• 21 Jul 2017

    Laphroaig 18 – Elements of Islay – Lp7

    You’ll typically see refill barrels at the 18 year range, since wood influence tends to become an issue with longer maturation. So having a chance to enjoy this expression, comprised of ...

  • 05 Jul 2017

    Glen Elgin 1986 – 21 Year Old First Cask (46%)

    This is the story of a tasting that has left me with open questions. I sat with my friend and fellow blogger Yoav of the Whisky Gospel for an evening of tasting samples, and he whipped out a ...

  • 25 Jun 2017

    GlenDronach – Batch 15 Review

    In the 7 months since I did the review for batch #14, a lot has happened in the world.  A lot. Donald Trump is in the driving seat of the world’s biggest Super Power. Great Britain has its second ...

  • 18 Jun 2017

    Glen Garioch 21 Vintage 1994 – Abbey Whisky Rare Casks (55%)

    My affinity for Glen Garioch is well known. So well known, in fact, that Mike from Abbey Whisky sent me an email saying he has a sample of his new Rare Casks release, a 21 year old Glen Garioch ...

  • 11 Jun 2017

    GlenDronach 18 Marsala Cask Finish (46%)

    GlenDronach has a pretty loyal following, and for good reason. Their sherry cask matured whisky is a great basis for both their core and cask release batches. Yet the distillery has more to it ...

  • 04 Jun 2017

    Kilchoman Red Wine – Single Cask for K&L (60.3%)

    This is a single cask release, and to the best of my knowledge the first ever in red wine. Now this could have seemed to be a curios single cask showing up out of nowhere, and would have probably ...

  • 03 Jun 2017

    Springbank CV (46%)

    I think Israel is the last place in the world you can still get Springbank CV and Longrow CV, and since they’re still available – and as they were put on sale in February – it ...

  • 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 ...

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