Archive For February 18, 2018

Golan Heights Distillery – Brewer’s Whisky BBX Amber (50%)

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Golan Heights Distillery – Brewer’s Whisky BBX Amber (50%)

The second installment in Golan Heights’ Brewer’s Whisky is a distilled amber ale produced by Golan Brewery. Their Bazelet beer, is commercially available all over Israel, and they operate a restaurant at the visitor’s center in Kazrin, which is basically the commercial center of the Golan region, housing also the Golan Heights distillery and the Golan…

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Glen Garioch Renaissance Chapter 3 (50.8%)

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Glen Garioch Renaissance Chapter 3 (50.8%)

So it seems that after the long wait between Chapters One and Two was a one time glitch, and the Renaissance franchise is fully back on track with Chapter Two coming out in 2016, and Chapter 3 hitting the distillery shop in October, and European stores early this year. Following the Renaissance Chapter One (reviewed…

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“Orkney/Kirkwall” 17 Year Old – The WFFA Cask (58.1%)

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“Orkney/Kirkwall” 17 Year Old – The WFFA Cask (58.1%)

There are few things more exciting than bottling a cask with your friends, having your name alongside theirs on the label, and cherishing the comradery and esprit de corps of the brotherhood of malt. This cask was bottled by that reclusive group of whisky fanatics, WFFA, of which it is best not say too much….

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Laphroaig 30 – 2016 Version (53.5%)

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Laphroaig 30 – 2016 Version (53.5%)

There were few drams I dreaded tasting like this one. Seriously, I did absolutely nothing to acquire a sample of it when it came out, and I avoided it like the plague. Until it came to my Malt Mongers Israel whisky club in Tel Aviv, and I really had no choice but to partake. Laphroaig…

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GlenDronach 10 Year Old ‘Luke Skywalker’ (48%)

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GlenDronach 10 Year Old ‘Luke Skywalker’ (48%)

The Next Danish market release I’ll get to and the third in the series, is a 10 year old matured in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Cask. Why is it connected with Luke? It’s baby blue, so that makes sense (I guess). It’s also the color of his non green light saber, so there! What can…

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Glenmorangie Spìos, 9th Private Edition Release (46%)

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Glenmorangie Spìos, 9th Private Edition Release (46%)

This is the ninth Private Edition release, all eight of which were reviewed on the blog. This is part of an ongoing program allowing Dr. Bill Lumsden to try different approaches to whisky, and share the results with the whisky world: The Sonnalta PX highlighted Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, and the second release, the Finealta, tried working off…

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