Meet Odin!

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 8.08.09 PMOdin, God of the Norwegian mythology in a bottle. This is the fourth and thereby final whisky in the Valhalla series of Highland Park.

And a sneaky one this whisky is. I had a small sample of this beauty, hidden away. It seems I’m getting old, it took ages to find Odin!. But this story ends well, found him!

Hmm, when the Vikings went into battle went, they called in the help of Odin, the mystery god, I should known, love the vikings.

 

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Sweet drams are made of this – make a date at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Speyside Whisky galore_180215_0358Decadent handmade chocolates will find their perfect whisky partners during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. On first impressions, it may seem like an unusual coupling, but find the right chocolate and the right dram and it makes for a marriage made in heaven.

A whisky and chocolate tasting event taking place during this year’s festival will demonstrate how both whisky and chocolate reflect their origin. Just as different regions produce distinct flavours of whisky, so too do cocoa beans reflect individual characters from their origins.

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Nieuwe hommage aan het unieke karakter van single cask whisky

The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 jaar oud biedt alle verrukkingen van whisky van een enkele distillatie gerijpt in een enkel vat Met de release van Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 jaar oud brengt The Balvenie opnieuw een eerbetoon aan het unieke karakter van single cask whisky en de mysterieuze interactie tussen eikenhout en spirit.

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Cù Bòcan, the Virgin Oak Edition

Screen Shot 2015-03-29 at 11.07.19 AMI couldn’t wait to have a go with this one. In the past I was very enthusiastic about another Cù Bòcan beauty.

Curiosity is a natural inquisitive behavior, a natural urge for exploration and research. Can you imagine the feeling? The feeling of falling in love over and over again? In love with whisky. What a great feeling that is, the feeling for adventure. It’s like digging up a treasure, underneath the feet, it’s a way of life. And for me? A whiskylove way of life.

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Meet Jack Daniels – Old No 7 – The Black Label

Let’s talk about Jack Daniels. I’ve had a glass of the liquid, a long, long time ago. And what I remember is that I didn’t liked it, not at all. It’s a mix whiskey, that is what I thought. Mix the whiskey with cola, or use it just for cocktails.  So, the thing is … I received a sample somewhere in December. That triggered me to try to drink it again. Experience Jack again and perhaps my thoughts would change, it can’t hurt.

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Tomatin Release: Cask Strength Expression

Cask StrengthThis whisky is the first Cask Strength expression to be added to the Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky core range, allowing us to showcase the true Tomatin style in its most natural state -natural colour, no chill filtration, full strength.

Batch 1 was released in February 2015 at 57.5%. A marriage of full maturation Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks, it is spicy, sweet and smooth and an excellent addition to the range.

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Cù Bòcan release – The Virgin Oak Edition

Cu Bocan Virgin OakCù Bòcan is matured in a combination of Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon casks. This exclusive limited edition showcases the influence that Virgin Oak has on our lightly peated single malt. Clean and zingy with hints of smoke and warm spice, this fully matured Virgin Oak limited edition will not disappoint!

  • Cask Type: Matured in Virgin Oak
  • Casks Strength: 46% alc./vol.
  • Distribution: Worldwide except USA
  • Price: RRP £49.99 per 70cl bottle

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Lagavulin 16 yr, an elegant beauty

I found a tasting note, one from the Lagavulin 16yr old … a lovely whisky that was (is). What I remember is that this 16yr old is one that is so elegant you should dress to impress this beauty. Unfortunately I wasn’t dressed for the drinking occasion at the time, but enjoyed it with classic style ..

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