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  • Green Isle (Character of Islay Whisky)

    Read More Green Isle is a blended Scotch whisky composed around Islay malt, combined with fruity Speyside malt and grain whisky from the Lowlands. It takes its name from the early descriptions of Islay, as well as a book by Neil Gunn. It is ment to be smoky but also smooth and approachable. This is […]

  • Williamson 2010 (The Whisky Jury)

    Read More Elizabeth “Bessie” Williamson, female distillery manager on Islay a long time ago. You know which distillery, I’m sure. For those who don’t, the label also says (Lp). Theoretically this new Williamson 2010 bottled by The Whisky Jury contains a teaspoon of whatever, making it a blended malt whisky. Two sister casks were released […]

  • New: Teeling 37 Years / Johnnie Walker 200th Anniversary

    Read More Teeling 37 Year Old whiskey Teeling Whiskey added a Teeling 37 Years to its Vintage Reserve Collection. Distilled in 1983 and matured in a single ex-bourbon cask, this is the oldest whiskey from this distillery to date and one of the oldest Irish single malts ever released. Only 175 bottles are available, a […]

  • GlenAllachie 2009 cask #5584 for

    Read More selected a GlenAllachie single cask recently. Bottled from an Oloroso sherry puncheon, apparently first-fill. This is the new black-and-white presentation from this distillery, one that hasn’t been seen often, certainly not for shop exclusives. GlenAllachie 10 yo 2009 (57,8%, OB for, Oloroso puncheon #5584, 678 btl.) Nose: deep sherry aromas, with […]

  • Bruichladdich 2006 (Liquid Art)

    Read More The latest release from Liquid Art was presented last month. It is a fairly small release of Bruichladdich 2006, with very little extra information. Bruichladdich 2006 (51,7%, Liquid Art 2020, 105 btl.) Nose: anachronistic and round at the same time. Sweet lemon candy, green apples, hints of peaches and buttercups. Nicely mixed with […]

  • Macduff 2007 (Poise & Perseverance)

    Read More The Bruichladdich 1990 in the Poise & Perseverance series (still don’t know who is behind this really) was quite an interesting dram so I decided to try another one from that series. A younger one, from a less sexy distillery perhaps: Macduff 2007. Macduff 11 yo 2007 (48,3%, Poise & Perseverance 2019) Nose: […]

  • AnCnoc 16 Years Cask Strength

    Read More It has been ages since I’ve reviewed a whisky from anCnoc / Knockdhu distillery. They’ve had a very productive period around 2013-2016 with lots of new expressions, but now I have the impression they’ve slowed down a little. Almost everything they release is at the standard 46% ABV so I’m glad they included […]

  • Glenlossie 2009 (Single Malts of Scotland)

    Read More Glenlossie 2009 bottled in the Single Malts of Scotland range early this year. Half of this cask was bottled for the Hong Kong Whisky Festival 2020. Glenlossie 10 yo 2009 (59,2%, Single Malts of Scotland 2020, hogshead #6435, 121 btl.) Nose: quite fragrant, with ripe peaches, berries and a light hint of bubblegum. […]

  • Tamdhu Batch Strength #4

    Read More This is the latest Tamdhu Batch Strength release as far as I know. It is the Oloroso-centered Cask Strength whisky which helped to renew our interest in the distillery after their total makeover (and exclusive focus on sherry maturation) in 2013. Tamdhu Batch Strength (57,8%, OB 2019, Batch #004) Nose: nice. Clean sherry, […]

  • Ben Nevis 1996 (The Whisky Jury)

    Read More The Whisky Jury has had a very active period lately with five new bottlings coming out almost simultaneously. Two Williamsons, a Ledaig, a young Caol Ila and another Ben Nevis 1996. As the label says One can never have enough Ben Nevis in his cabinet. Ben Nevis 23 yo 1996 (50,4%, The Whisky […]

  • Bruichladdich 1984 / 32 (Rare Cask Series)

    Read More In 2017 Bruichladdich released three expressions in the Rare Cask Series: a 1984, 1985 and 1986, each composed of the very last casks from these vintages. The oldest one, this Bruichladdich 1984 /32 ‘Bourbon: All In’ is a mix of 12 refill bourbon barrels and hogshead filled with unpeated spirit on 31st December […]

  • Old Rhosdhu 1990 (Whisky Blues)

    Read More Old Rhosdhu is one of the many spirit styles produced at the Loch Lomond distillery. The brand name was last used in 2000, in fact I don’t think I’ve tried this style before. It is bottle by The Whisky Blues. Old Rhosdhu 28 yo 1990 (49,1%, The Whisky Blues & Placebo Taipei 2019, […]

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