• 24 May 2017

    Glenmorangie Astar Returning in 2017

    During the launch of the Glenmorangie Bacalta, I had the opportunity to ask Dr. Bill Lumsden about bringing back a cask strength expression. You can see my update on it here. So this wasn’t ...

  • 23 May 2017

    Milk and Honey Crosses 3 Year Threshold – Single Malt Whisky Single Cask

    Milk and Honey Distillery in Tel-Aviv crosses a significant threshold with the release of one of its first experimental casks, aged 38 months (3 years and two months) in two casks: A virgin oak ...

  • 21 May 2017

    Tomatin 25 (43%)

    Tomatin did a quick renewal of its 25 year old in a half bottle. It appeared in shops for a very short time, and offering an excellent value for money, disappeared off the shelves. I had a chance ...

  • 15 May 2017

    Kavalan Peaty Cask – La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary (52.4%)

    Kavalan has been expanding both in stature and in sheer offerings in the mere 11 years that have passed since their first distillation, in March 2006. There are currently close to 20 offerings ...

  • 07 May 2017

    Ledaig 12 Year Old 2004 – Single Malts of Scotland (58.1%)

    In the latest sample pack I got from Specialty Drinks there were two Ledaigs. Today’s 12 year old and an 11 year old  in a sherry cask that I’ll get to reviewing in the next few days. ...

  • 06 May 2017

    Kilchoman Distillery Exclusive, 100% Islay Cask Vatting (57.1%)

    So you travel from wherever you are on this planet to Kennacraig, and catch the CalMac ferry to Islay. Then you get to the other side of Lochindaal and at the entrance to Kilchoman, you see the ...

  • 03 May 2017

    Ledaig 2008, 7 Year Old – Signatory Vintage (46%)

    Young Ledaigs seem to be all the rage these days, with some very memorable sherry matured 7-9 year olds that hit the market over the past two years. This marks a certain profusion of barrels of ...

  • 28 Apr 2017

    Amrut Rye (50%)

    Rye is a fickle grain to work with, so much so that many distillers outside the United States and Canada just don’t even bother with it. Indeed, you can name the expressions of world rye ...

  • 23 Apr 2017

    White Horse Scotch Whisky – Bottled 1922 (40%)

    As far as blends go, White Horse is of mythological proportions in the minds of whisky anoraks, as old Lagavulin and the legendary Malt Mill make up some of the malts in the older expressions of ...

  • 19 Apr 2017

    Glen Moray 2007, Single Malts of Scotland (59.1%)

    With Passover behind us, I whet my palate with a young, yet well rounded, Glen Moray. This cask is a first fill ex bourbon cask, bottled by the Single Malts of Scotland. This is part of their ...

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Springbank Local Barley 11 (53.1%)

    This expression is the second in a series of Local Barley expressions done by Springbank, following the excellent 16 year old (reviewed here). This expression is made from Bere barley, while last ...

  • 08 Apr 2017

    Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 1963, Bottled 2009 (43%)

    Speyside’s Strathilsa distillery is the spiritual home of the Chivas Regal blends. This seems normal, the way it’s always been. Only it isn’t. Strathisla, which was officially ...

  • 06 Apr 2017

    Scapa Glansa (40%)

    It’s been only a few weeks since I’ve written about the death of house styles, and here comes along a sample of the Scapa Glansa, a prime example of the trend. I had a quick nip of ...

  • 05 Apr 2017

    Ardbeg Kelpie – Committee Release (51.7%)

    I approached this expression with caution, after being quite underwhelmed with the Auriverdes, Perpetuum and the Dark Cove, and figured the NAS road chosen by Ardbeg will inevitably lead to ...

  • 03 Apr 2017

    Bruichladdich 23 Year Old 1992 – The Single Malts of Scotland (55.4%) – And Some Bruichladdich Tidbits

    While not an official bottling of Bruichladdich, this is a good opportunity for me to relay some experiences from my visit at Bruichladdich last October. I won’t make this an extensive ...

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