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[29 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
A Couple of Peated Glen Moray

When life gives you Lemons, make Lemonade. Right?
I was supposed to participate in a Glenmoray  tasting but due to some issues with delivery and timing, I was able to taste those only later on. But as they say, better late than never, and so I set to taste the peated spirit and the Peated Whisky (NAS) one after another (not …

Featured, Glendronach, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[23 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
The New Glendronach The ‘Hielan’ (Or Where is my Sherry?)

The great Glendronach core lineup has been expanded recently to include a young sibling by the name if ‘Hielan’. It is only 8 years of age, and as opposed to most GD offerings, is a combination of both Ex-bourbon and Ex-Sherry casks (I suspect more ex-Bourbon is used).  if we’re talking younger GDs there is also the Octarine which is …

Blended Malts, Cask Strength, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[22 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
The new Scallywag Cask Strength [D.Laing] – Review

Douglas Laing’s original Scallywag was launched in November 2013 and was quite successful (reviewed here)  I liked it quite a bit . However D.Laing were not  content with letting sleeping dogs lie, and they now reveal its Cask strength version:  Scallywag Cask Strength bottled at 53.6%, and is more limited .This edition bottling is created using only the finest Speyside …

Berenheim, Bourbon, Featured, Headline, Orphan Barrel, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Orphan Barrel – ‘Rhetoric’ bourbon whiskey 20yo

You might have heard about the Orphan Barrel series of whiskeys released in recent months by Diageo, as they were quite the discussion topic among bourbon and whiskey lovers. The name is allegedly chosen because the barrels for these releases were “forgotten”, in the Diageo warehouses, or so. I am quite skeptical about them being really forgotten, more likely been …

Featured, Headline, Kininvie, Tasting Notes, whisky Shop »

[8 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Kininvie 23 yo batch #3  – Review

The last batch of Kininvie 23 year old was reviewed here last august, and It was a very good whisky indeed, It’s now time to try the latest release- batch #3 which is seems to be available mostly in the Whisky Shop. If you remember, Kininvie is a sister distillery to the Balvenie and is quite young (founded at 1990), …

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[4 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Review: Samaroli–A ferry to Islay–Blended Malt

Milroy’s of Soho, the lovely whisky shop from London is back after some rennovation and new management, and they also opened an online store (it’s time!). If you visit London or live around , you must know this lovely whisky shop situated at Greek street in the Soho district of London. They are on a roll with new tastings, and …

Featured, Havana Club, Headline, Rum, Tasting Notes »

[2 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Tasting some brilliants Havana Club Rums–#HavanClubTT

I am not a big rum drinker myself, but I like the liquid. I never had enough time to explore it, and I know it’s a vast world.. Gladly I was asked to join and international Havana Club tasting on twitter the other day hosted by Peter Holland, respected rum writer and founder of The Floating Rumshack and joined by …

Featured, Glenturret, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[27 May 2015 | One Comment | ]
More Glenturret–Triple wood and sherry edition

After Yesterday’s fancy Glenturret 1986 we’re going to be tasting two entry level GT’s which are more affordable and make up the core range of OB Glenturret. Let’s start with the Sherry edition. Not surprising this one is vatted from sherry casks, NAS, at 40%.
The Glenturret – Sherry Edition , NAS , £37
Nose: Sweet dough. Baking spices. Vanilla and malt. …

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[25 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Glenturret 1986 – The Brock Malloy Edition #Cask 328 – review

A rather interesting bottling from Glenturret was released recently : The Brock Malloy Edition, here’s more info:
Glenturret Distillery has released a rare 28 year old single cask malt whisky, described as the best cask that has ever been released by Scotland’s oldest working distillery. Approximately 240 bottles of The Brock Malloy Edition #Cask 328 (70cl, bottled at cask-strength) will be …

Douglas Laing, Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Laphroaig, Tasting Notes »

[25 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Celebrating Feis Ile 2015 : Laphroaig 14 year old – Douglas Laing’s Old Particular – Feis Ile 2015 edition

It’s this time of year and The Islay festival of malt and music (FEIS ILE) is in full motion. Sadly, I am not able to be there this year (again!), but quite a few friends (and whisky friends) are there…  Gladly Douglas Laing have bottled a special edition Old Particular Laphroaig to celebrate the event, and I they kindly shared …