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Ardmore, Featured, Headline, Single Malts Of Scotland, Speyside, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[30 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Single Malts of Scotland (TWE) Ardmore 1992 , 19 yo

When I was visiting London last month, for Whisky Live, I carried home a few samples I got from Billy my good whisky friend (and a great guy and a true whisky lover). one of them was this lovely Ardmore. I did hear good stuff about this one, and having read Stuart’s tasting notes , I had really high hopes …

Featured, Glencadam, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[29 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Quick Dram: Wemyss Malts Carribean Fruit–Glencadam 1990

Yet another single cask from Wemyss. As you can remember from the last batch of single casks I reviewed a few month ago, those come at  rather low ABV%. This one is a Glencadam 1990, and should be yummy and fruity if taking its name literally. If past experience serves as a guide, Wemyss naming are usually on the spot …

Amrican, Bourbon, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[24 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Bourbon time : Tasting Angel’s Envy

It’s about time I posted my notes on this one, as I’ve been meaning to for a long time. A bourbon. yes, but not any bourbon, but a very special one : finished in Port casks after being aged in fresh oak casks, as bourbons should.
Basically this is one is born out of love and passion , Lincoln Henderson’s, love …

Featured, Headline, News, NewsFlash »

[23 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Whisky Newsflash April 2012

Seems like Inver house distillers are hard at work, and this week’s News flash features two of their distilleries : Knockdhu (AnCnoc) and Speyburn. Let’s start with the latter.
Speyburn to launch new packaging
Speyburn Highland Single Malt Whisky has revealed a new fresher and more
contemporary look for its award-winning core expressions – Speyburn 10 Year Old and
Speyburn Bradan Orach. The iconic …

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

[22 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Benriach ‘Birnie Moss’

The Birnie Moss has been around for a couple of years now since 2008, and it’s been added ‘officially’ to the peated Benriachs (change of bottle, and packaging). This one is the youngest of the bunch (NAS) but the color really gives it away,as well as the nose, as we’re about to see soon.It’s bottled at 48%, which is nice …

BenRiach, Headline, Peated, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[17 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
The new BenRiach Authenticus 25 yo

A few weeks ago The Benriach had announced they are making a few changes to their peated whisky range, and although their production of peated malts is only 12 weeks per year, I do like their peated line very much, and I am not alone, they are very popular, and show another facet of speyside whisky making which involves heavy …

Featured, Headline, Highland Park, Orkney, Tasting Notes »

[16 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Tasting Highland park ‘Thor’

Highland Park is one of my top 3 distilleries, and there are always a few HP bottles in my bar at any given moment, I like it that much. Earlier this year, HP caused quite a stir in the whisky puddle after a massive PR campaign for their latest expression “Thor” the 16 year old whisky. A twitter account was …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Macduff, Sherry, Single Cask, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[12 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Quick Dram : Whisky Barrel Exclusive Macduff 11 Year Old Sherry Cask

Another wee dram which is exclusive to the Whisky Barrel online shop. After very nice Bunnahabhain and Caol Ila, this time we’re talking Macduff here… Single cask, sherry butt, 60% ABV,120 bottles only,Specially selected by Doug McIvor of Berry Brothers & Rudd, Only available online at TheWhiskyBarrel web shop. Macduff is currently owned by the Bacardi group, and is currently …

Amrican, Featured, Headline, Rittenhouse, Rye, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[11 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Some Rye : Rittenhouse 100 proof bottled for The Whisky Exchange

Either you like Rye, or you don’t stand it. I happen to like that stuff, and though it’s not easy getting them here or for the matter in Europe, I do take pleasure in trying new expressions from time to time. When I visited Whisky Live last week I was given a wee sample of this one by a good …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, longmorn, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[9 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Tasting The Whisky Society Longmorn 1990 18 yo

A couple of months back, I met a group of friends for a tasting evening with a theme – “Cask strength”. It was bring your own, and taste, as long as it was bottled at cask strength (or premium strength for the matter), it was ok. I brought my beloved HP 14 year old bottled by the guys who run …