Bowmore & Bunnahabhain

Both of todays distilleries typically count towards the “lightly peated” Islay Whiskies but also that seems to vary. At least with Bunnahabhain I’ve also had a heavily peated Whisky once. I think I know both distilleries quite well and do like them but don’t really have a favorite or think that one of them is…

Springbank

In my humble view, Springbank is an indicator of quality. I am not sure if they even know how to produce bad Whisky. Anyway, let’s check out a large part of their standard range today. Sadly I am missing the “Local Barley” ones, which sound extremely nice. Springbank 10YO (46%): Springbank used to have such amazing…

Clynelish

Clynelish, probably one of my very favorite Whisky distilleries. I cannot even remember having a bad one ever. I would love to try a Brora some day… Let’s go for their amazing standard first and then see what we have (oh dear, it used to be a lot more…). Clynelish 14YO (OB, 46%): This is a…

Glenrothes

Glenrothes today. Unlike most other brands, they do not release the standard xy-year old age statement Whiskies and primarily bottle vintages. That’s an approach that makes a lot of sense to us at Single Cask Rum, so kudos. A Dream of Scotland Comhlan 4.0 1997 18YO (57%): We’re back at the Brühler Whiskyhaus with a…

Time for Whisky again – mixed casks

It’s time for Whisky again (for the rest of the month I think) and given our habit of doing comparisons we shall be doing at least pairs from a few distilleries as much as possible. Today however, we will have a completely mixed bag with a focus on different cask types With Whisky it’s apparently…

Whisky: Blair Athol & Highland Park

Quite some Whisky samples have amassed again over time so I thought it is Whiskytime again, at least from time to time. I will do small groupings of a few distilleries to have comparisons as much as possible. Today we shall start with Blair Athol and Highland Park. Whiskybroker Blair Athol 1997 21YO (Highlands, 53,5%):…

Whiskies or Whisk(e)ys

Finally, we have Whiskies again. Or is it Whiskeys? How else should we distinguish Whisky from Whiskey in the plural? I have no idea. Neither did I really know which ones to put here but I think the following cover a broad array of what’s out there, and what I can find at home. Let’s…

Wine cask Bruichladdich & Port Charlotte

Today’s Whiskies share many things. They are all single cask bottlings at cask strength, come from Islay’s Bruichladdich Distillery, have been distilled in 2007 and aged entirely in former wine casks. One is unpeated (Bruichladdich), two are peated (Port Charlotte). Let’s start with the former. Scotch Universe Europa A 2007 10YO “Château Caladroy” (Bruichladdich, 67,8%):…

Rum Cask finished Whiskies

I decided to dedicate the entire month of August to other spirits than rum. Naturally, this means mostly whiskies but other lovely spirits will find their way onto this blog as well. Generally, I think doing this is useful for several reasons: I also enjoy other spirits occasionally and believe that doing something else than rum…