Posts Tagged “Tasting Notes”

Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

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Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

One of the most anticipated expressions of this year’s special releases is the Talisker 8. Talisker, most known for the 10 year old, has harked back to an old standard bottling from the 1970s actually presented with the then leftward facing Johnnie Walker logo. The Talisker 8 was hotly anticipated because the special releases are…

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

The Whisky Show 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic London event. The theme of this year’s Show was ‘The Future of Whisky’, and if there’s one definitive glimpse I can offer you on the future of whisky, it’s this: Expensive.  (At least until the next whisky loch, slowly distilling as we speak). In the…

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Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (58.1%)

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Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured (58.1%)

I’m continuing my review of the Distell Limited Edition Malts, today with the Bunnahabhain Moine 2008 Bordeaux Cask. This one is interesting, because we have a Deanston matured in the same casks that was released last year. It’s no secret that I’m partial to whisky in wine casks, and I really liked the Deanston 2008…

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Tobermory 2005 Fino Cask Finish, 12 Year Old (55.1%)

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Tobermory 2005 Fino Cask Finish, 12 Year Old (55.1%)

Burn Stewart Distillers is one of the only multi distillery owning companies that I can truly say that I have a real affinity for each of the four brands in the portfolio, Bunnahabhain, Tobermory, Ledaig and Deanston. In fact, I have multiple bottles from each of their distilleries in my cabinet, and coming to think…

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Oban 21, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (57.9%)

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Oban 21, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (57.9%)

At the Whisky Show, I got to taste most of the 2018 Special Releases. The Show merits its own report, and I’ll be reviewing a few of the Special Releases. Oban, however, has a special place in my heart. Oban is an almost hidden gem in the Diageo portfolio. Indeed, the 14 is fairly well…

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