The Balvenie Single Barrel, first fill

Balvenie, picture: David (insta: @whisky_at_steingartenmaler)

A while ago, a friend of mine has sent me a lovely sample of The Balvenie 12 yr old. I was so pleased that he did. I was looking forward to have a nip from this beauty of 47,8%. In the past I’ve heard extraordinary tasting experiences.

Instead of of wandering I had the opportunity to try.

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Cragganmore Distillery, a whisky surprise

Cragganmore Range

In the third part of The Speyside Whisky Festival, I mentioned the wonderfull Cragganmore distillery. After a very interesting tour, we had a litte tasting of their whisky, plus two surprises from the warehouse, Drams & Scran.

The tasting was held in the luxurious surroundings of the Cragganmore Club Room. A romantic room filled with the smell of history, old furniture, good whisky and Kevin. A lovely range of whisky with good looking delights, mouthwatering. But let’s move on to the whisky and the tastingnotes. Cragganmore gained one more fan since, me.

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Ardbeg 10 yr old, a peaty whisky

Ardbeg 10 yr

For the peat lovers among us, this classic Islay whisky is a must to try. Ardbeg says to be the most peaty Islay whisky, that saying, makes you curious, doesn’t it.

Ardbeg was founded in the year 1815 and is a peaty, smoky Islay malt whisky. The water from the distillery is coming from Loch Uigeadail, pronounced oog-a-dal.

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Pinkster, agreeably British Gin

Pinkster, Agreeably British Gin

Pinkster, agreeably British Gin. A refreshing 38 % pinky up gin, that deserves your attention and to never let go. I was curious for a while, but it finally happened. It took some time, but it did.

My pink went straight up in the air and I had a chance to nose and to taste this beautiful looking bottle of pink gin. Pinkster is a characteristic, small batch premium gin and characteristic it is for sure, no doubt.

When you visit the website, you will find a short story how this all started. It made me laugh though.

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Balblair, colorful highland whisky

Balblair Highland Whisky

Balblair Highland Whisky

Balblair, vintages timed to perfection. This is a quote that can be found on their website, not to miss and I couldn’t agree more. They make perfection and the good news is, there is perfection to be found for everyone.

For each person, a color of their taste. Maybe you are more a green person than a blue one. Or you are a pink person for life.

Everything is possible with the colorful Balblair whisky range.

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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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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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