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Glenfarclas, Headline, Oloroso, Tasting Notes »

[1 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
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 sure where I got this …

Bourbon, Headline, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[30 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Barrel Bourbon Batch #4

Time for some Whiskey, and today with a brand I’ve never tried before : Barrel. BB are sort of an independent bottler for Bourbon and Whiskey, they source casks (well, yeah from big factories in Idiana… ) and they bottle them at cask strength, as they claim each batch is different (well single barrels tend to be). This one I …

Campletown, Headline, Organic, Springbank, Tasting Notes »

[26 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Springbank Green 12 yo – Review

Time for some malt review, after a long time (that Indian blend was not a malt, right?), and what better distillery to start the review season with, than Springbank?
This Springbank is quite special in two ways : first of all I was distilled using Organic barley (which is trendy and cool), and was aged in 100% ex-Bourbon casks, which is …

Glen Moray, Headline, NAS, Tasting Notes »

[28 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Classic Glen Moray–The Classic and the New Make

I’ve Tasted a few Glen Morays recently (peated, Port,Chardonnay versions ) and funnily I’ve not reviewed the classic NAS, so this is a good opportunity as any. Its just fitting we start with the New make which is where everything starts (this time with no peat). Let’s go.
 
Glen Moray New Make, 69 % abv
Nose: Yeasty and fruity with mostly ripe …

Headline, Linkwood, Littlemill, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barrel, Tobermory »

[27 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]
A Trio Of Whisky Barrel Exclusives [Linkwood 24 , Tobermory 20, Littlemill 26]

A while ago the lovely guys at The Whisky Barrel were kind enough to send me a few of their exclusive bottlings in the form of wee samples (cheers, guys!). Today I am going to review 3 of them : A Littelmill 1988 , Tobermory 1994, and Linkwood 1990 . The first one is an Old & Rare exclusive bottling …

Creative Whisky Company, Headline, Islay, Lagavulin, Tasting Notes »

[23 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
A young  7 yo (said to be) Lagavulin Creative Whisky Company [Whisky Import NL 10th Anniversary]

Whisky Import NL were celebrating their 10th anniversary or birthday, and to commemorate the occasion they bottled a special mystery Islay single malt with the help of the CWC, a total of 314 bottles, a sample of which found its way to me by means of Niko (Thanks dude), who knew I would like that dram.
It’s a mystery Indie, but …

Ardbeg, Featured, Headline, Islay, Marsala, Tasting Notes »

[20 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
To Space and beyond! –Tasting Ardbeg Galileo

while writing some notes for an Ardbeg Special releases tasting events I am hosting today I noticed I’ve not published any notes on the Ardbeg Galileo , which has been around for a few years now. This was released in 2012 with a nice shaker and sample bottle for press (now being sold on auctions for 100’s of pounds)… Cult, …

Bruichladdich, Feis Ile, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[16 Jul 2015 | 3 Comments | ]
Bruichladdich High Noon– Feis Ile 2015 edition–Review and thoughts

Most of the whiskies I write about are fairly good, but sometimes I try whiskies that underwhelm me, disappoint me, or just leave me totally perplexed.  This Laddie is one of them. A Feis edition from a well respected distillery like Bruichladdich, should be quite good, right? Well prepare to be surprised. As I was trying to sample most of …

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 …

Ardbeg, Feis Ile, Headline, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Ardbeg Perpetuum Distillery Release – Review and Thoughts…

Another review of Feis Ile whiskies, this time from Ardbeg. Tasting quite a few of the Special releases the other day at a tasting I hosted, reminded me I have yet to review this year’s release. Fortunately enough I was able to source some of the Committee release edition which is a bit higher in ABV than the widely available …