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[14 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Elements of Islay BW5–Bowmore [1996]  – review & notes

Another superb bottle I got to taste this week with friends (thanks Assaf!). This one is a vatting (mixing) of 1995 and 1996 casks, making it a 1996 vintage (we always take the youngest malt in the vatting), and the 5th such bottling from Bowmore in the Elements of Islay series (A good series of Islay bottling by The whisky …

Ardbeg, Headline, NAS, Supernova, Tasting Notes »

[10 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
First review of 2016–Ardbeg Supernova 2015

We’re kicking off 2016 with a bang, literally. A supernova! well, almost. Ardbeg Supernova as the peatiest expression from the Islay distillery of Ardbeg , and only the mighty Octomore has more ppm of peat (not that ppm is a any measure of the quality of whisky, or how peated the whisky feels).  This is the 2015 Ardbeg Committee release, …

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 …

Bourbon, Featured, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Tomatin »

[15 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Tomatin Cù Bòcan Bourbon Cask

In case you’ve been living on the moon recently  a no introduction to Cù Bòcan  is required.This is the only peated line of whisky from Tomatin. The “regular” expression  is matured in a combination of Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon casks, while Tomtain has also released expressions that showcase only one type of wood used for the vatting of Cù …

Featured, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, The balvenie »

[2 Nov 2015 | One Comment | ]
The Balvenie  Tun 1509 Batch #2 – Review

What do you do when you have a winner, a cracking whisk called the Tun 1401 and you can not keep up with demand? You build a bigger Tun, that can hold a lot more. A good idea, right? I have not tried the first batch out of the 1509, but fortunately I was able to buy a share of …

Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[15 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Port Askaig 100 Proof–Review

Specialty drinks (a sister company of the Whisky Exchange) have been bottling the Port Askaig line of Islay malts for a few years now. Recently they have added new members to the family in the form of 16, 30 and 40 year old batches, in addition to a 100 proof edition. The 30 and 40 do sound lovely, but unfortunately …

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 …

Glen Moray, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[28 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Classic Glen Moray–The Classic and the New Make

I’ve Tasted a few Glen Morays recently (peated, Port,Chardonnay versions ) and funnily I’ve not reviewed the classic NAS, so this is a good opportunity as any. Its just fitting we start with the New make which is where everything starts (this time with no peat). Let’s go.
Glen Moray New Make, 69 % abv
Nose: Yeasty and fruity with mostly ripe …

Glenturret, Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[28 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Glenturret–The Peated Edition – Review

Ending this mini Glenturret series of reviews, with the peated edition, which is (unsurprisingly) peated.  This is not a peat bomb, but the peat is an interest addition to the Glenturret-y DNA, and does integrate nicely here, as we’re about to see.
The Glenturret Peated Edition , 40% abv, £37
Nose:  This is obviously not a peat monster, the peat is rather …

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. …