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[23 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Laphroaig 15 Year Old (200th Anniversary Edition)–Review and thoughts

We’re taking a bit of time of from the Diageo SR 2015, to a more down to earth dram, we’re able to afford:
The Laphroaig 15 has been a favorite of many whisky lovers, until it was replaced a couple of years ago by the 18 year old. Fortunately, the distillery has re-created this expression (it’s 15 year old alright, but …

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 …

Bourbon, Featured, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes, Tomatin »

[15 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Tomatin Cù Bòcan Bourbon Cask

In case you’ve been living on the moon recently  a no introduction to Cù Bòcan  is required.This is the only peated line of whisky from Tomatin. The “regular” expression  is matured in a combination of Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon casks, while Tomtain has also released expressions that showcase only one type of wood used for the vatting of Cù …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[26 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Octomore 7.3 Islay Barley – Review

The last day or so was quite rainy an stormy if not very cold, and what better weather than this to be drinking peated malts, right? When you’re talking peat monsters there is one clear king in terms of power , PPM and quality, and that is the Bruichladdich family of Octomore malts.  The latest installment (like the 6.3) is …

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 …

Bordeaux, Headline, Irish, Middelton, Wine Finish »

[13 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Green Spot Château Léoville-Barton – Review

An Irish whisky finished in a Saint Julien appellation in Bordeaux wine? I admit it does sound a bit far fetched, but this is what we’re about to taste today.  If you’re not a wine buff, some information about Léoville Barton : It is set in the heart of the Saint Julien appellation in Bordeaux, one of the most revered …

Featured, Headline, Irish, Middelton, RedBreast, Tasting Notes »

[9 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
And today : Whiskey – Redbreast 12 cask strength

It’s September and it’s still pretty hectic around here. Today was dusty (Mars like), and hot and humid as you can imagine in HELL. I was thinking about which whisky I should have and after a beer, or so decided to review the Redbreast 12 CS. This bottle has been sitting around for a few months, having opened it for …

Bourbon, Headline, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[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 …

Campletown, Featured, Headline, Organic, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[26 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Springbank Green 12 yo – Review

Time for some malt review, after a long time (that Indian blend was not a malt, right?), and what better distillery to start the review season with, than Springbank?
This Springbank is quite special in two ways : first of all I was distilled using Organic barley (which is trendy and cool), and was aged in 100% ex-Bourbon casks, which is …

Blends, Headline, Indian, Tasting Notes »

[24 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Indian Whisky–Signature Rare Aged – review and notes

Just a few days ago I returned from a three-week long vacation in northern India (Himachal Pradesh), which was Fabulous. For me it was the first time in India, and I was really impressed with this amazing (yet different) country. One thing I knew before going there – There will not be a lot of whisky, or there will not …