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Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV

Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV

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Beczki po sherry i torf […]

Ten wpis miałem umieścić już w kwietniu, gdyż butelkę Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV, kupiłem właśnie wtedy, podczas pobytu w Kito w Japonii. Natknąłem się na nią przypadkowo, a w zasadzie przypadkowo natknąłem się na sklep z whisky, który znajdował się obok baru sushi, będącego celem mojej wizyty w tamtej części miasta. W sklepie wybór całkiem szeroki i przyzwoity, a do tego ceny również nie wydawały się wygórowane. Myślę, że było taniej niż w kraju. Po głębszej eksploracji półek zdecydowałem się zabrać do domu  Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, zabutelkowany na poziomie 40% ABV. Nigdy nie próbowałem tego wydania, a że obok mieszanki sherry i torfu nie przejdę obojętnie, hmm ..., można było się tego spodziewać, mam ją na półce. Wedle etykiety whisky ma być Dark i Intense, co powinniśmy zawdzięczać dojrzewaniu jej w beczkach z hiszpańskiego dębu po sherry. Do boju!!! K: bardzo ładny głęboki bursztyn, z tym że to E-150a, więc nie ma co się ekscytować ;) N: rzeczywiście, sherry da się wyczuć od samego początku, ale też od razu wpadamy w objęcia dymu i torfu, choć nie obsadzono ich tu w charakterze pierwszych skrzypiec, generalnie wszystkie te tony uzupełniają się, z czasem wszystko robi się bardziej szczegółowe, z tym że nie jakoś bardzo intensywne, to znaczy mam wiśnie, czereśnie, suszoną morelę, nieco ciemnej czekolady i może rodzynek, po czym ponownie ślady dymu i grillowanych owoców morza, to wszystko jest ładnie połączone i przyjemne, ale nie przyćmiewa zmysłów; S: w smaku przyjemnie mięsisty i oleisty, poza tym podobnie jak w zapachu, tony sherry przeplatają się z torfem w akompaniamencie iskrzenia na języku, z tym że torf jest bardziej wyraźny i jednak przoduje, mam grillowane ostrygi, cień wędzonej ryby, ale za chwilę jest słodko z miodem, przychodzi śliwka z wiśnią wraz z okruchami czekolady, z czasem więcej...

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My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(84 points)


  • Aberlour A’Bunadh, batch 58, 61.1% ABV

    Aberlour A’Bunadh, batch 58, 61.1% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Young Sherrymonster

    Recently, I had the opportunity to take a walk through the airport shops, mainly in the whisky departments. In fact, nothing particularly interested me. Yes, I met terribly expensive bottles Dalmore, Macallan or 50-year-old Glenfiddich, except that I treat them rather as a permanent exhibition. From products for people, my eyes attracted Aberlour ABunadh, batch 58, 61.1% ABV and I decided to take it on a further journey. Yes, its a NAS, except that in a natural presentation - colour, no...

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  • The Antiquary 12 years old

    The Antiquary 12 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (81 points)

    Happy New Year

    For the first post this year I chose blended whisky, but it less recognizable. Everyone knows well the biggest on the market like Johnny Walker, Grants, and Ballantines, or even maybe Hibiki but the world does not end there. It just happens that in the glass I have The Antiquary 12 years old, 40% ABV. The origins of the brand date back to 1888, when John & William Hardie decided to put together their blend in Edinburgh. Today The Antiquary belongs to Tomatin Distillery Co., therefore...

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  • Longrow Red 13 years old Malbec Cask Matured

    Longrow Red 13 years old Malbec Cask Matured

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    Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Peat and red wine.

    During last Whisky Live Warsaw 2017, a friend of mine presented me a solid sample of Longrow Red 13 years old Malbec Cask Matured - great thanks. Longrow is a peated whisky produced by the Springbank Distillery, next to the Springbark (medium peated) and much milder Hazelburn. We are talking about the Campbeltown Region, which is the smallest whisky region in Scotland. In addition to these, there are also Glen Scotia Distillery and Glengyle Distillery producing Kilkerran. My guest for today...

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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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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    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...

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  • 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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