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[20 Sep 2015 | 3 Comments | ]
The Dalmore distillery exclusive 2015 edition

Distillery exclusive bottling are always sought after by malt geeks, and It’s always nice to visit a distillery and buy a limited bottle you can not get elsewhere, it does remind you of fond memories when you revisit it when at home some months after the actual visit. If you ask the average whisky geek, the preferred format should be …

Featured, Headline, Irish, Middelton, RedBreast, Tasting Notes »

[9 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
And today : Whiskey – Redbreast 12 cask strength

It’s September and it’s still pretty hectic around here. Today was dusty (Mars like), and hot and humid as you can imagine in HELL. I was thinking about which whisky I should have and after a beer, or so decided to review the Redbreast 12 CS. This bottle has been sitting around for a few months, having opened it for …

Featured, Headline, Peated, Port Charlotte, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[7 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS 127.39 ‘Intensely Tasty’ (Port Charlotte 11 year old)

Not long ago I reviewed two other SMWS PCs – 127.37 ‘Dinosaurs dancing to Stravinsky (which was EPIC) and 127.40  –  Mango chicken vindaloo, which again was excellent. It’s quite clear I am fond of young PCs, and I wonder how this one will going to be when we compare it to those two monsters. At 11 years old and …

Featured, G&M, Headline, Mortlach, Tasting Notes »

[6 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
Mortlach 75 Years Old by Gordon & MacPhail Review and impressions

Phil is our correspondent in London (as well as helping out with certain muling operations which are top secret (hehe). He was kind enough to accept the opportunity and go to the Mortlach 75 year old unveiling event last week in London. Here’s his lovely guest post. He’s a natural isn’t he?

Being the official mule of the Whisky Israel blog …

Featured, Glenfarclas, Headline, Oloroso, Tasting Notes »

[1 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Glenfarclas 1993 oloroso sherry casks [2012 ed.]

Glenfarclas are lucky to have a lot of stock aging in their warehouses, so they are able to release interesting , aged whiskies from time to time. (this is what happens when you’re a family owned distillery , and putting your stuff into single malts rather than using it as blending fodder).  I am not sure where I got this …

Campletown, Featured, Headline, Organic, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[26 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Springbank Green 12 yo – Review

Time for some malt review, after a long time (that Indian blend was not a malt, right?), and what better distillery to start the review season with, than Springbank?
This Springbank is quite special in two ways : first of all I was distilled using Organic barley (which is trendy and cool), and was aged in 100% ex-Bourbon casks, which is …

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

[20 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
To Space and beyond! –Tasting Ardbeg Galileo

while writing some notes for an Ardbeg Special releases tasting events I am hosting today I noticed I’ve not published any notes on the Ardbeg Galileo , which has been around for a few years now. This was released in 2012 with a nice shaker and sample bottle for press (now being sold on auctions for 100’s of pounds)… Cult, …

bowmore, Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Islay, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[15 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS Feis Ile 2015 edition – 3.243 – "Dark, smouldering flamenco gypsy [Bowmore 17 yo]

After yesterday’s Ardbeg , It’s time for a cracking dram from the SMWS. at a much nicer price (If you are a member and was lucky enough to buy one in time).  They have decided to bottle a really nice edition for this year’s Feis, a 17 years old cask , distilled 25th September 1997 at 57.1% abv, refill ex-sherry …

Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Signatory, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[7 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Clynelish 1996 , 18 yo Cask #6509 – Signatory Exclusive for TWE

After the superb Glenlivet 1981 I was keen on trying another of the newly released Signatory Exclusives,This time a younger Clynelish, in a refill sherry casks as well. we’re talking 55.5% here, distilled 28/6/1996 and bottled 8/4/2015 yielding 606 bottles , Natural color , NCF. Nice, right?
Clynelish 1996 , 18 yo Cask #6509 – Signatory Exclusive for TWE  , £79.95 …

Benromach, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Twitter »

[7 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
The new Benromach 15 yo–Review and Tasting notes–#BenromachTT

The Benromach 10 year old and its Cask Strength sibling the 100 proof have been favorites of mine for quite some time now, both priced very competitively at a level few other whiskies can even come near. I was quite happy to be able to try the new 15 year old in a twitter tasting held last night. The lineup …