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Blended Malts, Compass Box, Highlands, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[29 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Tasting Compass Box Flaming Heart (10th Anni. edition)

After the ‘Double Single’ we arrive at the second limited expression bottled for the 10th anniversary. The ‘Flaming Heart’.
This is a marriage of  Single malt whiskies from seven distilleries located in the northern Highlands and Islands. Primarily whiskies from distilleries located in the villages of Brora (probably  Clynelish ) , Port Askaig, Islay (Probably Caol Ila)  and the Isle of …

Compass Box, Single Grain, single malt, Tasting Notes »

[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Tasting Compass box Double Single – 10th Anni. bottling

So, Compass Box, one of the better independent bottlers, and whisky innovator, led by J.Glaser has turned 10. How time flies! It’s no secret that i am quite the admirer of Glaser’s work. I’ve previously reviewed their core range, and when I’ve heard they just released two expressions to mark their 10th, I knew i wanted to review those ASAP.
Double …

Headline, Japanese, Karuizawa, Master Of Malt, Quick Dram, Tasting Notes »

[24 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Quick Dram : Noh Karuizawa Single cask – 1977 – Cask # 4592

One of those names that makes every whisky geek drool…. like song to ones ears. I have long wanted to try one of those, and since those babies are not cheap and also hard to get , I was able to try one just recently. and all thanks to those cool guys at master of malt.
A few weeks ago the …

Movember, Whyte & Mackay »

[23 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

So, We have 7 more days for “Movember”. My Tache is growing, and i just wanted to point you to someone who did the opposite. Yes, our famous “Nose” Richard Paterson from W&M.
Richard as it seems fought this disease and has decided on a very unique way of supporting Movember.

Support Movember too. Log into : www.Movember.com and please donate!

Amrut, Indian, NAS, Sherry »

[22 Nov 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
Tasting Amrut Intermediate Sherry

After tasting the new Kadambham last week, it’s time to open this week’s tasting note series with another newly released Amrut.
Like the Kadambham, this one also uses  very non orthodox cask maturation. As its name implies, the spirit was aged in three casks. First, the spirit was aged in ex-Bourbon or virgin wood casks, then it was transferred into sherry …

Amrut, Indian, NAS, Rum Finish, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[18 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Tasting Amrut Kadhambam

India is the world’s biggest whisky market (yes, you heard me right). It’s dominated by Indian made whiskies, and Amrut is one of the big players in that market (but certainly not the biggest). As most of Indian whiskies do not meet the EU regulation for being sold as whiskies, only a fraction of them do get sold outside India.
Amrut …

Balblair, Highlands, Online Tasting Event, scotch, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, Twitter »

[15 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Tasting Balblair vintages 2000 , 1989 (Online!!)

I am a twitter animal, i enjoy twitting and i also enjoy whisky tasting online. Sometimes a few internet friends join me for a #twhisky as we call it.
This time it was a bit different. Lucas from the EWB handed out Balblair samples to a quite a few bloggers, which were to be opened and sampled all at the same …

Cask Strength, Ex-Bourbon, Kavalan, Single Cask, Taiwan, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links »

[11 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Tasting Kavalan part IV : ‘Solist’ Single Cask, Ex-Bourbon

It’s been a very interesting week here at Whisky Israel HQ, with three Kavalans already tasted and reviewed. If you read yesterday’s post, you will remember that i fell in love with the Ex-Sherry single cask expression which displayed complexity , power , and quality.
Today we are about to review its sibling the Ex-Bourbon matured spirit, at natural cask strength,no …

Cask Strength, Kavalan, Sherry, Single Cask, Taiwan, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links »

[10 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Tasting Kavalan Solist Single Cask Strength Sherry Cask

After tasting the two ‘basic’ Kavalans, we’re approaching the higher end expressions. Single Cask, Cask strength and no colouring or chill filtration. The real deal. The first expression that i am going to review will be the Sherry Cask. This nectar was aged for three years in an Ex-Sherry casks. Mind you, three years in Taiwanese time and the hot …

Balblair, Online Tasting Event, Tasting Event »

[10 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Good morning lads and lassies

I am quite happy to inform you about a wee online tasting event which will take place today, Wednesday Nov. 10th. The event organized by Alembic Comms and the Edinburgh whisky blogs guys (Lucas, Chris) will boast quite a few whisky bloggers, which are active on twitter.
So, please log into twitter tonight 1900 GMT (21:00 Israel …