Archive For February 27, 2015

A Single Cask of Glen Moray – Pure Bourbon Cask Shining

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A Single Cask of Glen Moray – Pure Bourbon Cask Shining

Moving on to the last of the three Old Particular single cask expressions from the Whisky Show, this is classic Speysider in a classic bourbon matured whisky.     The distillery is owned by La Martiniquaise, who bought the distillery from LVMH after their purchase of Glenmorangie, who owned Glen Moray since 1920 (well, they…

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Staying with Nikka Miyagikyo, Reviewing the 15 Year Old

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Staying with Nikka Miyagikyo, Reviewing the 15 Year Old

Yesterday I reviewed the Miygikyo 12 and found it just a little too put together. How does the 15 year old fare? Photo Credit: whiskymag.jp Yesterday’s blind tasting whisky was the Tobermory 10, which I had recently reviewed, so I’m sticking with notes from the London Whisky Show that I didn’t get to yet. Miyagikyo…

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Japan’s Nikka Miyagikyo 12 – Could it be Just a Bit Too Perfect?

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Japan’s Nikka Miyagikyo 12 – Could it be Just a Bit Too Perfect?

Israel’s whisky community is now in the midst of the first organized blind tasting organized by Tapuz Wine and Alcohol Forum’s Admin and resident whisky buff Assaf Harel in conjunction with Sitonaut Binyamina, who¬†organizes next month’s Whisky Live Tel Aviv. We got 14 blind samples, and have one revealed each night at 11pm. The first…

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A Surprisingly Lively 20 Year Old Deanston from Douglas Laing

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A Surprisingly Lively 20 Year Old Deanston from Douglas Laing

I’m going back to some of the whiskys I had at the whisky show, reviewing¬†a 20 year old Deanston bottled by Douglas Laing under the Old Particular label that was part of the trio I got a sample of to review after the show, since I wasn’t able to properly take notes of these three…

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Port Charlotte at 12 – And A Single Cask At That

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Port Charlotte at 12 – And A Single Cask At That

Bruichladdich’s Port Charlotte line of heavily peated whiskys is a favorite of peat heads. Keeping with the rather unique emphasis on terroir, the core expressions include the Scottish Barley and the Islay Barley (reviewed here), with the PC series serving an annual release which has migrated into travel retail specials in recent years (currently up…

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