tùsail  is the latest Glenmorangie to be released, in fact it’s the 6th release from Glenmorangie’s Private Edition range. Tùsail  stands for “originary” in Gaelic, and this time Glenmorangie chose an unusual strain of Barley called “Maris Otter” which was floor-malted by hand using traditional techniques.
Maris Otter is a rich winter variety of barley first introduced in 1965. It …

Featured, Headline, Jura, Tasting Notes, Whisky Festivals »

[25 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 398 views]
Whisky Live TLV take I–Tasting  Isle of Jura 1984

Yesterday as planned I visited Whisky Live TLV which was held for the second year in a row, As always it was nice meeting many friends and blog readers from the growing Israeli whisky community as well as some cool guests from the whisky industry who were lucky enough to journey here from Europe.. I tasted quite a few whiskies, …

Headline, PX, Tasting Notes, Westport »

[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 450 views]
The Bomb – Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (The Whisky Lounge)

About two years ago I tasted the Oloroso finish version of this bomb, and quite liked it. I was happy with a 20cl bottles, but when I got the bottle, I noticed that I’ve ordered the wrong version, and that there’s another PX finish version I was not aware of. I never bothered replacing it, hoping the PX would be …

Glenglassaugh, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[15 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 505 views]
Glenglassaugh  – Rare Cask Release Batch 1- vintage 1968 & 1973

A while back I received quite a few samples of old and rare GG’s from the rare cask release batch 1.  It’s not everyday you get to taste stuff like that from the late 60s and early 70s and I suspect most of those bottles are not going to even get opened, and mainly used as a tool for  “investment”. …

Caol Ila, Headline, Independent Bottling, Malts Of Scotland, Tasting Notes »

[12 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 459 views]
Caol Ila 1981 [Malts of Scotland]Cask #4807 – Review

This sample of MOS CI has been sitting quitetly and waiting for its turn. Actually it’s a part of long gone bottle share arranged by Sjoerd two years ago or so, and I was just checking how aging samples would affect their flavor profile (not really)… the best explanation is Backlog. But I’m happy to have finally arrived at this …

BlackAdder, Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[11 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | 505 views]
Clynelish 1996 [Blackadder] cask #8782

It’s a good rule of thumb not to base your opinion about a whisky based on a single tasting, at a given evening. It’s not always possible if you’re tasting a small sample that can’t be re-used, but It’s advisable if you have a generous sample, or a bottle. We’ve tasted this BA single cask last week with some friends, …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Linkwood, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[9 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 783 views]
Wemyss Malts Linkwood 1996 ‘Honeysuckle Bower’

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the lovely Caribbean Crème (Invergordon 1988) single grain from the same batch of single cask released by Wemyss last month. This is a single cask Linkwood distilled in 1996 and from its name you can guess it’s going to be quite floral. I am not a BIG fan of floral whiskies, but On …

Auchentoshan, Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Whiskybroker »

[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 840 views]
Auchentoshan 1995, 17yo  [WhiskyBroker]

This is a rather interesting Auchentoshan from the British Independent bottler Whisky Broker, who sometimes has very good casks on sale, and what’s more important is they really have good prices on some casks.  This bottle is one of 306 , from a Refill Sherry Hogshead, bottled at 56,1% abv. It’s sold out at the WB site, but if you’re …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[25 Feb 2015 | 4 Comments | 1,600 views]
A new Octomore for Travel Retail – 7.2 – Review

Lately Bruichladdich are releasing quite a few Travel Retail only editions of their Octomores and Port Charlottes and this one is the second wave of such releases. The Octomore “.2” usually stands out for wine finished Octomores, and this release is no different  – as the Octomore 7.2 is a limited edition in which Jim McEwan  has married American oak …

Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Signatory, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[24 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,073 views]
Clynelish 1996 18 yo cask 6514 [Signatory Vintage]

You never know what you’re going to get when you’re shopping single casks. Each cask is an enigma, and sometimes you score, sometimes you are disappointed. I was browsing WhiskyBase shop when I saw this Clynelish, aged in a refill sherry butt, that looked promising, and decided to get it for a future tasting I am leading. 590 bottles were …