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[28 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Shana Tova (Happy new Jewish year)!

Wow, that was fast. another year has passed. It was a great year in terms of whisky in general and for Whisky Israel too.
May the next year be at least as good as this year. May the next year be a year of:
A year of happiness
A year of self-fulfillment
A year of peace
A year of great whisky!
It’s customary to eat apple …

Compass Box, Featured, Headline, Tasting Event, Twitter, Twitter »

[27 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Compass Box Twasting with the WhiskyWire

I love Twastings (twitter tastings, in case you do not know what it is), and I love Compass Box whiskies. Great Artisanal blended malts and whiskies. What can be better than a twitter tasting of Compass Box whiskies? well, nothing.
Tuesday, 22:00 Israeli time. Kids asleep, Wife asleep, it’s only me and my precious 3 samples of compass box. Now those …

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

[26 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Master of Malt Cragganmore 20 Year Old 1991 – Single Cask , (274 btl.)

Distilled on the 8th March 1991 and bottled in March 2011, this is a refill hoggshead , with an outturn of 274 bottles. Non-chillfiltered, with no artificial colouring.I am a fun of the OB 12 and have tried some nicer Single Casks in the past, so i was really hoping for a good cask this time.
Master of Malt Cragganmore 20 …

Amrican, Antique Collection, Buffalo Trace, Featured, Headline, Rye, Tasting Notes »

[22 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take IV : Sazerac 18

Perhaps the most well known whisky of the Antique Collection, after winning Murray’s Whisky bible whisky of the year in his 2010 edition and scoring a whopping 97.5 /100 score .  Again, this is a straight Rye whisky, which means at least 51% of it is Rye. So how good is this whisky, does it deserve the title? Let’s see.

Sazerac …

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[20 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Whisky Bits Update September 20th

Wild Whisky Weekend – Falster, Denmark
Hans-Hanrik Hansen, is the worlds biggest Glenfiddich collector (post about him coming soon), in addition he’s a whisky lover and fanatic (in the good way).Each year he holds a whisky weekend in the hotel he owns in Falster,DK, where a lot of good whisky, and company can be found. It’s a lovely event, and If …

Amrican, Antique Collection, Bourbon, Buffalo Trace, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, wheated »

[20 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take III : William Larue Weller 2010 Release

This is third post featuring bottles from the B.Trace Antique collection bottle share organized by Sjoerd.
This baby is a wheated Bourbon, and as such offers a milder , yet rich Bourbon not as bity as the Rye, but very different from the standard Bourbon profile. It’s aged for 12 years, having been distilled in 1998, and aged on the fourth …

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[19 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take II : Thomas H. Handy Sazerac 2010

So, we continue our little journey through the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, and this time with the T.H.Handy 2010, straight Rye.I’m quite fond of rye whiskies, and this one is no exception. It turned out to be a fab example of rye whiskies. This one should be around 6 years of age, and is bottled at a whopping Cask strength …

Cocktail, video »

[18 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
A sunday break :: Farm To Drink- Sweet Concoctions

Summer is almost over (or rather we wish it were, here in Israel it’s still hot, humid and nights here are warmer than midday in Scotland) and before we move into autumn, we have a last chance to enjoy the ripe fruit of summer.
The guys at Liqour.com asked Charlotte Voisey to host a series of four short films the first …

Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes, The balvenie »

[15 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Tasting Three Balvenies (The Balvenie sample pack)

Five years ago i would not touch a single whisky. I did not like whiskies, and my memory of whiskies back than were of low quality blends, which did not attract me. When i was offered a dram I would say, no. Then, one Evening I visited my friend Kfir, and he offered me dram. I asked him if he …

Opinions, Round Table »

[15 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Whisky Round Table #16 – mothballed or demolished distilleries

Again, it’s time for this month’s whisky round table. This time a classic subject chosen by Ruben of WhiskyNotes.be (good choice Ruben). mothballed or demolished distilleries, always interesting, and always relevant.
A reminder as to who are the whisky knights:
Chris – Nonjatta
Keith – Whisky Emporium
Karen & Matt – Whisky For Everyone
Ruben – Whisky Notes
Mark – Glasgow’s Whisky (And Ale)
Neil & Joel …