Miscellaneous Drams

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in tasting | No Comments

Here are tasting-notes for a few drams tasted through the last months and that are worth remembering. Kavalan – Single cask – Rum cask – cask strength – 57,8% – Cask M111104062A Nose: Sweet demerara notes, ripe banana (skin and pulp), vanilla. Exotic fruit (dried mango). A floral touch (narcissus). A hint of new leather. […]

The Advent Calendar Adventure

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in tasting | No Comments

I have been sent The Drinks by the dram advent calendar created by the eponym company and sold by Master of malt. So I played the game and tasted a sample everyday until 24th December. My tasting-notes were posted on FB. Here they are.

New Releases

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in tasting | No Comments

An original blend, a long-expected Ardbeg and why not venture out of the whisky world with two excellent and very affordable cognacs? Never be tired of exploring…

New Releases

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in tasting | No Comments

From Scotland to Ireland, some drams to spice up your summer garden parties. Enjoy the sunshine (if you are lucky enough to find it where you are)!

From Sweden to Scotland

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in tasting | No Comments

Some new drams tasted these last few weeks. Finishes are still the flavour of the month (and more!) but I managed to find one 100% bourbon cask matured whisky.

New & Diverse

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in tasting | No Comments
New & Diverse

An Irish malt, a Scottish single malt and a gin from Normandy. It could not be more diverse…

Some New Releases

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in tasting | No Comments
Some New Releases

September is always a good month to harvest new whiskies. Here is a selection. Another non vintage Glenrothes, a totally revamped Royal Brackla range and a new Ardbeg Supernova to celebrate the return from the cyber world of the experimental Space Ardbeg.

New Releases 

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in tasting | No Comments

Speyside Craigellachie Distillery, now owned by Dewar’s, has revamped their single malt range. I had the opportunity to taste the four bottlings. Interesting, they all bear the same distinctive mark: a robust, meaty character imparted by traditional worm tub condensers. Another new release, Tusail, is a new addition to Glenmorangie Private Collection.

On Fredericton whisky dinner menu

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in tasting | No Comments

Here are the whiskies that were on the menu at the launching dinner of NB Spirits Festival. Interesting to have a blend and a bourbon. My friends in Fredericton call that “thinking out of the box”. A few single malt purists confessed to me they had liked both outsiders. So…

A few Tullamore

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in tasting | No Comments
A few Tullamore

John Quinn took the journalists through a tasting on Tullamore opening day.  The tasting was conducted in a very atmospheric Irish Pub, two steps from the old distillery. Easy to imagine the old workers chatting over a pint or two, after their hard working day… Tullamore Dew- 40% The iconic whiskey of the range. A […]