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Brora, Diageo, Headline, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[25 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Brora 37 yo [1977]–Special Release 2015

Yes. After the Port Ellen, comes the Brora 37 year old. relatively cheap compared to the PE at “only” £1,300 , which is still a lot of money. A closed distillery, with a cult following (not as big as PE obviously). I was looking at some 2012 pricing, and I was saying the Brora release is pricy at 400 quid… …

Diageo, Featured, Headline, Islay, Peated, Port Ellen, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[22 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Diageo SR 2015 Part III –Port Ellen 32 yo [1983]

So, we come to the holy grail of whisky collectors and geeks : The Legendary Port Ellen from this year’s Special releases. Aged 32 years and distilled in 1983 – the final year of production at the PE distillery. Priced at £2,400, it is not really cheap, and my guess not many bottles will EVER get opened, as this is …

Diageo, Featured, Grain, Headline, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[18 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Diageo Special Releases 2015–Part II – The Cally 40 Year Old 1974

The What?! Yes, that was also my reaction when I saw “The Cally” 40 year old as part of this year’s Special release. So, a grain whisky, cool! this is infact not the first ever Grain to be featured on the SR (There was one in 2011 by Port Dundas).
The Cally actually stands for the Caledonian, which was a grain …

Clynelish, Diageo, Featured, Headline, NAS, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[17 Nov 2015 | One Comment | ]
Diageo Special Releases 2015–Part I–Clynelsih Select Reserve [NAS]

I was very lucky to have received this cool Special Releases sample pack from Diageo this year. I was totally not expecting it, as it landed in one cool box a couple of weeks ago. They have really outdid themselves with the design and packing, and they were smart enough as to put unsealed sample bottles , so the samples …

Diageo, Featured, Headline, NAS, Single Grain, Tasting Notes »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Haig Club Single Grain – Review

There has been a lot of talk about this specific bottle, after Diageo has chosen David Beckham to endorse this whisky and be it’s presentor. Yes, it does look like an aftershave doesn’t it?
And yes, it’s supposedly very young grain whisky sold for a lot of money. All is true.Yes. I was not expecting it to appeal to whisky …

Diageo, FOCM, Headline, Royal Lochnagar, Special Release, Talisker »

[23 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Royal Lochnagar and Talisker Triple Matured – Friends of the Classic Malts Exclusive Releases

A month or so ago Diageo has announced the release of the first two bottles of FOCM (Their fan club sort of) for the coming year (featured in our PR corner) , with a total of 5 such bottles from various classic malts ( malts.com ) distilleries. Why triple aged you ask? simple, they have been aged in 3 different …

Cragganmore, Diageo, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[18 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Cragganmore 1996 Port Wood Finish – Distillers Edition

We met last night, a few whisky friends and lovers for our “monthly” tasting that takes place ever few months (we suck, yeah). This time the “theme” was BYOB Speyside. We started the evening with this Crag DE, which I have not tasted in a long time, It was the lightest in terms of ABV I think (and non peated) …

Diageo, Featured, Special Release »

[3 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Diageo Special Releases for 2013–official release

So after much speculation and rumours here comes the official 2013 special releases info from Diageo. as you can see, it’s not going to be cheap… (not that we thought it would). The highlights are of course, Brora 35, Port Ellen, and Lagavulin 37 yo which is the most expensive at almost 2,000 quid. feast your eyes, as most likely, …

Diageo, Featured, Feis Ile, News »

[21 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Diageo announces 2 new expressions released for Feis Ile 2013–Lagavulin & Caol Ila

18-year old Lagavulin from European Oak
The LAGAVULIN™ 2013 special festival bottling, from whisky distilled in 1995, has been aged in ex European Oak Sherry Butts, and was personally selected by Lagavulin warehouseman Iain McArthur.

Triple-matured Caol Ila 12 yo
This year’s CAOL ILA™ special festival bottling  is a little special and unusual, explains distillery manager Billy Stitchell, who personally selected the whisky:
“Spirit …

Diageo, Featured, Headline, Talisker, Tasting Notes »

[5 Mar 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
Tasting the new Talisker Storm

So, at last. my nose is almost back to normal, and I get a chance to sample this new Talisker everybody has been speaking about in the last week or two. Released in February 2013, this is a new expression that came with very high hopes, as the younger brother of the ever so popular 10 year old. Continuing the …