Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Monday, 23 January 2017

The Balvenie Peat Week 14 year old peated whisky

The Balvenie Distillery might be venturing into a little experiment again. After the 17yo peated cask, this rumour might be about a whisky distilled from peated barley...

A closer look upon the label learns us that at The Balvenie produces heavily peated spirit one week every year. Week 37 to be precise... This whisky is the result of this still run from 2002 and has been bottled after 14 years in American oak casks. The whisky has been bottled at nice 48.3% ABV. It should be interesting to see how peated Balvenie turns out.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Monday, 16 January 2017

Ardbeg An Oa

Ardbeg An Oa might be the new expression for Ardbeg's core range (next to the 10yo, Uigeadail and Corryvreckan). Bill Lumsden already hinted at a new addition in an interview with Mark Gillespie from Whiskycast. The name has been circulating for a few months. The labels have now appeared on Colas which probably means the new Ardbeg single malt will hit the markets very soon.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

A Tasty Dram Whisky Blog tasting notes

Does the Port Charlotte brand still need an introduction? It's not an actual distillery - although there once were plans to build another Port Charlotte distillery - but a brand produced at Bruichladdich Distillery. It stands between the unpeated Bruichladdich and the ultra-peated Octomore brand. The malted barley is peated to 40ppm (10ppm being lightly peated, 40ppm heavily peated. Whisky for everyone wrote a comprehensive piece on the subject of phenols).  Port Charlotte Scottish Barley is the successor of the The Peat Project and An Turas Mor and bottled at 50% ABV.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Sunday, 8 January 2017

SMWS Mortlach 76.103 An "Old Fashioned" in a traditional barbershop

A Tasty Dram Whisky Blog tasting notes

I bought this 26 year old Society single cask 76.103 An ''Old Fashioned'' in a traditional barbershop (Number 76 signalling it's a Mortlach, shhhh) on my 30th birthday trip to London already two years ago. It has been dusted off and I gave it the attention and affection it deserves on New Years day.