June 2012

Roseisle Newmake – Light Style

June 15, 2012

A very good newmake with no off notes and a good balance of fruit and cereal flavours. The smooth and creamy mouthfeel is unusual for raw spirit but very pleasant., – Rating: 78/100

Canadian Club 1909

June 15, 2012
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This lovely old-time whisky tastes suprisingly unsurprising. Rating: 89/100

Port Ellen 1983/2011 Malts of Scotland

June 8, 2012

A very light and subtle Port Ellen that needs a little time to open up, a style that its not too prominent on Islay anymore. – Rating: 87/100

Karuizawa 1981/2011 Number One Drinks

June 8, 2012

This could be a quite remarkable whisky, if the weakish finish did not drag it down. – Rating: 84/100

Penderyn Portwood 41

June 8, 2012

Very nice indeed, most enjoyable and well-balanced. Make the next edition a Portwood 46 please, and it will be even nicer. – Rating: 86/100

Ledaig 1998/2010 Malts of Scotland

June 7, 2012

Some rather unusual flavours can be found here, this is a whisky with the potential of dividing opinions. But I can’t make up my mind which side to take. – Rating: 83/100

Longmorn 1976/2011 Malts of Scotland

June 7, 2012

A very nice dram certainly, a tad on the dry side maybe, but not quite as spectacular as some may expect from a Longmorn of this age. – Rating: 86/100

Littlemill 1989/2011 Malts of Scotland

June 6, 2012

Some very nice flavours can be found in this malt, but despite being cask strength, there is a somewhat watery undercurrent. – Rating: 86/100

Hakushu Heavily Peated

June 6, 2012
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A fantastic combination of heavy peat and a light body. Joyfully bouncing fruit on a waft of peat smoke. – Rating: 88/100

Hakushu 1998/2011 Whisky Shop W 1st Anniversary

June 5, 2012

This whisky is extremely shy to reveal its flavours, everything is very mild and subtle. This is the perfect dram for you, if you like hunting down aromas. – Rating: 84/100

Hakushu 12 yo

June 5, 2012
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Again the Japanese prove their talent to create perfectly balanced malts with delicate yet impressive flavours. The gentle smokiness adds an intriguing dimension. – Rating: 87/100

Strathmill 1974/2011 Archives

June 4, 2012

The wood is well integrated in this old malt, but the overall flavours are rather generic. The finish is just a pale shadow of the excellent nose. – Rating: 83/100

Yamazaki Mizunara

June 3, 2012

Nicely sweet, fruity and slightly floral, a fine dram with a strong attack on the palate but rather shy towards the end. – Rating: 84/100

Yamazaki Sherry Cask

June 3, 2012

This sherry bomb has got quite some wood influence, but the strong flavours support it. – Rating: 87/100

Bourbon Belly Bean Barbecue

June 2, 2012
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Besides my love for whisky I have another culinary passion: barbecue. Now why not combine those two passions in a spontaneous Saturday Session?

Poll Result: If You Found The Last Bottle…

June 1, 2012

An almost philosophical question was the topic of the latest poll – and the result turned out to be quite interesting…