• 17 Apr 2019

    Springbank Local Barley 9 (57.7%)

    This is the fourth installment in Springbank‘s Local Barley franchise, in its modern incarnation. In 2016, the series was launched with a 16 year old that was absolutely wonderful. It was ...

  • 10 Apr 2019

    Highland Park Wings of the Eagle (44.5%)

    Highland Park Wings of the Eagle is the third expression in the new travel retail series offering. You’ll recall that I was somewhat underwhelmed with the two first expressions in this ...

  • 11 Mar 2019

    Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Finish (54.9%)

    Before circling back to the Highland Park travel retail series, I wanted to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday. I chose a special dram indeed, the Distell Limited Edition Malts Bunnahabhain ...

  • 05 Mar 2019

    GlenDronach 25 – 1993 “Master Vintage” (48.2%)

    I knew about the GlenDronach 25 Master Vintage last year, but was sworn to secrecy, and I’ve been biting my lip for nearly 5 months. I’ve deliberately delayed my review to see how this new bottle ...

  • 03 Mar 2019

    Glenmorangie Allta (51.2%)

    Glenmorangie Allta is Glenmorangie’s 10th Private Edition, marking a decade since Sonnalta PX appeared. While the Sonnalta PX was mostly proof of concept (put a finish on the Glenmorangie ...

  • 26 Feb 2019

    Highland Park 14 Loyalty of the Wolf (42.3%)

    The second expression in the new travel retail series it the Highland Park Loyalty of the Wolf 14 year old. The whisky is matured in American oak casks, part of the recipe comes from seasoned in ...

  • 14 Feb 2019

    Highland Park Spirit of the Bear (40%)

    Highland Park is adding a series of travel retail editions which are intended to bring age statements back into the travel retail. The Highland Park Spirit of the Bear is the basic entry level of ...

  • 31 Jan 2019

    Golani Distillery 2015 Golani Vino Cask 59 – The Angel’s Choice (60.7%)

    When I visited the Golani distillery last year, David said that “the casks work in the summer, that’s when the magic happens”. He has now taken that another step forward, and is ...

  • 28 Jan 2019

    Talisker 1978, 40 Years Old, Delgado Zuleta Amontillado Sherry Finish (50%)

    Talisker has a bit of a cult following, with very little in the from of very old whisky out there. Yes, there’s a yearly edition of the 25 year old, a standard 30 year old, and a 35 year ...

  • 15 Jan 2019

    Golani Distillery Single Cask 36 – Chardonnay and Brandy (46%)

    Once again David Zibell is venturing into uncharted territory, this time with peated malt and a double, yet very unconventional, maturation. This time we’re being treated to a maturation in ...

  • 13 Jan 2019

    Golani Distillery Brewer’s Whisky 4 – ‘Never Mix Beer and Wine’ (50%)

    Golani Distillery is at it again, and this time with three whiskies released this month. I’ll start with the Brewer’s Whisky, as this is a straight line in continuity in a series ...

  • 06 Jan 2019

    The GlenAllachie 25 (46%)

    The highest bottling in the new GlenAllachie core range is the 25 year old. This is a pretty complex dram, yet despite being a lot more complex than the 18 year old, which I found somewhat ...

  • 26 Dec 2018

    Milk and Honey Distillery – The Last one – Young Single Malt (46%)

    The end of 2018 marks the third full year of operations at the Milk and Honey distillery in Tel Aviv. It thus marks, also, the last of the “not yet whisky” single malts, dubbed ...

  • 22 Nov 2018

     Two GlenAllachie Single Casks, 1989 Sherry Cask (60.3%) and 2005 Ex-Bourbon (62.6%)

    GlenAllachie released a series of eight single casks for the UK market yesterday. The release ranges from three older releases: two 1989 casks (sherry and bourbon, the sherry is reviewed below), ...

  • 05 Nov 2018

    The GlenAllechie 18 (46%)

    It took me some time to get around to publishing the rest of the series of the official bottlings of the distillery. You’ll recall that I very much liked the GlenAllachie 12.  I’m ...

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