Archive For June 30, 2014

One Quick Dram: AnCnoc Rutter Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: AnCnoc Rutter Whisky Tasting Notes

AnCnoc is the official name of the whisky produced by the Knockdhu distillery. The pupose for the name change is the similarity of the distillery name to the Knockando. The distillery has a new line of three peated whiskys, one of which is exclusive to the Swedish market (I have no idea why, but the good news…

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One Quick Dram: Ardbeg Supernova Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: Ardbeg Supernova Whisky Tasting Notes

  As Ardbeg craze goes into high fever with the announcement of the release of the newest release for 2014 Ardbeg  Kildalton, I’ll go back to the Supernova for a quick Dram. The Supernova is the most peated expression by Ardbeg, peated to over 100 ppm and is highly popular with the “Ardbeg heads”, with a very…

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One Quick Dram: SMWS 93.43 Glen Scotia 11 Years Old Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: SMWS 93.43 Glen Scotia 11 Years Old Whisky Tasting Notes

Another beauty in our cask strength event, this Glen Scotia  single barrel from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society was brought by Shai Gilboa to the Malt Mongers’ meeting in Tel Aviv. This is a very interesting expression as it seems to have one leg on land and the other in the ocean, with the addition of…

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One Quick Dram: Ballindalloch 12 Year Old The Whisky Exchange Straight From the Barrel

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One Quick Dram: Ballindalloch 12 Year Old The Whisky Exchange Straight From the Barrel

Ballindalloch is the “undisclosed” name for Glenfarclas, and this lovely little dram was the counterpart of the ex-bourbon Glenfarclas we had in the Malt Mongers Tel Aviv meeting last week. That SMWS 1.156 Glenfarclas dram was reviewed here. The Ballindalloch spent about the same time in a sherry butt as the SMWS was in its…

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One Quick Dram: Douglas Laing Provenance 12 Years Old Autumn Distillation Mortlach Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: Douglas Laing Provenance 12 Years Old Autumn Distillation Mortlach Whisky Tasting Notes

This is the youngest Mortlach I ever had, and It still had some developing to do. It seems Mortlach whiskys need to be into their teens before they really shine. One of the nice things one can say about Diageo is that they do tend to allow their official bottlings to mature to the “right” age…

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One Quick Dram: Wemyss “Merchant’s Mahogany Chest” 1991 Glen Scotia Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: Wemyss “Merchant’s Mahogany Chest” 1991 Glen Scotia Whisky Tasting Notes

Talk about bottles that are hard to come by….. I was following a Whisky Wire tweet tasting of Wemyss Malts whiskys last month, on twitter. They were tasting some of the Wemyss new Single Cask Releases. There was a Mortlach and a Glen Scotia, and it sounded from the tasting that the Glen Scotia was…

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One Quick Dram: Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 Whisky Tasting Notes

This is the last of the tasting notes for the “Older than 21 year olds” tasting, where the Glenfiddich 21 went head to head with the Glenlivet Archive 21, Glenfarclas 21, Jura 21, Whyte & Mackay 30, Balvenie 21 PortWood and the Bunnahabhain XXV, all of whom already have tasting notes up on the blog,…

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One Quick Dram: SMWS 1.156 Glenfarclas 11 Years Old Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: SMWS 1.156 Glenfarclas 11 Years Old Whisky Tasting Notes

Wanna have some fun? Give a blind dram of this whisky to a whisky aficionado and ask him or her to identify it. It will be a barrel of laughs. They’d get to Speyside, but that’s as far as it will go.  I wonder if anybody who’s last name isn’t Grant would identify it on…

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One Quick Dram: SMWS 73.45 Aultmore 19 Years Old Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: SMWS 73.45 Aultmore 19 Years Old Whisky Tasting Notes

The Aultmore distillery is one of those distilleries you don’t meet every day. It’s part of the Dewars corporation’s single malt distilleries (together with, Craigellachie, Macduff, Aberfeldy and Royal Brackla) which produce the malts needed for the Dewar’s blended whiskys.  This distillery does not have its own core expressions (there was an official Flora & Fauna…

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One Quick Dram: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso

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One Quick Dram: The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso

The Glenlivet expanded its successful Nàdurra line with a 48% Oloroso sherry matured expression, after being limited for the past eight years to one expression aged 16 years in first fill ex-bourbon casks. The original Nàdurra is a wonderful whisky at cask strength, with varying percentages of ABV (falling above 54% and below 58%). The Nàdurra Oloroso is NAS, and is…

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