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BenRiach, Featured, Headline, Peated, PX, Rum Finish, Tasting Notes »

[16 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Two 18 yo Peated Benriach–Albariza & Dunder

Time to try a few Peated Benriachs that have eluded me for some time (no idea why). Both are 18 year old, peated, what differentiates one another is the cask finish chosen. The first one Albariza was finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. The name Albariza comes from a type of chalky soil which is typical for Andalucia (in Spain). …

Arran, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[1 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Arran Malt turns 18–how time flies! – A review

How times flies..
I’ve been watching the Arran malt grow up, and the past few years’ releases were just brilliant. As I’ve noted before, the Arran liquid seems to get better with each year it spends in the casks (It’s not always the case), and after the excellent 17 yo of last year, and the lovely 16 yo comes the first …

Featured, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes, The Glenlivet »

[1 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Glenlivet Vertical (12,15,18 year olds)

Tony Soprano loves his Glenlivet 12, and I love Tony soprano, hence I love The Glenlivet 12. Sort of anyways. As the Glenlivet is probably one of the best selling single malts out there (with Glenfiddich) and very well know, It’s only appropriate we have some more of that on the blog. I know we’re posted a guest post reviewing …

Canadian, Gibson's, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[23 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Gibson’s 18 Finest Rare

Time for another cracking Canadian whiskey (many thanks to Johanne and Davin D.K for the introduction and their help with samples) . If you do want more information and background on this one , you need to check out Davin’s Excellent site, which is indeed the best resource for any Canadian whiskey.
Gibson’s 18 Finest Rare , 40% , $ 74.95 …

Glengoyne, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[11 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Glengoyne 18 yo

This 18 yo dram is replacing the 17 year old which I reviewed a long time ago (my notes are here). Bottled at a standard 43%, It’s priced at around £70.

Nose: Starts with some wood, old wood furniture, lacquer, yet also fruity, with some red fruit tart, orange peel, sugar, and also a bit of vanilla goodness. rather interesting. some …

Blends, Chivas, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[1 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Chivas Regal 18 yo

From time to time I get emails or comments from people asking why I am reviewing mostly “limited editions” or other special editions of malts, and not more widely available blends or malts. The truth is that I try to reviews those too (and have done so quite a few times), but there is always room for more. I am …

12Blends, Blends, Jhonnie Walker, Tasting Notes »

[9 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
#12blends Day 6  – Johnnie Walker Platinum 18 yo

Day 6, and again my guess failed big time. Not that i have ever had this one but, still. I went for the Bailie Nicol Jarvie blend (and as it appears quite a few other mates went for the same one , and were wrong). Let’s roll:
Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Platinum Label , 40% , £63.31
Nose: Malty and semi …

Ardbeg, Featured, Headline, Master Of Malt, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[28 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Master of Malt Ardbeg 18 year old Single Cask

Ben of Master of Malt has been promising s nice Ardbeg Bottling for some time, and tweeting about it, announcing it is near. Then one Thursday afternoon i saw him tweet about it being released tomorrow 1200 am GMT for under 90 quid. I was debating weather to get it or not (after spending a bit too much on drams …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, longmorn, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[9 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]
Tasting The Whisky Society Longmorn 1990 18 yo

A couple of months back, I met a group of friends for a tasting evening with a theme – “Cask strength”. It was bring your own, and taste, as long as it was bottled at cask strength (or premium strength for the matter), it was ok. I brought my beloved HP 14 year old bottled by the guys who run …

Featured, Glenfiddich, Headline, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes »

[14 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Tasting the Glenfiddich Core Range at the Norma Jean

I am not the biggest Glenfiddich fan out there, but when Tomer ,an Israeli blogger and whisky lover (who blogs in Hebrew about alcohol and whisky) , asked who is interested in a Glenfiddich tasting , where we’ll pretty much try the entire range, i could not say No. It’s true, I’ve recently tried most of it at the British …