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[14 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Auchentoshan 1996 Bottle your own Cask # 11030

How does it go? oh yes: My whisky friend Yoav went to Scotland and all I got was this lousy sample … But really, this is a lovely little sample I got from Yoav who managed to fill a wee bottle (thanks mate!) and spared me a sample, which is very cool. This is a Bourbon cask, distilled 28/06/1996 and …

Auchentoshan, Headline, Lowlands, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[10 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Wemyss malts Candied Fruit–1998 Auchentoshan

Another fine example of Wemyss single casks, this time Lowlander Auchentoshan from 1998, total of 294 bottles available at 46% abv (yes yes, i know. we want more). Quite a nice dram actually, from an underrated (some would say, rightfully so) distillery and the second dram from the latest batch of single casks released by Wemyss malts  in 2013.
Wemyss malts …

Bladnoch Forum, Cambus, Cask Strength, Headline, Independent Bottling, Lowlands, Single Grain, Tasting Notes »

[22 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Cambus 24 yo  (Bladnoch Forum)

Moving back in time to the remains of my Bladnoch bottle share samples. This time we’re dealing with Cambus (Camb-what?! you ask?), So, yeah. Cambus WAS a grain distillery located in the lowlands and was closed in 1993. Most Single malt snobs (mainly those who don’t have a clue) do not drink Grain whisky, although those who have tried some …

Auchentoshan, Featured, Headline, Lowlands, Single Cask, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[20 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
SMWS 5.29 – ‘Freesias crushed by an escaping car’–Auchentoshan 11 yo

Not all single casks are great, and not all blended mats are mediocre. A saying I just invented, but it’s true. I’ve been tasting quite a few SMWS single casks in recent weeks and this particular one from Auchentoshan is an example that some single casks are not very good sometimes. I am not quite sure why the SMWS picked …

Cask Strength, Headline, Littlemill, Lowlands, Single Cask, Single Malts Of Scotland, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[12 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Littlemill 1989 – 22 Year Old by Single Malts of Scotland

Not a lot Littlemill bottles out there I am afraid, and every single one is something to cherish. The last one I had was another IB (Kintra) which was nice. This was was getting raving report from fellow bloggers, and seemed something worth a try. Luckily I was given a sample by my good whisk friend Billy (thank you!), while …

Diageo, Featured, Headline, Lowlands, Rosebank, scotch, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[8 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Rosebank 21yo  1990 Special Release

This baby was bottled for Diageo’s Special Releases edition in 2011. There are just 5,604 numbered bottles and the whisky was aged in refill American oak and refill European oak casks for 21 years. Littlemill has was mothballed in 1993 but Diageo still releases the odd bottle once in a while…
I think this is one of the first Rosebanks I’ve …

Auchentoshan, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Lowlands, Malts Of Scotland, Sherry, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[26 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Tasting Auchentoshan 1999 Malts of Scotland

Another one of the Toshans from the sample swap with the ‘Toshan Man, Mark. I was really looking to tasting this one, being a sherry cask, and indie selected by Belgian whisky club Fulldram. And I was in for a treat

Auchentoshan 1999 Malts of Scotland Xmas Fulldram , 56,4% ABV , Cask # 2412
Nose: Sweet burst of sugars. Big sherry …

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[19 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Auchentoshan 2009 Festival Edition

Continuing our Auchentoshan journey, today we’re in for a treat. a cask strength distillery only bottling. In 2009 Auchentoshan held a festival over at the distillery , visited by over 2000 people. A special edition was bottled for the occasion, 500 bottles made, of a fairly young cask strength whisky (NAS on the bottle), which later was also sold on …

Auchentoshan, Cask Strength, Featured, Fino, Headline, Lowlands, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[21 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Auchentoshan Fino Sherry Cask Matured  1998

We continue the journey with a sherry cask matured ‘toshan. this one was distilled in 1998, bottled in 2010, and aged in  European Oak, Fino Sherry barrels for some 12 years. Fino being the lightest type of sherry, imparts it’s lighter sherry effect on the spirit, but still produces very interesting sherry effects, and changes the ‘basic’ ‘toshan profile quite …

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[18 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
My Auchentoshan Journey continues : The Valinch

We continue our Toshan odyssey with something more powerful and although young and with NAS , quite the cracker IMHO. The Valinch.
Valinch is the the name of the pipette used to draw whisky straight from the cask, and this one is just that. bottled at cask strength of 57.5% which is a nice change after the rather anemic 12 year …