July 2011

Tullibardine Pure Pot Spirit

July 10, 2011

A bit of a strange beast this spirit is. In neat state, I felt reminded of the famous pears with gorgonzola dish, served with white bread. The overall alcohol bite is rather strong, even with water. – Rating: 62/100

New Poll: Your Favourite Whisky Glass

July 9, 2011
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When I did my big whisky glassware comparison in June, I had the idea for this poll. It should be interesting to see how the preferences of whisky drinkers relate to my impressions.

Ardbeg Newmake

July 8, 2011
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This is an excellent new spirit, very strongly flavoured but astonishingly smooth to drink even undiluted. It can take a lot of water, though. – Rating: 84/100

Port Dundas 1973/2010 Duncan Taylor

July 7, 2011

This is a rare specimen of a sherried single grain whisky. Unfortunately it has been matured a few years too long, otherwhise it could have been a real cracker. – Rating: 80/100

Ben Nevis 12 yo 1996 Cooper’s Choice

July 6, 2011

It is hard to make out specific flavours in this whisky, but the sherry influence is noticeable. Not altogether unpleasant, but very indifferent indeed. – Rating: 67/100

Laphroaig 1999/2010 Nectar Of The Daily Dram

July 5, 2011

The sherry cask adds a slight fruitiness to this Laphroaig that is in perfect balance with the trademark medicinal peat. Very delicious! – Rating: 91/100

Poll Result: Sulphur In Your Whisky

July 4, 2011
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I have yet to give you the results of the latest poll on dramming.com. This time the topic was the ever so controversial presence of sulphur in whisky.

John B. Stetson

July 3, 2011
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A mild and obviously rather young bourbon. Driness and color hint on lightly charred barrrels. It is not very complex but nicely sippable. – Rating: 78/100

Ledaig 10 yo

July 2, 2011
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Well, it’s certainly an interesting whisky, but this combination of flavours does not really convince me. – Rating: 74/100

Turning Vodka Into Whisky – The Vodsky

July 1, 2011
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After five months of bottle maturation with the aid of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey cask wood chips, the Vodsky Experiment has finally come to an end.