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Ardbeg, Featured, Headline, Islay, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[31 May 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Tasting ‘Ardbeg Day’ 2012 Release

After the long intro post, It’s high time to taste this lovely new expressions everyone is waiting to put their hands on. It will be available starting June 2nd, at selected Ardbeg ‘Embassies’ worldwide, so check out where you can get you hands on a bottle. Sadly as there is no such embassy in Israel, this is maybe the closest …

Featured, Glenglassaugh, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[30 May 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Tasting Glenglassaugh 26 year old

A few weeks ago I reviewed the latest addition to the GG range the “Revival”, and this week it’s a much older whisky we’re trying from Glenglassaugh.
This dram is part of the old stock left to mature in the GG warehouses prior to the purchase and revival of the distillery. It was released in 2010, and has been quite successful …

Ardbeg, Competition, Featured, Headline, Islay »

[29 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ardbeg Day–Let’s go!

Are you ready for some Ardbeg day action? June 2nd is the official International Ardbeg day (and is also the birth day of my eldest Raviv who will be 5! – how time flies). This week also marks Feis Ile, the Islay festival of malt and whisky, where Islay ad peat lovers unite, and head to the island for a …

App Reviews, Headline, iPhone »

[25 May 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Whisky iPhone App review#1 : Malt Whisky

In addition to being a whisky geek, i am an iPhone geek too, and love my iPhone, and pretty much rely on it for almost everything. One aspect is of course my whisky collection,whisky info and more. In the next few weeks I will try reviewing a few iPhone whisky apps, that were created to make the life of the …

Featured, Glenglassaugh, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[24 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Glenglassaugh ‘Revival’

I’m really happy to be reviewing my first GG malt on the blog today. I’ve heard many good things about the new distillery (which was revived after a long mothballing period), and it’s high time to get and know their malts.
Glenglassaugh was founded in 1875 by a local entrepreneur and his two nephews. In 1892 the distillery was sold to …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Peated, Sauternes, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[23 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Bruichladdich Octomore 4.2 : Comus

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the peatiest of them all?
We’re back in the peat wars, and the newest addition of Bruichladdich is this Octomore 4.2 “Comus”, rated at a whopping 167 ppm.As you know I’ve passed the “Bring all the peat you an to me” stage, many of whisky lovers go through at some time or other in their …

Cask Strength, Featured, Glenfarclas, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[21 May 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
Tasting the oldest Glenfarclas to date -The 1953 Vintage 58  yo

You know the story: how much I Love Glenfarclas, and how much I love surprises, right? So imagine how happy I felt when I learnt that a wee sample bottle containing whisky made in 1953, and just bottled by Glenfarclas, is on its way here to the holy land! It’s not everyday that such a treasure is released (in fact …

AnCnoc, Featured, Headline, News »

[17 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
Whisky news : AnCnoc 35 yo is released

The oldest ever expression of AnCnoc (distilled at the Knockdhu distillery) , has finally been  released. The bottling is a mix of Sherry and Bourbon casks, bottled at Cask Strength of 44.3%, unchill-filtered, not coloured, RRP in the UK is  £200. This one is already available for pre order from Royal Mile Whiskies.
Last year i was fortunate enough to have …

Blends, Cutty Sark, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[16 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Cutty Sark time–Tasting a quartet of Sarks

A  few weeks ago I was supposed to be taking part in a twitter tasting event featuring Cutty Sark. This event was hosted by my friend Steve of the Whisky Wire blog, who’s in the habit of organizing such twitter tasting fu n events. I was all ready and psyched for the event, but sadly thanks to the infamous Israeli …

Campletown, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Single Cask, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[15 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Fredericia Golf & Whisky Club Springbank Sherry cask 332 vintage 1999

It’s always nice meeting a good whisky friend, especially Jorn who’s a real whisky lover and a good friend. Last time he visited Israel, we could not meet due to schedule issues, but this time we arranged to meet and share some beer and drams. We set to meet at one of Israel’s best pubs (in my opinion) and Israel’s …