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[28 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS 29.161 – A bodega is burning [Laphraoig]14 yo

Cool wintery nights are THE time for some cracking peated malts, and this SMWS Laphraoig is a good example as any.Another expression released not long ago by SMWS (UK) . I’m loving the name on this one, and boy is on the money.This is a Refill ex-sherry bottled at 60.4% .
SMWS 29.161 – A bodega is burning  , 60.4% , …

Aultmore, Headline, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barell »

[2 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
Aultmore 1990–25 yo Burns Malt (TWB)

I received 3 samples for review some time ago from TWB (The whisky Barrel), and it took my some time to get to them. They all had lovely colors, and this being the darkest, was my first choice, as the evenings were getting chillier and I was quite in need of a good , heavily sherried older dram. I was …

Cask Strength, Glendronach, Headline, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[30 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch #5

Time flies, and we’ve reached the 5th batch of the very successful product that is the GD Cask Strength. As we’ve seen before there’s indeed quite a bit of variation among batches, each going its own way. I think I tried them all except batch #3.  As always, the new expression has been aged  in a combination of the Spanish …

Dalmore, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[25 Oct 2015 | 5 Comments | ]
The New Dalmore 21 year old – Review and thoughts…

As much as I like Dalmore (I do, and I think they are capable of making awesome malt), it is really sad watching how Dalmore becomes a luxury brand with prices as high as they are and the liquid not matching it. What do I mean? take this new release for example , a 21 year old , at 42% …

bowmore, Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Islay, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[15 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS Feis Ile 2015 edition – 3.243 – "Dark, smouldering flamenco gypsy [Bowmore 17 yo]

After yesterday’s Ardbeg , It’s time for a cracking dram from the SMWS. at a much nicer price (If you are a member and was lucky enough to buy one in time).  They have decided to bottle a really nice edition for this year’s Feis, a 17 years old cask , distilled 25th September 1997 at 57.1% abv, refill ex-sherry …

Balblair, G&M, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[12 May 2015 | One Comment | ]
Balblair 1993–G&M cask #1962–Sherry time!

Big bold sherried Balblair, anyone?
A few weeks/ months ago (who remembers) I was able to share a bottle of this big sherry Balblair with some mates. Something told me this was worth getting. I was right …
Balblair 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 1962) – Cask Strength (G&M) , 53.4% , £87(available at MOM)
Nose: not that this comes as a surprise …

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 …

Headline, Hunter Laing, Independent Bottling, Mortlach, Tasting Notes »

[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Mortlach 22 ‘Platinum Old and Rare’ [Hunter Laing]

Another Indie today by Hunter Laing, this time a 22 year old Mortlach, which also sells for a hefty price of £335 (at the Whisky Shop). This is also a sample sent for review to the W club tasting panel – so cheers guys!. When you hear the name Mortlach you immediately think about BIG sherry, meaty notes, bouillon and …

Headline, Malts Of Scotland, Sherry, Tamdhu, Tasting Notes »

[22 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Tamdhu 1990 malts of Scotland cask #8119 – Review

Another one from a long gone bottle share. I am quite a fan of Tamdhu single casks, Not had many to date, but those I did try were lovely. This time we’re talking BIG sherry with this Sherry Butt, #8119 distilled in 1990 and bottled 2011, at just under 50%. The color was a hint this is going to be …

Headline, PX, Tasting Notes, Westport »

[18 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Bomb – Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (The Whisky Lounge)

About two years ago I tasted the Oloroso finish version of this bomb, and quite liked it. I was happy with a 20cl bottles, but when I got the bottle, I noticed that I’ve ordered the wrong version, and that there’s another PX finish version I was not aware of. I never bothered replacing it, hoping the PX would be …