Miscellaneous

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in tasting | 2 Comments
Miscellaneous

I can’t resist sharing the tasting-notes of my Port Charlotte Cask, a sample of which I got two weeks ago (filled on 21st July 2001 – drawn on 4th July 2014, hence nearly 13 Year-old). More on Bruichladdich Cantilena 2014 and on Highland Park Dark Origin…

From Brittany to Islay, Glann ar Mor and Kornog,

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in tasting | No Comments
From Brittany to Islay, Glann ar Mor and Kornog,

It was quite surrealistic to taste Breton whiskies on Islay. But not irrealistic! Through Glann ar Mor and Kornog, the two single malts distilled by Jean Donnay in Brittany, one could catch a glimpse of Gartbreck, the future ninth Islay distillery.

Ardbeg Auriverdes – 49,9%

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in tasting | No Comments
Ardbeg Auriverdes – 49,9%

Auriverdes is the latest edition of Ardbeg edition to be launched on 31st May on the distillery day at Feis Ile, Islay Festival of Music and Malt. The best opportunity to put your hand on that bottle is to be there that day!

Glenmorangie Companta 46%

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in tasting | No Comments
Glenmorangie Companta 46%

This is the fifth addition to the Private Edition range. It reflects Dr Bill Lumsden’s tireless research in maturation and wood policy. Bill Lumsden is Director of Whisky Creation and Distilling for Glenmorangie. “Companta” means friendship in Scot gaelic. That new rare release is the result of an extra maturation of whisky which had been […]

Four Bottlings From Hellyers Road Distillery

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in tasting | No Comments
Four Bottlings From Hellyers Road Distillery

I will visit Hellyers Road Distillery in North Tasmania on the first week of August. That will be icing on the cake on my exciting Australian trip. Just to whet my tastebuds, I have tasted four versions of Hellyers Road Single Malt. An interesting discovery. Established in 1997, Hellyers Road Distillery is the oldest distillery […]

Glenmorangie, Ealanta (46%) – Highland Park, Loki (48.7%)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in tasting | One Comment

Glenmorangie – Ealanta – 46%. Matured 19 years in virgin oak (toasted) from Mark Twain National Forest Park in Missouri. The name means skilled and ingenious in Gaelic Colour: ripe gold Nose: rich, intense. Fruity and spicy; a big oak and vanilla whiff at start. Then luscious spicy notes: cumin, cardamom, hint of ginger. The fruit slaloms between […]