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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 …

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 …

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 …

Headline, Malts Of Scotland, Sherry, Tamdhu, Tasting Notes »

[22 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Tamdhu 1990 malts of Scotland cask #8119 – Review

Another one from a long gone bottle share. I am quite a fan of Tamdhu single casks, Not had many to date, but those I did try were lovely. This time we’re talking BIG sherry with this Sherry Butt, #8119 distilled in 1990 and bottled 2011, at just under 50%. The color was a hint this is going to be …

Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Signatory, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[24 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Clynelish 1996 18 yo cask 6514 [Signatory Vintage]

You never know what you’re going to get when you’re shopping single casks. Each cask is an enigma, and sometimes you score, sometimes you are disappointed. I was browsing WhiskyBase shop when I saw this Clynelish, aged in a refill sherry butt, that looked promising, and decided to get it for a future tasting I am leading. 590 bottles were …

Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Michel Couvreur, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[13 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]
Michel Couvreur 12 Year Overaged Malt Whisky

Michel Couvreur was a Belgian independent bottler (passed away in 2013) of single malt scotch (his actual company is located in France – Burgundy)  His cellars are located in Bouze-les-Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Michel ages his single malts for years in sherry butts and then in demijohns or giant bottles kept in total darkness in his vast cellars.  …

Dutch, Featured, Headline, Millstone, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Zuidam »

[8 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Millstone 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Matured

The winter is here finally (even in Israel), and we’ve had some lower temperatures the last few days (under 10C is considered chilly in these parts of the world). that’s the time you bring out the sherry, and heavy peat, right? Right. I sampled a few interesting Millstones last year, and this was one of them (a peated version and …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Sherry »

[6 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Bruichladdich 10 yo – Fresh Sherry Cask # 1201 [Private cask- Morten Majholm]

A few days ago I got a very interesting sample from my Danish whisky friend Jorn. I’ve written quite a few times about Jorn, who’s a big whisky fan, and knows his way around whisky (and has a good nose for choosing the right casks). This time he brought a nice generous sample of a 10 year old Laddie bottled …

Caol Ila, Headline, Independent Bottling, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Wilson & Morgan »

[30 Dec 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Wilson & Morgan 1995 Caol Ila. 18 yo sherry cask #10027

Been a while since I had a good sherried Caol Ila. Too few good sherried CI’s out there, and I wonder why don’t they fill more. I am a sucker for the peat and sherry combo, and from first nosing this one I know it was up my alley. What are friends for eh?
Caol Ila 18 yo 1995/2013 ,57.5%, Wilson …

Blended Malts, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[18 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
New from Wemyss Malts “Velvet Fig” – Review

It’s almost XMAS time and what better time to release new whiskies for the holiday season? I suspect we’re about to see many such products in the following weeks, and the latest is a very interesting Blended Malt  by the name of Velvet Fig. Do not be alarmed, There is no added figs or anything  (as I’ve been asked by …