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[28 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Tasting the new kid on the block : Dalmore ‘Castle Loed’ vintage 1995

A little detour today, from all the lovely GlenDronachs I sampled and about to continue sampling tomorrow. Off to some Dalmore.
If you’ve read last week’s Newsflash, you pretty much know about this new release from The Dalmore. Basically it’s a limited edition created by Richard Paterson consisting of 5,000 bottles worldwide. The whisky was distilled in 1995 then aged in a combination …

Featured, Glendronach, Headline, Oloroso, PX, scotch, Sherry, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘GlenDronach Time’ , Session #2 : The 12 year old ‘Original’

We continue our journey in GlenDronach land, with the lovely 12 year old which is i’ve learned to know is a favourite of many GlenDronach fans. Matured in a combination of PX (Pedro Ximenez) and Oloroso Sherry Casks, this whisky is the entry level GlenDronach (if we don’t take into account the younger Octarine reviewed last year). This expression is …

AnCnoc, Featured, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Twitter »

[24 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Tasting anCnoc vintage 1996

I’ve written tasting notes about the anCnoc 12, and the older 16 year old a few month ago. I also own a bottle of the 12 year old which i prefer, but i have yet to try any of their vintages, until tonight that is. Courtesy of Lukas of Allembic Comms, who run the Social Media business for anCnoc distillery …

Featured, Glendronach, GlenDronach Time, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[24 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
‘Glendronach Time’ , Session #1 : The Octarine 8 yo

The first tasting note in the ‘GlenDronach Time’ sessions will be of course the youngest offering from GD , the ‘Octarine”. This one comes from a mix of Bourbon/Sherry casks , and is matured for 8 years. Available mostly in the French market, as it was originally supposed to be sold only in the French “Carrefour” supermarket chain, but it’s …

bowmore, Competition, Featured, Glendronach, GlenDronach Time, Headline »

[22 Feb 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
GlenDronach time on WI – a chance to win a bottle of whisky – details inside !!

GlenDronach time is coming to whisky israel, and  in order to celebrate that, friends of whisky Israel have a chance of winning one of their loveliest expressions : The Glendronach 15 ‘Revival’ .
Glendronach distillery has been making whisky since 1826, and was bought in 2008 by the BenRiach company, which signifed it’s revival and renaissance. During the coming weeks, we’ll …

A.D Rattray, Caol Ila, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Peated, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[22 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Tasting Coal Ila 1995 bottled by A.D Rattray

Caol Ila is the biggest distillery on the isle of Islay, home of all things good and peaty. It’s one of the less hyped distilleries, although it is quite capable of creating great malts. I’ve tried their core range a few months ago (12,18,Natural Cask Strength) as well as the ‘Unpeated’ version. i am quite fond of the 12 year …

Competition, Featured, Glendronach, Headline, Speyside »

[20 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Fancy Winning a bottle of GlenDronach 15yo “Revival”!?

Fancy a bottle of this nectar? (Score : 93/100 at WDJK , $95 value!) ?
Watch this space next week for an exciting opportunity to win just that! (more details coming Soon!…)


Featured, Headline, liquor, NewsFlash »

[19 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Whisky Newsflash , Feb 19th

Quite a bit of whisky news for this weekend so let’s start:
The Dalmore Releases Castle Leod Whisky

The Dalmore has released a limited edition whisky called Castle Leod, named after the spiritual home of the Mackenzie clan, to raise much needed funds to help return the Scottish castle to its former glory. The move follows the successful launch last …

Blends, Featured, Guest posts, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[18 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Blended Scotch Whisky Archaeology – Conclusion, Appendix

On part 2 of the conclusion of my Cream of the Barley archaeology set of post, I mentioned that I have also sent samples of both new and old blends to the one and only Mr Richard Paterson, Whyte&Mackay’s master blender, and that due to a very busy backlog, he was not able to send us his take on the …

Featured, Headline, Kavalan, NAS, Taiwan, Tasting Notes »

[17 Feb 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
Tasting Kavalan “King Car”

Tasting four Kavalan expressions in the past months (Kavalan,Concert Master, Single Cask ‘Solist’ Ex-bourbon, and Single Cask ‘Solist’ Ex-sherry ) left me wanting more. i was utterly impressed with the sheer quality, and innovative spirit of Kavalan and their head distiller Ian Chang. I was hoping more new expressions will be released, and having heard some rumours about two new …