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[13 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Green Spot Château Léoville Barton – Review

An Irish whisky finished in a Saint Julien appellation in Bordeaux wine? I admit it does sound a bit far fetched, but this is what we’re about to taste today.  If you’re not a wine buff, some information about Léoville Barton : It is set in the heart of the Saint Julien appellation in Bordeaux, one of the most revered …

Abbey Whisky, Headline, Independent Bottling, Mystery drams, Tasting Notes »

[11 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Abbey Whisky Anon 13 yo – review

Im quite the mystery fan myself , and what better than an Anonymous whisky? these ones turn out from time to time from all sort of IB’s and this time from the nice guys over at Abbey Whisky. They usually bottle pretty good drams and however this time around not much info is disclosed they were only stating that this …

Featured, Headline, Kilchoman, PX, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[11 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Kilchoman 2010 single cask TWE exclusive cask 679

for those who enjoy peated whiskies, TWE included two peated malts in their latest line of Exclusive single cask bottlings, the first is this 4-year-old Kilchoman, and the other is English whisky peated. I’ve long been a Kilchoman fan (though I am not doing a lot of peat these days – this might change as temperatures are dropping even here) …

Arran, Featured, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[9 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Arran 2000 Private Cask #1106 TWE Exclusive

We continue reviewing the latest batch of The whisky Exchange exclusive single casks, with this Arran 2000, which was aged for 14 years in ex-bourbon and bottled at a cask strength of 55.5% ABV. Priced at about 70 quid, it offers a good value IMHO, and is a very good example of classic ex-bourbon maturation, with a nice balance of …

BenRiach, Featured, Headline, PX, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[8 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
BenRiach 1998 17 Year Old PX Finish TWE Exclusive (Cask 7758)

After the lovely Glendronach exclusive I’ve reviewed yesterday, comes the bottle from the “sister” distillery of BenRiach (they we released together), this one is 17 years old, a Tripe distilled whisky  and was only finished in PX, rather than aged in it for the entire length of maturation. Actually I’ve bought a bottle if this one (even before I tasted …

Featured, Glendronach, Headline, PX, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[7 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Glendronach 1995 19 Year Old PX Puncheon TWE Exclusive – Review

MaltStock is over, and I am settling down (a separate post about that soon). As always I was very happy to meet so many nice people, share a few drams, and on the way collect a few samples people were kind enough to bestow upon me. Billy from the TWE was kind to share samples of the exclusive bottling for …

Blends, Famous Grouse, Headline, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[5 Oct 2015 | 4 Comments | ]
The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold

Another blended whisky, twice in a row? Yes, indeed. And why not? It is not a port Ellen, but it is something that most people buy, and that is what keeps Single malts in motion, Blended malts, we heart you (although we drink you only from time to time, which is a shame btw). So what’s new about this version …

Blends, Featured, Headline, Johnnie Walker, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[4 Oct 2015 | 6 Comments | ]
Johnnie Walker Rye cask

Yea, you heard that right, Johnnie walker Rye cask finish, that is no mistake. Now , the guys at JW have been quite busy of late , with quite a few new editions (mostly the Duty free edition, with the Explorer’s club. This time we’re speaking about  another range called the “The select casks”.  The first installement has been finsihed …

Featured, Headline, NAS, Orkney, Scapa, Tasting Notes »

[21 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Scapa Skiren – Review

Scapa the “other” Orcadian distillery (Orcadian meaning located on the island of Orkney), has just recently opened its gates to visitors, as it opened a new visitor center in April 2015. From a whisky geek’s point of view Scapa is a bit different than the other distilleries as it hosts A unique barrel-shaped Lomond wash still – the only remaining …

Dalmore, Featured, Headline, Madeira, Moscatel, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[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 …