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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)


  • 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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  • Tomintoul NAS the gentle dram with a peaty tang

    Tomintoul NAS the gentle dram with a peaty tang

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (77 points)

    Peated NAS from Speyside

    Single malts without specifying the age are produced probably by all of distilleries. Unless Im wrong? Are there any distilleries that do not yet have NAS? Hmm ... I do not think so. Lagavulin maybe… Sometime, somewhere I read that peated whiskies receive, at least statistically, higher scores than those where peat wasnt use in the production. At the same time, it seems that whiskies with specified age, usually, but there are of course some exceptions (eg. Laphroaig Quarter Cask), obtain...

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  • Ardbeg 10 years old

    Ardbeg 10 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (89 points)

    Welcome to Islay

    After last posts about Chivas 12 years old and Johnnie Walker Red Label, its time to come back to single malts. Ardbeg 10 years old is the primary product of this famous distillery located on Islay. I have wrote about limited Ardbeg Galileo and Ardbog, today my tasting impressions of 10 years old version. [caption id=attachment_4132 align=alignnone width=801] Ardbeg 10 years old[/caption] C: straw, white wine; N: peat, ash alternately with citrus, lemon and lime, in a moment...

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  • Laphroaig Samaroli 1998/2013

    Laphroaig Samaroli 1998/2013

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (88 points)

    Independent bottler of Islay

    There were many whisky producers on Whisky Live Singapore 2014, including independent bottlers. On Samaroli stand I met Laphroaig distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2013, in 380 pieces. Mine is 22. Presentation as it should be: unchillfiltered, natural colour, 45% ABV. Laphroaig is one of my favourite distillieries and I decided to buy a bottle. For the rest of the holidays I went to China, Laphroaig accompanied me and I was able to get to know it pretty well. [caption id=attachment_3868...

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  • Hellyers Road Peated

    Hellyers Road Peated

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Single malt z Tasmanii

    Today I decided to reach for purchase that some time ago I made in Australia. Yes, yes ... by the way of posts about Lark (Lark Whisky, Lark Bar) or Nant, I mentioned that on that continent, single malt whisky is also made. Their greatest concentration is in Tasmania and also Hellyers Road Peated comes from there. I remember that, in general stores eg. in Sydney were not full of single malts. Rather, I would say that I met them quite rare. At this bottle I came across by chance, in the...

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  • Bowmore 15 years old Mariner

    Bowmore 15 years old Mariner

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Edition for Travel Retail

    Continuing the mini-series of Bowmore, without unnecessary descriptions lets move on to the Bowmore 15 years old Mariner. It is worth to write about it as Bowmore is introducing new editions for the Travel Retail, so Enigma and Mariner will be replaced. [caption id=attachment_3061 align=alignnone width=801] Bowmore 15 years old Mariner[/caption] N: sea ​​salt, sea air, light peat, seaweed and fishing nets, with a time sweeter notes are breaking through, a bit of caramel,...

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  • Bowmore 12 years old Enigma

    Bowmore 12 years old Enigma

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (86 points)

    Edition for Travel Retail

    After describing visit to Bowmore distillery on Islay, Bowmore Legend tasting impressions and of course trying Bowmore 1968 31 years old at the Whisky Live Paris 2013, we should go deeper into the subject and refer to the next versions of the whisky. Thus, may I present Bowmore 12 years old Enigma, edition offered mainly in Travel Retail, but also from time to time available in other places. The advantage of many versions of whisky in Travel Retail is a 1 liter bottle and once attractive...

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  • Arran Machrie Moor

    Arran Machrie Moor

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (79 points)

    peated Arran

    I had the opportunity to meet Arran several times. 10 year old version is described on the blog. Arran previously was known as unpeated whisky, although recently the situation begins to change. I had tried my first peated Arran at the Tokyo International Bar Show & Whisky Live 2013, it was a 7 year old single cask. Today another peated version - Machrie Moor. As at the Arrans: natural colour and un-chillfiltered, 46% ABV. Peating level is 14 ppm (phenol parts per milion). Limited edition to...

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