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Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel Reserve

Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel Reserve

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US Exclusive […]

During the holidays in Florida, by the way of buying champagne on New Years Eve 2016, I had, of course, revise a shelf with single malts. In fact, there were only standards and have already had to reach for Bourbon as the corner of my eye noticed Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel Reserve US Exclusive, 43% ABV. According to the label this version is offered exclusively in the US. Matured in bourbon casks for 14 years and then finished in the fresh American oak. The concept here is similar to Glenfiddich 14 years old Rich Oak, except that there are also sherry casks, but only 40% ABV. [caption id=attachment_6852 align=alignnone width=1920] Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel Reserve[/caption] [caption id=attachment_6853 align=alignnone width=1920] Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel Reserve[/caption] N: beginning is quite bourbony, sweet with coconut, vanilla, caramel and hard candy, after a moment typical for Glenfiddich tones of green apples and pears emerge, I also have pineapple and occasionally a slight tingling in nostrils, not particularly intense; T: here also come to my mind associations with bourbon; sweet, vanilla, honey, fudge, I have hard candy too and further apple, pear, pineapple and peach, all of this is followed by persistent ginger sparks with the increasing bitterness, then some orange peel; F: medium length with orange peel and ginger. Score: 82. Travel broadens, thus I met Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel Reserve US Exclusive, which accompanied me with further voyage in Florida. [caption id=attachment_6854 align=alignnone width=1920] Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel Reserve[/caption] [caption id=attachment_6855 align=alignnone width=1920] Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel Reserve[/caption] [caption id=attachment_6857 align=alignnone width=1920] Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel

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(82 points)


  • Karuizawa Spirit of Asama, 55% ABV

    Karuizawa Spirit of Asama, 55% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    Karuizawa

    As it probably is my last post in 2016, lets say for Christmas and New Year, I decided to dedicate it to the tasting impressions of a single malt from closed, already legendary distillery from Japan. Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, I give you Karuizawa Spirit of Asama, 55% ABV (you can meet also bottlings with less power). This is not a single cask, Karuizawa is known right know, which gain record prices at auctions. We have a combination of barrels from European sherry oak. The...

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  • Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7

    Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (77 points)

    Tennessee Whiskey

    Jack Daniels is an American product that comes from Lynchburg, Tennessee, hence Tennessee Whiskey. Jack has already appeared on the blog on the occasion of the acquisition by Dom Whisky in Jastrzębia Góra whole barrel (link to the post about it). Jack Daniels Old No. 7 - we all well know it, its popularity in Poland continues to grow and you can often meet it at all events, with coke, ice and other more sophisticated drinks. Today I decided to see how it tastes without watering down....

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  • Glenfiddich 18 years old

    Glenfiddich 18 years old

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    (84 points)

    Adult Glenfiddich.

    It stands itself on my shelf, such a small bottle with the inscription Glenfiddich 18 years old, 40% ABV. I dont even remember from where I got it. It seems that somewhere in Asia, it was added to a large bottle of Glenfiddich. It makes no sense that it would stand so alone longer and get dusted. Definitely it must feel neglected. I have to take care of it. In the summer I described a 12 years old version, there I put a lot of links to other posts about this distillery and its spirits. I...

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  • Smögen 4 years old, Single Cask #7/2011, 57.3% ABV

    Smögen 4 years old, Single Cask #7/2011, 57.3% ABV

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    Testing / Tasting
    (86 points)

    Single malt from Sweden

    Today, single malt from Sweden - Smögen. The distillery was founded in 2009 by Pär Caldenby - a lawyer and whisky enthusiast. It is located on a farm near Hunnebostrand north of Göteborg. Its name comes from the nearby island of Smögen. In my glass I have got Smögen 4 years old, single cask #7/2011, Sauternes Barrique, cask strength 57.3% ABV. I assume that the color is natural, and the whisky is unchillfiltered. I got the sample from a friend Thomas Øhrbom, a great connoisseur of...

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  • The Glenlivet Cipher

    The Glenlivet Cipher

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    Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    Mysterious malt

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  • Benromach Wood Finish Hermitage

    Benromach Wood Finish Hermitage

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    Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Kolejny Benromach

    After the previous post about the Benromach 10 years old 100 Proof I decided to go with the flow and try the Benromach Wood Finish Hermitage. Lets get right to the details, and use as an introduction the previous post. This single malt was distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2016 with a power of 45% ABV. The basic time whisky matured in first fill Bourbon casks, followed by 31 months in barrels of wine from Hermitage Appellation. Quite a long finish in wine barrels. [caption...

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  • Benromach 10 years old 100 Proof 57% ABV

    Benromach 10 years old 100 Proof 57% ABV

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    Testing / Tasting
    (88 points)

    Small Speyside Distillery

    During the last Whisky Festival in Jastrzębia Góra Mr. John regaled me with some delicious single malts. On the way back I got also a sample of Benromach 10 years old 100 Proof, 57% ABV, which Im going just to taste. This is the debut of Benromach on the blog (not counting the Masterclass at the Whisky Live Paris 2013), so at the outset, I must specify that the distillery is located in Speyside and is one of the smallest. It was founded in 1898 near Forres. As with the case of many...

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  • GlenDronach 2003/2016 13 years old

    GlenDronach 2003/2016 13 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (88 points)

    Oloroso Sherry Puncheon

    GlenDronach Distilery is experiencing a renaissance and is famous for whisky aged in sherry casks. Something like Macallan a few decades ago. Today I have a single cask, distilled August 1, 2003, bottled in August 2016, so we have 13 years. Single malt matured in Oloroso Sherry Puncheon, cask No. 5480, a total of 687 bottles was created. Of course, natural color, unchillfiltered, cask strength 54.6% ABV. In fact, I could drink only single casks, thats a charm of natural presentation. This...

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  • Lagavulin 8 years old

    Lagavulin 8 years old

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    (86 points)

    200 anniversary

    Recently, we have many round anniversaries on Islay, there was Laphroaig, Ardbeg and now 200 anniversary of Lagavulin. The distillery does not offer many official editions. We can choose from delicious 16 years old, more rare 12 years old and annual special editions. All gain consumer recognition. On the occasion of the 200th birtday, Lagavulin decided to present 8 years old whisky. At first glance, it sounds modest, for such a large and round anniversary. Of course, the distillery has added...

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