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Caol Ila, Islay, Quick Dram, scotch, Whisky Links »

[25 Mar 2010 | 11 Comments | ]

So, an Unpeated Caol Ila? Really? Isn’t it an Oxymoron? Well, it is not, apparently.
This is the sort of question many people have been asking me in the last couple of days. Caol Ila is well known for its Peated malts, and as an Islay based distillery it’s no surprise. But it’s a less known fact that this distillery also …

Amrican, Bourbon, Bulliet, High West, Rye, Whisky Links, WoodFord Reserve »

[23 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

It’s right , I don’t taste and review many Bourbons myself. I’ve been thinking of adding some Bourbon,Rye and American whisky notes, to keep compnay to all the scotch i’ve been sampling and writing about recently.
SO…. In the next coming weeks, i will try to review a few of those. With the help of my good friend and …

Awards, general »

[19 Mar 2010 | 15 Comments | ]

I am very excited to announce that WhiskyIsrael was chosen by Connosr’s members as one of the leading whisky blogs and sites on the net in its Top Whisky Blog Awards.
WhiskyIsrael has been online for just more than half a year now, and we’re excited and will continue to post about what really matters to us and make us tick …

Bruichladdich, Islay, Port Charlotte, scotch, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[18 Mar 2010 | 9 Comments | ]

Today’s post is dedicated to Norrie Campbell (or as some know him : Kimbel). For those who are not familiar with Norrie and Peat, here’s a brief account of both:
Peat is defined as the accumulation of partially decayed vegetarian matter. The Peat forms in bogs, swamps and moors and since it’s a very good source for energy it’s used worldwide …

Glendronach, GlenDronach Time, Quick Dram, scotch, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[16 Mar 2010 | 9 Comments | ]

The Glendronach distillery is located at the South east corner of the Speyside whisky producing region, in the little town of Huntley (see map).
The distillery has an interesting story behind it. It was founded on 1826 James Allardice to produce the “Guid GlenDronach” single malt. The distillery kept on working managed by people such as Walter Scott (1847) , and …

Bourbon, Events, scotch, Whisky Links, WhiskyShow »

[11 Mar 2010 | 12 Comments | ]

I want to share with you my great experience of visiting the whisky live event in London.
My decision to attend this event was taken long ago, so I luckily got full day tickets for the 26th of Feb, the tickets include 8 whisky samples, sandwich for lunch and a shiny Glencairn glass with the WhiskyLive logo.
In fact i am in …

Islands, Isle of Skye, Quick Dram, scotch, Talisker, Tasting Notes »

[11 Mar 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
Quick End of week Dram : Talisker 57’ North

Today’s Malt comes from a distillery I like very much : Talisker. Talisker distillery is located on the isle of Skye which is the 2nd biggest island in the Scottish isles. The Isle of Skye is much bigger in population size (around 9000 inhabitants) ,and houses only one distillery only – Talisker.
Talisker’s malts are known as strong, quite peaty (for …

Islands, Jura, scotch, Tasting Notes »

[9 Mar 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
Quick Dram : Jura Superstition

The Island of Jura, is one of Scotland’s last wilderness. For those how are not familiar with it, Jura can be found North east of  the more famous Isle of Islay. The famous “sound of Islay” or Coal Ila , separates those two islands.
Despite the fact that it’s pretty much the same size as Islay, Jura’s population is only 200, …

Quick Dram, scotch, Speyside, Tasting Notes, The Macallan »

[3 Mar 2010 | 14 Comments | ]

Today’s quick dram is peat free. we’re visiting another Speyside distillery bottling. Not just a Speyside, but one of the Iconic Speyside distilleries : The Macallan.
The Macallan needs no introduction as it’s one of the most famous and best selling single malt whisky in the world (among the three biggest single malt selling distilleries) . The distillery is located near …

Benromach, scotch, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[2 Mar 2010 | 10 Comments | ]

As you know Speyside is not my favorite whisky region. I do have some Malts from that region, which i like (Cragganmore which is spicy and bold , Glenfarclas which i adore for example) , But usually i associate Speyside with lighter un-peated malts, more flowery flavors and delicate aromas.
The Benromach 10 was my first dram from this lovely distillery …