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Blends Jhonnie Walker

John Walker & Sons Celebratory Blend

A JW blended whisky review on this blog?! Yes, why not? Actually, this is not your average JW blended whisky as It’s a special release and bottled at a nice Premium Strength of 51% abv. This whisky is one out of three released to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of perhaps the best-known whisky brand internationally. […]

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Irish Waterford

Waterford Sheestown 1.2

If you remember, no long ago I reviewed two single farms Waterford whiskies I had to order online from abroad. As it happens, Waterford is now being imported to the land of milk & honey (a.k.a Israel, where I live), and that’s certainly a reason to be merry. The local imported has brought over two […]

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Lagavulin

Lagavulin 22 yo ‘Islay Jazz Festival’ 2020

I am a big Jazz fan, as you might know, and sadly I’ve never been able to be on Islay for the annual Jazz Fest – combining my two loves. This year’s with COVID-19, the Festival was moved to an Online format, but a special edition is still being sold at the distillery visitor center. […]

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Cragganmore Special Release Uncategorized

Cragganmore 20 yo 1999, Special Release 2020 (OB)

“The Owls are not what they seem to be” — Twin peaks Last year’s 12-year-old peaty Cragganmore was a hit, and I loved that one dearly.. The art on the Cragg bottles is also very very cool with the owls, and this year’s release is just as beautiful, with much older liquid inside (20 year […]

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Rum Trinidad

Compagnie Des Indes Trinidad 16 yo single cask

Time for some more Rum. Earlier this week saw a zoom tasting we organized for our Holydram community, featuring one of the most interesting voices in IB Rum – Compagnie Des Indes. This IB rum label is now imported to Israel by Sipil (a local importer and online drinks site). The tasting which featured 6 […]

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Asta Morris Glentauchers

Glentauchers 1996 {Asta Morris}

Last week we (HolyDram) held our first Asta Morris Zoom tasting with Bert Bruyneel (Owner of AM), and Israeli Importers Yves & Shai. AM has a lovely range of whiskies and Rums, and quite a few are to be found locally now. In the course of the tasting, we sample 5 single malts, ending with […]

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Asta Morris BenRiach foursquare Independent Bottling Rum Finish

BenRiach 2008 Asta Morris (FourSquare Rum finish)

Asta Morris IB has been imported to Locally for some time (israel) and it’s time to try some of their lovely casks… some info about this IB from Belgium: Bert Bruyneel is the founder of Asta Morris, an independent bottler in Belgium. Although Bert is a passionate whisky lover for over 20 years, he started […]

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Glenallachie Madeira Uncategorized

GlenAllachie 2009 Madeira cask #3821

This single cask GA was selected for the Dutch market, and widely available in many NL whisky shops. It was distilled 18.3.2009 and bottled in September 2019, a 10-year-old Madeira cask aging or so it seems, as no finishing is mentioned on the label. bottled at a nice 57.2% abv for a total of 309 […]

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Port Cask Tobermory Uncategorized

Tobermory 12 Year Old 2007 Port Pipe Finish

After that lovely PX finished Ledaig, it’s time to review it’s 12-year-old brother ‘sans’ peat, from the same distillery. This time, a 4-year finish in Port Pipes, which is quite apparent from the lovely reddish color, bottled at a nice ABV (58.6%), it should be interesting enough… Tobermory 12 Year Old 2007 Port Pipe Finish […]

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Ledaig Peated Tobermory

Ledaig 12 PX cask finish

Not much information on this one, other than that it was distilled in 2007 and bottled 2020, after being finished in a PX cask. Peat and PX, that could work out nicely, don’t you think? let’s try some… Ledaig 12 PX cask finish , 55.5% , ~€95 Nose: dirty peat and some plastic, engine oil, […]