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[30 Sep 2010 | 10 Comments | ]

We’ve been hard at work designing a new logo for Whisky Israel. We’ve narrowed our options to 2 final sketches.
So, now we need YOUR help to decide which one to go with. So…. are you ready?
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Chichibu, Japanese, Quick Dram, Tasting Notes »

[28 Sep 2010 | 3 Comments | ]


Chichibu is a new distillery operating since 2008, and built by Ichiro Akuto, whose grandfather built and operated the Hanyu distillery in 1946 and ceased operation in the year of 2000. Ichiro also owns much of Hanyu’s aging malt, and bottles it under the “Ichiro malt” label. Built in 2007, the distillery uses equipment brought form Scotland, and some …

Collectors, Islay, Laphroaig »

[23 Sep 2010 | 11 Comments | ]
Interview with the ‘Laphroaig Collector’ – Marcel Van Gils

In my Internet ramblings I’ve encountered Marcel’s site (http://www.laphroaigcollector.com/)  by mistake. I was looking for some Laphroaig information (can’t even remember what it was now), and clicked on the link and Wow!  I was very impressed with his collection. Just plain amazing.
Marcel has an amazing collection (over 360 different Laphroaig bottles) and a really interesting story, and is an enormous …

Cask Strength, Speyside, Tasting Notes, The Glenlivet »

[21 Sep 2010 | 7 Comments | ]

The Glenlivet distillery is located Ballindalloch , Moray and is the oldest legal distillery in the parish of Glenlivet. Founded in 1824 , it has been producing whisky for almost the entire time, including the great depression, and was only closed during WW II. While being one of the biggest single malt producers, it’s the Number one selling single …

Amrican, Bourbon, Maker's Mark »

[20 Sep 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
Tasting Maker’s Mark & Maker’s  46

A few weeks ago i was reading my twitter feed, when i saw Jeff’s (better known as the scotch hobbyist) tweet about him liking the new Maker 46. I really felt ashamed as i previously never tasted Maker’s mark (one of the most popular bourbons), and i felt i needed to rectify that and also see what all the fuss …

general, Opinions »

[16 Sep 2010 | 8 Comments | ]

It all began last October (9th) with this wee post: (do you remember?)

And one year afterwards I’m celebrating my 100th post and first birthday. A double celebration!

It was indeed an amazing year. I’ve sampled many dozens of expressions (well over 100) , from many places of the world, met some amazing whisky people from all over (Israel, Europe,USA, …

Cocktail, Compass Box »

[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Quite a lot of visitors from all over the world  on last week’s Peat Monster Daiquiri. Ready for another? This time a punch!
Glaser’s Gorse Punch
(cocktail recipe by : Nick Strangeway)

60 ml Compass Box Oak Cross
70 ml Cold golden tip pure tea
20 ml Blood orange sherbet
45 ml Rhubarb syrup
10 ml Lemon juice
20 ml Ginger Beer

Stir over rock ice and garnish …

Compass Box, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[14 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Tasting the Compass Box Oak Cross

The second instalment in the series of Compass Box whiskies is the Oak Cross. The name of this dram comes from the unusual kind of wooden casks used for maturing the spirit here. Essentially the Oak Cross is a vatting of whisky aged in  both American and French Oak casks. In addition Compass Box works with a small mill …

Europe, Guest posts, Slovakia, Slovkia, Whisky Bar »

[13 Sep 2010 | 13 Comments | ]

I just returned from a week vacation in Slovakia. My wife and I spent 1500KM driving around the mountainous, rivers filled, rainy east European country to which we arrived with just about no information in advance and except for hotels booking, and some specific sites recommendations had no idea what we are going to do (this is very no like …

Glenmorangie, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes »

[9 Sep 2010 | 12 Comments | ]

There is no need in presenting Glenmorangie, one of the better known Single malts brands world-wide and one of the top selling Single malts. I am not a Glenmorangie devotee, I love their Nectar d’Or Sauternes finish whisky, and did taste some of their expressions previously. My friend Yossi (Josh) form the JSMWS is a big Glenmo fan, he’s …