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[30 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Barrel Bourbon Batch #4

Time for some Whiskey, and today with a brand I’ve never tried before : Barrel. BB are sort of an independent bottler for Bourbon and Whiskey, they source casks (well, yeah from big factories in Idiana… ) and they bottle them at cask strength, as they claim each batch is different (well single barrels tend to be). This one I …

Berenheim, Bourbon, Featured, Headline, Orphan Barrel, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Orphan Barrel – ‘Rhetoric’ bourbon whiskey 20yo

You might have heard about the Orphan Barrel series of whiskeys released in recent months by Diageo, as they were quite the discussion topic among bourbon and whiskey lovers. The name is allegedly chosen because the barrels for these releases were “forgotten”, in the Diageo warehouses, or so. I am quite skeptical about them being really forgotten, more likely been …

Featured, Headline, Irish, NAS, Tasting Notes, Teeling, whiskey »

[22 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
The new Teeling Whiskey–single malt – Review

A quick break from the Blind Tasting shenanigans, with a new product from one of the more interesting Irish whisky makes out there : Teeling. Really liked their line of products, and this one is the newest addition to the core range:
Teeling Single Malt consists of aged Malt whiskey up to 23 years (the whisky is a NAS)  old that …

Blends, Headline, Irish, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[2 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Quick Dram : Teeling Small Batch

I’ve been meaning to post these tasting notes before, but never got to it. Today i walked into my local liqour shop in search of something quite different (I always check the whisky shelves to see if there is something new), and I saw this whisky and the grain version on the shelf. I was very surprised and quite content …

Bourbon, Featured, Headline, Rye, Smooth Ambler, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[25 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
A couple of Smooth Amblers – A Rye and a Bourbon

Smooth Ambler is a  young craft distillery located in West Virginia , producing young spirit (Vodka, Gin and aged Gin), until its stock is old enough to be sold as whiskey. Like other distilleries it’s also sourcing Bourbon, Rye and Whiskey from older distilleries in bulk, and bottling those with their own label (disclosing it’s distilled elsewhere). I’ve heard good …

Canadian, Finishes, Headline, Pike Creek, Port Cask, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[24 Aug 2014 | One Comment | ]
Pike Creek 10 yo Double Barreled Whiskey (Port finish)

My brief summer Hiatus is over (almost, a few days here and there). It’s been a nice relaxing week, with some whisky, beer and chilling by the pool with kids and family (and friends), and it’s time to continue the summer dramming sessions with some whiskey (a few of those this week). The first one is a Canadian sample that …

Canadian, Canadian Club, Headline, Sherry, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[29 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Canadian Club Sherry Cask batch SC-020

Time for some more Canadian whiskey. Today with one of the better known brands – Canadian Club. This expressions is a bit unique, as it was finished in Sherry casks. If you’re a scotch aficionado, chances you won’t be blown away by this procedure of finishing a whisky in sherry casks, as it’s very common in scotch these days, but …

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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
High West American Prairie Reserve

About 50 years ago (so it feels, but it’s really a year or so ago I think – correct me if i am Wrong, Sjoerd) my mate Sjoerd who writes the brilliant whisky blog – Malt Fascination, and a very cool dude, arranged another one of his famous bottle shares. Meaning, he buys a few bottles of good whisky, and …

Headline, Irish, Tasting Notes, Teeling, whiskey »

[26 Jun 2014 | One Comment | ]
Teeling Whiskey Platinum Vintage Reserve 30

We’ve arrived at the oldest available Irish whiskey on the market (as far as I know).
In contrast to the other Teeling bottlings this has been exclusively matured in ex-Bourbon casks for the entire 30 years. It is non-chilfiltered and bottled at 46%.
The malt for this was double distilled at a distillery more famous for its triple distilled single malts.Just 250 …

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[25 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
Teeling Whiskey Gold Reserve , 26 yo (White Burgundy finish)

We continue our journey through the Teeling range with an older expression. This whiskey was double distilled (at a distillery which usually triple distils its whiskey) in the year of 1987 then it was aged in ex-bourbon barrels , and finally it was transferred into old white burgundy barrels for finishing. I must comment that white wine finishes are not …