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Featured, Headline, Irish, Middelton, Pot Still, RedBreast, Tasting Notes »

[29 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Tasting Redbreast 12yo

Been a while since I posted an Irish whiskey tasting notes, and this one has been sitting patiently in the “backlog” queue , and it’s time. On my visit to London this week, I did buy the Cask Strength version of this whiskey, and I shall be posting my notes about that one soon…
This wee dram is as we call …

BenRiach, Featured, Headline, Peated, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[27 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting The BenRiach ‘Solstice’ 17 yo

I am back!
Been a quiet week blogging wise, with not much activity, but believe me it was not a quiet time in regard to whisky. I had  a few amazing days on the Isle of Jura, and in London, visiting the Whisky Live show, meeting so many wonderful people who are passionate about whisky (and having drunk a lot of …

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[21 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

I’m on my way for a short visit to Scotland (Isle of Jura) and then London. Updates on the way, I guess…
I will be back with stories to tell, and whiskies to tell about, i am sure of that. I will not post regularly when i am away. So, see you soon!

AnCnoc, Featured, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[19 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting the new AnCnoc 1998 vintage

A new year, and a new AnCnoc, good news, and always something worth waiting for. As in last year, AnCnoc are releasing a new vintage, limited as it is, a few more bottles have been released this year and will be heading to selected EU & world markets any day now. As we’re used with AnCnocs, this one is also …

Bunnahabhain, Cask Strength, Headline, Islay, Sherry, Single Cask, The Whisky Barell »

[14 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
Tasting Bunnahabhain 21 yo , 1990 ‘Burns Malt’

Another Exclusive for the whisky barrel. Another Islay, but from Bunna’ this time. this Burns Islay Malt was matured in a single fresh sherry butt #51. Distilled Christmas Eve 1990 and bottled 31st December 2011. I did taste quite a few Sherry Bunna’s lately and I really like their flavor profile, this one was not an exception.
Bunnahabhain 21 yo , …

Caol Ila, Cask Strength, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Islay, Sherry, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barell »

[12 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
Tasting Caol Ila Old Malt Cask 1984  , 27yo ‘The  Whisky Barrel’ Exclusive

In the next couple of days I am going to post a few tasting notes of Exclusive bottling for The Whisky Barrel,which had a few such bottling made public to celebrate the new look of it’s website. The first is this Caol Ila, Old Malt Cask bottled by Douglas Laing which was matured for 27 years in a sherry hogshead, …

Cooley, Featured, Headline, Irish, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, Twitter »

[8 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
The Cooley twitter tasting event : #cooleyTT–summary and notes

A few weeks ago, Steve of the Whisky Wire was asking on twitter who wanted to join in for a Cooley Irish whiskey tasting event online. I am not the one to miss on such an event, and I really was looking forward to getting to know a few whiskies I have yet to try from the Irish. The lineup …

Opinions, Round Table »

[7 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Whisky Round Table March 2012 Chez the EWB

Another month has passed and it’s time for our round table for March. This time a few new knights have arrived to the table while a few have left. Let me welcome our new knights :
Steffen Bräuner & James Saxon
We were discussing new make, and the question was :
In recent years we’ve seen a good few releases of not-quite-whisky-yet or …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Kintra, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[6 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Two Kintra Single Casks : Benrinnes & Miltonduff

Two new expressions released end of last year (2011), and tasted a while ago, I had the honor of listening and taking part in a twitter tasting in Dutch which took place a few weeks ago online, and although my Dutch is quite basic I could manage and read some of the tasters notes, when they were not too complicated …

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

[5 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Master of Malt Inchgower 29 yo, 1982 vintage

Last year MoM released a lovely version of Inchgower everyone were raving about, and sadly I did not sample that one. This is in fact the first ever Inchgower notes features on Whisky Israel, so let’s party…
Some info before we dive in :This wee dram was distilled on the 30th June , 1982 and was aged in a single refill …