November 2010

Kilkerran Work In Progress 2010

November 7, 2010
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This malt is considerably lighter and more fragile than the rather robust 2009 release which it can’t quite match in my opinion. – Rating: 80/100

The Beast Within

November 6, 2010
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On Twitter I just was pointed to a slightly off-beat cocktail recipe involving a tarantula. This concoction was created by supposedly renowned bartenders and won an award at a supposedly renowned competition.

Johnnie Walker Gold Label

November 5, 2010
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Quite a nice blend with a very interesting nose. One the palate it could use a little more fruity flavours. – Rating: 81/100

Poll Result: Do You Collect or Invest in Whisky?

November 5, 2010

End of October also saw the end of the Dramming poll about your opinion regarding whisky collecting. 106 whisky lovers have cast their votes in this poll. And what are the results? I think they are quite interesting:

Johnnie Walker Green Label

November 4, 2010
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A nicely balanced vatting of Caol Ila, Talisker, Linkwood and Cragganmore where all components shine through but none dominates. The best value of the Johnnie Walker range. – Rating: 83/100

How to Exploit US Whisky Regulations

November 4, 2010

I have to tell you a secret: I am a masochist. Sometimes I just can’t resist the urge to read whisky regulations. In the Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau belonging to the US treasury I found an interesting passage

Blanton’s Gold

November 3, 2010
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It has about the ugliest bottle you can imagine, but this is a really fine bourbon. Very complex with a great balance of fruit, sugar and spice. – Rating: 85/100

Whisky People #10 – Mark Gillespie

November 2, 2010
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Year of Birth: 1962
Place of Residence: Haddonfield, NJ, USA
Profession: Journalist
Whisky Involvement: Podcast

Ardbeg Blasda

November 1, 2010
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This lightly peated Ardbeg is not at all unpleasant, but yet it leaves you with a feeling that there is something missing in this dram. – Rating: 82/100