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[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 …

Glenmorangie, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail, Uncategorized »

[25 Jan 2015 | 3 Comments | ]
Glenmorangie Dornoch [Travel Retail] – Review

The new Glenmorangie ‘Tusail’ is just around the corner (released already, and I shall review it shortly), but prior to that Glenmorangie released another Travel retail only expression by the name of “Dornoch”. It’s not surprising this is a NAS expression. Why Dornoch?
Glenmorangie is Gaelic for ‘the glen of tranquility’ and the Dornoch expression was inspired by the distillery’s peaceful …

Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[24 Dec 2014 | 4 Comments | ]
Blind tasting Competition Day 18 (FINAL) – Imperial 1995 (Signatory) –

So, yesterday was Day 18 and the FINAL (yay) day of the Blind tasting competition. I can’t believe I wrote this post and it got deleted by sodding WordPress, so I’m writing this post the 2nd time…
The dram at hand was real tricky, it felt old and just up my alley, with the old varnish, spices, and everything I like in …

Competition, Featured, general, Headline, Uncategorized »

[17 Oct 2014 | 36 Comments | ]
Celebrating our 1000th Post with Hankey Bannister–RAFFLE!

I am happy to be celebrating our 1000th post this week, a very important milestone, I had not even dreamed about 5 years ago when i started the blog and posted the “we’re open for business” post. How time flies.
So, after 5 years, countless whiskies tasted (at least a 1000, but many more i’ve not written about), many whisky friends …

Headline, News, Uncategorized »

[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Whisky News & PR Corner October 9th, 2014


Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits is delighted to announce the release of Vintage Reserve from award-winning Speyside distillery, The Glenrothes. As with many single malts, the new expression carries no age statement but, in an unprecedented move, all the Vintages used in this single malt have been revealed.
Vintage Reserve is the …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Kininvie 17 yo batch #1

Been a couple of months since I posted my tasting notes for the 23 year old, and it’s time to visit another expression from the same distillery, a younger one this time, but not necessarily not as good as some would think. If that surprises you, I guess you’re not the first, but when we take into consideration that each …

Headline, Uncategorized »

[4 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Heading to Maltstock 2014

So, that time of year has come. Maltstock 2014 it is. It’s become a bit of a habit (3rd time is a charm, yeah?) and it’s fun.
If you’re coming too, make sure to drop by , say hi, and share one two or five drams, After all it’s all about being Relaxed.
Expect a few days of silence on the blog, …

Featured, Glen Grant, Headline, Uncategorized »

[1 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
Liquid History: Glen Grant 1948 , 66 yo, by G&M [Wealth Solutions]

My good whisky friend Shai always claims I prefer to review unicorn tears as he calls them, meaning very old and rare drams. Most times, I tend to disagree, as I try to post many available and not ultra rare and extremely expensive whisky  tasting reviews, but this time I could not resist , and frankly It’s really a one …

Headline, Tasting Notes, Teeling, Uncategorized »

[24 Jun 2014 | One Comment | ]
Teeling Whiskey 21 yo Silver Reserve

In the next couple of whiskey posts I will reviewing a  few (read: all) of the expressions currently bottled by the Teeling whiskey Co. I guess an intro is in place in case you have not heard of it, or you’re not well acquainted with their story.
Basically Teeling whiskey is managed by Jack Teeling who used to be the Master …

Featured, Headline, Macduff, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized, Wemyss »

[15 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Lead On MacDuff! [Wemyss Malts]

Lead on Macduff! (for those who are not well acquainted with the works of one, W.Shakespeare) is a famous quote from Macbeth,but actually It’s rather a misquote as the original text states “Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him who first cries ‘Hold! enough!’” well, close enough right? and a very very cool name given to this 2002 young-ish whisky …