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BenRiach, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[27 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
The new Benriach 10 yo–Tasting notes

So, a new Benriach 10 year old? what’s so “new” about it? well this – This release is the first one that was  produced predominantly from spirit distilled under The BenRiach Distillery Company’s eleven-year ownership. The cask formula focuses on ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, while the spirit is unpeated (unlike the Curiositas 10 yo).
BenRiach 10 Year Old , 43.0% , …

Benromach, Featured, G&M, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[21 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
The affordable whisky that could: Benromach 10

We do not often remember this, but most people drink blended whisky, and those who do drink single malts often opt for the affordable malts which some of us whisky geeks find “boring” : The Glen Livet 12, the Glenfiddich 12 etc, or in short: single malts under 30 quid.
It’s been long since i tried anything from Benromach, now owned …

Arran, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[14 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Re-tasting Arran 10 yo (and some New Make)

Almost 3 years ago I sat down to taste a few Arran whiskies, one of which was the 10 year old. I remember I was not a big fan of that expression then, but having re-tasted it a week ago as part of the #ArranWhisky twitter tasting (along with Miss Black’s and the new Devil’s Punchbowl Batch III) , and …

Cask Strength, Headline, Laphroaig, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[25 Jul 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Laphroaig 10 CS– original edition (red band)

Long ago, when I was making my first steps in the whisky world, I was very keen on MONSTER peat drams. The higher  the PPM, the better, or so I thought. As time went by, my palate did change, and I realised it’s the delicate aromas and Complexity is what I prefer, Peat or not peat. Mega peat is nice …

Featured, Headline, Sherry, Tamdhu, Tasting Notes »

[7 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tamdhu 10 yo–Relaunch–tasting notes

Not long ago I featured this new relaunch (by Ian Macleod Distillers) in the whisky news, and It’s time to taste this quite uniquely packaged whisky. The bottle as you can see is a bit how shall we say “special”. Some like it, and some hate it, but no one is indifferent to it. When i first saw it I …

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

[5 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Tasting Springbank 100 proof

Continuing the streak of excellent whiskies in recent days, with this little stunner. About two months ago I visited my whisky friend Yariv who lives in Haifa. He’s a big Springbank and Laddie fan, and we did have quite a few drams of those. It was the first time I had the pleasure of trying this 100 proof Springbank. It’s …

Campletown, Featured, Headline, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[2 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Springbank Rundlets and Kilderkins

It’s not everyday that Springbank releases a new expression and this one has also a unique
name , unlike most other springers who have only a vintage or a year indication. As it seems Rundlets and Kilderkins are two different measuring units for liquids , which were used in olden days. The Springbank site also tells the tale of a lady …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[27 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tasting the ‘New’ Laddie 10 year old

So, here comes the post about the much awaited Laddie 10. The first bottling of a 10 year old distilled after the distillery was “resurrected” so to speak. I was really keen on trying it and got a bottle even before i sampled it, seeing raving reviews from Serge(whiskyfun), and others. Today I’ve spotted another enthusiastic review by John Hansell  …

Arran, Featured, Headline, Islands, Tasting Notes »

[13 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Tasting 6 Arrans with friends of WI society

I’ve reviewed only a few arrans until now on the blog (mostly special releases), and was very keen on expanding my experience and getting to know more of the Arran line-up. It’s always nicer tasting malts in company, so I popped over to Richard’s where we were to meet with Shai and drink a few wee drams by Arran. I …

Ardbeg, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, scotch, Sherry, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[2 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
SMWS Ardbeg , 33.70 , “Keith Richards Meets Socrates Classics”

The Second tasting notes of SMWS bottling, as promised. This time an Ardbeg, aged in Sherry casks (Sherry Gorda) for 10 years. A sherry Ardbeg is always something interesting, as most OBs are not sherry matured. I find that Sherry and Peat is a pairing i quite like (Uigedail for example, Classic of Islay 9 yo, Lagavulin 21 etc.…) . …