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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)


  • 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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  • 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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  • Lagavulin 8 years old

    Lagavulin 8 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (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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  • Laphroaig 14 years old Douglas Laing’s Old Particular

    Laphroaig 14 years old Douglas Laing’s Old Particular

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (92 points)

    Laphroaig from Douglas Laing

    It’s been a long time since we had here Laphroaig ;), recently it appeared on the blog in August – it was 10 years old from 70s. Therefore, it is time for the next one. Today also quite unusual, because of independent bottler - Douglas Laing from a series of Old Particular. It was released to celebrate the Feis Ile 2015. Distillation in February 2001, bottling in February 2015. Single cask - refill butt - a total of 636 bottles with 48.4% ABV. Of course, natural color and no chill...

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  • Visit to the Bowmore Distillery

    Visit to the Bowmore Distillery

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    Travel

    Photo report

    After the last post about Bowmore Tempest 10 years old Batch VI it is worth, if only for a moment, to move to the place of its creation, which I visited during last years stay on Islay. I was there the second time, probably not the last ;) Without any further ado, I invite you to a photo report from a visit to the Bowmore Distillery. [caption id=attachment_6394 align=alignnone width=1602] Bowmore Distillery[/caption] [caption id=attachment_6391 align=alignnone width=1602]...

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  • Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch VI

    Bowmore 10 years old Tempest Batch VI

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    My favourite Bowmore series

    It seems that the Bowmore 10 years old Tempest series has adopted well and we have another edition. There are Batch 3 and V already on the blog and today I have in my glass Batch VI. Both 3 and VI I bought during visits to the distillery. Tempest arouses my smile from the very first glance. Natural color, unchillfiltered, cask strength 54.9% ABV, first fill bourbon barrels. What more could you want? This is obviously a rhetorical question. And ... one more thing, of which today we should...

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  • Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016, 51.6% ABV

    Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016, 51.6% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    Madeira Cask

    I do not have to hide that I have a soft spot for Laphroaig. I can not pass by without noticing it. So when recently I received an email from the distillery with an information about the possibility to participate in the lottery to purchase a bottle of Cairdeas 2016 Madeira Cask, without much hesitation I signed up. After a few days it turned out that I acquired the right to buy this release. What times, you need to participate in the lottery to buy Scotch. What to do when demand exceeds...

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  • Bruichladdich Rocks

    Bruichladdich Rocks

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (78 points)

    46%, non chill-filtered, natural colour

    For some time I have on the shelf Bruichladdich Rocks. This is no age statement single malt (NAS), a pity ... but in return we get a 46% ABV, non chill-filtered and natural color. I bought this bottle in Malaysia, Langkawi, for a very attractive price approx. 20 Euro. This is duty-free island and probably it is a merit of that. There are already a several bottles of Bruichladdich on the blog (e.g. Laddie Classic Edition 1, Port Charlotte An Turas Mor, Port Charlotte CE 05 Valinch), lets see...

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  • Laphroaig 10 years old CS 007

    Laphroaig 10 years old CS 007

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (92 points)

    Original Cask Strength Batch 007

    With a previous post we moved to the Laphroaig Distillery. It was a very nice visit, which I hope to repeat. While tasting impressions of Laphroaig 10 years old CS 005 I mentioned about excellent series of this single malt in cask strength edition. The distillery continues its production and in 2015 created the seventh batch. Recently I bought a bottle of Laphroaig 10 years old Cask Strength 007. It was bottled in January 2015 with 56.3% ABV. I was told in the distillery that colour is natural...

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