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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 Glenburgie 15 years old & The Miltonduff 15 years old

    The Glenburgie 15 years old & The Miltonduff 15 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    Ballantine’s Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    In the area around the last Christmas, I got The Glenburgie 15 years old and The Miltonduff 15 years old. These are relatively new products on the market, which more often appeared in a mixed form in blends. In what blends you could ask? Its not difficult to guess because both bottles are signed with the Ballantines logo - Series 001 and 002 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. I think that this is a very interesting idea, because not many uninitiated people have heard about Glenburgie or Miltonduff,...

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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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  • Ardmore 1991/2007 Gordon & MacPhail

    Ardmore 1991/2007 Gordon & MacPhail

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (78 points)

    Merry Christmas

    Previous Ardmore on the blog was official Traditional Cask NAS, 46% ABV, that I liked, by its way I also wrote a few words about this distillery. Before that I had here Ardmore 1992/2013 bottled for The Auld Alliance Singapore, just 218 bottles, at 51,3% ABV. Today I present you Ardmore from independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. It was distilled in 1991 and bottled 2007, we have 16 years of maturation. The power is relatively low - 43% ABV. [caption id=attachment_7620...

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  • Tomintoul 12 years old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

    Tomintoul 12 years old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (79 points)

    The gentle dram

    The Glenlivet-Tomintoul Distillery is located in the hearty in whisky region of Speyside in the Ballindalloch. It was founded in 1964, primarily for the purposes of the rapidly growing market of blended whisky. Over time, single malts entered in the offer. Today I have in the glass the Tomintoul 12 years old in limited, as the producer indicates, version of Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish, 40% ABV. Previously, we had here Tomintoul - the gentle dram with a peaty tang, that is a peated NAS from this...

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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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  • High West Whiskey Bourye

    High West Whiskey Bourye

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting Travel
    (80 points)

    Utah Whiskey

    With age, the time is running faster or all that is good soon ends, you could endlessly cite this type of wisdom. I just got back from vacation, hence the mood. That is why it may be worth a moment to reminisce. I was in the US, most the time in Utah - beautiful national parks and this kind of stuff. Really very nice, peaceful area, worth exploring and returning. I would not be myself if I didn’t look at the liquor stores from time to time. And there is a surprise ... the lack of whisky ......

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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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