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[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 …

Amrican, Antique Collection, Buffalo Trace, Featured, Headline, Rye, Tasting Notes »

[22 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take IV : Sazerac 18

Perhaps the most well known whisky of the Antique Collection, after winning Murray’s Whisky bible whisky of the year in his 2010 edition and scoring a whopping 97.5 /100 score .  Again, this is a straight Rye whisky, which means at least 51% of it is Rye. So how good is this whisky, does it deserve the title? Let’s see.

Sazerac …

Featured, Glenlivet, Guest posts, Headline, Opinions, scotch, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[11 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Musing about The Glenlivet Range

Richard Barr is a member of the Whisky Israel tasting society , a blog correspondent at times,  and a good whisky friend and big whisky lover. From time to time he posts his notes and adventures on our blog.

My recent travels on British Airways reminded me of a Single Malt Whisky moment I had a few …

Featured, Headline, Highlands, scotch, Single Cask, SMWS, Tasting Notes, The Macallan »

[27 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
The Macallan SMWS Cask 24.104 – “Chocolate box at Christmas”

After last month’s Whisky round table which dealt with Single Casks, I decided to taste some SMWS bottlings. I’m sure you all heard and know the SMWS, their mission, and their unique naming conventions and titles for their single cask bottlings. All bottlings by the SMWS are single casks, and some are extremely interesting. So, a Macallan with a very …

Balblair, Cask Strength, Duncan Taylor, Featured, Headline, Highlands, Independent Bottling, scotch, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[2 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Tasting Duncan Taylor Rare Auld : Balblair 1991 Cask 1612

As promised We continue our journey in Duncan Taylor land, this time with a dram coming from a Highlands distillery : Balblair. I’ve recently tasted  the Balblair OB 1989 (in addition to the younger 2000 vintage), and it’s interesting to compare how the profiles differ from the OB.
Ok, Let’s start dramming…
Duncan Taylor Rare Auld Balblair, 1991,21 yo , cask 1612, …

Cask Strength, Cragganmore, Duncan Taylor, Featured, Headline, Rare Auld, Single Cask, Speyside »

[27 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Tasting Duncan Taylor Rare Auld : Cragganmore X 2

As promised, i will be tasting a few Duncan Taylor bottlings from the Rare Auld line. All the Rare Auld expressions are at least 18 years of age, Single Cask, Cask Strength, Non Chill filtered …
I’ve tasted only the basic 12 year old Cragganmore before, on a few occasions, and i really liked it, but I never had the pleasure …

Cooley, Featured, Greenore, Headline, Irish, Single Grain, Tasting Notes »

[26 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Tasting Cooley Greenore 18 yo Single Grain

The Irish whisky market is controlled by two whisky giants. One of them is Cooley which produces quite a few whisky brands (Tyrconell, Connemara , Kilbeggan, and Greenore). Greenore is Cooley’s Grain whisky brand, and it’s core line-up consists of a 6,8,15 and a new 18 year old which is about to be released in the near future. The 18 …

Featured, Headline, Highland Park, Islands, Tasting Event, Whisky Israel Society »

[6 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Whisky Israel Society Summit #3 – Highland Park

Two months passed since the Whisky Israel Society summit #2 (which was all about Sherry aged whiskies), and it was time (long overdue) for summit #3. The idea for this summit’s theme was actually raised at the end of its previous as we had one Highland Park (1994), which was not all that impressive, and as some of the lads …

Featured, Highlands, Quick Dram, Sherry, Tasting Notes, The Macallan »

[7 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Quick Dram : The Macallan Sherry 18 yo, 1987 vintage

Xmas is near, and if there was a Xmas dram, this is it. It’s not new that The Macallan makes wicked sherry drams. I’ve tasted their 18 year old (1990) , their 12 and some of the FineOak (reviews coming, I know I am way way behind times).
Even that we do not celebrate Xmas here (most of us don’t anyways …