Archive For October 15, 2014

The Balblair Sherry Bomb – Balblair 2000 – Single Cask Oloroso Sherry

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The Balblair Sherry Bomb – Balblair 2000 – Single Cask Oloroso Sherry

After completing my reports on the three days of TWE’s Whisky Show (Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3), I turn to the show exclusives. You’d think the highlight of those would be the two Karuizawa releases by ONE, but they’re not. It’s actually this Balblair that came of of nowhere. There were 588 bottles…

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Day Three of the Whisky Show – Relaxed Intensivity In London

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Day Three of the Whisky Show – Relaxed Intensivity In London

If you think day three started with a queue, you’d be wrong…..Not that there wasn’t one, there was, and it was raining. But before that, we had a blogger get together at a coffee shop in Vinopolis. It was great to chat with fellow bloggers, and finally connect the actual people to their @twitter handles….

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Day One Was Great, Day Two Was Even Better!! – Report on the 2014 Whisky Show

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Day One Was Great, Day Two Was Even Better!!  –  Report on the 2014 Whisky Show

Day two started, obviously, with a queue ­čÖé I figured the line would be shorter on the second day, since there were still tickets available, so I allowed myself to get to Vinopolis just a tad later. In actuality, the line was longer and I stood further back in it, but it wasn’t raining and…

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London’s TWE Whisky Show 2014 – All the Malt (and Oak) You Could Dream Of….

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London’s TWE Whisky Show 2014 – All the Malt (and Oak) You Could Dream Of….

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s standing in line and waiting, or as the British so aptly call it (and do it) “queuing”. Yet, I queued….and queued….and loved every minute of it. The Whisky Show in London is a great reason to stand in a queue and I did so gladly despite the rain…

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Octomore 06.3 Islay Barley – A Farmer, His Niece and A Whisky

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Octomore 06.3 Islay Barley – A Farmer, His Niece and A Whisky

I spent the last weekend catching up with all that’s new in the world of whisky at London’s The Whisky Exchange’s Whisky Show. The show runs for two days, with the third day being a trade day, a quieter, more relaxed day with time to chat with the people from the industry. There were also…

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Adventures in Malt Blends Part 3 – Compass Box Peat Monster

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Adventures in Malt Blends Part 3 – Compass Box Peat Monster

We continue our┬átrip down peat vatting lane with the Compass Box Peat Monster. At the heart of Peat Monster beats Caol Ila with another unnamed Islay single malt from a south shore distillery. The south shore has Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin, and if I had to bet, I’d put my money on Lagavulin simply because…

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