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NAS from Isle of Skye […]

From the Isle of Skye we had here Talisker 57 North, earlier classic 10 years old, also I posted a report from the visit to the distillery. For today, I prepared Talisker Skye, another NAS (no age statement), fortunately bottled at 45.8% ABV. N: still in the bottle, somewhat peat with smoked fish - this is a good prediction; you have to fill a glass - first alcoholic breeze, which clears quickly as breeze should, then a bit sweet - biscuits maybe, cooked apples, furthermore peat accents, smoked fish, fishing nets, brine, sea air, not particularly comprehensive and versatile but pleasant; S: in taste the elements of young alcohol are more noticeable, there is quite a lot sparking on the tongue and warming up, you have to get through it, a little vanilla, peat emerge in the background, more and more wood, ginger, bitterness, gets dryer with the time; F: even long, with a large dose of wood, dry. Score: 77. Talisker Skye has been added to the collection. The pleasant aroma characterizes it, though not particularly rich. The taste is staying behind. Such a charm of the NAS, you cannot have everything, although in general it is decent. [caption id=attachment_7318 align=alignnone width=1920] Talisker Skye[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7319 align=alignnone width=1920] Talisker Skye[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7320 align=alignnone width=1920] Talisker Skye[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7321 align=alignnone width=1920] Talisker

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My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(77 points)


  • Wild Turkey Rare Breed 112.8 Proof 56.4% ABV

    Wild Turkey Rare Breed 112.8 Proof 56.4% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (86 points)

    Barrel Proof

    Wild Turkey probably does not need to be presented to anyone, on our pages we have hosted the classic Wild Turkey 81 and Russell’s Reserve Small Batch 10 years old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Today tasting impressions of Rare Breed, which is characterized by bottling with the power of the barrel - Barrel Proof - 112.8 Proof, 56.8% ABV. So we have one of the most natural versions, as I like. [caption id=attachment_7280 align=alignnone width=1920] Wild Turkey Rare Breed 112.8...

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  • Caol Ila 13 years old, 2003/2016, cask 301264, Adelphi

    Caol Ila 13 years old, 2003/2016, cask 301264, Adelphi

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    Independent Caol Ila

    Yesterday I was at Whisky Live Sopot 2017. This is the first edition of this event in Sopot. It was smaller (in terms of the number of exhibitors and visitors) than eg Whisky Live Warsaw 2016 or 2015, but for sure more intimate, which really suited me. I dont like crowds. You could talk freely to each other and easily get anywhere. Waiting and counting on next editions. One of the more interesting stands was Adelphi. There Caol Ila 13 years old felt into my hands. Distilled in 2003, bottled...

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  • Springbank 11 years old Local Barley

    Springbank 11 years old Local Barley

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Springbank, Springbank, I have not been seen you here recently, lately, I do not remember when, here was Springbank 175 12 years old, on that occasion I also wrote a few words about the distillery itself. Springbank 11 years old Local Barley is an interesting experiment, the manufacturer wanted to limit to the local ingredients and traditional production methods. The Bere barley grew on the Kintyre Peninsula, a few kilometers from Campbeltow on the Aros Farm, then malted in the distillery....

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  • Mackmyra 10 years old

    Mackmyra 10 years old

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    Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    Swedish Single Malt Whisky

    At our neighbor, on the other side of the lake (Baltic Sea), there was a great feast. Mackmyra has just released its first single malt single with a symbolic age of 10 years. The distillate was matured in Bourbon barrels, in American white oak barrels and in Sherry Oloroso casks. Bottling with 46.1% ABV. Lets see how it tastes. N: directly after opening but still in the bottle, the nose is pleasant, quite winey, then large doses of sweetness with vanilla and honey, as soon as I poured it...

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  • J.A. Baczewski Whisky

    J.A. Baczewski Whisky

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (66 points)

    According to pre-war recipe

    We all know how in recent years whisky is gaining popularity. It is produced, in various types, by more and more companies and countries. Recently there were some talks about another Polish (yes, I have heard that voices) whisky - J.A. Baczewski Whisky. However, it is not a Polish product but Austrian one. Probably for an uninitiated consumer (or simply not reading labels) the name may be associated with Poland. Anyway, thats right in some way, but its a history. Im not going to get into...

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  • Macallan 21 years old, 1989/2010, Douglas Laing, Old & Rare, Platinum Selection

    Macallan 21 years old, 1989/2010, Douglas Laing, Old & Rare, Platinum Selection

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Independent Macallan

    Macallan previously appeared on the blog in the official version of Fine Oak, after 18 years of maturing. Today I decided to reach for Macallan 21 years old from the independent bottler Douglas Laing, Old & Rare series, Platinum Selection. We have here a single cask - refill hogshead, 245 bottles (mines no 6), cask strength 52% ABV, natural colour. Distillation took place in March 1989, bottling in September 2010. The presentation is just perfect. [caption id=attachment_7160...

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  • Tomatin 1996/2013, 46% ABV, Connoisseurs Choice, Gordon & MacPhail

    Tomatin 1996/2013, 46% ABV, Connoisseurs Choice, Gordon & MacPhail

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    Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Independent Tomatin

    On the blog Tomatin has not yet arrived, I have to change it. So I invite you to tasting impressions the Tomatin 1996/2013, 46% ABV, Connoisseurs Choice, Gordon & MacPhail. As with other releases of this series we have natural color and unchillfiltered. C: white wine, N: first of all light and sweet, vanilla, butter cookies, coconut cookies, white chocolate, caramel, not too intense and quite unilateral, after some time I still have floral notes, maybe an apricot, then banana and...

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  • Dalmore 1999/2013, 46% ABV, Connoisseurs Choice, Gordon & MacPhail

    Dalmore 1999/2013, 46% ABV, Connoisseurs Choice, Gordon & MacPhail

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    Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    Independent Dalmore

    Four years ago on the blog I posted an entry about Dalmore 12 years old (how this time flies), I invite you to that entry as a prelude to todays colleague, which is Dalmore from an independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice series, vintage 1999, bottled in 2013 with 46% ABV. Typically for the release we have natural color and unchillfiltered. On this occasion, I have to mention Brand Ambassador Richard Paterson, who seems to be celebrating 50th anniversary in the whisky...

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  • Glenmorangie Bacalta

    Glenmorangie Bacalta

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (87 points)

    Malmsey Madeira Casks Finish

    A few days ago, Glenmorangie Bacalta had its premiere. This is the eighth edition of the series of Private Collection. This time we have a classic maturation in Bourbon barrels and then finish in Malmsey Madeira wine casks. Traditionally, the whisky is bottled at 46% and unchillfiltered. It just happens that I have such a bottle, so there is nothing else to open it and look inside. [caption id=attachment_7098 align=alignnone width=1920] Glenmorangie Bacalta[/caption] N: cooked...

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