Whisky Review – Glen Garioch #GGDrambassador Mystery Dram

A few weeks ago Glen Garioch posted a public broadcast call to whisky bloggers offering them to register for a chance to taste an upcoming  new Glen Garioch whisky. This is quite the reverse of the standard situation where it’s usually us the bloggers who chase the distilleries for samples :-)

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Whisky Review – Caskstrength and Carry On 3D Whisky

It’s been a while, yeah I know. But it was because of Passover, the Jewish holiday that last 7 days and observant Jews are forbidden to consume most grains and derived products - like Whisky. But now it’s behind us and I’ve consumed my share of drams since then so let’s get back to normal regular posting schedule And today – the forth instalment in the A-Z of whisky series by the genius folks of Caskstrength.net - 3D whisky.

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Whisky News – Wymess Lord Elcho & Single casks, Diageo Haig club, Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014, Tomatin Cù Bòcan 1989

And you thought last week was a busy week with whisky news? hah!

Some good stuff is coming our way (us, whisky customers), read on to find out what to expect (Although the post title reveals most of what you need to know ;-)) Continue reading

Whisky Review – Ardbeg 10 Year Old 1996 Old Malt Cask #3058

I visited a good friend a while ago and while we chatted on whisky (as expected), we also had a couple of drams from his rich ‘library’. Since we were on a peat strike he pulled out this whisky bottle – a bit older Ardbeg indie bottling. This one was distilled before Ardbeg went through the last owner change and overhaul so it’s interesting to see what is the whisky character of this one comparing to older Ardbegs I tasted in the past.

Ardbeg 10 Year Old 1996 Old Malt Cask #3058 (50%)

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Whisky Review – Bunnahabhain Darach Ur Batch 9

Another whisky I tasted last month during a local whisky tasting charity event was the Bunnahabhain Darach Ur. I love the Bunnahabhain 12 (which I tasted blind. review is here), and I need to open and taste some of their older stuff I have here. But it was a nice surprise to encounter and taste their NAS offering.

Darach Ur was launched for travel retail and the name “Darach Ur” is Gaelic for “New Oak” – a reference to the fact that this whisky is matured exclusively in new American oak casks. Darach Ur is a very successful expression and reached Batch #10 already despite being available only at airports and other travel retail shops. Continue reading

Whisky Review – Dalmore 1981 Amoroso Finish

During Whisky Live Tel-Aviv 2014 I tasted many whiskies at the VIP lounge, stands and then there are some under the counter drams – just like this one: Dalmore 1981.

With only 484 bottles, finished in Amoroso sherry casks, it’s one of the high-end Dalmore bottlings available (Constellation and Patterson series notwithstanding), I was very eager to try this as I tasted only their core range whiskies so far.

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Social Media Distilled – Jaclyn McKie

Amazing thing happened this morning which is hard to believe: It’s Monday again!

It means that today we continue with “Social Media Distilled” interviews and this time in our series: how does a relatively new distillery handles social media.

Allow me to introduce the lady behind Arran Distillery marketing and internet presence – Jaclyn McKie.

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