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Glendronach, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[29 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
The new Glendronach Peated – Review

As a big fan of the Glendronach distillery I was quite excited to hear they are releasing a peated whisky edition,  distilled using peated malted barley –  first matured in bourbon casks followed by a second period of maturation in the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. As Glendronach are synonymous with good sherry matured whisky, It is really …

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 …

BenRiach, Featured, Headline, Peated, PX, Rum Finish, Tasting Notes »

[16 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Two 18 yo Peated Benriach–Albariza & Dunder

Time to try a few Peated Benriachs that have eluded me for some time (no idea why). Both are 18 year old, peated, what differentiates one another is the cask finish chosen. The first one Albariza was finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. The name Albariza comes from a type of chalky soil which is typical for Andalucia (in Spain). …

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 …

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

[14 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
English Whisky Co.–Peated–TWE Exclusive

St George’s Distillery in Norfolk is showing the world that good whisky can flow from the stills in Norfolk, England and not only from Scotland. They also produce peated whisky, and this round TWE bottled two of their expressions, a peated and a non peated . Both are NAS, and come at cask strength (and are pretty young too as …

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 …

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 …

Independent Bottling, Peated, Port Charlotte, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[5 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS 127.40[Port Charlotte] – Mango chicken vindaloo

This is not a new SMWS edition, it’s from the Feb batch or so. I am quite a fan of Port Charlotte, when it comes to peaty whiskies. It’s not a secret I drink less and less heavily peated drams on a daily basis, I guess a palate or mood change, but sometimes when the weather is right, or when …

Headline, Peated, Sherry, Smogen, Swedish, Tasting Notes »

[28 Apr 2015 | 3 Comments | ]
Smögen Sherry project 1:1 and 1:2 – Review

Young whisky can rock, and what a better example than those two lovely expressions combining very young whisky (peated) and then finished in sherry from Smogen distillery.
Smogen is a young Swedish distillery , established in 2009. I’ve reviewed their first EVER expression “Primor” last year (review here) , and was very impressed by how good this very young 3 year …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Peated, Port Charlotte, Travel Retail »

[26 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
The new Port Charlotte PC 12 (Travel Retail) – Review

I can’t believe Port Charlotte 12 is out, It seems like yesterday when the baby PC5 came out, and it was HUGE. This toddler is now a teenager, and I am loving the way it developed over the years. This is the oldest PC EVER (there are a few Indie PC of the same age).
Yesterday’s Octomore TR edition (7.2) proved …