Archive For April 23, 2018

Ardbeg Kildalton (46%)

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Ardbeg Kildalton (46%)

I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant with this sample, reason being that after last year’s Ardbeg Kelpie, which was the first time I liked an Ardbeg release since 2012, I was afraid to go back to 2014, and the Kildalton. However, I’m working up to the sample of the Ardbeg 1977…

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Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition (48%)

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Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition (48%)

Laphroaig shines beautifully once you get it beyond the entry levels (Select, Four Oak, QA Cask and even the much loved regular 10 year old). So yes, it’s really easy to say that at at a higher ABV whisky is good, and frankly, that’s not really saying much and it isn’t really a whisky critique….

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Golan Heights Single Malt, Cask 16 In First Fill Cabernet French Oak (46%)

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Golan Heights Single Malt, Cask 16 In First Fill Cabernet French Oak (46%)

A friend of mine from Israel has a story to tell on each whisky bottle he has. Some of his bottles even have more than one story. His stories can range from how he found this obscure bottle in a shop in Spain, or how his third cousin happened to be in passing through some…

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Golan Heights Distillery Golani Brandy Finished – Israel’s 70th Anniversary (49.7%)

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Golan Heights Distillery Golani Brandy Finished – Israel’s 70th Anniversary (49.7%)

The level of variance and innovation coming out of David Zibell’s Golan Heights Distillery is staggering, and while the whisky regime for the next couple of years seems to have been established (single cask releases of Golani, Golani Black and Golani Vino, as well as releases of single malts released as single casks both at…

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Old Pulteney 2004 – Sherry Cask 128 – TWE Exclusive (62.1%)

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Old Pulteney 2004 – Sherry Cask 128 – TWE Exclusive (62.1%)

TWE single casks are always a treat to try, as Sukhinder Singh, and his team have a knack of landing fabulous casks for the Exchange, and I expect this cask to be right up there with other TWE exclusives I’ve had. Add to this the fact that you don’t see single sherry casks officially bottled…

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