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Bowmore 2001, 15 Years Old, Signatory TWE Exclusive (55.6%)

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Bowmore 2001, 15 Years Old, Signatory TWE Exclusive (55.6%)

In the package I got from The Whisky Exchange was a selection of the new TWE exclusive casks recently bottled. As I mentioned in the Irish whiskey TWE post (here), The Whisky Exchange is moving to significantly increase the number of single casks it bottles under its label, and the current batch includes several casks…

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25 Year Old Bowmore in a Cracker of a Cask

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25 Year Old Bowmore in a Cracker of a Cask

Bowmore isn’t my favorite distillery by a long stretch, but any given single cask can be utterly beautiful. I was keen to taste this one because when the team at Douglas Laing, headed by Fred, choose casks to bottle in the XOP range, they really pick winners every time. XOP stands for Xtra Old Particular, and…

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Big Peat Christmas 2015 Edition – The Cask Strength Peat Monster….

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Big Peat Christmas 2015 Edition – The Cask Strength Peat Monster….

I visited Douglas Laing in Glasgow the other week. I will have a full report of the most enjoyable visit, but for today I wanted to review the Christmas edition of Big Peat, out every year for the holidays at Cask Strength. This year there were two important developments, both of which were mentioned on this blog,…

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The 2015 TWE Whisky Show – Day Two Recap!

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The 2015 TWE Whisky Show – Day Two Recap!

If you didn’t see the day one recap, you’ll find it here… On day two, the line went considerably faster, First Torben and I got on line earlier with our coffees taken with us, and secondly, this year all holders of two day passes got a special color coded waterproof bracelet on their wrists, making entry…

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Fèis Ìle Bowmore Open day – Tasting the Bowmore Fèis Ìle 2014

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Fèis Ìle Bowmore Open day – Tasting the Bowmore Fèis Ìle 2014

Bowmore open day is today, and we honor the self proclaimed oldest distillery on the island with a dram of the 2014 Fèis Ìle bottling. This was a particularly good selection of casks, which shine even through the relative youth of the whisky. The Bowmore Small Batch seems to be of a similar age, but doesn’t…

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