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[23 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Laphroaig 15 Year Old (200th Anniversary Edition)–Review and thoughts

We’re taking a bit of time of from the Diageo SR 2015, to a more down to earth dram, we’re able to afford:
The Laphroaig 15 has been a favorite of many whisky lovers, until it was replaced a couple of years ago by the 18 year old. Fortunately, the distillery has re-created this expression (it’s 15 year old alright, but …

Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[15 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
Port Askaig 100 Proof–Review

Specialty drinks (a sister company of the Whisky Exchange) have been bottling the Port Askaig line of Islay malts for a few years now. Recently they have added new members to the family in the form of 16, 30 and 40 year old batches, in addition to a 100 proof edition. The 30 and 40 do sound lovely, but unfortunately …

Featured, Headline, Peated, Port Charlotte, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[7 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS 127.39 ‘Intensely Tasty’ (Port Charlotte 11 year old)

Not long ago I reviewed two other SMWS PCs – 127.37 ‘Dinosaurs dancing to Stravinsky (which was EPIC) and 127.40  –  Mango chicken vindaloo, which again was excellent. It’s quite clear I am fond of young PCs, and I wonder how this one will going to be when we compare it to those two monsters. At 11 years old and …

bowmore, bowmore, Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Tasting Notes, Virgin Oak »

[30 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Bowmore Feis Ile 2015–Virgin Oak , NAS – Review

It’s time to start sampling some of the bottling from this year’s Feis Ile (Islay Festival), beginning with this lovely Bowmore. Bowmore did two different  bottles for this year’s Festival : The very expensive 26 year old 1988 vintage (at a whopping 350 quid – way out of my budget), and the NAS Virgin oak (at 55 quid). Luckily I …

Headline, Peated, Sherry, Smogen, Swedish, Tasting Notes »

[28 Apr 2015 | 3 Comments | ]
Smögen Sherry project 1:1 and 1:2 – Review

Young whisky can rock, and what a better example than those two lovely expressions combining very young whisky (peated) and then finished in sherry from Smogen distillery.
Smogen is a young Swedish distillery , established in 2009. I’ve reviewed their first EVER expression “Primor” last year (review here) , and was very impressed by how good this very young 3 year …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Islay, Peated, Port Charlotte, Travel Retail »

[26 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
The new Port Charlotte PC 12 (Travel Retail) – Review

I can’t believe Port Charlotte 12 is out, It seems like yesterday when the baby PC5 came out, and it was HUGE. This toddler is now a teenager, and I am loving the way it developed over the years. This is the oldest PC EVER (there are a few Indie PC of the same age).
Yesterday’s Octomore TR edition (7.2) proved …

Bruichladdich, Featured, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[25 Feb 2015 | 4 Comments | ]
A new Octomore for Travel Retail – 7.2 – Review

Lately Bruichladdich are releasing quite a few Travel Retail only editions of their Octomores and Port Charlottes and this one is the second wave of such releases. The Octomore “.2” usually stands out for wine finished Octomores, and this release is no different  – as the Octomore 7.2 is a limited edition in which Jim McEwan  has married American oak …

Arran, Cask Strength, Headline, NAS, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[13 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Arran Machrie Moor Cask Strength

It’s the Fifth edition of the Peated Machrie Moor by Arran, and this time they have gone one step beyond, and released two versions a regular 46% ABV and a CS one, which I am trying today. I have not tried any of the MM releases since the first (reviewed on the blog here), but I remember feeling it was …

Blends, Compass Box, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[10 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Compass Box Great King Street – Glasgow Blend – Review

Time for another new release from Compass box, after the excellent Lost blend, this is a Blended whisky, rather than a Blended Malt (meaning it has some grain whisky as well as malt whisky as an ingredient).
GLASGOW BLEND is the second permanent whisky to be introduced to the Great King Street range , which is essentially a small-batch Blended Scotch …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Kilchoman, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[4 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Kilchoman 5 Year Old 2009 Original Cask Strength – Review

Another new expression released recently from the farm distillery of Kilchoman, this time no cask finishes or wine casks at all, ex-bourbon only. This batch is bottled from a vatting of 35 such casks filled in 2009 and bottled in 2014 making the liquid 5 years old. 9,200 bottles of the nectar were made, and bottled an the natural CS …