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Kilchoman Single Cask 2011/2016 PX Finish na Whisky & Friends M&P Festival

Kilchoman Single Cask 2011/2016 PX Finish na Whisky & Friends M&P Festival

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Young and ready […]

It has been a while since last Kilchoman on the blog, then it was a version prepared for Whisky Live Tokyo 2013. Today I also have a festival version, the Whisky & Friends M&P Festival. This time it is also a single cask, no 254/2011, my bottle is 45 out of 258, distilled on 27th May 2011 and bottled on 11th April 2016, natural color, unchillfiltered, cask strength 58% ABV, finish in Pedro Ximenez casks. There is nothing to hide I like single casks the most. Lets get straight to the point. [caption id=attachment_7481 align=alignnone width=1920] Kilchoman Single Cask 2011/2016 PX Finish na Whisky & Friends M&P Festival[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7482 align=alignnone width=1920] Kilchoman Single Cask 2011/2016 PX Finish na Whisky & Friends M&P Festival[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7483 align=alignnone width=1920] Kilchoman Single Cask 2011/2016 PX Finish na Whisky & Friends M&P Festival[/caption] C: gold; N: still in the bottle medical peat interspersed with prunes and cherries, after pouring into the glass first a bit alcoholic and with rhubarb, I have to give it a little bit of breath, after a while quite mineral with clear accents of wet earth, then peat gets back to the game with sea, salty air, moist seaweed, ash, dry hay, after a while in the background there are fruits - cherries, plums, I think its time for a few drops of water, which nicely rounded the smell, and above all enhanced sweetness - vanilla, honey, and red fruits, also some bandages and disinfectants have come along, its getting better with time; T: first of all clear peat tones, even a bit of soil, dried barley, generally malty, interesting but high power is not particularly very annoying, yes ginger and tongue tweezers are present, but you can get used to it, only in the second phase I have accents of red fruits like cherries or plums, after adding water I got more fruits, sweets and even some lemon and...

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My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(84 points)


  • Glenfiddich 15 years old 58.1% ABV

    Glenfiddich 15 years old 58.1% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Distillery Exclusive

    Today it is time for available only in the distillery Glenfiddich 15 years old, cask strength 58.1% ABV. I bought that bottle and I filled it myself there. It comes from batch 20 its no is 81. Everything happened four years ago on September 24, 2013. To an even greater joy the Master Distiller Brian Kinsman dedicated it to me. Brian once again thank you and best regards. In fact, the whole trip was very successful. [caption id=attachment_7440 align=alignnone width=1920] Glenfiddich 15...

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  • Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017, 57.2% ABV

    Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017, 57.2% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Thirsty malt

    Cairdeas, or friendship, thats how Laphroaig calls his annual editions for Feis Ile. Probably not to be called otherwise, since the purchase of this bottle this year was a real torment. First, I was looking for Cask Strength, but this quickly ended, then Laphroaigs website decided to prove that youre not strong enough to face it. Finally after two days I was able to reach the stage of entering credit card details. And then, no confirmation, email, contact, nothing. After a few days the...

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  • Jura Tastival 1997/2015, 52% ABV

    Jura Tastival 1997/2015, 52% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Whisky Festival 2015 Exclusive

    I have tried single malts matured in many different barrels, after Bourbon of course, sherry, port, madeira, other wines and beer too. I did not drink whisky aged in sparkling wine casks. So its time for a new sensations or maybe it will not make much difference? Interesting ... During a visit to a distillery on the Isle of Jura, Jura Tastival hit my eyes, specially released for the festival in 2015, distilled in 1997 and bottled with 52% ABV. Above that natural color and non-chill filtered....

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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