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Glengoyne, Headline, Malts Of Scotland, Tasting Notes »

[11 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Glengoyne 14, 2000 [Malts of Scotland] cask #15012

My mate Niko who’s a big GG fan is getting married tomorrow (congrats dude). He chose to marry in Prague (not a bad choice at all), and after seeing some of his photos from the Whiskeria bar (you lucky bastard!), I remembered He brought this bottle over to one of our tastings not long ago, and that I quite liked …

Dewar's, Headline, Royal Brackla, Tasting Notes »

[10 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Royal Brackla 21 year old

Last August John Dewar & Sons Ltd. has unveiled a new range of proprietary bottlings from Royal Brackla distillery, one of Scotland’s oldest and most venerable distilleries. There are 3 such bottlings (12,16 and 21 year old).  Standing on the fertile farmland of the Cawdor Estate, Royal Brackla Distillery was established in 1812 by the fiery Captain William Fraser who …

Ardmore, G&M, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[9 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Ardmore 1996–Gordon & MacPhail [The wood makes the whisky]

Gordon & MacPhail recently launched their ‘The Wood Makes the Whisky’ campaign, highlighting the importance of this essential element in the whisky maturation process.
for that matter they have selected a special series of whiskies to showcase their philosophy on carefully matching spirit with oak in order to ensure a premium taste.
For over 120 years Gordon & MacPhail has carefully matched …

Benromach, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[8 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Tasting the new Benromach 35 yo

Last monday, Benromach revealed their brand new 35 year old expressions an exclusive expression crafted at the distillery before the Urquhart family, owners of leading whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail, revived it in 1998. I really loved the 1976 edition I reviewed some time ago, and needless to say I was intrigued to find out how good this one is… …

Featured, Headline, Highlands, Old Pulteney, Tasting Notes »

[7 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
More Old Pulteney–visitng the  21 yo

This is the last OP I am going to review in this brief series of Ops. It has won quite some awards (including being selected as best whisky for 2012 by the notorious Jim Murray) which made it quite popular in recent years. Although I do not see eye to eye with old Jimbo, I must admit this is a …

Featured, Headline, Highlands, Old Pulteney, Tasting Notes »

[2 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
Re-tasting the  Old Pulteney 17 year old

After hosting the OP tasting last week in Tel Aviv, I was reminded that for some reason I’ve not posted notes for the 21 year old, and I also wanted to re-taste the 17 year old, see how it changed since i last reviewed it in Jan 2011… (my palate has changed, and the whisky must have too). Let’s roll:
Old …

Benromach, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[28 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Benromach 5 year old

The Benromach 100 proof and 10 year old were two of my favorite whiskies for 2015, and many fellow whisky lovers appreciate the exceptional quality and great VFM those two offer. The 10 year old has a new (not so new now, but fairly new) small brother – the 5 yo.  The 10 and 100 proof do feel older than …

Dailuaine, Diageo, Featured, Headline, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[27 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Dailuaine 34 Year Old 1980 (Special Release 2015)

You can say whatever you want about Diageo, but you can not deny the fact that this big corporation is bottling some fantastic stuff be it the 16 yo Lagavulin, the 10 yo Talisker, if we’re talking standard afordable whiskies, or the latest 2015 Special releases. Stunning stuff, and while not exactly cheap (and very very expensive when we’re talking …

Featured, Headline, Old Pulteney, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[25 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Old Pulteney vintage 1989 (Peated cask) – Review

I will be hosting another whisky tasting today, featuring the entire Old Pulteney core range (age statement versions), starting from the 12 through the 17,21 and then reaching the awesome 35 year old I reviewed in the past, this 1989 however is a whisky I’ve not yet reviewed, having liked the 1990 which is also a peated version, I was …

Cadenhead's, Headline, Littlemill, Tasting Notes »

[20 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Littlemill 24 yo 1990–Cadenhead’s  Small Batch

Littlemill 24 yo 1990/2015 53.7%, Cadenhead, Small Batch,
So, another Cadenhead’s small batch this time a Littlemill (yeah!)   distilled 1990 , bottled in 2015, it is officially a 24 year old single cask. The last Littlemill I tasted (that awesome 25 OB I tasted in October ) left me wanting more. This is an ex-bourbon cask and not finished in Oloroso, …