Notes

Laphroaig “29.234 – Smoked & salted toffee apples” by SMWS (Review)

Laphroaig 27yo "29.234 Smoked and salted toffee apples" by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Single Cask Islay Peated Dram Vaults)

The Vaults. That mythical place in the north of Edinburgh, where 35 years ago the world’s most illustrious whisky club – the Scotch Malt Whisky Society – was founded. Today, the former wine warehouse still serves as a high-class bar and meeting room for the Society’s members. (more…)

Dalmore 24yo by Cadenhead’s (Review)

Dalmore 24yo Rum Finish by Cadenhead's (Highlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Cask Strength)

This Dalmore by Scotland’s oldest independent bottler Cadenhead’s is a real luxury dram. Not only has it aged for almost a quarter of a century, but also has it received a rum cask finish of such remarkable length that it could almost be considered a double maturation (more…)

Laphroaig “29.225 – Slapped by a kipper” by SMWS (Review)

Laphroaig 18yo "Slapped by a kipper" by SMWS 29.225 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islay Peat Bourbon Cask)

For two reasons, picking a bottle from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is not a particularly hard task. First, the whiskies’ telling monickers always give you a good impression of what to expect. And second, the quality of the releases of the world’s biggest dramming club (more…)

Laphroaig 16yo Directors’ Cut by Douglas Laing (Whisky)

When a whisky legend like Fred Laing, who has been working in the industry for half a century (and counting), hand-picks a cask for a special occasion, you know that liquid greatness is inbound. And indeed, I cannot think of a better term to describe this 16-year-old Laphroaig, (more…)

Sprinkbank 12 Cask Strength (Review)

Springbank 12 Cask Strength (Campbeltown Scotch Single Malt Whisky Review Tasting Notes)

I really love spending my days by the seaside or travelling by ferry or ship as often as I can. Feeling that salty air on my lips and the wind in my hair makes me feel homey and free at the same time. If you are looking for a whisky that transports exactly this feeling (more…)

Glen Scotia “93.96 – Props for a Hammer film” by SMWS (Review)

Glen Scotia 14yo "Props For A Hammer Film" by SMWS (Campbeltown Single Malt Oloroso Cask Scotch Whisky)

Being a dedicated horror movie buff and a big admirer of yesteryear’s cult flicks, I had to hunt down a bottle of this single cask release by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society for its name alone. Cause without exaggeration “Props for a Hammer film” is one of the most awesome (more…)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique (Review)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique Collection (Single Malt Whiskey Ireland Wine Cask Tasting Notes)

“Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere…” This is not only the chorus of an 80s TV show I loved to watch when I was a child, but it is also the first thing that came to my mind when I opened my bottle of this beautiful Irish Whiskey (more…)

Port Dundas 12yo by North Star (Review)

Port Dundas 12yo by North Star (Glasgow Lowlands Single Grain Whisky Bourbon Cask Strength Tasting Notes)

When I visited the Ben Nevis whisky bar in Glasgow a few months back, the beautiful releases of young independent bottler North Star directly caught my eye. Shining in jazzy colors, the six bottlings from the company’s kick-off series 001 were almost impossible to miss (more…)