April 4, 2012
I don’t think this dram has changed much in the past 38 months. Decent nose but non-descript palate. – Score: 72/100
February 12, 2012
Surprisingly gentle, to the verge of feeling watery. The whisky steps into the background here. But it’s a nice dram, not more, not less. – Rating: 83/100
October 27, 2010
A sweet creamy and fruity malt with a slight spiciness that is quite a nice dram, both complex and unoffensive. But like many Glenmorangies the price is a little too high to make it a bargain – Rating: 85/100
September 30, 2010
The nose is a bit shy, but on the palate this whisky delivers a lot of interesting aromas. Quite smooth and creamy at 46% but a few drops of water bring out even more flavours. – Rating: 85/100
August 24, 2010
This malt is rich, creamy and fruity with a lot of flavours to explore. Although I quite like it, I miss that little extre something that is hard to grasp. – Rating: 83/100
April 25, 2010
An excellent malt with a luscious mouthfeel, very complex but still gentle on the palate. If you like fruity malts and don’t care about the ultra premium price. – Score: 91/100
April 24, 2010
Nice and fruity, but a bit too sweet for my taste. If you like sweet malts, this one is not to be missed, but I prefer the drier varieties. – Score: 80/100
March 16, 2010
Very smooth and fruity, perhaps a tad on the sweet side. Enjoyable but not overly complex. – Score: 82/100
February 7, 2010
A very good malt, well-balanced, full-bodied and very complex. But I think the price is a bit too much on the expensive side. – Score: 87/100
August 25, 2009
The nose is in 80+ territory but the palate just doesn’t live up to it. Nice for just sipping, but notthing really worth to remember. – Score: 71/100
April 29, 2013
It all started with Glenmorangie.since the 1990s the concept of multiple cask maturation of whisky ahs been established in the industry.
January 31, 2013
Musings about the 2013 Whisky Bible
January 4, 2013
A closer look at an interesting phenomenon.
January 2, 2013
Looking back at 2012, it was quite a turbulent year in the whisky business, particularly in the second half. Lots of things have happened, so it is worthwhile to take a break and reflect some of the major milestones.
January 1, 2013
I am not too much of a statistics geek, but every once in a while it is quite interesting to have a closer look at what happens on the blog.
December 20, 2012
Because whisky geeks often use abbreviations that may not always be understandable for less experienced whisky lovers here is a list that also includes a few slang terms for whisky distilleries or brands.
November 5, 2012
Lamenting about rising whisky prices has become a regular pastime. So I think it is time to have a closer look at how much prices have actually risen over the last years.
October 11, 2012
After the first blind tasting round with only Scotch single malt whiskies, most competitors also signed up for the ‘Freestyle’ tasting.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
September 4, 2012
On 3rd September I had the pleasure to attend the opening of Munich’s second Ardbeg Embassy at Bar Gabányi. The event coincided with the launch of Ardbeg Galileo.
May 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition
March 28, 2012
The aftermath of World Whisky Day
December 15, 2011
The age-old debate about what should be done with whisky has recently be been regurgitated once again. I feel compelled to throw in my tuppence here because I feel both views make up the two sides of a coin.
October 10, 2011
I received an invitation for this year’s Whisky Show organized by The Whisky Exchange at Vinopolis in London. Even though it was not quite easy to fit this into my schedule, I decided to accept anyway.
July 22, 2011
This is an entirely subjective collection of whisky pricing monstrosities that I have come across in the past months.
June 16, 2011
Educating people about whisky is a good thing, and many writers try to do so. But are all of them knowledgeable enough to take on this task?
May 18, 2011
Stewart Buchanan, the distillery manager of Benriach held a tasting of his whiskies at the Spirit of Speyside Festival. It started out as your usual distillery tasting, but it turned into something very special.
April 12, 2011
Looking for that special whisky gift? Here is the Glenmorangie Pride 1981. A 28 year old single malt with an extremely tight limitation of 1000 bottles very affordably priced at only €2750.
October 17, 2010
Year of Birth: 1966
Place of Residence: Meckenheim, Germany
Profession: Wine and spirits trade
Whisky Involvement: Independent bottler, importer
October 8, 2010
Year of Birth: 1957
Place of Residence: Malmö, Sweden
Profession: Writer and Publisher
Whisky Involvement: Malt Whisky Yearbook