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[29 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Tasting  Old Pulteney by  – G&M Reserve Selected by Van Wees / DH17

After the OP ‘twasting’ a few months ago, I was very much interested in trying other OP’s. While chatting via twitter with a Dutch whisky aficionado , we agreed on a sample swap. A few days later this shiny wee bottle arrived all the way here, and i was really excited to try it. Will it be similar to the …

Campletown, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Jazz, scotch, Sherry, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[27 Mar 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Tasting SpringBank ‘Jazz Edition’

Now it’s official. Springbank is coming to Israel.(it was available in the duty free shops,but now will be widely available). While i am sure the pricing will still be crazy (tax, tax and more tax), it’s nice to know you can buy Springbank,Longrow and Hazelburn in your local whisky shop. I will be dedicating a post to the Springbank lineup …

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[27 Mar 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Visit to Whisky Live London 2011, Part 4

After sharing my Whisky Live exhibition experience in parts one, two and three of this series of posts, it is time to shortly describe the masterclasses (as promised) and conclude the visit. However, before I continue I want to say to you, who had the patience and found the time to read these posts, how much I value the fact …

Caol Ila, Featured, Headline, Islay, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[25 Mar 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Tasting the new Caol Ila ‘Moch’

It was only a question of time until  Diageo’s turn to hop on the NAS bandwagon, and release an expression with a nice Gaelic sound to it, wasn’t it? So, it’s here, the new Caol Ila ‘Moch’ (meaning: dawn in Gaelic).
It’s not everyday that Caol Ila releases a new OB and this one got good reviews from bloggers and whisky …

Dalmore, Featured, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[23 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Tasting the Dalmore ‘Rivers Collection’

The Dalmore river collection consists of 4 different expressions created by W&M (and The Dalmore) Master Blender Richard Paterson, with each expression reflecting the the individual character of the 4 greatest salmon rivers in Scotland : Tay,Spey,Dee and Tweed. Each expression within the Dalmore Rivers collection has been individually matured in a combination of bourbon American White Oak and the …

Featured, Guest posts, Headline, whisky events, whiskyLive »

[22 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Visit to Whisky Live London 2011, Part 3

I finished part 2 by mentioning that Richard and I continued on to the Glendronach and BenRiach stand. There we met Jim who has been working with both distilleries for the past seven years, and is responsible for all of the logistical side which includes amongst other duties the bottling lines, shipping and exporting. We asked Jim to his favourite …

Caol Ila, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Master Of Malt, Peated, Quick Dram, Tasting Notes »

[21 Mar 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
Quick Dram : Master of Malt Caol Ila 30 yo single cask

Master of malt recently bottled two interesting single casks, this 30 year old CI, and another lovely Highland park 13 year old. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek (by means of a little sample) . I am a fan of Caol Ila and think their malt is often underrated. How would a 30 year old single cask …

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[20 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Happy Purim!

Purim is a lovely Jewish holiday, in which people wear costumes,read the “Megilah” and celebrate our deliverance from the Evil  Haman. In addition it’s considered a “mitzah” to drink quite a bit, until you can not tell the difference between the Good “Moerdachai” and the Evil “Haman”. This means, dramming. and lot’s of it.
A really cool holiday.
So, we wish …

Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Tequila »

[18 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
Tequila time : Jose Cuervo Black Medallion

A Tequila on a whisky blog? well, yes!
Those of you who read the blog regularly know that i am a whisky kind of guy, but sometimes i stray and visit other aged spirits such as Rum and Tequila. I was fortunate enough to be given a bottle of this lovely nectar to try and evaluate by the Israeli importer. At …

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[17 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Visit to Whisky Live London 2011, Part 2

As I wrote at the end of part 1, in this part, and the one after, I will share my experience of Whisky Live as a whisky exhibition, and I think I’ll have another part about the masterclasses attended (the one Richard and I attended, and another Raviv and Ben did).
Short disclaimer that also can be found in a way …