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[28 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Even more Whisky Geekery : Talisker 10 vs. Redistilled Talisker

With my tasting faculties still out of order ( i could not tell a coke from an ardbeg supernova by sniffing or tasting. i can guarantee  you this. So better not try) with this damn flu , It’s a good time to indulge in some whisky geekery for part III of “distilled or the original, which is better”. This time …

Featured, Headline, Malts Of Scotland, Port Charlotte, Single Cask »

[27 Feb 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Port Charlotte 2002 (Malts of Scotland) cask 1172

Having a bad nose week , and a bad week all together after catching the flu. Good i have some tasting notes waiting i Queue, as it seems no tasting is happening this week at whisky Israel towers. This one is really overdue, and was a part of a MOS bottle share organized by the one and only Sjoerd (NL). …

Arran, Headline, Master Of Malt, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[26 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Arran 16 Year Old – Single Cask (Master of Malt)

Not all single casks are created equal, and although most of this batch of single casks from MoM were really good (with some excellent ones as well), here is an example of one that IMHO missed a little. The relatively Isle of Arran produced some fine malt, and I have previously reviewed both OBs and single casks which were rather …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[21 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Wemyss Malts Summer Orchard

Time for the third and final single cask from the last batch of casks released by Wemyss only recently (see notes for the other 2).
This one is called Summer Orchard and is a 12 year old from Linkwood distillery, located in Speyside. Not sure why, but this is the first EVER Linkwood that gets reviewed on the blog, so strike …

Headline, Master Of Malt, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Tobermory, Uncategorized »

[20 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Tobermory 17 Year Old – Single Cask (Master of Malt)

Yet another single cask from the latest batch of MoM (this will be over soon , I promise, but man they released so many, and most are just good).
I know many whisky lovers who do not think highly of the Tobermory distillery from the Island of Mull (Home to 2 malt lines : Tobermory, and the peated Ledaig). I can …

AnCnoc, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[19 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tasting The new anCnoc 22 yo

anCnoc was hard at work in recent months with quite a few releases (the 35 year old, a few Peter Arkle even one for Duty free), and now this brand new 22 year old. So, what’s different in this one? anCnoc 22 Year Old was matured predominantly in American ex-bourbon casks but some Spanish casks seasoned for two years with …

bowmore, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[18 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Tasting Bowmore 1991 Port wood , 16 yo

Not a bottling i was aware of, but got a nice sample from my good friend Phil, who has bought this bottle for his father and liked it so much he kindly gave me a wee taster. Bottled un-chill filtered at cask strength and matured in port casks. 18,000 bottles all in all.  You can find some of these on …

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[14 Feb 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Bally Delicious 23 Year Old – Single Cask (Master of Malt)

A new distillery by that ridiculous name? (single cask after all) . Not quite. but more of a little funny name for a superb dram. The name is the outcome of a spooning procedure this cask has undergone. I was not really aware of this, but when I asked around, it seems it’s not something out of the ordinary. Say …

Featured, Headline, Invergordon, Master Of Malt, Single Grain, Tasting Notes, That Boutique-y Whisky Company »

[13 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Invergordon – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Yet another Boutique-y release, but this time it’s no single malt, but single GRAIN. yes, grain whisky, the stuff most whisky snobs would never care to drink since it’s “the cheap stuff they put into blends” or some other nonsense. If you are a whisky lover, you know better than that, and we have tasted some lovely single Grains in …

Breas O'Glenlivet, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[12 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Tasting Braes o’ Glenlivet 21 Year Old – Single Cask (MoM)

Braes of Glenlivet or better known as Braeval is the highest distillery in Scotland and we seldom get single casks bottled from there, which is a real reason to be merry. As I have tasted almost No Braevals , i was not sure what to expect, but this one turned out to be a lovely creamy and sweet dram, with …