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Bladnoch, bowmore, Featured, Headline, Kintra, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[29 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Two more Kintras : Bladnoch and Bowmore

Some more Single cask kintras after that lovely Glen keith we sampled earlier this week. the first is a Bowmore , 13y, cask No. 80030  (bourbon), 51.1%, distilled in 1998 and bottled 2012.
Kintra Whisky, Bowmore 13 yo , € 66.99
Nose: Soap, wee peat smoke, wood and liquorice candy , fennel.
Palate: Much more smoke than you would expect only from the …

Ardbeg, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[28 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Master of Malt Ardbeg 18 year old Single Cask

Ben of Master of Malt has been promising s nice Ardbeg Bottling for some time, and tweeting about it, announcing it is near. Then one Thursday afternoon i saw him tweet about it being released tomorrow 1200 am GMT for under 90 quid. I was debating weather to get it or not (after spending a bit too much on drams …

Headline, Japanese, Karuizawa, Sherry, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[27 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Karuizawa 1984 cask # 3692

Another wee cracker from #1 drinks, this time a 1984 , which i see is mainly sold in Sweden (Systembolaget), but i am afraid is mostly gone by now. this one is obviously a sherry cask (first fill i would guess), and is lovely stuff. was able to find a bottle at a French online shop I never heard of …

Glen Keith, Headline, Kintra, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[26 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]
Kintra Whisky Glen Keith 19 yo

Always Nice taste new Kintra Whisky new bottlings. Erik M usually has a good nose for intersting casks to bottle, and this one is no exception. I think this is the first Glen Keith bottle I review on the blog, and that is more than welcome!  This bottle comes from a Bourbon Hogshead # 120587 with a total of 156 …

Headline, Movember »

[25 Nov 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
It’s Movmber! Donate!

It’s Movember again, Almost the end of it, and i’ve been growing my tache for thr last 25 days or so, for this just cause. Fighting Prostate cancer. If you are familiar with it, no need to explain, and if you are not, head over to Movember.co.uk (or movember in your area) and read all about it.

it’s the third year …

Aultmore, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[23 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]
Tasting Two very different Aultmores (MoM, Wemyss)

I recently received to very different samples of Aultmore single cask, the first is a very young CS Aultmore bottled by the chaps at Master of Malt for their proprietary single casks, and the other a much older 30 yo Aultmore bottled by Wemyss Malts, at their regular 46%. A kicking youngster Vs. an older gentleman, could be a very …

Archives, Headline, Independent Bottling, Littlemill, Tasting Notes »

[22 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Littlemill 1988 , 23yo –  “Archives”

Littlemill whisky Distillery was established in 1772 to the west of Bowling by the north shore of the River Clyde and on the main road into Glasgow. Subsequent modifications during the 1930s resulted in a number of novel features including double ventilation towers which sat over a single drying kiln and pot stills with rectifiers rather than the more traditional …

Competition, Headline, Jura »

[21 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Announcing the winner of our Jura 30 competition!

So, the time to announce the big winner has come… 100’s of emails from around the world arrived at our mailbox, and I thank you very much for participating and taking the time to tell us about your favourite Jura, and favourite post.
but, there is only one winner… and the winner is: *drumroll* :
Johnny Houlind Berggreen , from Denmark!
Congratulations Johnny, …

#1 Drinks, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Japanese, Karuizawa, Tasting Notes »

[20 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Tasting Greatness : Karuizawa 1983 Noh Cask #7576

The big K : Karuizawa. Highly estimated and not easy to get hold of, since they disappear so fast, and also because they are not cheap, but boy, they are oh so very good. period.
this one is no exception : bottled by #1 Drinks (cheers chaps for the sample) , this one is bottled at CS of 57.2% clearly from …

Book, Headline »

[17 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Book Review: 101 World Whiskies to try before you die

Before i dive into the book, I just wanted to share a lovely inscription that i found on the first page of this book (sent to me by Ian Buxton the Author) : “Stop at 100, live forever” – lovely isn’t it?
Now, this is yet another interesting book, that is a sequel to the very successful 101 whiskies to try …