Cask Strength

Caol Ila 14yo by Gordon & MacPhail (Review)

Caol Ila 14yo Connosoir's Choice by Gordon & MacPhail (Peated Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Cask)

As a marketer by profession, I am quite susceptible to good storytelling and well-conceived ad campaigns. Still, I am also always happy when a whisky manages to catch my attention without supplementary hoo-ha. This 14-year-old Caol Ila from Gordon & MacPhail’s (more…)

Bunnahabhain Moine 6yo by Wiljalba (Review)

Bunnahabhain Moine 6yo bottled by Signatory for Wiljalba (Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Heavily Peated)

My pal David from Berlin not only co-runs the Whisky & Vinyl blog, but also writes and records music under his alias Wiljalba. For the release of his latest album “Lost Valley” he came up with something special: he paired his CD and LP with a limited edition whisky (more…)

The GlenAllachie 11yo Single Cask (Review)

The GlenAllachie 11yo Single Cask (Speyside Malt Whisky Scotland Port Pipe Strength)

When former BenRiach managing director Billy Walker and his partners purchased The GlenAllachie in 2017, they changed the course of the Speyside unit drastically. Whereas almost all of The GlenAllachie’s considerable output was sold to blenders in the past (more…)

The Epicurean – Glasgow Edition by Douglas Laing (Review)

The Epicurean - Glasgow Edition by Douglas Laing (Remarkable Malts Lowlands Blended Malt Whisky Cask Strength Tasting Notes)

When I read on the internet that Douglas Laing was about to release a limited edition of their Lowlands blended malt The Epicurean, a huge smile formed on my face. As a dedicated  fan of this moustached muchacho, I could not wait to find out what this special bottling (more…)

Balmenach “48.98 – Bubblegum church candle” by SMWS (Review)

Balmenach 9yo Bubblegum Church Candle by The SMWS (Single Malt Speyside Scotch Society Tasting Notes)

My girlfriend and I bought this Balmenach 9yo at The Vaults, the spiritual home of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, on the first day of our latest trip to Scotland. To be honest, we predominantly picked it because it was one of the cheapest whiskies they had on sale. (more…)