Archive For July 29, 2018

Bowmore Devil’s Cask III (56.7%)

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Bowmore Devil’s Cask III (56.7%)

Bowmore is, for me, a very problematic distillery. On the one hand, I don’t really like the whisky it produces. There’s a signature funk in the Bowmore whisky that I simply don’t like. Also, the whisky tends toward the development of tropical fruit, which is also not my favorite in whisky.¬† This is, of course,…

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Golan Heights Distillery, Golani Batch 3 (60.1%)

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Golan Heights Distillery, Golani Batch 3 (60.1%)

This new batch of Golani from the Golan Heights Distillery is really well made. Golani is the Golan Heights Distillery’s basic offering. It’s a two grain mash (malted barley and wheat) filled into the distillery’s two main cask types: Charred virgin American oak (see notes of a Golani Black single cask here) and Red wine…

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Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Cask Matured (57.8%)

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Deanston 2008 Bordeaux Cask Matured (57.8%)

Today we’ll be tasting Deanston’s new 2008 Wine Cask Matured offering, presented at cask strength. Now wine cask maturation is a divisive issue in the whisky world. Sure, everybody like¬†fortified wine cask whisky maturation (sherry, Port, Marsala, Moscatel), but red wine is as divisive as Bowmore whisky. Some love it and some just can’t stand…

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Signatory Small Batch Glenlivet 2007 (48.1%)

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Signatory Small Batch Glenlivet 2007 (48.1%)

Signatory has several lines of products, and it seems like we have a new line appearing. Right now, the ‘Small Batch Edition’ appeared in a bottling for the German market. However, it says that it’s edition number one, suggesting a continuation. Unlike many independent bottlers, vatting a few casks together (OK, you can call them…

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‘Lucifer’s Livet’ – The Ultimate Glenlivet 2007, cask 900149, (66.6%)

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‘Lucifer’s Livet’ – The Ultimate Glenlivet 2007, cask 900149,  (66.6%)

There’s a bunch of these 2007 Glenlivet sherry casks hitting the market now, and they’re selling out faster than fresh buns. Indeed, there’s an undeniable thirst in the market for sherry and peat, and distilleries are scrambling to fulfill that need. This is obviously easier with peat, and a little more challenging with sherry. From…

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