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[30 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take I : Eagle Rare 17

I started my BT Antique collection voyage with this 17 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. At 45% ABV, it is one of the weaker expressions in the Antique Collection (where some are way over 60, and even over 70%), but it’s a good one.

Eagle Rare, 17yo, 45% , £90 (@MoM)
Nose: Sweet N’ spicy with some balsamic,Golden Syrup,and a nutty …

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[29 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tasting the Whyte & Mackay 13 and 19 year old

Yesterday I wrote about the W&M Google+ tasting session, which was lovely, but too fast for me to really dive into those two blends and really appreciate them. SO, I revisited them the day after for a complete tasting note session. It’s weird that I have not tasted those two prior to that tasting, since i really like the 22 …

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[28 Aug 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
The first online Google+ live whisky tasting by Whyte & Mackay

A few weeks ago (July13th to be more exact) i spotted a post on the W&M blog which announced the first ever G+ live whisky tasting, by the one and only Richard Paterson, Master blender extraordinaire at W&M…

Who fancies a dram with me? As I mentioned the other day I’m on Google+ and one of the features on there is …

Dalmore, Featured, Headline, Highlands, Independent Bottling, Master Of Malt, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[26 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Tasting The Master of Malt Dalmore 1996 14-year-old  Single Cask

Another of MoM’s new single cask bottling at a good price, this time from the Dalmore distillery. A refill Hoggy took care of this dram for 14 years until bottled at CS. IB Dalmores are not bottled very frequently so this is should be interesting.
The Master of Malt , Dalmore 1996 14yo , Single Cask, 55.50%, £45 (Distilled 29th October …

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[24 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Good News! – Whisky Israel to be featured on the Malt Whisky yearbook 2012

A bit of good news I thought I’d share them with you, my readers. I guess None of you needs an introduction to the Malt Whisky Yearbook (THE authoritative book that whisky enthusiasts worldwide look forward to each autumn).Well, last night i got some wonderful news from the editor of MWYB, Ingvar Ronde : It appears that for the first …

Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Kintra, Single Cask, Speyside, Tamdhu, Tasting Notes »

[23 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Kintra Tamdhu 20 yo single cask

The Second Kintra I recently got hold of (a sample, sadly) is this Tamdhu 20 yo. Sherry cask as well, but what a whisky. All gone by now, and not surprisingly, but it’s glory should be told right? Now, Tamdhu has just been bought recently by Ian Macleod Distillers , after being mothballed in 2010 by Edrington Group. Now let’s …

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[22 Aug 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Tasting Kintra –Confidential Cask

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably remember me posting my notes on 3 previous bottling by Kintra, and loving them, with the highlight being the Glen Scotia bottling. Erik Molenaar, owner of Kintra and a real lover of single malt has some new gems up his sleeve, and was kind enough to send me a …

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[21 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Sunday Flic : the $13 Cocktail.

Good morning. I am off to a wee vacation up north in the Golan Heights, Wine Country. I will be back in a few day’s but i do have some posts and notes lines up for this week.
In the mean time, here is a beautiful video prepared by the guys over at Liqour.com detaliing the back stage of a cocktail …

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[19 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Master of Malt’s ‘Brown Drink’.

A quick question: What do you get when you vat together 542 different kinds of spirits, mix them well, and then bottle them up? You got it right, “the brown drink”. This is exactly what the chaps over at Master of Malt did. As you know they are offering 100’s of dram sized samples and they make about 23 samples …

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[16 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tasting ‘Ron de Jeremy’ ,oh yes!

A Rum. yes. My first rum tasting note on a whisky blog, and what do i choose? Yes, Ron de Jeremy. I was really keen on trying this, and as soon as i got the sample from the fine guys at Master of Malt (thank you guys!), i poured me a wee dram.
So, how do you go about writing tasting …