Cask Strength

SMWS Feis Ile 2017 Flight (Event)

SMWS Feis Ile 2017 Whisky Flight (Islay Festival Cask Strength Limited Edition Scotch Bunnahabhain Bowmore Laphroaig Tasting)

This year, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society selected three particularly jaw-dropping pours as their official Feis Ile 2017 trio: a Bunnahabhain 10yo, a Bowmore 20yo and a Laphroaig 21yo. While most bottles containing these top-class whiskies are being served on Islay itself, (more…)

Arran 5yo by A.D. Rattray (Review)

Arran 5yo by A.D. Rattray (Single Malt Islands Scotch Whisky Bourbon Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Some people might say that five years of maturation are not enough to let a whisky develop depth and character. Yet, if you are in the mood for a young and wild whisky, a spirit that did not spend too many years in the cask might be exactly what you have been looking for. (more…)

Strathclyde 11yo by Old Particular (Review)

Strathclyde 11yo by Douglas Laing's Old Particular (Single Cask Grain Scotch Whisky Glasgow Sherry Tasting Notes)

Having visited a fair share of distilleries and attended quite a few masterclasses, tastings and fairs throughout the first half of 2017, my palate made the acquaintance of many outstanding whiskies this year. Naturally, it is impossible to say which of them was THE best. (more…)

VHS Hamburg – Single Casks/Cask Strength Masterclass (Event)

VHS Hamburg - Single Cask & Cask Strength Masterclass (Ernst Vollmer Scotch Malt Whisky Tasting Event Speyside Islay)

When you think of public adult education centers, you will immediately think of courses like ”French for beginners“, ”Knitting in the afternoon“ or ”Word and Excel for the elderly“. But at VHS Hamburg there is also a whisky masterclass called ”Single Casks/Cask Strength“ (more…)

Ardbeg Kelpie – Committee Release (Review)

Ardbeg Kelpie - Committee Release (Islay Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky Limited Edition Cask Strength Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

In Scottish mythology, kelpies are shape-shifting water spirits that can either take the form of a horse or a human. Spending almost all of their time on the grounds of lakes and other waters, they are elusive beings that are rarely seen and almost never caught. (more…)

Ledaig 11yo by Old Particular (Review)

Ledaig 11yo by Old Particular (Single Cask Peated Malt Scotch Whisky Douglas Laing Tobermory Isle Of Mull BarleyMania)

A huge fan of peated malts, it should come as no surprise to you that the Isle of Islay is one of my very favorite whisky regions. But of course those 240 square miles of land at the western shore of Scotland are not the only place in the world where smokey drams are being produced. (more…)