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[29 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]
Mackmyra Twasting – May, 2nd 2011

Twasting season has begun, and this time with a very interesting twasting of a whisky distillery outside Scotland – Sweden! Mackmyra distillery has been producing whisky in Sweden since 1999. Until now it has been sold mostly in Europe, and now it’s breaking new grounds and expanding their distribution world wide.
Join me, and Angela D’Orazio (Master Blender at Mackmyra)  and …

Featured, Headline, Highlands, scotch, Single Cask, SMWS, Tasting Notes, The Macallan »

[27 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
The Macallan SMWS Cask 24.104 – “Chocolate box at Christmas”

After last month’s Whisky round table which dealt with Single Casks, I decided to taste some SMWS bottlings. I’m sure you all heard and know the SMWS, their mission, and their unique naming conventions and titles for their single cask bottlings. All bottlings by the SMWS are single casks, and some are extremely interesting. So, a Macallan with a very …

Creative Whisky Company, Featured, Glengoyne, Headline, Highlands, Independent Bottling, scotch, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized, Whisky Links »

[24 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Tasting Glengoyne 9 yo, from the Creative Whisky Company “Exclusive” range

The Creative Whisky Co Ltd specialises in Exclusive, single cask, single malt whiskies. Managed by David Strik, who has a has a passion for whisky, and has been in the business for quite a few years now. Previously he worked as a Co-coordinator and  Journalist for “Whisky Magazine”, in addition for authoring a couple of whisky related books : “The …

Blends, Featured, Headline, mackinlay's, Tasting Notes, Whyte & Mackay »

[21 Apr 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Tasting Mackinlay’s Shackleton Rare Old Highland Malt (the replica)

Topic at hand, Shackelton’s Replica, also known as Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland malt. I bet you’ve heard the name Shackelton quite a few times these past few months, and if you haven’t than you are indeed living in another galaxy or stranded on some island with no TV, Internet and phone…
For the five people out there who have not heard …

Headline, Opinions »

[20 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Happy Passover  / Easter

It’s that time of the year, when we Celebrate Passover / Easter.
I will be taking some time with the family, doing the real fun stuff, so not much blogging will be going on here , only sporadic posts from time to time.
Wishing you all a happy holiday, and a kosher one (if you keep Kosher).
Hag Sameach!

Ardmore, Headline, Peated, Quick Dram, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[18 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Quick Dram: Ardmore Traditional Cask

I’ve been hearing good things about the Ardmore traditional for some time, and been meaning to give it a try. A peated whisky, out of Islay is always interesting, and this young malt should pack enough oomph, right? and i know that Speyside peated malts are really nice…
The Traditional casks is matured in quarter casks which boost maturation, by offering …

Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, scotch, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[15 Apr 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Tasting the Master of Malt 50 year old Speyside

I’ve had some older malts in the last few months, but this 50 year old is by far the oldest I’ve ever had. After liking the 30,40 year old Speysiders from MoM, this was indeed the next step. This lovely dram was distilled and put into a cask some 14 years before I took my first breath. Quite romantic to …

Chivas, Competition »

[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Fancy winning a VIP ticket to Cannes 2011?

There are indeed a lot whisky related competitions around, this one is quite interesting, especially if you are into the movies.

Chivas Regal, the original luxury whisky, is proud to be an official partner of the 64th Cannes Film Festival.  This year, Chivas Regal is offering one winner and three of their most deserving friends a truly VIP experience.
All-access passes will …

Featured, Headline, Japanese, Peated, Tasting Notes, Yamazaki »

[13 Apr 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Tasting The Cask of Yamazaki 1993/2008 Single Cask

It’s very sad watching the state of affairs in Japan post the big earthquake. Being a fan of Yamazaki (and having tasted and reviewed at least a few of their core range drams before) i would like to dedicate this post to the proud people of japan, fighting the terrible situation over there.
Normally when you think of Yamazaki, you do …

Blends, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[10 Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
The Tweeddale Blend

I love whisky, and i love whiskies with interesting story and history behind them even more! The Tweeddale blend is such a one. So before diving into the nose,palate it’s just appropriate to tell it’s story. I’ve heard great things about the whisky,but only after sampling it and doing some research i heard about the extraordinary story behind it…
It all …