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BenRiach, Headline, PX, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[8 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
BenRiach 1998 17 Year Old PX Finish TWE Exclusive (Cask 7758)

After the lovely Glendronach exclusive I’ve reviewed yesterday, comes the bottle from the “sister” distillery of BenRiach (they we released together), this one is 17 years old, a Tripe distilled whisky  and was only finished in PX, rather than aged in it for the entire length of maturation. Actually I’ve bought a bottle if this one (even before I tasted …

Featured, Glendronach, Headline, PX, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[7 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Glendronach 1995 19 Year Old PX Puncheon TWE Exclusive – Review

MaltStock is over, and I am settling down (a separate post about that soon). As always I was very happy to meet so many nice people, share a few drams, and on the way collect a few samples people were kind enough to bestow upon me. Billy from the TWE was kind to share samples of the exclusive bottling for …

Blends, Famous Grouse, Headline, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[5 Oct 2015 | 4 Comments | ]
The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold

Another blended whisky, twice in a row? Yes, indeed. And why not? It is not a port Ellen, but it is something that most people buy, and that is what keeps Single malts in motion, Blended malts, we heart you (although we drink you only from time to time, which is a shame btw). So what’s new about this version …

Featured, Headline, NAS, Orkney, Scapa, Tasting Notes »

[21 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Scapa Skiren – Review

Scapa the “other” Orcadian distillery (Orcadian meaning located on the island of Orkney), has just recently opened its gates to visitors, as it opened a new visitor center in April 2015. From a whisky geek’s point of view Scapa is a bit different than the other distilleries as it hosts A unique barrel-shaped Lomond wash still – the only remaining …

Dalmore, Featured, Headline, Madeira, Moscatel, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[20 Sep 2015 | 3 Comments | ]
The Dalmore distillery exclusive 2015 edition

Distillery exclusive bottling are always sought after by malt geeks, and It’s always nice to visit a distillery and buy a limited bottle you can not get elsewhere, it does remind you of fond memories when you revisit it when at home some months after the actual visit. If you ask the average whisky geek, the preferred format should be …

Glenallachie, Headline, Malts Of Scotland, Tasting Notes »

[16 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
Glenallachi 1995 cask #1257 – Malts of Scotland

Going over my sample box, I discovered the last MOS single cask sample form the epic bottle share organized by Sjoerd a few years ago. Many of the bottles in that share were crackers, and I had high expectations from this one (and boy was I let down). Single casks are singular , that’s pretty much what you can say …

Featured, Headline, Irish, Middelton, RedBreast, Tasting Notes »

[9 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
And today : Whiskey – Redbreast 12 cask strength

It’s September and it’s still pretty hectic around here. Today was dusty (Mars like), and hot and humid as you can imagine in HELL. I was thinking about which whisky I should have and after a beer, or so decided to review the Redbreast 12 CS. This bottle has been sitting around for a few months, having opened it for …

Aultmore, Headline, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[8 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS 73.55 apples and pears [Aultmore 21]–A funky weird dram…

Our noses and Palates are very different, that’s given. Some people love certain whiskies other people can not appreciate and vise versa, and this single cask from SMWS (I got from Tom, a long time ago – thanks bro!) is a terrific example of such a whisky. Before I tasted it, I was browsing Tom’s site (weird, as I try …

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 …

Featured, G&M, Headline, Mortlach, Tasting Notes »

[6 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
Mortlach 75 Years Old by Gordon & MacPhail Review and impressions

Phil is our correspondent in London (as well as helping out with certain muling operations which are top secret (hehe). He was kind enough to accept the opportunity and go to the Mortlach 75 year old unveiling event last week in London. Here’s his lovely guest post. He’s a natural isn’t he?

Being the official mule of the Whisky Israel blog …