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[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, Ichiro's Malt, Japanese, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[10 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve -Review

Day #3 of our little Japanese Whisky review series , and today with Ichiro’s Malt.
For those who are not familiar with Ichiro Akuto, the grandson of the founder of now closed Hanyu Distillery. He started the Chichibu distillery in Japan’s Saitama prefecture in 2008, which by now released a few young (but good) expressions under the Chichibu label [check out …

Featured, Headline, Mackmyra, Swedish, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[9 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Mackmyra Moment Vinterträdgård (Conservatory) – Review

Today I am taking a day off from the the Blind tasting competition, as my nose was not very usable yesterday, and I did not take any tasting notes for that Balvenie 15 single cask (that tasted like no other 15 single cask Bal… but, go figure single cask, right?). So we’re back with some Mackmyra whisky for XMAS, and …

Headline, Mackmyra, NAS, Swedish, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[3 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Mackmyra Midvinter

This week I will be tasting some Mackmyra whisky, I felt i had to wait a bit until the climate got cooler to taste the Swedish delights of Mackmyra, and I believe (for me) it was a smart move. The first dram I am going to review is called Midvinter which means “Mid-Winter” (Swedish is rather similar to english sometimes, …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée D: Pessac Leognan (Chateau Haut-Brion) 16 Year Old

Longest name EVER for a dram? Probably. (and thank to PS for the idea and dram).
This is the fourth in the Laddie First Growth series, aged for 16 years in ex-bourbon casks, then finished in Pessac-Léognan(Chateau Haut-Brion) [ex wine] casks. Another experiment from the Laddie in esoteric wine cask finished, and frankly? It’s rather nice. You never know with those …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Longrow, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[6 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Longrow 10 yo  Shiraz cask

it all started with a wee sample swap with fellow whisky lover and blogger David Carson of ‘glenuntitled’. i fancies this one immediately, as a big Longrow / SB fan, and quite keen on the wine finishes. I remember one very good Longrow Gaja Barolo i reviewed long ago, and their peat and wine combo works very well in my …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Peated, Sauternes, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[23 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Bruichladdich Octomore 4.2 : Comus

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the peatiest of them all?
We’re back in the peat wars, and the newest addition of Bruichladdich is this Octomore 4.2 “Comus”, rated at a whopping 167 ppm.As you know I’ve passed the “Bring all the peat you an to me” stage, many of whisky lovers go through at some time or other in their …

Barolo, BenRiach, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Single Cask, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[30 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
Tasting The Benriach 1990 Single Cask # 3805 for Singapore

Today I’m reviewing a very unique single cask Benriach. This one was bottled specifically for the Singapore market. 484 bottles all in all. This bottle has a very interesting story. As it appears the Singapore market is a rather important market for scotch whisky, and there are quite some special cask bottlings being released there. I cam across a lovely …

Auchentoshan, Bordeaux, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[28 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Tasting Auchentoshan Bordeaux finish 1988

Another Toshan today, this time a very limited, and very unique one. This bottling was released in 2008 , as a duty free only edition (or distillery shop exclusive) , with an outrun of 1800 bottles only.Calling it a wine finish is really not so accurate, as it spent 8 years in ex-bourbon casks, and another 12 years!!! in Saint-Julien …

BenRiach, Featured, Finishes, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes, Wine Finish »

[20 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tasting The BenRiach 17 yo Rioja Finish

Continuing our Benriach sessions, with another finish, this time an older 17 year old Rioja wine finish. For those of you who are not familiar with the wine world, Rioja denotes a wine region in Spain. Rioja wines are made from vines growing in the La Rioja region, as well as some part of Navarra, and the Basque province of …