October 2010

Karuizawa 15 yo

October 11, 2010

A great balance between smoke and full-flavoured sherry. Very very nice, but the 40% bottling strength makes it a wee bit watery. – Rating: 85/100

Whisky People #7 – Ingvar Ronde

October 8, 2010
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Year of Birth: 1957
Place of Residence: Malmö, Sweden
Profession: Writer and Publisher
Whisky Involvement: Malt Whisky Yearbook

Glenlivet 1996/2009 Old Malt Cask

October 7, 2010

You don’t find younger sherried Glenlivetes very often, and this is quite a fine specimen. Rich and fruity with a nice spicniess that is just about right. – Rating: 84/100

Braes of Glenlivet 1975/2001 Gordon & Macphail

October 6, 2010
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A nice fruity dram with a surprising light smokiness, not a real cracker but quite enjoyable. Bottled almost 10 years ago and still available. – Rating: 82/100

Repeat Poll: Do You Collect or Invest in Whisky?

October 5, 2010

There has always been a debate about collecting whisky. Some say “Whisky is made for drinking. Period.” while others have shelves full of bottles that are unlikely ever to be opened at all. What is your view on collecting whisky?

Ileach Cask Strength

October 4, 2010
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If you like Laphroaig, you will like this one too. A young and heavy peat bomb that takes no prisoners. But beware, the next batch just might come from somewhere else. And it’s not cheaper than the Laph 10 CS – Rating: 87/100

Mortlach 1990/2010 A.D. Rattray

October 3, 2010

Very unusually for a Mortlach, this malt is totally lacking the signature beefiness. It’s richly flavoured and full-bodied , though, making it a nice fruity Speyside dram like many others. – Rating: 83/100

The Ethics of Whisky Blogging

October 2, 2010
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At some monent in their career, all bloggers and whisky writers will have to make up their minds how they want to position themselves in regard to their readers, other writers and the whisky industry. For me, this moment has come now.

Whisky People #6 – Johannes van den Heuvel

October 1, 2010
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Year of Birth: 1966
Place of Residence: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Profession: Internet Consultancy
Whisky Involvement: Malt Mad Malt Maniac