#CraigellachieTT, a warm twittertasting

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 7.24.17 AMThursday november 19. It’s very windy outside. But I am cozy inside my house and it is warm, lovely. Tonight was the night of the #CraigellachieTT a Twitter Tasting. Just came home for work, just on time for the start of something warm and cozy. So let’s go and enjoy this with me. I had a great time after a long day at work.

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Tasting notes, Laphroaig live 2015

LaphroaigOn Thursday 24th September at 8pm local time the ninth annual Laphroaig live 2015 as broadcasted live on the web from the island of Islay. This evening 4 very special expressions were lined up to be nosed and taste.

The one off’ Laphroaig 15 yr – The official 200th Expression, Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 (distilled using only the original small stills), Laphroaig 21 yr – Created for the Friends of Laphroaigs 21st Birthday and a unique Laphroaig 32 yr 100% sherry matured- A very rare, special expression.

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LittleMill Flashblog,

unnamedI couldn’t wait to take part of this special occassion, the first ever Whisky Flash Blog ever.

When I saw this on Social Media, presented by The Whisky Wire. Littlemill, the 25 Year Old release, from the iconic Littlemill Lowland distillery, which is limited to just 1500 bottles, I was excited, just like the rest of the bloggers around the globe who were selected to join in.

Who wouldn’t be!

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Craft collaboration Jameson ‘caskmates’ goes global

JAMESON CASKMATES 700MLJameson has announced the global release of Jameson Caskmates, following a successful limited run in Ireland last year. Created by the Midleton Distillery in collaboration with micro-brewer, Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork, Jameson Caskmates offers a new taste experience that will satisfy the appetite of whiskey enthusiasts, Jameson drinkers and craft beer fans.

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Wemyss Twitter Tasting: A delight for the inner-spirit

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 9.00.34 AMOn the night of September the 23rd, there was a real whisky happening on Twitter. From around the world people were ready to do some serious nosing and tasting, including me.

This time it was Wemyss’s turn.The range of whisky that came with the package was stunning. Just for this evening I used the NEAT glass for an optimal experience.

I have to admit, it has been a while since I last used the NEAT glass.

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My Whisky Top 10

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 9.42.49 AMA while a go, someone asked me on twitter about my Whisky top 10. I don’t really have a top 10 on paper, only in my head. This triggered me to make such a list.

I’ve tasted a lot of whiskies in the past, but not every tasting-note that has been written by me, has been published online yet. So, I’ve decided to make a top 10 from my whiskylist, that has been already published online.

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Hyde, the more you smell, the more beauty arises

HydeHyde, an Irish whiskey named after an Irish poet and the man who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938 to 1945,Douglas Hyde.

The name Hyde reminded me of the 70’s show though. Steven to be precise, the one with the curls and fantastic sense of humor who lives down in the basement. More a beer man I think, but maybe he had a weak spot for whiskey. Irish I hope.

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Save The Old Carrick Mill Distillery


logoHelp Save Ireland’s History. A Kickstart project started to save the Mill by getting it a new roof this will help keep our whiskey.

The main goal of this Kickstart project is to get this old Derrylavan mill a new roof as it is in bad need of a new one if this is not done in the next 2 years the damage will be too great and we will lose this building forever. And this would be a shame for history.

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Neat New Scientific Glass Determines True Spirits Quality

neatDistillers and beverage industry professionals take note:  Thousands of casual drinkers, experts, and spirits judges are discovering previously undetected spirits quality disparities as well as a few welcome surprises using a new scientifically designed tasting glass.  Until recently, the industry and public has ignored the diagnostic potential of glass design. Continue reading