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Miltonduff 10 Year Old 2009 (TWB Originals)

Another expression from the Originals single casks series bottled for The Whisky Barrel, this time a single cask first fill Oloroso sherry hogshead #TWB1007 bottled 2019 yielding 254 bottles all in all. Miltonduff 10 Year Old 2009, 63.4%, £65 Nose: big sherry influence here for sure with oloroso sherry, dried fruit, unripe banana, chocolate, cherubs, […]

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Ledaig 2008, TWB ‘Originals’ Take I

The Originals lineup is a new IB range from TWB. They describe the range : The Whisky Barrel presents ORIGINALS® to showcase particular characteristics of our specially selected single casks from the finest Scotch whiskey distilleries. For almost a decade our careful whiskey cask management programme has yielded Scotch whiskies maturing in the finest oak casks […]

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Ballechin 2003, 15 yo Sherry Cask {for TWE}

Ballechin, which is Peated Edradour , in case you’re not familiar with the name, is getting quite popular among whisky lovers in recent years, and not without reason. The Peated character really works well with the Edradour profile, and although I am not the biggest Edradour fan (Yes, I’ve tasted some good ones, of course), […]

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A Duo of cask strength Glengoyne

I’ve been meaning to write tasting notes for those two for quite some time now, as both were featured in a tasting event we held for our HolyDram IL whisky club. The first of which is a 12 year old single Sherry Oloroso cask #2685, specially selected for the Netherlands [ Single Cask – De […]

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Port Charlotte 2005 Valinch Oloroso cask , Feis Ile 2018

This year Bruichladdich released two different special editions bottling for Feis Ile 2018, Both were Port Charlotte whiskies (meaning : heavily peated), and both available only at the distillery shop on the open day. Valinches are normally single casks bottlings you can get at the distillery, each is of a different profile, and this year […]

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Glenfarclas 2008 family casks – Israel Exclusive cask # 2432

Good times for Whisky in Israel, as the market is growing and it’s high time for a Glenfarclas Family cask for the Israeli market, don’t you think? This cask was selected by the guys at ‘Wine Route’ which are also the GF importers to Israel. This is quite a young cask, distilled in 2008, and […]

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Littlemill 25 Private Cellar Edition [oloroso sherry cask] –Review

Some time ago I saw a twitter / Facebook call for bloggers willing (yes, willing!) to taste this new OB Littlemill and blog about it , and I kindly accepted the offer (yes, who am I kidding, I wanted to taste it). Littlemill is becoming very popular lately (in our own circles of whisky geeks […]

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Glenfarclas 1993 oloroso sherry casks [2012 ed.]

Glenfarclas are lucky to have a lot of stock aging in their warehouses, so they are able to release interesting , aged whiskies from time to time. (this is what happens when you’re a family owned distillery , and putting your stuff into single malts rather than using it as blending fodder).  I am not […]

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Bruichladdich 12 yo First Fill Sherry cask (The Maltman)

This very interesting Laddie was distilled Sept. 2001 and bottled January 2014. A total of 492 bottles were filled from cask #326 (Oloroso). A first fill laddie is something I do not think I sampled recently, and It was my first Laddie from this bottler (The Maltman), so I really did not know what to […]

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Tasting Kilchoman Loch Gorm batch #2

It’s Feis Ile week, and I know Kilchoman day is not until Thursday, but I feel like posting this review today, so that’s that. For some reason never tasted the first batch of Loch Gorm, so I can’t really compare the two batches (anyone got a wee sample for batch #1? send it over to […]