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Uitgaves

Elke maand wordt de Tasting Club samengesteld door een andere bekende whisky-expert, van Keeper of the Quaich tot enthousiaste whisky blogger. Op die manier leert u uit verschillende perspectieven naar whisky te kijken en leert u meteen de 'grote namen' uit de whisky wereld kennen. Bekijk hieronder wie de vorige uitgaves van de Tasting Club heeft samengesteld en wat men geselecteerd heeft:

2018
Mai 2018 Avril 2018 Mars 2018 Février 2018 Janvier 2018
2017
Decembre 2017 Novembre 2017 Octobre 2017 Septembre 2017 Août 2017 Juillet 2017 Juin 2017 Mai 2017 Avril 2017 Mars 2017 Février 2017 Janvier 2017
2016
Decembre 2016 Novembre 2016 Octobre 2016 Septembre 2016 Août 2016 Juillet 2016 Juin 2016 Mai 2016 Avril 2016 Mars 2016 Février 2016 Janvier 2016
2015
Decembre 2015 Novembre 2015 Octobre 2015 Septembre 2015 Août 2015 Juillet 2015 Juin 2015 Mai 2015 Avril 2015 Mars 2015 Février 2015 Janvier 2015
2014
Decembre 2014 Novembre 2014 Octobre 2014 Septembre 2014 Août 2014 Juillet 2014 Juin 2014 Mai 2014 Avril 2014
Mai 2018

Tasting Club May 2018 by Auke Timmer

Together with Hans Bresser, I have been the proud owner of Bresser & Timmer since 1993.
Before that, I worked for an importer for 6 years. So I can say that I have some experience. In the 90's there was hardly any whisky available next to the big, well-known brands. Then came the growth of both supply and demand. Over the past 25 years, this has created our great company, with long lasting relationships with loyal suppliers and our precious customers.

Auke Timmer
- Keeper of the Quaich



Cadenhead Small Batch Teaninich, 10 Y
Cadenhead Small Batch Teaninich, 10 Y

Established in 1817, the Teaninich distillery is located in the town of Alness. It is a lesser-known distillery, but among lovers of malty, fruity and spicy whisky, this Teaninich malt is very popular. This 10 year old has been bottled in a limited edition of only 684 bottles by the independent bottler WM Cadenhead for their Small Batch series. Teaninich is not often used as a Single Malt; it is more used in a selection of popular blends.


Vol de 54.7%.


Kilkerran, 8 yrs Cask Strength
Kilkerran, 8 yrs Cask Strength

William Mitchell and his brother owned the Springbank distillery. In 1872, after an argument, he built his own distillery, Glengyle. Due to the deteriorating economy, the distillery closed. The new Mitchell's Glengyle Limited was founded by Mr. Hedley Wright in 2000. This whisky matured for 8 years on Bourbon barrels and was bottled at barrel strength. A very recognizable Kilkerran with a nice balance between the characteristic earthiness of Campbeltown and sweet influences of the bourbon barrels.



Vol de 55.7%.


Tomatin - Legacy
Tomatin - Legacy

Tomatin was founded in 1897 in a very isolated environment, where the local inhabitants were mainly shepherds and cattle ranchers. That is why Tomatin started a staff building project. Since then, the distillery has been the heart of the community and vice versa. This heritage has been continued and Tomatin is still one of the few distilleries that offers a home to its craftsmen. The aging in Bourbon barrels and first fill oak barrels brings a slight sweetness to this Legacy.


Vol de 43%.


Islay Storm - Single Malt
Islay Storm - Single Malt

The Vintage Malt Whisky Company was founded in 1992 by Brian Cook, who previously worked as a director at one of the largest distilleries in Scotland. The Vintage Malt Whisky Company develops its own brands and exports worldwide to 20 different countries and also owns Coopers Choice, of which you tasted the 2nd whisky in this edition. About this relatively young, but pleasantly daring Islay Storm, the bottler does not make any statements about the origin, so feel free to speculate about it.



Vol de 40%.


James Eadie Caol Ila, 8 Y- #2
James Eadie Caol Ila, 8 Y- #2

The Caol Ila distillery was built in 1846. The single malts of Caol Ila are very scarce. This one comes from independent bottler James Eadie. James Eadie was a Scottish brewer who founded a major brewery in 1854 and had his own recipe for a Blended Scotch whisky. Of the original James Eadie whisky, only a few are left. This whisky matured for 8 years on refill Bourbon barrels and is bottled in an edition of 1189 bottles.



Vol de 46%.


Coopers Choice - Glenrothes, 2007 Port Finish
Coopers Choice - Glenrothes, 2007 Port Finish

From the independent bottler, who states that their range of single cask whiskies from Scotland’s finest distilleries is their homage to the fine craftsmen and their important role in the Scotch Whisky industry. In recent years, it has become increasingly popular to “finish” matured malts for a further short period in casks which have previously held wines. This single malt from Glenrothes aged for 9 years and finished in a Port cask with an outturn of only 420 bottles.

Vol de 54.5%.

Avril 2018

Tasting Club April 2018 by Fernand Dacquin

This April edition is presented to you by Fernand Dacquin from Belgium. Fernand is a freelance journalist specialising in tourism and spirits. He writes for magazines in Belgium and the Netherlands. Since 1978, he has travelled around the world in search of beauty and taste, but Scotland remains his 'home'. The clan Hay took him in him as a' clan man' and the Royal Celtic Society enrolled him as their first foreign member. In 2011 he became
'Keeper of the Quaich'.


Edradour, 10 Y - 2008
Edradour, 10 Y - 2008

Most of the instruments in Edradour's distillery date back to its establishment. Only sherry casks are used for maturing the malt. The 3 men who work there produce the same number of litres per year that another distilleries make in one week. Therefore, the whisky is called "The hand made malt". Actually, this Edradour 10 Y is an "official independent bottling", as since 2002 Signatory is the owner of Edradour. A treat for lovers of sherried whisky.

Vol de 46%.


Highland Park - Dark Origins
Highland Park - Dark Origins

This bottling celebrates the early days of Magnus Eunson's illicit distilling on Orkney, back before the distillery was even founded in 1798. During the day, Magnus worked as a butcher and church official. However, at night he was a legendary whisky smuggler and distiller outwitting the exciseman. To honor their hero, Highland Park created a whisky with a suitably 'dark' character using 80% first-fill Sherry casks (20% refill) - 60% first-fill European oak and 20% first-fill American oak. An exciting, spicy whisky.


Vol de 46.8%.


Raasay - While we Wait 2nd Release
Raasay - While we Wait 2nd Release

This 2nd release of Raasay While We Wait natural color and non-chill filtered Single Malt is limited to only 1974 bottles marking the year 1974 that Calum Macleod completed his hand-constructed road across Raasay. It contains the same level of peat as their first -award winning- release, but spent 18 months in Tuscan wine casks. This extra time gives bigger, juicier notes, and a heavier mouth-feel. While the first release shows off more smoke and spice, this second release is more rounded.


Vol de 46%.


Tomatin, Five Virtues - Metal
Tomatin, Five Virtues - Metal

This symbiosis ‘Five Virtues’ is a concept based on the age-old processes and materials employed by Tomatin’s distillery men. Approaching alchemy, the process reveals nature’s extraordinary elements in all their glory. Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Water feeds wood; wood sustains fire; fire gives life to earth; earth yields metal; metal gathers water; and the cycle continues… This ‘metal edition’, aged in Bourbon Barrels is the 4th of the expressions in this range. This edition is typically Tomatin; soft, sweet and light.


Vol de 46%.


As We Get it - Islay
As We Get it - Islay

Unique Cast Strength Islay malt whisky from Ian MacLeod. Bottled directly from the cask. Only the very best casks of the well-known distilleries are eligible for selection. With each new bottling, the whisky may differ in colour as well as in alcohol content due to the effect of the cask. These cask strength bottlings always have a different taste experience of the distillery from which the barrels come. Adding a drop of water gives you a completely different taste experience.

Vol de 61.3%.


Bowmore, 10 Y - Dark & Intense
Bowmore, 10 Y - Dark & Intense

This island's oldest distillery was built in 1779 by David Simpson. During the Second World War, the port of Bowmore served the British army. Dark & Intense is the youngest of a new trio of bottlings from Bowmore. All with age, of barrels matured in the legendary No. 1 Vaults. This one matured for 10 years on a combination of Hogsheads and Sherry casks of Spanish Oak wood and provides an exciting contrast between smoky and salty tones and sweet and spicy influences.

Vol de 40%.

Mars 2018

Tasting Club March 2018 by Loek Fransen

This edition has been composed for you by Loek Fransen. Loek worked for International Marques from 1995 to 2010 as a brand ambassador, responsible for the brands Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Kininvie, Monkey Shoulder and Grants. In 2004 he was appointed Keeper of the Quaich, of which he is a treasurer within The Dutch Chapter.


Glencadam, 15 Y
Glencadam, 15 Y

In 1825, George Cooper founded the Glencadam whisky distillery in the ancient city of Brechin. During its existance, the distillery changed hands several times. In 2003 Angus Dundee reopened the distillery as his second distillery, Tomintoul being the first. Glencadam is now the only distillery in the county of Angus, an area of the Highlands region of Scotland and synonic to world award winning whisky. This 15 years old was produced and matured with the knowledge of centuries of craftmenship.

Vol de 46%.


Auchentoshan - Blood Oak
Auchentoshan - Blood Oak

Auchentoshan is located northwest of the city of Glasgow with views over the Clyde River. The distillery was probably built by Irish refugees in 1825. At Auchentoshan, instead of the usual 2 in Scotland, Auchentoshan is distilled 3 times. This Blood Oak is a limited edition intended for travel retail. The whisky is aged on bourbon casks and French red wine casks. This produces this fruity malt, beautifully balanced in spiciness and sweetness through the bourbon casks.

Vol de 46%.


Arran, 12 Y - Cask Strength
Arran, 12 Y - Cask Strength

Isle of Arran Distillers is one of the few independent distilleries remaining. For this 12 years old Master Distiller James MacTaggart selected whiskies that matured on first-fill sherry butts, second-fill sherry hogsheads and first-fill bourbon barrels for a rich and powerful Arran with sweet fruit and spiciness of the sherry casks, while the bourbon casks provide soft vanilla tones. This whisky has a natural cask strength of 52.4%, has its natural colour and is unchillfiltered.



Vol de 52.4%.


Bruichladdich - Laddie Eight
Bruichladdich - Laddie Eight

Bruichladdich was founded in 1881 by Barnett Harvey. In 2012 Remy-Cointreau took over the distillery and, under the leadership of master distiller Jim McEwan, distillation and maturation is done in a modern way, but using traditional insights. Bruichladdich's malts are unchillfiltered and are bottled exclusively at the distillery. Careful management of American and European oak casks in the 8 years that this whisky aged eventually determines the final character of the whisky and is perfectly illustrated in this unpeated ‘Laddie Eight’.



Vol de 50%.


Glen Scotia, 10 Y - Legends of Scotia
Glen Scotia, 10 Y - Legends of Scotia

Glen Scotia, founded in 1832, is one of just 3 distilleries in Campbeltown still producing single malt, along with Springbank and Glengyle. Before the US Prohibition was enacted, Campbeltown was the capital of Scotch whisky production. From the 28 distilleries, of which only 3 survived. This heavily peated edition is higher in strength than the standard 10 year old and part of ‘The Legends of Scotia’ series that honours Campbeltown's The Picture House being the oldest continuously operating cinema in all of Scotland.


Vol de 50%.


Loch Lomond - Peated
Loch Lomond - Peated

Loch Lomond is a family business, founded in 1814. This distillery is located in the Highlands of Scotland and has most whiskies matured in old oak casks and finished in sherry casks. This peated whisky is made traditionally, using malted barley and dried with peat, after that maturing on American white oak. The result is a whisky that tastes like when the Loch Lomond Distillery was founded in 1814: first fruit, then smoke and not too heavy.



Vol de 46%.

Février 2018

Tasting Club February 2018

We promised you a 'round the world' in the previous edition, because although Scotland produces beautiful whiskies, many whiskies from other countries certainly are just as interesting. We travel with you to South Africa, America and even Italy and Japan, but also England, and The Netherlands are represented in this edition with whisky that you really must taste.



Bain's Cape Mountain - Single Grain
Bain's Cape Mountain - Single Grain

A Single Grain whisky from James Sedgwick Distillery, founded in 1886 in Wellington, South Africa. This Grain whisky is the very first and so far only Grain from South Africa, invented by Andy Watts who has been Master Distiller since 1991. The base is corn, rye and barley, matured on first fill Bourbon barrels for 3 years and then on new American oak barrels for another 2 years. Namer is Andrew Bain, the man who built the first roads in Wellington.

Vol de 40%.


Togouchi - Kiwami
Togouchi - Kiwami

Chugoku Jozo is a liqueur, Sake and Shochu producer, their distillery, founded in 1918, is located in Akiota, near Hiroshima. Since 1990, they have been buying Malt and Grain Whisky in Scotland and Canada, maturing them in an old unused train tunnel 361 metres long. Because the Whisky matures only in Japan, it can be called Japanese Whisky. Kiwami means excellent in Japanese, this blend is made on a small scale for the French market.

Vol de 40%.


Frysk Hynder - Cognac Cask
Frysk Hynder - Cognac Cask

A whisky from Friesland, Netherlands, first distilled in 2002 at the Us Heit brewery in Bolsward. The whisky first appeared on the market in 2005. When founder Aart van der Linden started making whisky, he was one of the first in the Netherlands. At Frysk Hynder they also have a small malting plant, they really do everything themselves in Bolsward. This Cask Strength has matured for at least 5 years on old cognac casks and entered the bottle undiluted.

Vol de 48%.


Roughstock Montana - Black Label
Roughstock Montana - Black Label

Roughstock is the first distillery in Montana USA for more than 100 years, opened in 2005 by Bryan Schultz in Bozeman. They only use barley, corn and rye from Montana and distil according to 4 different recipes. The Roughstock Black Label is a blend of these 4 different whiskey's that have come together in one barrel, Roughstock bottles the Black Label undiluted per individual barrel. A unique limited American whiskey.

Vol de 61.45%.


The English Smoky
The English Smoky

In 2006 the English Whisky Company opened the St. George distillery in the South English Norfolk. It was for the first time in more than 100 years that whisky was once again made in England. They work completely in the scottish way, making both peated and unpeated whisky. The Smoky is their first heavily peated English whisky with a smoke content of 45 PPM. The recipe was devised by Ian Henderson, former distillery manager of Laphroaig.

Vol de 43%.


Puni - Alba
Puni - Alba

After years of contemplation and planning, builder Albrecht Ebensperger quite literally laid the foundation of the first Italian whisky distillery in 2010. This Italian whisky is made with malted wheat, malted barley and malted rye. Alba is Italian for 'dawn', but also means 'Scotland' in Scottish Gaelic. Puni Alba is aged for 3 years in Sicilian Marsala casks before a finishing period in handselected casks that previously held peated whisky from Islay.

Vol de 43%.

Janvier 2018

Tasting Club January 2018 by Jan Beek

When, just after the start, I came into contact with Tasting Collection, I was already very charmed with their ideas. Over the years I have been able to advise them on quality drinks. At the end of 2013, I had the honor of making the very first set for the International Tasting Club. Meanwhile, 4 months ago, I went to work for Tasting Collection; I work here as a kind of quality watchdog and put together this first set of 2018. I wish all you tasters a lot of fun with this set. And that there will be many to follow...!

- Jan Beek
Keeper of the Quaich


Campbeltown Loch, 5 Y
Campbeltown Loch, 5 Y

This whisky is named after the famous Loch near the fishing town of Campbeltown at the tip of the Kintyre peninsula and is a blend of Springbank and Longrow. Both whiskies come from the same stills, from the famous Springbank distillery. The lightly peated Springbank and the heavier peated Longrow together create a special blend; A combination of smoke, fruit, vanilla and herbs. This 5 year old has a value for money that is more than fine!

Vol de 40%.


Isle of Skye, 12 Y
Isle of Skye, 12 Y

A blend of Ian MacLeod. The name suggests that it partly contains a Talisker whisky, the only distillery on the Isle of Skye. At least Island and Speyside whiskies were used. A part of it could very well have been aged on sherry casks. All whiskies in this blend are at least 12 years old, which ensures a well balanced character. Dried fruit, light sherry tones and a nice touch of smoke. Those who have ever been on the island Isle of Skye are once again in thought on this beautiful island after the first sip.

Vol de 40%.


Auchentoshan - Heartwood
Auchentoshan - Heartwood

A 3 times distilled whisky, as it is a lowlander! The Auchentoshan Distillery was opened in 1825 by Irish refugees, which probably explains the light character. This Heartwood is named after the heart of the oak tree. The wood therefore plays an important role in this whisky. Aged on firmly roasted bourbon and Spanish Oloroso sherry barrels, it is a mix of 2 worlds. The whisky is soft, has citrus and the bitter of the wood comes back well. A true homage to the oak tree.

Vol de 43%.


Bunnahabhain - Cruach Mhòna
Bunnahabhain - Cruach Mhòna

Cruach Mhòna is Celtic and means 'drying pile of peat'. And boy, can you taste this! Bunnahabhain is the only distillery on Islay that makes mostly unpeated whisky. Since 1997, they also produce peated whisky for a few months a year. This Cruach Mhòna is a great example. Sturdy peat smoke, as if you are near a burning peat stove, a hint of toasted bread and herbs. Pepper and licorice with fruit somewhere in the background. In short, if you are a lover of peated whisky, this one is well recommended.

Vol de 50%.


Benrinnes 1997 Signatory
Benrinnes 1997 Signatory

This 1826 distillery is located at the foot of Ben Rinnes, the highest mountain of the Speyside. Bottlings of this distillery are very rare; All spirit is destined for blends. Still, you can discover a Benrinnes bottling with a so-called 'independent bottler'. They buy remaining barrels of whisky from blenders and let them age. This is also the case with this Benrinnes of Signatory. For many, this will certainly be a pleasant introduction.

Vol de 43%.


Linkwood, 15 Y - G&M
Linkwood, 15 Y - G&M

Perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the Scottish Speyside; The Linkwood distillery. Almost all of Linkwood's spirit disappears in the Johnnie Walker series; Only a small portion of this spirit comes to market in real Linkwood whisky. By far, most Linkwood bottles are from independent bottlers, such as Gordon & McPhail. The whisky has sherry notes, fruit, old port, herbs and nut. In short, this Linkwood has a very complex flavor. Not for nothing, Linkwood knows a huge crowd of fans.

Vol de 43%.

Decembre 2017

December editie 2017 by Giannis Ekaterinidis

My name is Giannis and I love whisky. For me, whisky is a journey of flavors and aromas. I started exploring this wonderful world many years ago. All these years I have tasted numerous amazing whiskies and as a true whisky lover, I have also visited many distilleries in Scotland, with my backpack and camera. Ι have written many articles about whisky for travel blogs and websites in Greece such as Athens Voice and Mary Hop. I also run my whisk(e)y Facebook page (Giannis Whisky and Travel).


Compass Box - Great King Street Artist's Blend
Compass Box - Great King Street Artist's Blend

With Great King Street we will rediscover the joys of blended Scotch whisky. All types of whisky drinkers can really enjoy this unique dram, from beginner to connoisseur. Fruity and spicy with a high proportion of malt whisky (about 50%). Seductive, and far too drinkable. High quality single Lowland grain, combined with Highland and Speyside malt whiskies and aged in 3 different types of oak casks. John Glaser did his magic tricks again! A great addition to the world of whisky.


Vol de 43%.


Glen Grant, 10 Y
Glen Grant, 10 Y

This distillery was built in 1840 by the brothers John and James Grant. The construction of the Morayshire Railway, which was built right next to the distillery, was excellent for the supply of coal, peat and barrels and, more importantly, of course, the disposal of the whisky. This is one of the world's best selling single malts. Matured for 10 years in ex-Bourbon barrels, this Glen Grand was in 2013 awarded the title 'Single Malt of the Year' in its category.

Vol de 40%.


Craigellachie, 17 Y
Craigellachie, 17 Y

The Craigellachie distillery was built in 1888 by P.J. Mackie and his business partner. Only 2 % of their production of maltwhisky is bottled as Single Malt. Contrary to the current trend of whiskies without an age indication, owner John Dewar & Sons decided to launch new or renewed bottles with his 5 distilleries, all of which have an Age Statement. It matured completely in barrels of American oak wood. Sweet, fruity and smoky, this is a fine example of the quality of this Speyside distillery.


Vol de 46%.


Glen Moray, 16 Y
Glen Moray, 16 Y

In 1815, a beer brewery was built on the site of the distillery. In 1897 the brewery was converted into a distillery. The area of 'The o' Moray' was already known for its good quality barley at the time, because of the special climate in this area. This makes it 40 days longer in summer than elsewhere in Scotland. For this 16 year old Glen Moray one mainly uses Bourbon barrels, which are bought from the Makers Mark and Heaven Hill distilleries.


Vol de 40%.


Paul John - Peated Select Cask
Paul John - Peated Select Cask

It is always interesting for the true explorer to taste an Indian peated single malt. Paul John whisky is made entirely of malted barley, like any scotch single malt (so you have nothing to worry about). A delicately peaty guy, smoky, sweet, spicy and extremely balanced. Bottled at cask strength without chill filtration and matured in ex-bourbon barrels. A magnificent and very interesting malt from Goa.


Vol de 55.5%.


Coopers Choice - Laggan Mill, 8 Y
Coopers Choice - Laggan Mill, 8 Y

This whisky is an 8 years old, single cask bottling, matured from 2008 to 2016, of which only 400 bottles have been produced. The whisky is bottled by an independent bottler for the Cooper's Choice range. However, where this Laggan Mill comes from is a mystery, but it is said that Lagavullin is the distillery behind this whisky. This is a smooth whisky full of character with a sweet vanilla, fruity approach to a famous distillery. Certainly a must try.


Vol de 46%.

Novembre 2017

November 2017 edition by Mandy Silver

My name is Mandy Silver and I own and run Curly Coo Bar in Stirling, Scotland. From 2009 on, I have managed to accrue around 150 different Malts (which of course is only the tip of the iceberg!) and pleased to say I have tried every one of them – some more than once!

The Coo was voted Best Whisky Bar in Scotland in the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge in 2015 and Best Whiskey Bar in the World!! (a USA site – hence the ‘e’ in Whiskey) in 2011, 2013 and 2017.

Whisky is such an amazing drink – all different with their own characters. I hope you enjoy the drams I have chosen for you.

- Mandy Silver


Naked Grouse
Naked Grouse

The Naked Grouse was first released as a smoother, sweeter addition to The Famous Grouse extended family but no longer forms part of The Famous Grouse family of blended Scotch whiskies. All whiskies for The Naked Grouse are produced with only natural ingredients and matured in first fill Sherry casks of Spanish oak which results in a soft taste with a full Sherry character. Made with Highland Park and The Macallan, two of the world's most famous malts.


Vol de 40%.


Ardbeg - Corryvreckan
Ardbeg - Corryvreckan

An Islay whisky from the Ardbeg distillery, inspired by the famous Corryvreckan; one of the world's largest 'maelstroms' (water with enormous whirlpools). This water has been identified by the Royal Navy as one of the most dangerous stretches of water on the British Isles. The experiments for creating this Corryvreckan started in 1999. This whisky has only matured on French Oak barrels. On this,he thanks his fruity expression and spicy tones, which form the heart of his complex character.


Vol de 57.1%.


Knockando, 12 Y
Knockando, 12 Y

This distillery stands of the river Spey, making it a Speyside Whisky. The name is derived from Gaelic ‘Cnoc-an-dhu’, meaning ‘little black hill’. Although distillation is continued throughout the year, each year of production is still referred to as a ‘season’ at the Knockando distillery and you will see the year of production on each bottle. Matured in refill bourbon casks, this is a delicate fruity dram with fresh almond notes.


Vol de 43%.


Aberlour, 12 Y - double cask matured
Aberlour, 12 Y - double cask matured

In 1826, the original Aberlour distillery was founded by James Gordon. This 12 year old whisky is, as usual with most of Aberlour's standard bottlings, 'Double Cask Matured'. For maturing Bourbon and Sherry casks are used. At the desired age, both types are combined ('marriage'). The bourbon cask give vanilla-like aromas to the whisky, while the Sherry casks provide more strength, sweetness and spiciness. Sherry casks, especially those of the Oloroso type, give the whisky darker a darker color.



Vol de 40%.


Jura - Superstition
Jura - Superstition

Isle of Jura is said to be a superstitious Island. Peat is never cut before May and haystacks built in a clockwise direction. The ancient Egyptian symbol of the Ankh cross on the Jura Superstition bottle is rumoured to bring good fortune. If poured with the Ankh cross in the centre of your palm, they say luck will follow. This whisky is crafted from a selection of Jura single malt whiskies of different age and of which 13% is heavily peated. From the magical Isle of Jura in a world of it’s own.


Vol de 43%.


Aberfeldy, 12 Y
Aberfeldy, 12 Y

The distillery is located on the river Tay. John Dewar was the founder of this distillery in 1846, but his 2 sons made the company grow. As part of the series 'The Last Great Malts', this 12 years old was given a new look as one of the first whiskies, . But he remains the same soft whisky he was always. Fruitfulness, combined with tones of vanilla, honey and light spiciness.

Vol de 40%.

Octobre 2017

Tasting Club October 2017 by Alexander Sourmpatis

My name is Alexander Sourmpatis from Greece. Along with all I’ve done, I was certified for the BAR-5 program in New York, passed with distinction the Level 2 in Spirits of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and develloped the cocktail program at The Mira hotel in Hong Kong. I’ve also trained local bartenders in Seoul, South Korea and in various other countries in Europe and the Middle East. I am honored to be able to present you this month's edition of Whisky Tasting Club and I hope you will enjoy this selection of these 'must taste' whiskies...



Douglas Laing - Big Peat
Douglas Laing - Big Peat

Big Peat is a blended malt of Islay. Blended from Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ola and Port Ellen (!) malts, this whisky is an absolute winner. We will never know how many Port Ellen is in the bottle, but it brings elegance and balance to the rest of the young malts. Big Peat is bottled in different alcohol contents and certainly if you can lay your hand on a cast strength, immediately open the bottle!

Vol de 46%.


Blanton’s Original Single Barrel
Blanton’s Original Single Barrel

The whiskey that set high standards of all single barrel bourbons worldwide. Bottled in Kentucky at Buffalo Trace distillery. All bottles come from the middle sections of the famous warehouse 'H', and the whisky has a good balance between sweetness, citrus and oak. It is aged 6 to 8 years and the specific warehouse brings more rapid aging results due to its metal construction.


Vol de 46.5%.


Finlaggan - Eilean Mor
Finlaggan - Eilean Mor

This expression has been bottled at a slightly higher strength than earlier – non cask strength- Finlaggan releases. The whisky comes from an undisclosed distillery on Islay. It’s well known that Finlaggan used to be a Lagavulin, now we don’t know if it still is. There is no distillery known making it, though we have some hints it may be, apart from Lagavulin, a Caol Ila or a Laphroaig. It is named after Finlaggan Castle, the seat of the feudal Lord of the Isles.

Vol de 46%.


Lagavulin, 8 Y
Lagavulin, 8 Y

The Lagavulin distillery was founded in 1816 and is located on the southern coast of Islay, where the' Lords of the Isles' reigned centuries ago and their fortress kept out strangers. Lagavulin celebrated their 200th anniversary with this Limited Edition, inspired by the visit that Alfred Barnard made to the distillery in 1885, when he tasted a whisky which he considered to be "exceptionally fine". The whisky matured on refill barrels of American oak.




Vol de 48%.


Mackmyra - Iskristall
Mackmyra - Iskristall

It all started with 8 friends in a ski resort. Now the Mackmyra malts are produced in 2 distilleries, using ingredients, all available within a radius of 120 km from Mackmyra village. This bottling of just 300 bottles, finished in ex-Pedro Ximenez drums, is part of the Mackmyra Seasonal's Collection, a series of limited editions with an unusual finish. Mackmyra is constantly trying to evolve. That's why there are many barrels in their warehouses with special characters to discover.

Vol de 46.1%.

Septembre 2017

Tasting Club September 2017 by Frans Lambregts

"Born in the year that John F. Kennedy was killed, Reinier Paping won the 'Elfstedentocht' and Glenfiddich was introduced as the first single malt whisky in the Netherlands. I grew up in Amsterdam in the backyard of the local Wine Shop - 'Winery'. How striking my study Chemistry: or was my purpose 'Alchemy and finding the life elixer'? The passion for a fair product came around that time. Very honored to compose this Club edition for you in the year of my 25th anniversary in the spirits industry."

- Frans Lambregts, General Manager Fine Drinks


Rittenhouse Rye - Bottled in Bond
Rittenhouse Rye - Bottled in Bond

A special and classic Rye Whisky. Coming from one of the 3 remaining original Rye distillers. Ride house has been produced since the beginning of the last century and is loved by bartenders and whisky lovers. Perfect in a Manhattan or Old Fashioned and nice spicy to purely enjoy. Rittenhouse Rye is a bottled-in union under American law; the distillate must have been produced in 1 distillery during one distilling season under the supervision of the US authorities and must have been aged for at least 4 years. Always 100 Proof.

Vol de 50%.


West Cork - Black Cask
West Cork - Black Cask

A few decades ago, one dominant distillery for all Irish brands produced spirit. Luckily, the number of distilleries in Ireland also increases. West Cork is Ireland's most southern distillery. West Cork only uses pot stills for production. Black Cask is aged on first fill Bourbon barrels with a finish on extra-burned barrels. This gives a beautiful vanilla sweetness.

Vol de 40%.


Evan Williams - Single Barrel Vintage
Evan Williams - Single Barrel Vintage

One of my personal highlights this year were the visits to different distilleries in Kentucky USA. Europeans are 'barrel managers'; What type of barrel can we add to the whisky? The Americans put the priority at the beginning of their whiskey process; The ingredients, the composition of the 'mash' and the type of yeast. After distillation the wait is on how the whiskey will develop in the barrel. This Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage will remain with you; the only Bourbon with harvest year listing.

Vol de 43.3%.


Lost Distillery - Jericho Archivist
Lost Distillery - Jericho Archivist

The Lost Distillery concept is that of old recipes of disappeared distilleries, found notes in libraries and interpreting them into modern production methods. The story behind Jericho is that of origin and development. As a base, the best barley, its own water source, peat from the region and used sherry barrels. Where does wood use originate? Maybe this is the reliable answer of Lost Distellery to the "non-aged statement" products of the big distilleries.

Vol de 46%.


Balvenie - Doublewood, 17 Y
Balvenie - Doublewood, 17 Y

My first acquaintance with Balvenie was in the late 80s with The Balvenie Classic 18 YO. I still keep a little remainder, of which I take a nip every year. Although the alcohol content has fallen drastically, it remains a beautiful product. In 2012, this 17 year old DoubleWood was released at the 50th anniversary of Master Distiller David Stewart. He is undoubtedly the "inventor" of finishing and with this edition he approaches the Classic 18 YO with which he has indulged me for thirty years. Super!

Vol de 43%.


Finlaggan - Port Finished
Finlaggan - Port Finished

A real 'value for money' whisky. Jim Murray once wrote: "Brilliant, this is simply awesome. If you do not get a bottle of this, you'll regret it for the rest of your life." This Old Reserve with a finish on Port pipes is highly recommended. Clear Islay features, complemented by the soft tones of matured port. The higher alcohol percentage helps to enhance the flavors. Be sure to purchase a bottle soon. Finlaggan Finish Port Finish appears to be available limitedly.

Vol de 46%.

Août 2017

Tasting Club Augustus 2017 by Derek Mather

Hi there, I’m Derek Mather, born and bred Scot; owner and chef of Artisan Restaurant and whisky snug. My love for whisky started as a boy of sixteen, when my father gave me a Glenlivet 12 Y at Hogmanay. When I opened my restaurant 9 years ago I put 60 bottles of my collection on the bar and this has now grown to just over 3000 bottles of whisky over the years, of which Bruichladdich is my favourite.


North Star - Port Dundas, 12 Y
North Star - Port Dundas, 12 Y

Glasgow’s Port Dundas distillery was built in 1811 at the highest point in the city. Another distillery, Cowlairs, started operation soon after and in 1860 the 2 sites merged. However, in 2011 the new owner Diageo decided to close the distillery. This particular one is their Single Grain Scotch whisky which was distilled in August 2004 and set aside to age until October 2016, when it was bottled by North Star Spirits with an outturn of 318 bottles.


Vol de 58.8%.


Glenturret - Sherry Cask
Glenturret - Sherry Cask

The Glenturret distillery is the oldest working distillery in Scotland, where' The 5 men of Glenturret' still highly value true craftsmanship. In 1775, the first (then illegal) distillery called Hosh Distillery, was built and changed its name in 1875 to Glenturret. This Sherry Cask Edition is matured on a combination of American and Spanish oak oak, previously used for Sherry. This gives a taste of sweet herbs with soft oak wood in the background.

Vol de 43%.


Kilkerran, 12 Y
Kilkerran, 12 Y

After a quarrel with his brother, when he owned the Spingbank distillery together with him, William Mitchell built his own distillery in 1872, which he called Glengyle. After the original release in 2016, it would be this 12 years old, that would become Kilkerran's standard bottling. After initial delivery problems, it is now available again. This whisky matured on a combination of 70% Bourbon and 30% Sherry casks. Un-chill filtered and without coloring. A classic whisky of old-fashioned quality.


Vol de 46%.


Tomatin - Cù Bòcan
Tomatin - Cù Bòcan

The Tomatin distillery produces a slightly peated (15 ppm) whisky for the blended industry one week a year. Only a small quantity of Tomatin is marketed as Single Malt whisky, most of it used for blended whiskies. This has now been done for this bottling. The whisky has matured on a combination of virgin oak and Bourbon and Sherry barrels and is un-chill filtered. It is an initial batch of 18,000 bottles.

Vol de 46%.


Single Cask Exclusives, Islay
Single Cask Exclusives, Islay

Creative Whisky Company was founded in 2005 by David Stirk, who previously worked for The Whisky Magazine and Cadenheads in Campbeltown. This is a single malt whisky from an unnamed Islay distillery, bottled by The Creative Whisky Company in their Single Cask Exclusives; a series of affordable single cask bottling. This is bottled in 2017 at 50%.

Vol de 50%.


Paul John - Brilliance
Paul John - Brilliance

From GOA in India and, as expected, angels get a whopping 8% share compare to our average of 2% a year. 3000 litres of spirit a day is being produced. Once they are filled into American white oak casks they are stored in an underground cellar. This fantastic whisky is a nice bourbon cask whisky with demerara sugar, cinnamon and honey on the nose. On the pallet, sweet and spicy with honeycomb with a slight hint of cocoa.

Vol de 46%.

Juillet 2017

Tasting Club July 2017 by Sietse Offringa

Hello whisky lover!

Thank you for considering this Whisky Tasting Collection Club edition. I am Sietse Offringa, Brand Ambassador for Edrington in Europe. I visit over 20 different countries annually to talk with professionals, press and enthusiasts alike about my favourite topic: whisky. I grew up with it and am proud to be part of an industry filled with wonderful people, passion and history. And I love to share 6 of my all-time favourites with you!


Highland Park, 10 Y
Highland Park, 10 Y

The Highland Park distillery is located on the Orkney Islands north of mainland Scotland. The legal distillery was established in 1825. The barrels used to age the new spirit are refill, Bourbon and Sherry barrels. This whisky is an exclusive variant, only available on the Dutch market. Max MacFarlane, one of the Master Distillers of Highland Park, has found a perfect balance between soft smokiness and a sweet, spicy finish for this 10-year-old whisky.

Vol de 40%.


Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte Scottish Barley
Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte Scottish Barley

The Port Charlotte distillery was built in 1829 by Colin Campbell. This whisky is entirely distilled from indigenous Scottish barley varieties. The spirit is peated to a sturdy 40 ppm. The casks have been carefully selected by Master Distiller Jim McEwan, who states that, in order to enhance the character of younger whisky, an alcohol prcentage of 50 is ideal. At lower percentages, the aromas of the wood are more pronounced. Beautiful balance between the floral elegance of Bruichladdich and firm peat smoke.

Vol de 50%.


Maker’s Mark, Red Top
Maker’s Mark, Red Top

I was a Scotch boy when I learned to appreciate whisky. Only Scotch, preferably malt. Fortunately I came to love whiskies from all over the world, for every country makes their own great whisky in their own way. The hand-dipped bottle of Maker’s Mark was one of these eye-openers. Full-flavored, round and an easy finish. Great combination of sweet corn and gentle winter wheat. And a perfect match for raw blues music.


Vol de 45%.


Knob Creek Rye
Knob Creek Rye

When you have a bourbon, you should also have a rye. Slightly more spicy because of rye being the dominant grain in the mash bill and still full-flavoured from the American white oak barrels. Knob Creek specifically has nailed this. Round mouth feel, versatile for cocktails due to the high ABV and a lasting impression in the finish. Named after the boyhood home of an iconic protagonist for equality: Abraham Lincoln.


Vol de 50%.


The Macallan - Edition 2
The Macallan - Edition 2

A feast of flavours chosen by a quartet of masters. Macallan’s Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno teamed up with the Roca brothers from El Cellar de can Roca (in Barcelona, voted the best restaurant in the world several times in a row). These gents brought their preference and unique take on flavour to the table for Edition 2. They even printed the recipe on the box! Rich, sherry-style, 48.2% ABV. Liquid happiness!


Vol de 48.2%.


Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark

The Wine & Spirit Merchants Berry Bros, founded in London in 1698, launched this blended Scotch in 1923. It was named after the fastest clipper that at the time sailed across the world's seas: the Cutty Sark. Due to the high quality requirements of Berry Bros, Cutty Sark has developed into a premium brand of excellent quality. When the blending of the barrels is complete, the blend is left to mature for another 6 months or so before the whisky is bottled.

Vol de 40%.

Juin 2017

Tasting Club June 2017 by Wullie Macmorland

I'm Wullie Macmorland, Keeper of the Quaich, born and bred Scot, now living in the Netherlands for 40 years. My whisky life began when the father of my best friend poured me a whisky to warm up after a hunting party, I was just 13. In the year 2017, 46 years later, 30 years owner of Dutch's oldest whisky restaurant HIELANDER, organiser of the Hielander Whisky Festival and the Meeting of the Minds symposium whisky in Scotland. I also write for several whisky magazines on whisky and food, I am also the Founder and President of the Ben Nevis Whisky Club Alkmaar.


Antiquary
Antiquary

The distillery was established in 1897. The new spirit is left to mature in refill Sherry as well as ex Bourbon barrels. The water used for whisky production comes from the Alt-na-Frith Burn. Only a small amount of Tomatin is marketed as Single Malt Whisky, the majority is used for blended whiskies, as is this 'entry issue' of the Antiquary blended Scotch whisky range.

Vol de 40%.


Glenmorangie - Original, 10 Y
Glenmorangie - Original, 10 Y

Ever since the establishment of the distillery in 1843, Glenmorangie has been combining tradition and innovation resulting in award-winning whiskies worldwide. The stills are the highest in Scotland, so that only the lightest and purest vapors reach the highest point and condensate . This whisky has been matured by the 'Sixteen Men of Tain' for 10 years on Bourbon barrels (American Mountain Oak casks) in the traditional warehouses of the distillery. To guarantee optimum taste, they use the barrels only 2 times.

Vol de 40%.


Talisker - 57 North
Talisker - 57 North

The only distillery located on the island of Skye, founded in 1830. Talker 57° North refers to its location at the 57° latitude and has matured in carefully selected American oak barrels. Bottled at an appropriate strength of 57%, the strength and uniqueness of Talisker stand out even better. With its above-average peat aromas and salty, spicy character, Talisker is a real powerhouse; a malt you have to learn to drink. "Talisker: The golden spirit of Skye.

Vol de 57%.


Càrn Mòr - Glenrothes, 9 Y
Càrn Mòr - Glenrothes, 9 Y

Morrison and Mackay are independent Scottish bottlers. This family business is committed to offering the best that Scotland has to offer. The experience of 3 generations of Scotch Whisky, its own bottling and blending facility and a dedicated team ensure a product of fantastic quality. This Single Barrel whisky comes from a Sherry Butt, distilled in 2007, of which only 920 bottles have been bottled. A traditional Glenrothes, but with an extra twist of the Sherry.

Vol de 46%.


Omar - Sherry Cask
Omar - Sherry Cask

The Nantou Distillery in central Taiwan is one of a number of distilleries owned by the state, but the only one making whisky. They began to produce the whisky back in 2008, the mash, wort and wash then produced by a nearby brewery. In 2010 a German mash tun and washbacks were installed to produce its own wash. 100% malted barley is used to distil this single malt. This expression was aged in Sherry casks, is non-chill filtered and without coloring.

Vol de 46%.


Old Perth - Red Wine cask
Old Perth - Red Wine cask

This Old Perth is a blended whisky, released by the Master Blenders of Morrison & MacKay. It is a blend of specially selected malt whiskies, which have had a finish in red wine barrels. Bottled at 58.1%, this whisky is a cask strength without coloring and non chill-filtered. Red fruit and dark chocolate, clear Sherry tones; all wrapped in a jacket of sturdy red wine.

Vol de 58.1%.

Mai 2017

Tasting Club May by Yiannis Korovesis

I am Yiannis Korovesis and I am working in the drinks industry for more than 15 years. Founder of Bitterbooze.com, Greece’s biggest and longest running drinks specialized website. A bartending instructor for Le Monde Institute of Hotel & Tourism studies and recently the owner of Borsalino bar in Athens. I’ve visited dozens of distilleries across the world, as well as wineries and bodegas. A certified sherry educator and a foodpairing.com ambassador. But most important, a devoted whisky lover.


Amrut - Fusion
Amrut - Fusion

When I first stumbled upon this great whisky I had the chance to realize how is it to fuse two great civilizations. Using barley from India and Scotland along with tropical ageing and bourbon casks, this whisky gives amazing complexity along with super power (50%) to the taster. Citrusy, spicy and peaty, you transport yourself immediately to the exotic city of Bangalore where it is being made. A must try whisky if someone wants to experience world whisky craze.

Vol de 50%.


Compass Box - Spice Tree
Compass Box - Spice Tree

Inspired by the blending pioneers of the early 19th century, John Glaser, the founder of Compass Box, creates original new whiskies by blending different (malt) whiskies of various ages. Glaser invented an entirely new maturation process. After the first maturing on first-fill Bourbon barrels, the whisky is transferred to refill barrels with heavy-duty cask heads from new French oak. 3 toasting levels are applied to obtain more complexity. This second maturation may take up to 2 years.

Vol de 46%.


Yellow Spot, 12 Y
Yellow Spot, 12 Y

This amazing whiskey reflects exactly the style of old traditional Irish whiskies. A single pot still, what means that it has been made from malted and unmalted barley, that Mitchell and Sons still produce, as they did lots of decades before. A super finely made whiskey, aged for 12 years, giving out generously sweet fruity notes and some wine flavors. All three different types of barrels that have been used to age this beauty contribute to its high complexity. If you love Irish whiskey that’s one you should definitely try.

Vol de 46%.


Teeling - Single Malt
Teeling - Single Malt

Teeling was founded by Jack Teeling. After years of service to the Cooley distillery, he started for himself. First as an independent bottler, with the aim of distilling himself again. With this Single Malt, the first generation of Teeling whiskies is complete. Despite the 'No Age Statement', the oldest used whisky has matured for 23 years. 5 different types of wine casks have been used: Sherry, Madeira, Port, Bourgogne Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. This combination is unique in Irish whisky and gives it a unique character.

Vol de 46%.


Elijah Craig, 12 Y - Small Batch
Elijah Craig, 12 Y - Small Batch

I don’t know whether Elijah Craig indeed was the first to produce bourbon as we know it but I know for sure that this is a typical American whiskey that showcases the charring technique of the barrels. So, you get straightforward aromas of vanilla, toasted wood, caramel and spicy fruits when you approach your nose close to your glass of Elijah Craig. Creamy texture and mouthfeel, along with corn sweetness, make this a very friendly and palatable, sipping whiskey. And with 12 years on its back. And we all know what that means in the states, don’t we?

Vol de 47%.


AnCnoc - Black Hill Reserve
AnCnoc - Black Hill Reserve

In 1892, John Morrison bought the estate as well as the farmhouse Knock in the Highlands. Knockdhu means ‘black hill’. The whisky is bottled as a single malt under the name AnCnoc, which also means ‘black hill’ in Gaelic. Black Hill Reserve is a No Age Statement whisky with no artificial coloring and no chill filtration. Released as one of 2 Travel Retail expressions, launched in the first half of 2015, this is an impressive single malt which matured in first fill ex-bourbon casks.

Vol de 46%.

Avril 2017

Tasting Club April

In the coming months, a number of whisky experts and enthusiasts will be composing more editions for you. This month of April our team again has collected some 'must-tastes' for you. It has become a nice, wide selection of Scots, of which 2 Islay's, 1 Highland and 1 Speyside, accompanied by 2 'World Brothers'. Just because we see that the demand for non Scotch whisky increases and our members are curious about what the rest of the world has to offer in fine-malts.

Enjoy!


Benromach, 10 Y 100º Proof
Benromach, 10 Y 100º Proof

With Benromach's restyling, also this 100 Proof is added. Aged for 80% in bourbon barrels, for 20% in sherry hogs heads and a finish of one year on first-fill Oloroso casks. Bottled at 57%. The designation '100 Proof 'originates from the imperial system, and translates to the metric 57%. 'Proof' is derived from the ancient practice of skeptical sailors to test the strength of their rum ration. To this end, they mixed the drink with gunpowder and if the mixture ignited, the strength was "proved".

Vol de 57%.


Glendronach, 12 Y
Glendronach, 12 Y

The Glendronach distillery was originally built in 1826 but has been out of use for ages. After its reopening in 2002, the complete range from 12, 15 and 18 years old was reintroduced in 2009. The character of this whisky arises from a combination of the Glendronach own malted barley, peat and water from the Highlands. This malt matured for 12 years in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez barrels. Silver medal winner in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013.

Vol de 43%.


Nikka - Coffey Malt
Nikka - Coffey Malt

Japan can be counted in with the serious whisky producing countries. So serious, that the Miyagikyo distillery could well afford itself an experiment and presented this whisky as the result. Normally column stills are only used for the production of grain whisky. However, Nikka distilled a herd of 100% malted barley in their Coffey stills; an older type of column still, developed by Aeneas Coffey. The result is a surprisingly rich whisky with remarkable smoothness.

Vol de 45%.


Arran, 10 Y
Arran, 10 Y

The distillery uses unpeated malt in the production process. Therefore the Arran whiskies do not have the typical smoky flavor, like other Island whiskies. This 10 year matured malt is presented as Arran's base-malt with age indication. It is a classic Arran with the known characteristics of this distillery; soft sweet, fresh and fruity with delicate notes of barley. In 2014, twice awarded with the gold medal of the World Whisky Awards and Silver at the International Spirits Challenge.

Vol de 46%.


Kavalan - Ex Bourbon Oak
Kavalan - Ex Bourbon Oak

After several single cask, cask strength bottlings under the soloist-label, Kavalan thought it was time for a more continuous version. About 4 years fully matured in a combination of first- and refill casks. Reduced in strength with local spring water to 46%. The whisky is filtered cold, however at a higher temperature than usual. This leaves more flavors preserved in whisky, while it is completely clear.

Vol de 46%.


Port Askaig, 8 Y
Port Askaig, 8 Y

Specialty Drinks is an independent bottler, who focusses on bottling small batches from different Islay distilleries. This 8 Years Old Port Askaig is the youngest so far with age indication and was selected from a series of exceptional barrels Islay single malt and is being part of a series of Islay classics. Also with this 8 years matured malt, it's not announced by which distillery this malt was originally produced, but you can appropriately assume that, aigain, it's Caol Ila.

Vol de 45.8%.

Mars 2017

Tasting Club March by Reinhard Pohorec

At the age of 27, Reinhard Pohorec has gained wide recognition as international sensory and spirits expert, encompassing everything related to smell, taste, aroma and flavour, with a particular focus on fortified wines and spirits. Pohorec has many titles to his name including Certified Advisor of Spirits, Mixology Newcomer of the Year, World Class Bartender, Sake Sommelier as well as the world’s youngest Cognac and Sherry Educator. He composed this edition, relating to his personal encounters with the passionate creators of the whiskies he presents to you; "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", as called by Reinhard.


Compass Box - Hedonism
Compass Box - Hedonism

Master distiller John Glaser started his own blending company in 2000, always doing things slightly different: full of transparency, focusing on best quality spirit, wood influence and constantly challenging traditions. Hedonism is a luscious Grain Whisky, blending together the juice from different Scottish distilleries, aged in first fill American standard barrels and rejuvenated hogsheads (slight variances from batch to batch).

Vol de 43%.


Laphroaig - Quarter Cask
Laphroaig - Quarter Cask

The first impression might be rather severe, bold, a little rough around the edges. Laphroaig Single Malts, as their master distiller John Campbell, are characterful creatures, but on second glance, you’ll discover a most charming grin, heartfelt sincerity and warmth. Big, long lasting impressions, smoke, peat, a smoldering camp fire – an intriguing mix of wild nature and luring comfort.

Vol de 48%.


Ragtime - Rye
Ragtime - Rye

It takes hard work, dedication and courage to start a distillery from scratch, even more so in the middle of New York City. Allen Katz has been a leading expert and figure in the spirits industry in the United States. However at the New York Distilling Company he truly feels at home now. Fabulous gin, old school Rock & Rye and the fairly recent addition to the family Ragtime Rye: NYDC boasts an array of top-notch spirit.



Vol de 45.2%.


Lot No 40 - Rye Whiskey
Lot No 40 - Rye Whiskey

From an early age some of us have big plans and clear visions: whether they want to become a heroic firefighter, astronaut or doctor of medicine. Rarely though do we hear people aspire to call themselves whisky professor. Dr. Don Livermore is just that, due to his MS and Ph.D. in Brewing & Distilling from Heriot Watt in Edinburgh. As master blender for Hiram Walker / J.P. Wiser’s he’s the go-to expert on all things grain, distilled and aged in wood.

Vol de 43%.


Nikka Taketsuru - Pure Malt
Nikka Taketsuru - Pure Malt

Dedication, dignity, passion, perfection. Japanese culture exerts fascination unlike any other, breeding craftsmen who honor tradition, foster their skills and create products of highest standards. This is certainly and particularly true for Japanese whisky, which evolved from a little known curiosity to a serious all-time classic on the global whisky map. It’s because of gentlemen like Shinjiro Torii and Masataka Taketsuru that we get to indulge on these precious liquids full of harmony and balance.


Vol de 43%.


Woodford - Reserve
Woodford - Reserve

If you were a connoisseur, back in the day Single Malt Scotch was the only way to go. Only over the past couple of years American Whiskey and Bourbon in particular re-gained their places among the finest brown spirits there are. Woodford Reserve has been at the forefront of highest quality Bourbon and Chris Morris perfectly balances tradition with modern elements, technique and craft.


Vol de 43.2%.

Février 2017

Tasting Club February 2017

Dear Club member,

As days become longer and nights become shorter again, we'd like to present you 6 whiskies that our Tasting Collection expert team chose. Each with a different style and signature. Because that's what we feel is most important about tasting whisky; learning about the background of distilleries and the people who produce them with passion. And finding your favourites amoungst them. We hope you enjoy this next trip on our whisky adventure!

Cheers!


Wolfburn - First Release
Wolfburn - First Release

Wolfburn is located on the outskirts of Thurso and is the northernmost distillery of mainland Scotland. In principle, only unpeated malt was used, but since 2014 they started making also peated whisky. Master Distiller is Shane Fraser. He previously worked at Royal Lochnagar and Oban and was Distillery Manager at Glenfarclas for 7 years. This malt was distilled from unpeated malt and matured on quarter casks from Laphroaig. Despite his youthfulness he has structure and a nice balance. A beautiful, pure, honest, whisky with sometimes a trace of smoke from the casks.


Vol de 46%.


Highland Park - Svein
Highland Park - Svein

The Highland Park distillery, founded in 1825, is located on the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland. Svein was the Viking chieftain, whose legendary acts constitute the heart of the 'Orkneyinga saga'. This bottling is part of Highland Park's new 'Warrior series'. Along with Einar, Harald, Sigurd, Ragnavald and Thorfinn honored again as Highland Park Nordic heritage. The differences between the different warriors are reflected in the proportion of European oak barrels Sherry which are used for the different bottlings.

Vol de 40%.


Glen Scotia, 15 Y
Glen Scotia, 15 Y

Glen Scotia was founded in 1832 and is one of the 3 distilleries, still active in the Campbeltown region and also one of Scotland's smallest distilleries. Each barrel is selected and judged by the Master Blender, John Peterson. This one matured for 15 years on barrels of American oak and is bottled un-chill filtered at a strength of 46%. A full, rich and complex whisky with a nice balance between sweet, fruity, fruity, spicy and bitter tones.



Vol de 46%.


Glenfarclas, 21 Y
Glenfarclas, 21 Y

The 3 wash stills and 3 spirit stills at Genfarclass are not heated with steam, but with gas burners under the stills; something very unusual at Scottish distilleries. The new spirit matured in new sherry casks, but also on refill sherry casks. The water comes from the streams of Ben Rinnes. This malt won 'Silver Outstanding' at the International Wine & Spirit Competition and 'Master' on the Speyside Single Malts 19-30 YO 2015.

Vol de 43%.


Auchentoshan - American Oak
Auchentoshan - American Oak

Auchentoshan is distilled from malted barley, non-peated. A special feature of this single malt is the 100% triple distillation, which yields a particularly soft and smooth whisky. Auchentoshan is unique in this, not only in the lowlands but in the whole of Scotland. This single malt whisky has a delicate character from aging in only first fill ex-Bourbon barrels from the United States.

Vol de 40%.


Ardbeg, 10 Y
Ardbeg, 10 Y

The Ardbeg distillery is located on the south coast of Islay. All the beautiful delicate iodine aromas of Islay are represented in this malt. To maintain all existing and authentic fragrances they decided at Ardbeg not to chill-filter the whisky. The maturation of the new spirit of Ardbeg takes place in new and refill bourbon casks. The rich flavors, smokiness and peat, melt together into a whisky of absolute wealth of flavor.

Vol de 46%.

Janvier 2017

January 2017 by Steve Prentice

I’m Steve from Somerset Whisky Blog, a review, news and opinion website based in the UK. I have toured 60+ distilleries, mostly in Scotland, but also elsewhere in the UK. I have gone from being a “peat freak” to a “sherry bomb” lover, and these days I like a broad selection of tasty, affordable whiskies that I can enjoy without having to spend too much time appreciating them, I like them to be good from the get go.
With that in mind, here is my personal selection…


Cameron Brig
Cameron Brig

Cameron Brig is a defamation of Cameronbridge. Founded in 1824 as Cameron Bridge by John Haig in 1824, it was also known as the Haig distillery. This is a young single grain, which is quite light in character. Young grainwhisky can often be a bit hard and sharp in tone, but that is not the case here. Pleasantly soft and with a fruity sweet, this is an easy drinkable whisky and a nice alternative for anyone who wants something else.

Vol de 40%.


Hazelburn, 10 Y
Hazelburn, 10 Y

Campbeltown is the smallest whisky area in Scotland. It used to be an abundance of local barley and peat, a paradise for illegal stokers. This 10-year-old version is the successor of the Hazelburn, 8 Y, and together with the 12 Y it will form the core assortment of Hazelburn. The whisky aged completely on Bourbon casks and was bottled for the first time in 2016. This whisky is beautifully balanced. The many fruit tones provide a nice counterbalance to the full and sweet character of the whisky.



Vol de 46%.


Bunnahabhain, 12Y
Bunnahabhain, 12Y

The Bunnahabhain distillery is located in the northeastern part of Islay and is built on the estuary of the Margadele River. The first new spirit left the distillery in 1882. Little has changed or modernised in the distillery so far. Launched in the summer of 2010, slightly daring and with a higher alcohol content of up to 46.3%, no chill-filtering and no added coloring, this new version of the 12 year old is a huge step forward.

Vol de 46.3%.


Nikka Pure Malt Black
Nikka Pure Malt Black

A quick hop away from Scotland to Japan, though the vision of founder Masataka's on whisky was formed by his experience in Scotland, and he knew that the right environment was essential. This Japanese whisky is a vatted malt; a blend of single malts with the peated malt from Nikka's Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. Full of fruit, balanced oak, peat and toffee.

Vol de 43%.


Ledaig, 10 Y
Ledaig, 10 Y

Moving on to another favourite of mine, a much more heavily peated whisky, from the same owners as Bunnahabhain on Islay. This whisky comes from Mull and is made with the same love with no colouring or chill-filtration. A drop of water might help if you’re not into the slight tar and spice notes. It helps bring it down a wee notch, but you still get good maltiness. Also giving it a bit of space and time to breathe can help here too.

Vol de 46.3%.


Lagavulin D.E.
Lagavulin D.E.

To finish, one of my most favourite drams, and one that doesn’t seem to have been presented to you before. It’s the royalty of Islay, and with the addition of some secondary maturation in Sherry it’s a late night sipper to relax and enjoy, giving you a huge Islay hug as if to say you’re home and all your cares can go away. Superb whisky. Your empty glass will continue to smell wonderful for hours and hours. Slàinte!

Vol de 43%.

Decembre 2016

December 2016 by Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. Receiving a bottle of Glenmorangie, 10Y on his 18th birthday was the catalyst to the whisky adventure he's currently on. Over those 23 years he has visited many of the distilleries in Scotland and beyond, and helped set up 2 whisky clubs. In 2012 his love of whisky set him on the route of blogging and his website enjoys great popularity. He also writes for whisky magazines, both in print and online, and even does podcasts. He now is Store Manager of a Whisky and Cigar shop in Edinburgh.


Peat's Beast - Cask Strength
Peat's Beast - Cask Strength

Fox Fitzgerald was founded in 2010 by MD Eamonn Jones who, after a career of more than 20 years in the beverage industry, started out for himself as an independent bottler, but also represents other brands. Peat's Beast was introduced as the first brand in 2010. Besides the regular Peat's Beast, there is also this Cask Strenght version. More intense, more powerful, more mature. The sweetness being supported by the extra alcohol, its rambunctious character is somewhat curbed, which leads to a nice balance and an intense taste.

Vol de 52.1%.


Glenkinchie, 12 Y
Glenkinchie, 12 Y

De distilleerderij ligt vlakbij Edinburgh en wordt daarom ook ‘The Edinburgh Malt’ genoemd. Destijds gewoon Kinchie geheten, maar vanaf het jaar 1837 werd de naam Glenkinchie gebruikt. Na uitvoerige tests meenden de Classic Malt distillateurs unaniem dat 2 jaar extra rijping in Amerikaans eiken de malt een vollere stijl geeft, maar het essentiële Lowland-karakter hierbij volledig blijft bewaard. De regio staat vooral bekend om een licht en floraal karakter, die je zeker zult terugvinden in deze 12 jaar oude Single Malt.

Vol de 43%.


Balmenach - 2008
Balmenach - 2008

Balmenach Distillery was established in 1824 by James MacGregor. The Distillery is now owned by Inver House Distillers Limited, a privately owned distiller whose other distilleries include Speyburn-Glenlivet, Knockdhu, Balblair and Old Pulteney. This 2008 vintage Balmenach single malt mainly goes into blended whisky, but a small amount gets out through independents like Gordon & MacPhail and was bottled in 2016 as part of their long-running Connoisseurs Choice range. This one was aged in a combination of Bourbon and Sherry casks.

Vol de 46%.


Kavalan - Concertmaster
Kavalan - Concertmaster

Taiwan's first whisky distillery is located in the north-eastern part of Taiwan in the Yilan area, about an hour's drive from the capital Taipei. The distillery was established in 2005 and built in 9 months on a large flat area between 2 mountain ranges. Since 2008, Taiwanese whisky has been a 'thing'. This single malt whisky utilises Ruby Port, Tawny Port and Vintage Port casks from Portugal to finish whiskies that were initially matured in American oak.

Vol de 40%.


Clynelish - 1998
Clynelish - 1998

The Clynelish distillery is located in the north of Scotland near the town of Brora. In 1968, a new distillery was built next to the old Clynelish (Brora) distillery. Brora closed down permanently in 1983 and the warehouse and filling store now serve the new Clynelish distillery. The Clynelish Single Malt is mainly used for blended whiskies. However, this is a Single Malt Clynelish. He was distilled in May 1998 and matured over 17 years on Hogsheads.

Vol de 43%.


Glenturret - Triple Wood
Glenturret - Triple Wood

Established in 1775, the Glenturret Distillery is Scotland's oldest distillery. The rugged environment there made it since the 16th century already perfectly suitable for illegal whisky distillers. When the distillery was being built, an official permit was also issued. This Triple Wood matured on a combination of Bourbon barrels and Sherry casks of American and European oak, creating a light, sweet and creamy whisky with a wonderfully soft, slightly peppery aftertaste.

Vol de 40%.

Novembre 2016

November 2016 by Ruben Luyten

This Club Edition was composed by Ruben Luyten, the author of WhiskyNotes.be, one of the longest running whisky blogs (since 2008) on which news and tasting notes appear on an almost daily basis. He was elected International Whisky Blogger of 2015 and was Glenrothes Vintage Maker 2012 and also publishes about sherry on SherryNotes.com for several years now. Although on his blog he often focuses on European independent bottlers, this time it are the official bottlings, although from all over the world. 4 of them are (partly) matured in sherry casks, how could it be different?


Benromach, 5 Y
Benromach, 5 Y

Benromach was built in 1898 and is located in the far west of the Speyside. The distillery had a turbulent history of closures and takeovers. Gordon & MacPhail bought the buildings in 1992 and built a whole new distillery there, which was opened by Prince Charles in 1998. This whisky matured for 5 years on 80% Bourbon barrels and 20% Sherry Casks. In addition to a hint of smoke and citrus, it has a grassy, slightly buttery character.

Vol de 40%.


Smooth Ambler, 7 Y
Smooth Ambler, 7 Y

Smooth Ambler does "whiskey scouting"; they look for nice bourbon in external stocks and bottle those under their own label. This whiskey probably comes from the MGP distillery in Lawrenceburg. A nice dry bourbon with pretty much rye influence. Many mint and eucalyptus flavor.

Vol de 49.5%.


Connemara - Distillers Edition
Connemara - Distillers Edition

I personally like peated Irish whiskey, which is slightly different from what is produced on Islay. The Distillers Edition has been aged in bourbon barrels and was finished on Oloroso cask. Originally only for the French market, now widely available. Dark aromas of smoke and earth, combined with sweet berries and a spicy hint.

Vol de 43%.


Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 55
Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 55

In 1826, Aberlour was founded by James Gordon. In 1879, the new owner James Fleming moved the distillery to where it still is today. A'Bunadh's batches follow each other faster and faster, thanks to a combination of increasing popularity and smaller runs. With the issuance of each new batch, it is striking that this classic constantly remains at a very high level. While you enjoy this 55th batch, the next batch of The Original has already been published.

Vol de 60.9%.


GlenDronach - Cask Strength, batch 4
GlenDronach - Cask Strength, batch 4

One of my favorite batches of this cask strength version, a blend of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. A lighter profile than what we know from the single casks. A beautiful fruit mix, yellow raisins and apricot. Some candied ginger and cinnamon. Very nice, juicy whisky with plenty of punch thanks to the full cask strength.

Vol de 54.7%.


Nikka - All Malt
Nikka - All Malt

The choice of founder Masataka Taketsuru for production in the far north of Japan is based on Scotland's similar weather conditions. The average winter temperature is 7° lower and the summer temperature is 9° higher than in Scotland. This slows down the aging process in winter and accelerates it in summer. This is a blend of Pot Still whisky (Yoichi and Miyagikyou) and Column Still whisky (Miyagikyou). Both types of stills were, quite unique, fed with malted barley. A' malt blend' as it were.

Vol de 40%.

Octobre 2016

October 2016 by Bram van Glabbeek

The composer of this edition is Bram van Glabbeek, passionate whisky lover and chairman of the independent Dutch whisky association, the Usquebaugh Society.

"Since my first introduction to the golden fluid in 1987, I'm on a quest for the ultimate whisky, which still has to be found. However, my conclusion is already: it tastes better in good company because together you enjoy more. "


Kilbeggan
Kilbeggan

This is a traditional Irish whiskey of the same "family" as Connemara, the 4th whiskey in this edition. 2 times distilled for more flavor and character according to ancient recipe. The Kilbeggan distillery lies in the middle of Ireland in the eponymous town. It is the world's oldest working distillery and has a rich history. Therefore, it is more than worth a visit; you feel centuries back in time.

Vol de 40%.


Buffalo Trace
Buffalo Trace

American whiskey is on the rise. There is a wide choice of affordable expressions. The Buffalo Trace is made by the most distinguished distillery in the world, according to the traditional 'Bourbon rye recipe 'and matures at least 8 years in American oak barrels. An accessible bourbon whiskey, nicely balanced between sweet taste, slightly smoky, herbal and softness. A wonderful whiskey and a beautiful stepping stone to an American reconnaissance.

Vol de 40%.


Millstone - 100 Rye
Millstone - 100 Rye

This bottling is especially made for Usquebaugh Society and is a fairly typical small batch Zuidam Rye: it differs from all their other bottlings and is made as an experiment. A relatively short maturation of 6 1/2 years, but bottled at an unusually low cask strength of 43.4%. The combination of the Dutch climate, bottling in lower strength and a decent time in the barrel produces this particular rye whisky.

Vol de 43.4%.


Connemara, Peated Malt
Connemara, Peated Malt

"Irish whiskey is soft, without smoke and delicious" is a popular saying. This is only partly true, because Connemara is the only peated Irish Single Malt whiskey. This 'forgotten' traditional distillation method, combined with natural ingredients and long-term aging in oak barrels make this whiskey the deserved winner of the gold medal in The International Wine and Spirits Competition 1996. An Irishman with a delicious smoky shadow and a distinctive flavor!

Vol de 40%.


 Inchmurrin, 12 Y
Inchmurrin, 12 Y

Named after the island in the lake at Loch Lomond Distillery. This is exactly on the border between the Highlands and the Lowlands, but the malts of Loch Lomond are still counted among the Highlands. For many fans this 12 year old malt was this years' surprise of the whisky show in London. Fruity, slightly sweet, mint, apples, Calvados. Just a nice whisky which many people will love.

Vol de 46%.


Glen Garioch 1990, 25 Y
Glen Garioch 1990, 25 Y

Of course this edition must have an exclusive whisky. With our association, each year, we bring a whisky selected by the members themselves. With our 25th anniversary last year our members came to this excellent choice. A little smoke, some fruit, caramel, vanilla, apricots and a lot of strength with this whisky at cask strength.

Vol de 56.7%.

Septembre 2016

September 2016 by Davin deKergommeaux

Davin de Kergommeaux is the author of the award-winning book, Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert. He has also contributed to or co-authored 4 other books about whisky, and 2 about spirits and cocktails. He spent 6 university years studying whisky grains and has been a Malt Maniac since 1999. His writing appears regularly in Whisky Magazine and various lifestyle publications. Follow him on twitter and instagram @Davindek.


Amrut - Peated CS
Amrut - Peated CS

Bangalore is very warm so whisky is matured in a cellar to help slow down the maturation process. This whisky combines Indian barley from Rajasthan with peated barley imported from Scotland. The peat reeks of wood smoke, subdued on the nose with plentiful fruity aromas. On the palate toffee and caramel come to the fore, followed by peppery notes and gingery spices then the scent of a campfire.

Vol de 62.8%.


Lagavulin, 12 Y - Cask Strength
Lagavulin, 12 Y - Cask Strength

Distillery visitors remark on the water supply, turned brown by dissolved peat but none of that contributes to the sweet smokiness of the whisky. Rather, Port Ellen maltings supplies all the malt, peated over Islay smoke. Whiskies lose peat over time and this one is significantly smokier than the 16-year-old core bottling. Sweet with ripe fruits and loads of medicinal smoke. Outstanding whisky, a benchmark, in fact.

Vol de 54.4%.


Johnny Walker - Double Black
Johnny Walker - Double Black

According to Master Blender Jim Beveridge, this Double Black was created from the Johnnie Walker Black Label. With access to some of the largest and most diverse stocks of older Scotch whiskies in the world, Johnnie Walker Double Black has been created. Each whisky is matured in a different way, depending on the special carateristics of wood, climate and location. The art of the Master Blender is to blend these whiskies into one with an extraordinary palette of flavors.

Vol de 40%.


Laphroaig, 10 Y
Laphroaig, 10 Y

Laphroaig was founded in 1815 by the brothers Alex and Donald Johnston. The distillery is located on the south coast of Islay, near the port town of Port Ellen. Since the 1990s it has been a very popular Single Malt since the 1990s. The firm, peated malt comes for 20% from own malt floors, the rest of the Port Ellen malt shop. The whisky for this 10 years old ages on bourbon caks and is typical of Islay; powerful and smoky.

Vol de 40%.


Black Grouse - Alpha Edition
Black Grouse - Alpha Edition

This heavily peated version of The Famous Grouse is made combining peat from the Scottish mainland and from Islay. Peat can be a dominating aroma erasing other more subtle smells. In a whisky it is carefully balanced not to overshadow the signature maltiness of The Famous Grouse. Nose is sweet and smoky throughout with toffees, cereal tones, peppery notes and hints of apricots on the palate.

Vol de 40%.


Ardmore - Tradition
Ardmore - Tradition

Ardmore, founded in 1898 and based in Kennethmont, has a strong belief in distillation according to the traditional method. All Ardmore whiskies have aromatic smoke in the smell and taste, thanks to the Highland peat used to dry the malted barley. The peat is sourced on the Scottish mainland and so differs in composition from the more familiar Islays. However, Ardmore is – wrongfully- a bit of an under-appreciated malt, because production is focussed on making whisky to blend in, amoug others, Teacher’s blend.


Vol de 46%.


Amrut - Peated
Amrut - Peated

L’Amrut Single Malt Whisky est fabriqué à partir d'orge indienne cultivée sur le flan des montagnes de l’Himalaya. Ensuite, les agriculteurs indiens locaux récoltent l’orge, les graines sont soigneusement séchées sous le feu de la tourbe. Ensuite, l'orge est écrasée et distillée en petits lots pour préserver l’arôme naturel du terroir Indien. Après distillation, le whisky mûri en altitude, bien au-dessus du niveau de la mer dans des fûts de chêne laissés au repos pendant un minimum de quatre années.


Vol de 46%.

Août 2016

August 2016 by Martine Nouet

Martine Nouet, known as "the Queen of the Still" is the only author and journalist who writes exclusively about food and spirits. She specialises in matching food and whisky and hosts whisky dinners all over the world. She has just releases a cookery book including 60 recipes, all matched with whisky, “A Table, whisky from glass to plate”. She particularly enjoys writing about Scotch Whisky and is a regular contributor to www.scotchwhisky.com. She launched the French edition of Whisky Magazine in 2004 which she edited for 6 years. She is a judge at the annual International Wine & Spirit Competition in London and was made a Master of The Quaich in 2012. She lives on Islay in Scotland.


Teeling - Single Grain
Teeling - Single Grain

Having left Cooley Distillery after its takeover by Jim Beam, Jack and Stephen Teeling have founded the first distillery in Dublin after 125 years in 2015. They also release excellent whiskeys from the stock they kept from Cooley. The single grain has totally matured in ex Californian Cabernet wine casks. Smooth and fruity with a demerara character, this single grain has a satin-like texture and displays lovely notes of peaches and pears. It has been awarded the Best single Grain by Whisky Magazine in 2014.


Vol de 46%.


Isle of Jura, 16 Y - Diurachs' Own
Isle of Jura, 16 Y - Diurachs' Own

Often denied the status of an "island" whisky as the marine influence is far from being obvious, Jura is as unique as the island where it is produced. It certainly encapsulates the ragged nature of the place with its heather-clad mountains. The 16 Year Old is rich and malty with earthy and honeyed notes and a distinct nutty finish. Perfectly balanced, with an enticing malty core, this single malt retains a delicious autumnal character.


Vol de 40%.


Glenrothes - Vintage Reserve
Glenrothes - Vintage Reserve

This last addition to the reserve range will replace the Select Reserve. It combines 10 vintages which are said to to reflect the 4 key aromas of Glenrothes: citrus fruit, vanilla, dark fruit and oak. They range from 1989 to 2007. The nose is versatile, changing all the time hence the complexity. It starts with a floral note (bluebells and orange blossom) then a mix of Autumn fruit and juicier Summer fruit enhanced by a spicy festoon. Finally, in the back, an earthy touch. The palate is smooth and mouth coating (between velvet and satin), releasing citrussy, dark fruit and licorice flavours.

Vol de 40%.


Chivas Regal, 18 Y
Chivas Regal, 18 Y

Designed by talented master blender Colin Scott, Chivas Regal 18 Year Old is a complex and elegant blended Scotch Whisky from Pernod-Ricard portfolio. The heart of the blend is the Speyside single malt Strathisla, hence its fruity and spicy character releasing dried apricot and stewed apples notes, delicately framed by soft spices and orange dark chocolate. The finish is long and generous, soothing on marzipan and elegant oak.


Vol de 40%.


Mackmyra - Svensk Rök
Mackmyra - Svensk Rök

Svensk Rök is the first smoked whisky from Sweden and the idea of a group of friends, born on their winter sports holiday. After many study trips to Scotland, they founded the Mackmyra Svensk Whisky Comp in 1999. The malt was dried above a fire of peat and juniper bushes. This gives him tones of juniper and smoke. Now, also Swedish oak barrels are used, which are seared on the inside in order to obtain the sweet aromas of the wood.

Vol de 46.1%.


Kilchoman - Sanaig
Kilchoman - Sanaig

Now a regular in Kilchoman range, Sanaig is a blend of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks with a predominant sherry influence. It takes its name from a breathtaking neighbouring cove which boasts the most remote art gallery in Europe. The nose is sweet and fruity with tropical fruit notes (candied pineapple, a touch of lime). The smoke slowly comes through with a briny whiff. The palate is oily, smooth at first, releasing lemon curd notes then dries on a sooty and dusty kick. The peaty character is challenged by fruit at first but creeps through on time. A charming dram.


Vol de 46%.

Juillet 2016

July 2016 by Dennis Hendriks

My first encounter with Scotland in the early 1990s was love at first sight. Through internships at Bladnoch and Highland Park I experienced all facets of whisky-making at close range. I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to compose this edition of Whisky Tasting Club. As a brand ambassador of The Glenrothes, I have had the opportunity to taste a lot of beautiful and special whiskies for over 10 years. It's my pleasure to present to you, as a member, some fine whiskies that contain the pure passion for me.

- Dennis Hendriks


Compass Box - Asyla
Compass Box - Asyla

I've known John Glaser since the creation of Compass Box. A master of surprise and top whisky maker. The Asyla is a blend of solitary elevation that shows how delicate and difficult blending can be. The delicious vanilla notes and beautiful balance of this blend opened my eyes to blends again. Try it once as an aperitif with a slice of slightly spicy cheese. Delicious!

Vol de 40%.


Glenrothes - Sherry Cask Reserve
Glenrothes - Sherry Cask Reserve

This, again is a whisky of The Glenrothes showing that the maturity of the selected casks is more important than age. Perfect balance of whisky, aged in 1st refill sherry casks. Deliciously full, lovely spicy notes of, among others, orange. Unmistakably Sherry cask. For me a whisky that can be drank with beautiful dishes, but also a perfect table dram for an evening with friends. The ultimate 'every day dram'.

Vol de 40%.


Cragganmore, 12 Y
Cragganmore, 12 Y

Not for nothing one of the original series of the classic malts. Unfortunately, a little forgotten. The complexity of this whisky is more than worth exploring and each sip means a new discovery again. This whisky keeps on giving. Dried fruit, licorice, malt ... it does not stop. A true classic malt!

Vol de 40%.


Talisker - Distillers Edition
Talisker - Distillers Edition

One of my favorites comes from the finest Scottish island, Isle of Skye. Choosing is difficult. This 'Distillers Edition' offers everything that a whisky needs. Rich sweet notes, a light pepper, a touch of smoke and cocoa. Which weather or what mood; this whisky gives you the ultimate feeling of enjoyment and brings you the beautiful island of Skye in a bottle.

Vol de 45.8%.


Benriach - Birnie Moss Intensely Peated
Benriach - Birnie Moss Intensely Peated

A whisky that you would not expect from a Speyside. Between the tropical fruit and vanilla you would expect from a Speyside whisky, suddenly a bomb of smoke comes to you without being too much. Delicious after a late night at a campfire, after the ultimate BBQ or when you come home in the rain, soaking wet and you need to cheer up.

Vol de 48%.


Dunville, 10 Y - PX
Dunville, 10 Y - PX

This Irish whiskey has a rich past. Once founded in Belfast in 1801 and now back again. Now on the market thanks to Echinville distillery, the first Northern Irish distillery in 125 years. The 10 year old Irishman, finished on PX casks, is a surprise. Beautiful vanilla and citrus notes next to beautiful notes of wood and of course a little touch of PX casks. A nice long finish. This 'new Irishman' shall surely be an experience for many people.

Vol de 46%.

Juin 2016

Juni 2016 door Greg Dillon

Greg Dillon is a brand strategy consultant specializing in premium spirits, author of GreatDrams.com; a one man’s mission to experience, share and inspire with everything great about whisky, whiskey, gin, beer and fine dining. Award-winning brand, business and spirits blogger. Most importantly, a lover and appreciator of premium spirits on a constant quest for knowledge. This passion makes an excellent writer, presenter and host.


Glen Moray - Port Cask
Glen Moray - Port Cask

Why I think this is one of the best value whisky brands on the market; the quality and enjoyment far outweigh the cost of any of their bottles. This port cask finished Glen Moray is lovely, has been aged in ex-Tawny port casks for 8 months ahead of bottling. It looks rather rose wine-esque in appearance. Spicy on the palate that develops sweetness as you spend time with it, creamy mouth-feel with a slightly sweet finish.

Vol de 40%.


Clynelish - Distillers Edition
Clynelish - Distillers Edition

I always feel that Clynelish is a bit of an underrated whisky and distillery, but this Clynelish Distillers Edition reminds us how impressive their releases can be. It has been finished in Oloroso Seco sherry casks, giving it a really rich flavour profile compared to its stablemates. Stewed apples and winter fruits on the nose develop into a salty, slightly smokey aroma that will raise smiles. The palate exudes sherry richness, lots more of those winter fruits, with just a little bit of smoke again. Marvellous.

Vol de 46%.


Craigellachie, 13 Y
Craigellachie, 13 Y

The Craigellachie distillery was built in 1888 by P.J. Mackie and his business partner. This is the youngest of 3 new Craigellachie bottlings. While the trend in Scotland is to bottle No Age Statement whiskies, Dewar makes a completely different statement. Under the name 'The Last Great Malts', all 5 of their distilleries produce new, or renewed, age-appointed bottles. This one matured 13 years completely on refill casks of American Oak and is bottled un-chill filtered.

Vol de 46%.


Edradour, 10 Y
Edradour, 10 Y

This distillery often gets overlooked and is not as well known to whisky drinkers as it probably should be. Edradour is the smallest ‘traditional’ distillery in Scotland and has been around for nearly 200 years. This whisky is sweet with a spicy edge to it. Lots of vanilla, from the bourbon casks it has been matured in, with fresh apples and hints of tropical fruits on an incredibly smooth, well-rounded palate.

Vol de 40%.


Deanston, 12 Y
Deanston, 12 Y

Very creamy, fruity and soft. This is a true sipping whisky. One to enjoy after a long day at work or with a BBQ in the summer. Fresh barley notes accompany the fruity notes with soft fruits and just a feint hint of spice make this an all rounder.

Vol de 46.3%.


Dalmore, 15 Y
Dalmore, 15 Y

Ah, The Dalmore. One of my favourite ranges. The 15 Year Old is a very nice expression put together by the whisky legend that is Richard Patterson. A very nice whisky giving off a very nutty, marzipan-like nose that is distinctly lighter than the 12 Year Old despite its advancing years. The palate is creamy, light again, nutty again with hints of citrus and a medium finish.

Vol de 40%.

Mai 2016

May 2016 by Anne-Sophie Bigot (The Whisky Lady)

Anne-Sophie Bigot ('The Whisky Lady') is a French whisky blogger on a mission to turn the amber nectar into a more approachable drink and remove the "old man's drink" cliché attached to it. She is also working as a whisky auctioneer & digital marketer. “All the whiskies I have selected represent a specific milestone on my personal whisky journey. I have a special memory attached to each of those expressions and I believe this emotional connection is what makes whisky more than a product but a genuine experience.”


Armorik - Double Maturation
Armorik - Double Maturation

Produced by the Warenghem Distillery, founded in 1900 by Leon Warenghem, located in Lannionin, Brittany. After years of experience in distilling mainly fruit and liqueurs, it was decided in 1983 to switch to whisky distillation. This un-chil filtered whisky was first aged on oak barrels from the Breton Parc d' Armorique. For a second maturation the whisky is placed on Sherry barrels after an unknown number of years.

Vol de 46%.


Glen Scotia - Double Cask
Glen Scotia - Double Cask

An expression of one of the few remaining distilleries in Campbeltown. After the acquisition in 2014 by Exponent Private Equity, a lot is being invested in both the distillery as well as its whiskies. This Double Cask was introduced in 2015. The whisky was initially matured in traditional barrels and was finished by a combination of first-fill Bourbon barrels and Pedro Ximénez Sherry barrels. It gives the whisky a nice balance between spiciness, tones of fruit and the characteristic Campbeltown character.

Vol de 46%.


Auchentoshan - Springwood
Auchentoshan - Springwood

As all the whiskies I have selected for this box, Auchentoshan Springwood represents a personal millstone in my whisky journey. Its light, vanilla, honeyed and deliciously citrusy profile actually made me discover the joys of Scotch when I was younger. Its refreshing character makes it a perfect easy-drinking everyday dram and my go-to choice when double-digit temperatures start showing up.

Vol de 40%.


Compass Box - Peat Monster
Compass Box - Peat Monster

John Glaser, the founder of Compass Box, creates original and extraordinary new whiskies from different (malt)whiskies of different ages. The basis for these whiskies is the absolute top quality of the grain and malt whiskies to be used. Peat Monster is there for real peat lovers. The balance and the rich and subtle sweetness comes from the 12 and 17 year old malts of Ardmore, which merge beautifully with the smoky and malty complexities of the 10 year old of Caol Ila.

Vol de 46%.


Glenmorangie - Quinta Ruban
Glenmorangie - Quinta Ruban

Glenmorangie's famous port finish expression, matured in casks from the Douro valley in Portugal. A real wintery treat with a sweet, rich and chewy profile and masses of delicious berries and sugary notes flowing onto the palate. Its long and sweet finish will only make you crave for another dram! I especially enjoy Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban at the end of a meal or paired with a venison stew.


Vol de 46%.


Green Spot - Château Léoville Barton
Green Spot - Château Léoville Barton

A perfect mix between Irish and French traditions. First matured in a mixture of ex-Oloroso Sherry, fresh American oak and ex-bourbon barrels, this expression is then finished in the ex-Château Léoville Barton wine casks for 12 to 24 months, making it the first ever Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey finished in Bordeaux wine casks! This refined "French touch" comes as wild red berries and some subtle oak tannins. Some delicious sweet spices, citrusy, red apple and barley sugar notes also participate in making this expression a real "must-taste" !

Vol de 46%.

Avril 2016

April 2016 by Mark Dermul

This Club edition is composed by Mark Dermul, mostly known for his love for and extensive collection of Auchentoshan; the triple distilled Lowland single malt. That is why they call him 'The Toshan Man'. He is one of the authors of the recently published book 'Whisky Voor Iedereen' ('Whisky for Everyone') and runs the blog www.whivie.be, on which he posts tasting notes on a daily basis, of which there are 2.500 already. This Flemish lover of the golden nectar also publishes short Whisky Ramblings on YouTube on a regularly basis. He bottled 3 casks under the Star Wars label 'Save Lars Whisky' and co-owns MMMalts.com. "May the Malt be with you" is his motto.


Bushmills Black Bush
Bushmills Black Bush

This is the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery. The story of Bushmills dates back 400 years from the monks and alchemists and is the oldest Irish whiskey. Black Bush is Bushmills' premium blend. The concept for Black Bush was already developed in 1934. Compared to the regular Original, the percentage of malt whiskey is much higher and matured especially on Oloroso barrels. Bushmill gets the Sherry casks for maturing the malt whiskies from Bodegas Paez.



Vol de 40%.


Auchentoshan 14 Y Cooper's Reserve
Auchentoshan 14 Y Cooper's Reserve

The Auchentoshan distillery was probably built in 1825 by Irish refugees. This could also be the reason why Auchentoshan is distilled 3 times instead of the usual 2 times in Scotland. Distilling 3 times is common practice in Ireland. This 14 year old Single Malt Scotch whisky was released for travel retail and bestowed the title 'Cooper's Reserve'. The whisky was aged on a selection of Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks and North American Sherry casks, resulting in a fruity and creamy flavor.

Vol de 46%.


The Feathery
The Feathery

From the Spencerfield Spirit Company, founded by Alex Nicol, former marketing director of Glenmorangie, this is a 'no age statement' whisky by the makers of Sheep Dip and Pig's Nose and the first of a series celebrating Scottish whisky craft. He derives the name from the first golf balls; leather bags filled with feathers and matured completely on Sherry casks. The packaging was developed by Stranger and Stranger in an agreeable seventeenth century typography.

Vol de 40%.


Caol Ila Moch
Caol Ila Moch

The village of Coal Ila consists of houses, built in the year 1846 by the founder for the employees of the distillery of the same name. This new Caol Ila bottling is selected from containers of different ages. It is the first single malt of the distillery to be fully selected on the basis of taste rather than age, barrel, wood, strength or finish. Moch means' dawn' in Gaelic and is a nice addition to the Caol Ila family.

Vol de 43%.


Smooth Ambler 7 Y Rye
Smooth Ambler 7 Y Rye

Founded in 2009 by Tag Gaylean and John Little, Smooth Ambler Spirits set out to produce fine artisan spirits by combining patient Appalachian know-how with the finest of American ingredients. Being long time residents of the Greenbrier Valley, both Tag and John knew that they wanted to make something that would leave a mark on Greenbrier County and the folks that call it home, something to be proud of. A Classic American straight rye whiskey with 95% rye and 5% malted barley matured for 7 years.

Vol de 49.5%.


Tullibardine 20 Y
Tullibardine 20 Y

This malt matured solely on first fill bourbon barrels, which resulted in a wonderfully sweet nose on honey, cocoa butter, oats, vanilla and candy floss. There is a hint of oak and banana, but also dried pineapple. Surprisingly fresh and fruity. It is honeysweet on the palate, but also deliciously creamy. All the fruit of the nose returns, upholstered with some oranges and their caramelized peel. The finish is gently spiced and fades on sweet fruity notes.

Vol de 43%.

Mars 2016

March 2016 by Charles Maclean

This Club edition is composed by Charles Maclean.

“Charles MacLean is Scotland’s leading whisky expert” - The Times, March 2010

Maclean was trained by the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, has written 10 books to this date and globally presents numerous tastings and talks for whisky companies, corporations, universities and clubs, and on radio and TV. He is a member of the Judging Panel of the International Wines & Spirits Competition. Charles was elected Keeper of the Quaich in 1992 and even granted the rare honour of being elected Master of the Quaich, the industry’s highest accolade, in October 2009.


Adelphi - Private Reserve Blend
Adelphi - Private Reserve Blend

Adelphi was founded in 1826 but stopped distilling in 1907. In 1993, Jamie Archibald revived the name Adelphi. Today, Adelphi is a renowned independent bottler in Scotland. The ageing of the whiskies for this blend has taken place on selected barrels from private stock. The mix of the different barrels brings the flavors of the Highland and Speyside regions together beautifully, but also a hint of peat from Islay can be found.

Vol de 40%.


Adelphi - Glenborrodale, Batch 2
Adelphi - Glenborrodale, Batch 2

The criteria on which Adelphi selects the barrels are rarity and maturity, but especially taste. On average, Adelphi accepts only 4% of what is offered to them. Each bottling is limited to 100 - 700 bottles, depending on the size of the barrel. This is a blend of 4 malts from sherry butts of Islay, Orkney and Speyside, supplemented by one of those famous, heavy sherried and very high in alcohol hogs heads of Glenrothes.

Vol de 46%.


Lord Elcho
Lord Elcho

Wemyss Malts is an independent Scottish boutique bottler based in Scotland. The family has a longstanding passion for malt whisky dating back to when John Haig, founder of Haig's, built his first distillery on Wemyss land. This Lord Elcho was named after the 5th Earl of Wemyss who was stripped of his title after the Battle of Culloden, before being forced into exile in France. Crafted from a selection of grain and minimum of 40% malt whiskies.

Vol de 40%.


The Hive, 12 Y
The Hive, 12 Y

The Hive is one of 3 blended malt Scotch whiskies presented by Wemyss Malts. Each blend being intended for a specific flavor profile. The Hive is a mix of single malts promising honey, honey, and more honey. This line of vatted malts consists of both 8- and 12-year old releases. The folks at Wemyss understand their product well and have marketed it effectively. The current release (46%) lost the age statement. However, this 12 year old forerunner was bottled at 40%.

Vol de 40%.


Tapping The Birch! 2001
Tapping The Birch! 2001

The Wemyss family have had a longstanding passion for malt whisky and their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig (founder of Haig's) built his first distillery on Wemyss land. Their range of hand crafted malts was conceived with the aim of making them more accessible and understandable. This single cask single malt was distilled by Dailuaine in 2001 and bottled in 2015 with an outturn of 391 bottles.

Vol de 46%.


Kiln Embers
Kiln Embers

The Wemyss family have had a longstanding passion for malt whisky. Their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig, founder of Haig's, built his first distillery on Wemyss land. This one was added to Wemyss' blended malts range in 2015. Kiln Embers is of a similar theme to the company's first smoky whisky, Peat Chimney, but with double the amount of Islay whisky in the recipe. Sweet, toasty and smoky.

Vol de 46%.

Février 2016

2016-02

This edition has been composed by Marcel Bol, co-founder of Whisky Import Netherlands (WIN). Marcel drinks whisky all since his student days and infected his then colleague Jan Kok, now co-owner of WIN, with the whisky virus and soon the first trip to Scotland was booked. After many wanderings and in-depth courses and studies Marcel and Jan are now deeply rooted and respected Keepers of the Quaich, which import some very renowned whiskies.


Armorik - Maître de Chai
Armorik - Maître de Chai

The Warenghem distillery of this Armorik is in Lannion in beautiful Brittany in France. The Maitre de Chai, Nas comes from former sherry casks and was released in a limited edition of 1,000 bottles. The nose is soft with apples and yellow fruit, the flavor gives a nice mix of fruit and bitter. The finish is long and gives some lime as extra. A delicious whiskey!

Vol de 47.3%.


Hyde, 10 Y
Hyde, 10 Y

In my view, Hyde is THE most tasty Irish whiskey, named after Douglas Hyde; the first president of Ireland. The nose opens with peach in cream, vanilla, honey and caramel before lemon, chocolate, banana and light take herbs. The taste is soft but full and complex with apricots and plums, caramel and honey. The finish is rich and smooth with spices and oak. It is clear that these very tasteful 'Irishman' has matured in First Fill Oloroso sherry casks from Cadiz in Andalucia.

Vol de 46%.


Cask Islay
Cask Islay

Islay Cask is a bottling A.D. Rattray. From Islay and as a good "Ileach" befits, firmly peated. Unfortunately I cannot mention the name of the distillery, but if you look closely at the name you must have a hunch. This Islay Cask is basically a sweet whisky with vanilla custard and light earth tones. The taste has light white herbs covered in this sweeter influences, then taken over by the smoke and peat. In our opinion, an extremely pleasant Islay whisky.

Vol de 46%.


Spey Tenné
Spey Tenné

The supple and accessible range SPEY whisky from Speyside distillery offers a selection of different ages and styles that suit different parts of the day, season or year. Each version has a unique additional period of aging in specially selected barrels to add complexity and texture to the whisky. This one has initially matured in bourbon barrels. Then 6 months in Tawny Port barrels, creating a subtle ruby hue and lively, fruit-filled taste profile. A wonderfully soft, but very tasteful whisky.

Vol de 46%.


Old Perth
Old Perth

The Old Perth is the first, very limited, batch from sherry casks and consists of a blend of 3 malts from the Speyside and low-lying areas fully matured in sherry casks from 3 styles of sherry casks; Sherry Butt (500 liters) Sherry Puncheon (500 liters) and Sherry Hogshead (250 liters). The nose gives caramel, fruit yogurt, and solid red fruit syrup. The tongue is experiencing robust flavors of oak, dark red fruit, white chocolate and "treacle toffee."

Vol de 43%.


Ledaig 2008 - First Cask
Ledaig 2008 - First Cask

Bottled in the First Cask series of WIN. The First Cask series is our own label and consists entirely of single cask and cask strength bottlings selected by Jan and me. This Isle of Mull single malt was distilled on May 13 2008 and has matured in cask 700694. Bottled on August 14, 2015 at cask strength of 60.7%, non-chill filtered and no dyes. A limited release of 220 bottles. Extraordinarily full of flavor with lots of salty, smoky and peaty influences.

Vol de 60.7%.

Janvier 2016

January 2016

The Tasting Collection team wishes you a happy and healthy 2016! Also this year we hope to be able to let you discover new whiskies and their creators because there is so much to discover in the world of whisky. This year also, a number of well-known whisky experts will introduce theirselves to you and will compose several club editions for you. This month you will taste some special Scottish malts and an Irish whiskey. Each one very different in character, but all definitely worth trying!


Glengoyne, 21Y
Glengoyne, 21Y

This malt was re-released in February 2007, as the leading whisky in the core range of the distillery. The earlier version had less sherry influences and was therefore lighter in color than the current one. This version has matured exclusively in sherry casks of European oak. An upgrade of the distillery as sherry casks have increased sharply in price and therefore are not used so much.

Vol de 43%.


Scapa, 2001 Gordon & MacPhail
Scapa, 2001 Gordon & MacPhail

More than a century ago originally started as a delicacy shop, Gordon & McPhail has established itself as a name specialized in bottling Malt Whiskies licensed for famous distilleries such as Macallan, Glenlivet, Glen Grant, Linkwood and Mortlach. This bottling is from Scapa and is part of the Distillery Labels set. This beautiful malt has matured from 2001 at 1st Fill Bourbon Barrels.

Vol de 43%.


Kilchoman - Machir Bay
Kilchoman - Machir Bay

Named after the beautiful bay at the distillery. In 2012 presented as the first standard release and available in annual batches. Although the average age of this bottling would be higher each year, this 2015 edition claims to be the quality they had in mind and for the first time has no year indication more. This whisky matured 6 years in first-fill bourbon barrels, plus a small portion Oloroso barrels.

Vol de 46%.


Tullamore Dew, 12Y
Tullamore Dew, 12Y

The fame of Tullamore Dew whiskey is largely due to a brilliant play of words by Daniel E. Williams, then director. He linked his initials -D. E. W.-. to his product. This gave Tullamore Dew the easy to remember slogan "Give every man his Dew". This 12 years old is a rich blend of Irish whiskey's, matured in American oak barrels where the characters of the combination of malt and potstill blend beautifully.



Vol de 43%.


Tullibardine - 225 Sauternes
Tullibardine - 225 Sauternes

The Tullibardine distillery was founded in 1949, situated in the beautiful surroundings of Blackford in Perthshire and recently renovated. This Tullibardine with afterripening in 225 liter drums, which previously matured Sauternes dessert wine of Chateau Suduiraut. Therefore this Sauter Ness 225 is a rich and sweet whisky, often served with strongly flavored, savory snacks or dessert.

Vol de 43%.


Tomintoul, 10Y
Tomintoul, 10Y

The Tomintoul distillery, pronounced Tom-in-'t-Owl, lies a few kilometers from the village on the edge of the forest, near Avon in the town of Glenlivet. This gentle, 10-year-old single malt has matured in the best ex bourbon barrels and is the first bottling of Distillery Tomintoul since the acquisition in 2000. Gold medalist in China in 2006 and silver medalist in 2007 at The International Wine & Spirit Competition in London.

Vol de 40%.

Decembre 2015

December 2015

December; a month of looking back and looking forward. We like to do this with you, because we can look back on a good year, in which a number of special editions where published by the hand of our Club Composers. We want to thank them for their commitment to present surprising, beautiful and special whiskies!


Millstone, 2008 - Oloroso Cask
Millstone, 2008 - Oloroso Cask

Zuidam started making their first batches of whisky in 1997. Nowadays, Zuidam Distillers is one of the last independent distilleries in the Netherlands that still produces all its distillates in a traditional way within its own family business. It was not until 2007 that Master distiller Patrick Zuidam was satisfied with the Millstone whisky. This 6 year old Oloroso Sherry cask matured Dutch single malt whisky was distilled in April 2008. Only 924 bottles were issued.

Vol de 46%.


Nikka - Pure Malt, White
Nikka - Pure Malt, White

This Japanese Whisky is the most peated whisky the Nikka range. Intense smoke and peat flavors dominate the aromatic palette, complemented with a light salty touch- and vegital tones. An exciting malt, which will attract the bold whisky drinkers, but with its soft texture this pure malt does not lose its distinctive Japanese touch.

Vol de 43%.


Highland Park - Ambassador's Choice, 10 Y
Highland Park - Ambassador's Choice, 10 Y

Highland Park malts the barley on its own malt floor and kiln, through which green malt with homegrown peat arises. Thanks to this, Highland Park distillery gets its distinctive and smooth taste. Highland Park Ambassador's Choice 10 Year Old is a whisky made by Senior Brand Ambassador Martin Markvardsen. For this whisky he chose mainly ex-bourbon casks, which is special because Highland Park normally matures exclusively in Sherry casks.

Vol de 46%.


Glenfarclas, 12 Y
Glenfarclas, 12 Y

Glenfarclas is owned by the Grant family since 1865 and led by the 6th Grant generation now and is one of the few remaining independent family owned distilleries; most notably in the whisky world. Therefore Glenfarclass praises its products also as ''The spirit of independence''. This 12 year matured won the 'Best Sherried Whisky' award in the Single Malt World Cup 2006. And won 2 gold medals at the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival.

Vol de 43%.


Macallan, 12 Y - Sherry Casks
Macallan, 12 Y - Sherry Casks

The Macallan was founded in 1824 in Speyside and was one of the first distilleries in Scotland with an official license. Typical is the use of natural, pure products, combined with traditional methods and old-fashioned craftsmanship. In the course of its existence, the Macallan distillery is often praised for its extraordinary quality. The Macallan Sherry Casks 12 Y has only matured in Sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. Because this malt is no longer produced, it is exclusive available and rises in price rapidly.

Vol de 40%.


Bowmore, 15 Y - Darkest
Bowmore, 15 Y - Darkest

The oldest distillery on the island of Islay, founded in 1779. Since the start, smoky and daring Whisky has been made here, of which 30% of the malt still comes from their our own malt floor. Bowmore has Scotland's oldest warehouse; it is located partly below sea level. This Darkest has matured 13 years on bourbon casks there and then got a finish of more than 2 years on Oloroso sherry casks. This gives fruity and spicy tones with lots of smoke.

Vol de 40%.

Novembre 2015

November 2015 by Jan Beek

Depuis plusieurs années ma mission est d’aider les gens à trouver un bon whisky pas trop cher, c’est pour cela que c’est un honneur pour moi de créer cette édition pour laquelle j’ai choisi des whiskies relativement inconnus mais surtout abordables. Dans chaque tube, il y a, à mon humble avis, un whisky qui vaut la peine d’être dégusté. Il est bien possible que vous allez trouver un whisky si savoureux que vous allez vouloir en acheter une bouteille entière. Dans ce cas, vous goûterez qu’une bonne qualité peut être abordable. Je vous souhaite de bonnes dégustations et beaucoup de plaisir.

Jan Beek – keeper of the Quaich


Glen Park
Glen Park

It is a fact that Blended Whisky was formerly often better than today. The main reason is at that time Single Malt time was much less popular and best vessels often went into the blend. Glen Park is such an ancient blend, presumably bottled in the last century. The name is clearly an invented name, it is unknown for which market the blend was intended. So it is a kind of 'leftover' Blended Whisky.

Vol de 40%.


Ben Nevis 10 Y
Ben Nevis 10 Y

Since 1825, the Ben Nevis distillery is making whisky at the foot of the eponymous mountain. In mid-1989 Ben Nevis passed into Japanese hands, Nikka still owns it. There is not much whisky of Ben Nevis on the European market and that is a shame because it is a fine whisky. This 10 year old has matured in sherry casks. It is a well-kept secret that most whisky in the bottle is actually much older than 10 years.

Vol de 46%.


The Ultimate - Linkwood, 2008
The Ultimate - Linkwood, 2008

Linkwood has been making whisky for Johnnie Walker blends. Occasionally a private bottling of this distillery is released. A pity really, because connoisseurs judge Linkwood as a very good whisky. That is why the so-called independent bottlers like to bottle Linkwood. This young Linkwood, matured in a bourbon barrel is bottled by the Ultimate, the most famous Dutch bottler.

Vol de 46%.


Arran 'The Bothy' Quarter Cask
Arran 'The Bothy' Quarter Cask

The Arran distillery has existed only since 1995. So very old whisky of them is not there yet. But they release regularly special bottlings like this one; the Bothy. Matured in a so-called Quarter Cask (125 ltr.). A 'Bothy is a freely accessible shelter or refuge where one can stay during long walks. There are pretty much of them in Scotland, as well as on the beautiful Isle of Arran.

Vol de 55.7%.


Benromach - Chateau Cissac
Benromach - Chateau Cissac

The smallest distillery in Speyside, but a distillery with a mission. Benromach makes whisky like the old days, without compromising on quality. Occasionally they bring out a Woodfinish, like this Chateau Cissac. A limited bottling, ripened at the beautiful vessels in which the Chateau Cissac, a red wine of great class in the Haut Médoc, ever matured.


Vol de 45%.


Ballechin, 10 Y
Ballechin, 10 Y

Ian Henderson worked half his life at Laphroaig. After retirement, he joined Edradour. The smallest distillery in Scotland had just been taken over and Ian was asked to bring back everything to the original state and ensure that the Edradour whisky got back to the old level. As thanks he could then make the whisky he had always wanted to make at Laphroaig but was not allowed; this Ballechin is the result.


Vol de 46%.

Octobre 2015

October 2015 by Jock Shaw

Cette édition a été composée par Jock Shaw. Jock est né en Ecosse, mais a vécu pendant plus de 30 ans aux Pays-Bas. Ses parents travaillaient pour le propriétaire de plusieurs distilleries de whisky écossais. En 1999, il est devenu champion national des dégustations à l’aveugle, en 2009, il a créé son entreprise « Scotch and Folk ». En avril 2014, il est devenu keeper of the Quaich. Jock organise des dégustations de Single malt partout aux emplacements appropriés , pour toute personne intéressée aux Pays-Bas, en Belgique et en Ecosse.


Penderyn - Myth
Penderyn - Myth

Pays de Galles, une jeune distillerie dans le village de Penderyn dans le sud du pays de Galles. Ils produisent un seul fût de whisky par jour ! Habituellement, leur whisky est terminé en fûts de madère, mais « MYTH » est 100% maturé en ex-fûts de bourbon. Le goût est frais et vif avec des agrumes, pommes, poires et un peu de fruits tropicaux. Il y a une ressemblance lointaine avec le rhum de la Jamaïque. Un style léger de whisky. Des nouveaux whiskies, c’est le plus fruité que je connaisse jusqu’à présent.


Vol de 41%.


Tomatin, 14 Y - Portwood
Tomatin, 14 Y - Portwood

Le Portswood est une nouvelle expression dans le cœur de la gamme Tomatin. Tomatin se présente lui-même comme « le coté le plus doux des Highlands ». Et cela est certainement vrai. Portswood à maturé dans un assemblage de futs bourbon et porto. Le nez donne des notes de miel, de melon, de la tarte aux pommes, caramels et prunes. Continuez à sentir ! Il va vraiment s’ouvrir. En bouche : des raisins secs, fruits secs et sucrés. Abricot et prune avec un arrière-goût moyen où le goût du fruité reste.


Vol de 46%.


Taketsuru - Pure Malt
Taketsuru - Pure Malt

Nommé d’après le fondateur de NIKKA, Masataka Taketsuru. Un blended malt, principalement avec du whisky de la distillerie Myagikyo mais aussi de celle de Yoichi. Vainqueur du « Meilleur Blended Malt japonais, sans mention d’âge au World Whisky Awards. Le nez donne beaucoup de sherry avec une touche de bourbon et de fumée. Le goût est très riche, doux avec un soupçon de vanille. La finale est assez sèche avec un petit peu de fumé provenant de Yoichi.


Vol de 43%.


Tamdhu - Batch Strength
Tamdhu - Batch Strength

Tamdhu; un joyau d’une distillerie avec sa propre ancienne gare, avec ses salles d’attente et se situe à côté de la rivière Spey. Cette expression est un assemblage brut de fût. Entièrement maturé en fûts de sherry déjà utilisé. Le nez : groseille rouge, raisins secs, noix, et noix de pecan. Arôme délicate de chêne et pâte à biscuits. Puissante et riche en bouche avec le sherry, cake, fruits secs, orange et crème brulée ainsi qu’une très longue finale maltée avec des biscuits, du pain grillés et de la confiture.


Vol de 58.8%.


The Lost Distillery - Lossit
The Lost Distillery - Lossit

Lossit est, depuis sa fermeture en 1867, à nouveau née ! The Lost Distillery analyse les anciennes archives de whisky et reconstitue un profil de saveur avec un archéologue du whisky. Ensuite, les malts sont mélangés avec une interprétation moderne de la saveur originale. Le nez : la tourbe, boisé et doux. Une douceur de bourbon, de café noir brulé. Plein en bouche avec des épices, du chocolat noir, du poivre, du gingembre. La tourbe tente de dominer la finale, fruitée avec de l’expresso et du cacao pur.


Vol de 43%.


Paul John Single Cask #739
Paul John Single Cask #739

Un fût sélectionné par Hans Bresser et moi-même. Maturé 4 ans en fûts de chêne américain, mais, en raison du vieillissement rapide du au climat indien, il donne un sentiment d’être plus ancien. Notes de fumée, de tourbe douce et terreuse, légèrement iodées. Herbes, le foin et les feuilles
de curry, de l’anis et du cumin. Très complexe en bouche et étonnamment facile à déguster malgré son 57 %. Tourbe terreuse, chêne et clou de girofle, (ressemblance à l’armagnac), poivre noir, et tanins délicats. Très long, riche et sec en bouche avec de la tourbe et du miel. Le tanin douce amèr. Un bijou !


Vol de 57%.

Septembre 2015

September 2015 by Rianne Tol

Cette édition a été composée par Rianne Tol, depuis plusieurs années l’unique écrivain 'fixe' pour le magazine Whisky Passion. Dans ses articles et ses colonnes, elle donne régulièrement son opinion au sujet des allées et venues dans le monde du whisky. Elle s’est également engagée en tant que membre du conseil de la Whisky Society néerlandaise située à Arnhem et donne régulièrement des dégustations dans différents endroits aux Pays-Bas.


Benriach - Heart of Speyside
Benriach - Heart of Speyside

Heart of Speyside est un whisky sans mention d’âge de Benriach. Billy Walker a introduit celui-ci comme’ whisky de lancement’ dans la même année que la réouverture de la distillerie après deux ans de fermeture. Un jeune whisky frais, simple avec ce que certains appellent un ‘ton rustre’. Au nez, nous parvient l’odeur de miel, du foin et de légers tons d’épices douces. En bouche, c’est plus épicé, nous retrouvons le miel et un léger soupçon de tourbe. La finale est vanillée et boisée (chêne).

Vol de 40%.


Clynelish - 1997, Signatory
Clynelish - 1997, Signatory

Signatory est un embouteilleur indépendant spécialisé dans les embouteillages supérieurs de whiskies qui finiraient autrement dans un blend. Signatory n’ajoute jamais de colorant aux whiskies. 1997 est reconnu comme très bonne année Clynelisch avec son whisky très pur. Ce Clynelish est un single malt de 15 ans d’âge maturé dans des fûts Hogshead et sans filtrage à froid. Le nez, nous pouvons retrouver des fruits exotiques, miel, le malt, le caramel et la vanille. En bouche : la guimauve, mandarine, ananas doux et juteux ainsi que des épices.

Vol de 46%.


Nikka - From the Barrel
Nikka - From the Barrel

En tant que premiers japonais à avoir étudié en Ecosse l’art de la distillation du whisky, Masataka Taketsuru fut appelé « le père du whisky japonais ». Il a aidé à mettre en place la première distillerie de whisky au japon. Et en 1934, il a fondé sa propre société de whisky NIKKA. Ce whisky est un blend de grain et de single malts. Dans le nez des épices, pomme, fleurs, de légères notes de bois. Une bouche puissante où l’on retrouve à nouveau des épices, du caramel, vanille, cerises sèches ainsi que de l’orange. La finale est chaude et fruitée.

Vol de 51.4%.


Glendronach 15Y, Revival
Glendronach 15Y, Revival

Revival est un bel exemple de whisky 100% maturé en fûts de sherry Oloroso. C’est la nouvelle version créée après la réouverture de la distillerie en 2001. Dans le nez, des arômes puissants d’oranges, chocolat noir intense, noix, cassis et balsamique. Une bouche intense avec un gout de café, chocolat, dattes, épices chaudes comme le clou de girofle, la cannelle et des noix. La finale est très longue, fruitée et épicée.

Vol de 46%.


Bowmore Laimrig, 15 Y
Bowmore Laimrig, 15 Y

Laimrig signifie en gaélique écossais 'la jetée'. Bowmore nomme ce whisky comme la jetée de pierre où l’orge de la distillerie était déchargée et qui donnait une vue extraordinaire sur le Loch Indaal et la distillerie. Un nez puissant, épicé et piquant. Fruit rouge, orange, chocolat, tabac, et fumée. En bouche, un gout très intense de sherry épicé, ensuite plus doux avec des raisins sèches, des notes d’iode et de chocolat. Plus sec vers la fin : épices, bois, tabac, cendre, une note de fumée douce qui reste également dans la finale très longue.

Vol de 54.1%.

Août 2015

August 2015 by Ronald Zwartepoorte

Le Gardien de la Quaich Ronald Zwartepoorte dirige un cabinet de conseil dans le vin étranger. Il est également producteur de spiritueux, et grâce à Han van Wees, un fin connaisseur de spiritueux et l'écrivain Malcolm Greenwood, il a développé une grande passion pour le whisky. En outre, il donne des conseils aux festivals de whisky, et à des clubs. En Avril 2006, il a lancé «Whisky Passion», qui est devenu l'un des magazines de whisky les plus lus dans le Benelux.


Deanston Virgin Oak
Deanston Virgin Oak

Ceci est un jeune whisky, vieilli en barriques neuves de chêne du Kentucky. La couleur est dorée. Le nez amène un beau spectacle de chêne neuf avec des arômes légers de pomme et d'agrumes, suivie par un soupçon de fumée. Le goût est crémeux avec des notes agréables de vanille, de caramel, de miel et de bois. Ce malt donne un arrière-goût légèrement épicé avec des notes de miel et de malt doux.

Vol de 46.3%.


Glendronach 8 Y The Hielan
Glendronach 8 Y The Hielan

Un minimum de huit années élevé dans une combinaison d'ex-bourbon et d'ancien fûts de sherry. Une couleur ambrée claire, ce malt a des arômes d'orange, d'agrumes, de raisins, des prunes mûres et un soupçon de vanille. Le goût de chêne donne un côté épicé, raisins secs, confiture d'abricot et de pain d'épice, suivie par des notes de cacao et amandes grillées. En arrière-goût, des notes de sherry prédominent, mais elles sont bien équilibrées grâce aux influences des fûts de bourbon.

Vol de 46%.


Benromach, 10 Y
Benromach, 10 Y

La maturation de ce whisky se déroule dans une combinaison de 80/20 avec les fûts de bourbon Sherry qui ont le monopole. Couleur Or. De beaux arômes de sherry avec des fruits secs, les noix, le chocolat, les herbes, pommes vertes et un soupçon de fumée de tourbe. Le goût donne des notes de Sherry tourbé et des notes de framboise, de mûre et de malt crémeuse avec de belles notes de sherry ainsi qu'une légère fumée dans la finition.

Vol de 43%.


Bunnahabhain Toiteach
Bunnahabhain Toiteach

Une variante particulière de Bunnahabhain. Normalement, les whiskies de cette distillerie ne sont pas tourbés. «Toit» signifie «Smoky» en gaélique. Or brillant en couleur avec un nez aux notes riches en tourbe et de grain fin avec un feu amère en arrière-plan. Les notes chaudes dans la bouche de la tourbe, suivis par des arômes de fruits et de douces notes de chêne et de poivres. La finale est longue avec des notes récurrentes de la tourbe et des arômes fruités.

Vol de 46%.


Glenfarclas, 18 Y
Glenfarclas, 18 Y

Ce jeune de 18 ans Glenfarclas a été développé pour le "marché du voyage", mais est disponible également en édition limitée tout récemment chez des spécialistes du whisky. Couleur ambre d'orée avec un arôme de fines notes de sherry, suivie d'agrumes et de miel et un soupçon de vanille. La saveur est plus lourde que prévu avec du miel doux, du sucre, de fruits secs et d'amandes. Un bel arrière-goût subtil avec un soupçon de douceur.

Vol de 43%.


Glenlivet Nadurra
Glenlivet Nadurra

Aucun festival de whisky passe sans que j'obtiens un verre de ce magnifique Glenlivet. Couleur jaune or. Frais sur le nez avec beaucoup de fruits, arômes de pomme verte, de vanille de chêne légèrement torréfié. Affiche un bel équilibre du malt doux et de menthe. Épicé. Forte teneur en alcool. Le goût est plein, robuste, poivré, des notes de noix, miel, caramel, savoureux fruité avec une belle finale. Doux, mais sec avec des notes de chêne, de gingembre et de prune.

Vol de 48%.

Juillet 2015

July 2015 by Ad de Koning

Cette édition est composée exclusivement pour vous par Ad de Koning.

Ad de Koning a passé toute sa vie à travailler dans l'industrie du whisky. Son engagement pour la popularisation du whisky au Pays-Bas à nul autre pareil et par conséquent il est régulièrement sollicité par les importateurs comme consultant dans le domaine du marketing et des relations publiques. Honoré pour une carrière dans le monde du whisky depuis maintenant 50 ans, "Ad King" est le seul Maître de la Quaich aux Pays-Bas.


The Dalmore Cigar Malt
The Dalmore Cigar Malt

Dark Gold. Spécialement conçu pour les amateurs de bon cigare. Une alliance parfaire de cannelle, vanille et fruits rouges. Ensuite, fruits tropicaux, banane, caramel et crème glacée à la vanille. En seconde bouche, orange, bergamote et épices apparaissent. Respecte parfaitement son standing dans un nuage de fumée de cigare.

Vol de 44%.


Glen Garioch, 12 Y
Glen Garioch, 12 Y

Mielleux. Tonalités de fleurs de bruyère tenus en équilibre par des poires pochées et un malt sucré. En premier, crème brûlée banane mûre, puis un léger accent de chêne et de poire, résultant une finale longue, lisse, onctueuse et parfumée. En raison de l'arôme crémeux / épicée ce Glen Garioch se conjugue très bien avec un plateau de fromages.

Vol de 48%.


Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve
Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve

Gold. Un arôme agréable de cerises, de fraises et de chêne japonais. (Mizunara). Le goût rappelle la framboise, pêche blanche et un soupçon de noix de coco. Dans l'arrière-goût la vanille vient en avant avec un soupir de cannelle. Au Japon, le whisky est fait depuis le milieu des années 20 du siècle dernier. Le grand héros des fabricants de whisky japonais est Masataka Taketsuru qui, vers 1925, demeura en Ecosse assez longtemps pour percer le secret des meilleurs whiskies. Yamazaki D.R. est un joli, doux, et fruité dram, idéal pour les soirées d'été.

Vol de 43%.


Highland Park, 12 Y
Highland Park, 12 Y

Le rouge éclatant. Arômes de miel de bruyère, de la fumée de tourbe douce. Cette sensation se poursuit sur la langue et le palais. Le fumé est plus doux, avec des tons de malt prononcées. La finale s'attarde agréablement pendant un certain temps dans la cavité buccale. Highland Park est idéalement un bon whisky de référence car il a tout ce dont il faut. Vous pouvez l'utiliser pour le comparer avec d'autres whiskies.

Vol de 40%.


Strathisla, 12 Y
Strathisla, 12 Y

L'Or claire, plein et fruité avec un caractère de fourrage, entouré par un goût de noisette doucement amère. Le cœur de ce whisky est très reconnaissable avec des notes de miel. Strathisla est le noyau où le mélange Chivas Regal est construit. La distillerie est la plus ancienne en fonctionnement dans la région de Speyside et peut-être la plus photographié. La double pagode et la roue hydraulique placé, conviennent très bien pour cela.

Vol de 40%.


Talisker Port Ruighe
Talisker Port Ruighe

De l'Or avec un soupçon de rouge. En premier, la fumée, tel un feu de camp mourants, suivie par une riche odeur de prunes mûres. Le sel se dissout dans une crémeuse saveur de fumée, mélangée avec des épices et des fruits noirs. La finition semble d'abord douce, mais va progressivement vers un fumé sec. Le nom vient de la capitale de l'île de Skye, la ville pittoresque de Portree, dont le port est bordée de maisons aux couleurs pastel.

Vol de 45.8%.

Juin 2015

June 2015 door The Whisky Couple

Le Couple du Whisky

Hans Offringa est un écrivain et photographe de renommée internationale. Il a écrit plus de 25 livres sur le whisky, de nombreux articles et a reçu plusieurs prix, dont le Scotsman et le prix honorifique Kentucky Colonel.

Becky Lovett Offringa est une biologiste marine avec une passion pour le whisky, la peinture et la photographie. Elle s'occupe des recherches, de la mise en page et de l'édition, ainsi que du marketing et des médias sociaux sur le Whisky.
Leurs livres, photos et articles sont publiés dans le monde entier.


Tyrconnell - Madeira Cask Finish
Tyrconnell - Madeira Cask Finish

Souple, des graines de lin, des agrumes, légèrement épicé, mais sans l'écraser. Délicat. Un arrière-goût appétissant. Un distillat de la distillerie Cooley. Le nom fait référence à un célèbre cheval de course irlandais toujours à 100: 1, mais il a gagné un match et son propriétaire a été agréablement riche. La maturation supplémentaire dans un baril de Madère donne une sensation supplémentaire de velours au goût fruité.

Vol de 46%.


Glenfarclas, 15 Y
Glenfarclas, 15 Y

Sherry, une fumée tourbée et de légers arômes de caramel avec un soupçon de fruits secs. Complet, bien équilibre entre le sherry pour la douceur, le malt et le spectaculaire fumé. Long en bouche, agréable, un goût distinctif. Une fois, le propriétaire John Grant a conseillé à Mme Margaret Thatcher, alors Premier ministre de Grande-Bretagne, de servir cette version au 10 Downing Street, à la place du cognac.

Vol de 46%.


Four Roses - Single Barrel
Four Roses - Single Barrel

Fabriqué à partir de l'un des dix distillats que Jim Rutledge est capable de produire avec ses 5 levures et 2 moûts. Sélectionné par lui-même parmi des dizaines de milliers de barils de bourbon Four Roses. Épicée et puissant en cacao, du sirop d'érable et le chêne, des notes de prunes et de cerises mûres. Robuste et complet, mais agile avec une surface lisse, délicat, long en bouche. La saveur varie très légèrement par gorgée.


Vol de 50%.


Black Bottle
Black Bottle

Des fleurs fraîches, un chêne fraîchement scié. Épicée, une touche de rouge. Soyeux, doux, fruité et le fumé de la tourbe bien équilibré ; puis un chêne sucré et un miel de bruyère. Final doux, élégant avec la noix de muscade, du poivre et un fumé amicale qui persiste. Tous les Islay single malt whiskies sont réunis dans cet agréable mélange, accompagnée d'un tableau de bord du whisky de grain.

Vol de 40%.


Old Pulteney, 17 Y
Old Pulteney, 17 Y

Frais et sec, salée dans le nez. Incroyablement léger, assaisonné avec du malt salée. Ce sel persiste dans une finale persistante et chaude. La distillerie se trouve à Wick. Ce fut autrefois un important port de pêche, en particulier pour la pêche au hareng. Aujourd'hui, c'est un port de plaisance pour les yachts en état de naviguer. Sur la bouteille un vieux coupeur de hareng est affiché.

Vol de 46%.


Talisker Dark Storm
Talisker Dark Storm

Épicée, et fumé, mielleux, doux et malté, suivie d'une explosion de poivre. Début doux et sucré, mais l'épice se développe comme une forte tempête. Le final est équilibré avec des arômes, la fumée et le sel. Propre, longue et chaleureuse. À l'image de l'endroit où ce dram est fait, Loch Harport, près du village de Carbost. Le temps peut parfois être vraiment méchant.

Vol de 45.8%.

Mai 2015

May 2015 by Wouter Wapenaar

Cette édition est composée exclusivement pour vous par Wouter Wapenaar, Gardien de la Quaich (Keeper of the Quaich).

En 2000, il a d'abord organisé le très célèbre Whisky International Festival aux Pays-Bas. Depuis 2004, il organise le International Malt Whisky Festival à Gand. Wapenaar est le fondateur de la première revue de whisky hollandais »WhiskyEtc." et titulaire du record dans le Guinness Book dans la rubrique «dégustation de whisky». Le 31 Janvier 2009 à Gand, 2253 participants ont goûté six whiskys différents. Comme ambassadeur de Scotch Single Malt Whisky Society, il organise beaucoup de dégustations de whisky sur place.


Teeling Small Batch
Teeling Small Batch

La famille Teeling est dans le whisky depuis des siècles. Aujourd'hui, c'est le descendant Jack Teeling qui est à la barre. Il nous offre un assemblage de malt et de grain, vieilli plusieurs années en fûts traditionnels avant d'être affiné pendant plusieurs mois dans des fûts de rhum du Nicaragua, les préférés de Jack Teeling. Whiskey et rhum font bon ménage, apportant une dimension gourmande au caractère traditionnel irlandais. Il s'ouvre sur la vanille et les épices douces avec de suaves notes de rhum de mélasse. Il évolue sur les agrumes, les céréales et les fruits noirs. Finale : légère sur les épices et le chêne.

Vol de 46%.


Arran Cask Strength 12 Y Single Batch
Arran Cask Strength 12 Y Single Batch

Un Arran riche et puissant. Dans ce 4e lot de fûts 12 ans d'âge où l'influence des fûts de sherry est fortement augmentée. Mélange de fûts de sherry de premier, de second remplissage et de fûts de bourbon qui se révèle à la fois très aromatique au nez et très riche en bouche avec des notes d'épices et de vanille. La plus grande proportion de fûts de sherry crée des tons de fruits doux et de chêne épicé, tandis que la vanille des fûts de bourbon, apporte avec soin sa rondeur et son raffinement.

Vol de 53.2%.


Talisker Skye
Talisker Skye

Talisker Skye a été introduit au début de 2015, nommé d'après l'île sur laquelle se trouve la distillerie. Ce whisky fera une fantastique "1ère impression" pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas la particularité aromatique de Talisker, mais aussi certainement populaire parmi les fans purs et durs de Talisker. Elevé dans une combinaison de fûts de chêne américain recyclés et toastés, avec une proportion légèrement plus élevée de barils toastés.

Vol de 45.8%.


Bowmore Small Batch
Bowmore Small Batch

Les Islay Malts sont connus pour leur fumé. Bowmore ne fait pas exception. Ce whisky a mûri dans une combinaison de premier et deuxième remplissage de barils de bourbon, qui donnent au whisky la douceur de la vanille, d'épices et de subtiles teintes de bois fumé qui complètent parfaitement la fumée de tourbe délicate propre au Bowmore. Le deuxième remplissage améliore le fruité et la complexité et permet à ce Bowmores d'échapper des notes de miel et de malt crémeuse.

Vol de 40%.


WouterWapenaar Private Cask Cask Strength
WouterWapenaar Private Cask Cask Strength

La distillerie Bruichladdich est situé sur le Lac Indaal, au Rhinns et est la distillerie d'Écosse la plus à l'ouest. Cette distillerie offre aux tierces parties la possibilité de choisir leur propre tonneau, leur maturation et de décider pour eux-mêmes quand ce tonneau est mis en bouteille. Ce quasi 10 ans d'âge a été embouteillé en 2014 à partir d'un navire qui a été acheté par Wouter Wapenaar lui-même pour cette distillerie.

Vol de 60.8%.


  Monkey Shoulder
Monkey Shoulder

David Stewart, Malt Master de Glenfiddich et The Balvenie distilleries, nous offre le fruit d'un assemblage provenant de 3 single malt (Glenfiddich, Balvenie et Kininvie). Il développe des arômes d'épices douces et de fruits rouges. Cette cuvée crée en hommage aux maltmen très souvent confrontés, du fait du brassage du malt, à la maladie de l'épaule du singe, est arrivée finaliste au concours des meilleurs blended malt en 2011.

Vol de 40%.

Avril 2015

April 2015


Bruichladdich - Bere Barley
Bruichladdich - Bere Barley

Cette mise en bouteille limitée de ce Bere Barley de Bruichladdich est une expérimentation issue de leur série "Provenance". Entièrement distillée à partir de Bere (Escourgeon ou orge d'hiver en français), une céréale très ancienne. Sa culture est difficile, en partie parce que le rendement est de moitié par rapport à des céréales modernes. En outre, il y avait des problèmes avec la dureté lors du broyage et du maltage. Finalement, tous les problèmes ont été résolus, et vous dégustez un whisky non filtrée à froid et non tourbé, incolore en édition limitée. Seules 7200 bouteilles de ce malt ont été mis en bouteille.

Vol de 50%.


Glenkinchie - Distillers Edition
Glenkinchie - Distillers Edition

En 1969, la distillerie, qui était appelée à l'origine Milton Distillery, a arrêté de brasser son propre grain et une partie du bâtiment a été transformé en un musée. L'étiquette Glenkinchie est restée relativement peu connue jusqu'en 1989, lorsque United Distillers commença la commercialisation de la marque sous leur marque Classic Malts. Ce jeune Distillers Edition de 14 ans est à double maturation en fûts de sherry amontillado. Les arômes de sherry mettent en concurrence sa fraîcheur, sans la rendre insupportable.

Vol de 43%.


Benromach - Traditional
Benromach - Traditional

Le premier whisky qui est entrée sur le marché après la réouverture de la distillerie Benromach en 1998. En utilisant que ce qui se fait de mieux, un peu de Malt tourbé ainsi que l'eau la plus pure des collines à proximité de Romach, vous obtenez ce malt au goût très pur. Un whisky bien équilibré, dont 80% a mûri dans des fûts de bourbon et les 20% restants dans des fûts de sherry.

Vol de 40%.


Inchgower, 2000
Inchgower, 2000

Il est rare de découvrir ce whisky single Malt millésimé 1997 de Inchgower, en raison du fait que la grande majorité de la production va à la famille Bell pour des blends whisky. Cependant, ce single malt a été embouteillé par Gordon & Macphail sous leur étiquette Connoisseurs Choice. Maintenant, nous pouvons tester ce whisky avec ses propres caractéristiques dont nous sommes agréablement surpris.

Vol de 46%.


Glenlossie, 1997
Glenlossie, 1997

Embouteillé par l'indépendant Signatory Vintage dans le cadre de la collection Un-Chillfiltered. Distillée le 18 Février, le whisky a été vieilli et mis en bouteille dans 786 bouteilles le 17 Novembre 2014. Les très rares embouteillages en fût simples sont traditionnellement étiquetés et emballés à la main. En outre Signatory Vintage offre habituellement ses whiskies avec une référence spécifique à la journée de la distillation, le navire et la date de remplissage et fournit chaque bouteille numérotée individuellement.

Vol de 46%.


Longrow - Peated
Longrow - Peated

Longrow est l'un des trois whiskies qui sont distillées dans la distillerie Springbank et est très populaire auprès des collectionneurs comme des investisseurs. Ce Longrow Peated est considéré comme le successeur du Longrow C.V. Il est connu pour son caractère fumé si caractéristique. Il a vieilli dans des fûts de sherry à partir de laquelle il obtient sa saveur sucrée. Les connaisseurs sans exception trouveront ce malt fantastique pour son prix.

Vol de 46%.

Mars 2015

March 2015


Highland Park, 18 Y
Highland Park, 18 Y

Highland Park doit son goût caractéristique à l'utilisation de la tourbe locale des îles Orcades en Écosse, contenant de la bruyère. Ce jeune Single Malt de 18 ans est un whisky légèrement fumé avec des notes douces de miel. Le whisky est en parfaite harmonie. Il n'y a pas de bords rugueux et toutes les saveurs coincident admirablement bien. Il est le grand gagnant de la médaille d'or de la San Francisco World Spirits Competition en 2005.

43% vol.


Inchmurrin, 15 Y
Inchmurrin, 15 Y

Le packaging de ce single malt est une merveille. Le whisky a vieilli 15 ans en fûts de bourbon, n'a pas été filtré à froid et incolore. Le nez est très fruité et donne un soupçon de cannelle, d'abricot et de melon, qui se reflète dans le goût de crème et vanille avec une finition de noisette.

46% Vol.


Glenturret, 10 Y
Glenturret, 10 Y

La distillerie Glenturret a été fondée en 1775 et est ainsi la plus ancienne distillerie d'Ecosse. Les meilleurs ingrédients, l'eau la plus pure et la plus longue tradition d'excellence de distillation se rassemblent dans un whisky doux et moelleux, avec un bouquet capiteux et une teinte naturelle dorée. Un 'dram' de Glenturret est un plaisir réservé à ceux qui trouvent le temps de le savourer.

40% Vol.


Singleton Of Dufftown, 18 Y
Singleton Of Dufftown, 18 Y

Singleton est plus fermenté et distillé plus lentement que la plupart des whiskies. Cela offre une douceur et une saveur profonde. Mûri ensuite dans des fûts fabriqués à partir d'une combinaison de chêne américain et européen pour une saveur riche supplémentaire. Cette douceur naturellement riche en malt, apporte des tons fruités et agréable avec une chaleur qui dure. La bouteille unique est inspiré de la flasque traditionnelle.

Vol de 40%.


Aberlour, 10 Y
Aberlour, 10 Y

Elevé dans une combinaison de fûts ex-bourbon et de sherry, ce whisky single malt a un nez doux et complet ainsi qu'une saveur riche, légèrement épicé. Ce Single Malt est donc recommandé au buveur novice, mais aussi très apprécié par l'amateur de whisky plus expérimenté. Grâce à son accessibilité, ce whisky populaire est maintenant exporté dans plus de 50 pays.



Vol de 40%.


Paul John Edited Indian Malt
Paul John Edited Indian Malt

"Edited" 'est la version tourbée de John Paul. Edited est entièrement élevé en fûts de bourbon et non filtré à froid. Ce Single Malt a une couleur dorée profonde et un nez léger, de doux arômes fumés, du miel et du réglisse. Avec le goût puissant des notes de fruits, du miel et de la fumée, une longue finale épicée se dégage de ce whisky asiatique.

46% Vol.

Février 2015

February 2015


Säntis Malt
Säntis Malt

Vieilli en fûts de chêne, et avec un arôme subtil de fumée de pommier, ce whisky est frais, gracieux et séduisant. Dans le fond, il y a un soupçon de figues vertes sur la texture soyeuse ainsi qu'une touche subtile de phénol. Doux, boisé, et une excellente touche d'amertume. Faiblement fruité et très impressionnant.

Vol de 40%.


Isle of Jura, 10 Y  - Origin
Isle of Jura, 10 Y - Origin

Un embouteillage au coeur de la distillerie d'Isle of Jura. Ce 10 Ans d'âge exposent les caractéristiques de la Distillerie Jura et son côté iodé. Ce whisky se distingue par sa douceur et son fort côté fruité.

Vol de 40%.


Scapa, 16 Y
Scapa, 16 Y

La distillerie Scapa est la deuxième distilleries situées la plus au nord de l'Ecosse sur l'une des îles Orcades, qui sont uniquement accessibles par bateau à partir de Stromness. Scapa est une des plus petites distilleries en Ecosse, ce 16ans d'âge est issu de l'assemblage de fûts de bourbon de premier remplissage. Par conséquent, l'esprit de chaque goutte qui est produit ici est destiné à leur propre single malt.

Vol de 40%.


The Macallan - Amber
The Macallan - Amber

Amber fait partie de la nouvelle gamme des sans âge de Macallan de leur single malts Speyside, et qui sont concentrés par rapport à leur couleur. La distillerie utilise à 100% des fûts de sherry pour obtenir cette couleur naturelle, sans ajout de caramel, un whisky sombre, très agés et complexe.

40% Vol.


The Balvenie, 14 Y - Caribbean Cask
The Balvenie, 14 Y - Caribbean Cask

Après une maturation de 14 ans dans des fûts de chêne traditionnel, un transfert est effectué dans des fûts de Rhum des caraïbes pour donner une saveur supplémentaire. Cela donne au whisky de très belles notes de fruits et de vanille.

43% Vol.


The Dalmore, 18 Y
The Dalmore, 18 Y

Une maturation durant 14 années dans des fûts de chêne blanc américain ex-bourbon, le whisky est ensuite transféré dans des fûts en bois de xérès oloroso Matusalem 30 ans d'âge pendant encore quatre ans. Embouteillée à 43%, The Dalmore de 18 ans offre une expérience gustative provocante et intense avec un arrière-goût durable de la cannelle et la muscade.

Vol de 43%.

Janvier 2015

January 2015


Ardbeg - Uigeadail
Ardbeg - Uigeadail

Ardbeg Uigeadail est appelé ainsi d’après le mystérieux lac qui fournit l’eau chargée de tourbe et utilisée pour créer les whiskies Ardbeg. Ce Ardbeg est une combinaison de différents Ardbeg qui ont vieilli dans des fûts de bourbon et de sherry, Ardbeg Uigedail a donc une saveur douce et agréable de fumée qui va ravir les amoureux de whisky. Il est nommé dans le ‘Whisky World of the year’ de la Bible du Whisky de Jim Murray en 2009.

Vol de 54%.


Bushmills Malt, 16 Y - Three Wood
Bushmills Malt, 16 Y - Three Wood

Bushmills whisky est le plus vieux whisky du monde. La distillerie a été établi dans le village de Bushmills et a reçu une licence pour distiller de la part du Roi Jacques Ier en 1608. Seulement en 1784 ils sont devenus une marque déposée. Ce whisky est élevé pendant 16 ans, d’abord une partie en fûts de bourbon américain et une partie en fûts Oloroso espagnoles. Ensuite, ils sont réunis et «mariés» dans des fûts de porto, d’où le nom «Triple Wood », il a une saveur douce et mielleuse. La finale est légèrement caramélisée avec de la vanille et les tons de miel.

Vol de 46%.


Bruichladdich - Scottish Barley
Bruichladdich - Scottish Barley

Le Bruichladdich Scottish Barley et sa bouteille remarquable est composé à 100% d’orge biologique écossaise, utilisée dans un processus de distillation appelé Slow Trickle Distillation et vieilli dans les fûts de chêne américain premium pour produire l’un des whiskies les plus crémeux que nous ayons jamais goûté.

Vol de 50%.


Knockando, 18 Y
Knockando, 18 Y

Ce Knockando a mûri lentement dans des fûts de sherry pendant 18 ans. C’est un malt élégant, léger, délicat et fruité. Bien équilibré entre les céréales et facile à boire.

Vol de 43%.


Tobermory, 10 Y
Tobermory, 10 Y

La renommée mondiale depuis 10 ans de Tobermory a évolué grâce à de nouvelles profondeurs. L’élevage pendant 10 ans dans des fûts ex-bourbon, le peu d’influence de la tourbe à l’eau de la distillerie donne un caractère unique aux notes douces de fruits et d’épices.

Vol de 46%.


Loch Lomond Single Malt
Loch Lomond Single Malt

Loch Lomond est probablement la distillerie la plus polyvalente de l’Ecosse, en termes de volume de différents styles de whisky produit sur un seul site. Ce whisky single malt provient d’une double maturation, donc toute sa richesse peut être recueilli avant sa mise en bouteille. C’est un single malt doux qui est légèrement tourbé au nez. Il y a aussi un soupçon de beurre de cognac. Le goût est doux et fumé avec une longue finale douce.

Vol de 40%.

Decembre 2014

December 2014


Glenmorangie, 18 Y
Glenmorangie, 18 Y

Le Glenmorangie 18 ans est un single malt écossais très méritant.
Une fois qu’il a passé quinze années dans des fûts américains de chêne blanc, environ 30% est transféré dans des fûts Oloroso espagnoles pour y passer trois années de maturation. Puis, lorsque les deux éléments ont atteint les 18 ans, Glenmorangie les rassemble pour créer un whisky au bouquet riche et complet, la saveur arrondie. Pour un whisky de cet âge, cette expression est entretenue, grâce à un esprit floral délicat et fin provenant des fûts d’Oloroso.

Vol de 43%.


Arran, 14 Y
Arran, 14 Y

Le Arran 14 ans d’âge fait partie de la gamme de base d’Arran. C’est un mariage parfaitement équilibré des deux premiers remplissages de fûts de Sherry et de Bourbon et est un Single Malt très enrichissant avec une profondeur de caractère. Il saisit parfaitement tout le caractère frais du Arran 10 ans d’âge avec un niveau supplémentaire dans l’intensité et son fruité.

Vol de 46%.


Highland Park - Einar
Highland Park - Einar

Highland Park - Einar a été conçu comme un hommage à l’un des Vikings les plus craints et impitoyables de son temps. Poussé par un mélange enivrant de la tourbe fumé et de fûts de chêne américain, le résultat est un whisky audacieux avec l’ajout d’un soupçon de piquant.

Vol de 40%.


Caol Ila, 12 Y
Caol Ila, 12 Y

Frais, fruité et doucement corsé, Caol Ila 12 ans d’âge est un vieux single malt écossais de couleur paille, avec un équilibre délicat des saveurs. Le nez est appétissant et dévoile des agrumes subtils avec juste une bouffée de fumée. Ferme et lisse, il commence doucement puis donne une fumée parfumée et une finition douce et enfumé, persistante.

Vol de 43%.


Mortlach, 15 Y - G&M
Mortlach, 15 Y - G&M

Un single Malt 15 ans d’âge de la distillerie Mortlach. Ce whisky est mis en bouteille par les célèbres embouteilleurs indépendants Gordon & MacPhail. Il a une couleur or foncé, léger au corps moyen, long et délicat à l’arrivée. Poire, mirabelle, cuir, chocolat noir, fruits secs.

Vol de 43%.


Glenfiddich, 18 Y
Glenfiddich, 18 Y

Glenfiddich , la distillerie possède sa propre tonnellerie et procède à une rigoureuse sélection de chaque tonneaux utilisés pour ce single malt exceptionnel. Durant sa longue maturation, le chêne donne au whisy son caractère, et ses notes de pomme au four, de cannelle et sa robustesse. Marié depuis au moins trois mois en petits lots, numérotés individuellement dans des tonneaux en bois, le Glenfiddich 18 ans d’âge a une profondeur et une complexité unique qui a été acclamé dans l’industrie du whisky.

Vol de 40%.

Novembre 2014

November 2014


Bowmore, 18Y
Bowmore, 18Y

Islay a une longue et riche histoire. Le climat doux et ses riches terres de bruyère est idéal pour la fabrication du whisky, et il y a pas moins de huit distilleries, Bowmore a été la première marque. Les Whiskies d’Islay sont connus pour leur caractère fumé. Bowmore n’est pas une exception. Mûri pendant 18 ans, les saveurs et les arômes développés ont atteint l’âge adulte.

Vol de 43%.


Laphroaig, 18Y
Laphroaig, 18Y

Encore une fois un whisky d’Islay puissant avec une forte teneur en alcool et le fumé classique. Le Laphroaig 18ans est caractérisé par un nez très complet. Le whisky a un ensemble élégant et complexe avec la fumée classique d’un bon Islay. Dans la bouche, brûlé d’abricot, raisin sec et caramel. Profitez de ce whisky avec quelques gouttes d’eau pour réduire le fumé et apporter la saveur de chocolat.

Vol de 48%.


Talisker, 10 Y
Talisker, 10 Y

La distillerie Talisker est la seule distillerie sur l’île de Skye qui lui donne évidemment un caractère unique. Talisker est utilisé par Johnnie Walker pour son blend whisky et est également utilisé dans le Drambuie. Cela indique qu’il s’agit d’un whisky très spécial. Un malt puissant que vous devez apprendre à boire avec une personnalité complexe et une longue finale ferme.

Vol de 45.8%.


Penderyn Madeira
Penderyn Madeira

Ce single malt est médaillé d’or, et provient de la seule distillerie au Pays de Galles. Ce whisky est vieilli en fûts de bourbon et a terminé en fûts de Madère, grâce auxquels une complexité, et une saveur subtile sont obtenues. Distillée encore dans un alambic en cuivre unique, ce single malt a un caractère doux et léger. La finition dans les fûts de Madère définit le style «whisky» de Penderyn.

Vol de 46%.


The Macallan, 12Y - Fine Oak
The Macallan, 12Y - Fine Oak

Les Macallan Fine Oak 12 années mûri, vieilli dans une sélection de fûts de chêne européens et américains sherry, ainsi que des fûts de bourbon américain.

Vol de 40%.


Four Roses Small Batch
Four Roses Small Batch

Allier plusieurs Bourbons est un art en soi. 4 Bourbons originales et limitées ont été sélectionnés par des experts à la pointe de leur maturation et mélangés pour un parfait équilibre. Du Kentucky, le Four Roses conquiert le monde, en faisant un mélange particulièrement fin et unique, avec un goût et un qualité quasi identique au batch précédents. Sucré et épicé avec une généreuse quantité de vanille. Un small batch est un assemblage restreint de whiskies provenant de plusieurs fûts.

Vol de 45%.

Octobre 2014

October 2014


The Glenlivet, 18 Y
The Glenlivet, 18 Y

Glenlivet est l’une des distilleries les plus célèbres dans le monde. Sa localisation est considérée par beaucoup comme l’endroit idéal pour faire du whisky grâce à un environnement naturel avec de l’eau de qualité supérieure et un climat idéal. Ce single malt de 18 ans a un bel équilibre entre le fruit et des notes sèches nées sous l’influence du vieillissement en fût de chêne. Il a remporté par deux fois la médaille d’Or au Concours International des Vins et Spiritueux.

Vol de 43%.


Glen Ord, 28 Y
Glen Ord, 28 Y

Dans les années 1840, il existe dans les alentours neuf petites distilleries avec une licence de production sur la petite péninsule de Black isle. La seule distillerie restante est celle de Glen Ord, construite en 1838 par Robert Johnstone and Donald McLennan.
Ce whisky est distillé exclusivement en 1975 et mis en bouteille à de 58,3% en 2003, Jim Murray a donné à ce malt une note de 90 points dans la Bible du Whisky, le qualifiant de «férocement beau».

Vol de 58%.


Balvenie, 12Y - Doublewood
Balvenie, 12Y - Doublewood

Ce jeune single malt de 12 ans doit son caractère à deux types de bois : un baril de chêne de whisky traditionnel et un premier remplissage dans un fût européen de chêne de xérès. Le baril traditionnel donne du caractère au whisky, des profondeurs au bois de xerès et crée une certaine rondeur. Cette association particulière permet à chaque étape de la maturation de faire émerger les meilleurs éléments.

Vol de 40%.


Glenfarclas, 17 Y
Glenfarclas, 17 Y

Ce vieux whisky single malt de 17 ans est disponible en édition limitée et spécialement distribué en Amérique du Nord, au Japon et dans quelques magasins touristiques. Glenfarclas est l’une des rares distilleries écossaises familiales restantes étant détenues de façon indépendante. Tous les whiskies sont ici mûris dans deux types de fûts en chêne. L’un dans des fûts qui, auparavant, détenaient du Bourbon ou du whisky écossais qui sont arrivés à échéance et dans d’autres, qui contenaient auparavant du Xérès Oloroso et Fino de Séville. Un malt pleinement complexe avec une longue finale.

Vol de 43%.


Macallan Director’s Edition
Macallan Director’s Edition

Un prestigieux et très convoité Macallan, complexe au fort caractère, il a été créé en collaboration avec The Whisky Shop. Traditionnellement vieilli en fûts de Xérès, il s’agit d’une édition spéciale sans âge déclarée, arrêté en 2012 dans le cadre de la rationalisation de la gamme de la distillerie.

Vol de 40%.


Milford, 10 Y
Milford, 10 Y

Whisky en provenance de Nouvelle-Zélande. Cette région, avec ses rivières claires et le bon sol pour la culture de l’orge de haute qualité, procure d’excellent whisky brûlant. Milford s’efforçait toujours de faire du whisky qui pourrait rivaliser avec les meilleurs dans le monde. Un fort whisky bien équilibré avec un style distinct. Une édition spéciale «Limited Edition» car la distillerie Milford a été fermée il y a quelque temps.

Vol de 43%.

Septembre 2014

September 2014


Tomintoul - Peaty Thang
Tomintoul - Peaty Thang

Vol de 40%.


Hammerhead, 23 Y
Hammerhead, 23 Y

Found: the only Bohemian single malt whisky in the world, traditionally distilled in 1989. Produced with Czech barley and pure Bohemian water and matured in 100% Czech oak barrels. In the autumn of 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, the world changed and this whisky was forgotten, left to sleep for 20 years in the cellars in its unique casks. Limited in volume, this unique finding will never be reproduced or rediscovered. Smooth and elegant with a floral nose and a long finish.

Vol de 40.7%.


Tomatin, 18 Y
Tomatin, 18 Y

Vol de 46%.


Kavalan King Car
Kavalan King Car

Vol de 46%.


Lagavulin, 16 Y
Lagavulin, 16 Y

The Lagavulin Distillery was established in 1816. This Islay representative in the series 'Classic Malts' is a powerhouse. Lagavulin is not for cowards. Declared 2012 'Best Islay from 13 to 20 years' and an IWSC Gold Medal. This whisky is a classic example of how smoke is not a blunt instrument, covering everything in a fog, but an element that works with all the facets that determine the taste in distillation and maturation. A complex Malt.

Vol de 43%.


Singleton - Tailfire
Singleton - Tailfire

Vol de 40%.

Août 2014

August 2014


Oban, 14 Y
Oban, 14 Y

Vol de 43%.


Auchentoshan - Three Wood
Auchentoshan - Three Wood

Vol de 43%.


Dalwhinnie, 15 Y
Dalwhinnie, 15 Y

Vol de 43%.


Bunnahabhain, 18 Y
Bunnahabhain, 18 Y

Vol de 46%.


Bowmore, 12 Y
Bowmore, 12 Y

Vol de 40%.


Glenfarclas - Heritage
Glenfarclas - Heritage

Vol de 40%.

Juillet 2014

July 2014


Longmorn, 16 Y
Longmorn, 16 Y

Vol de 48%.


Amrut Single Malt
Amrut Single Malt

Vol de 46%.


Glenrothes Select Reserve
Glenrothes Select Reserve

Vol de 43%.


Old Pulteney, 12 Y
Old Pulteney, 12 Y

Vol de 40%.


Black Burn Reserve Malt
Black Burn Reserve Malt

Vol de 40%.


Royal Lochnagar Distillers Edition
Royal Lochnagar Distillers Edition

Vol de 40%.

Juin 2014

June 2014


Clynelish, 14 Y
Clynelish, 14 Y

Vol de 46%.


Redbreast, 12 Y
Redbreast, 12 Y

Vol de 40%.


James E. Pepper 1776 Rye
James E. Pepper 1776 Rye

Vol de 50%.


AnCnoc, 12 Y
AnCnoc, 12 Y

Vol de 40%.


Macallan - Sienna
Macallan - Sienna

Vol de 43%.


Glen Garioch - Founders Reserve
Glen Garioch - Founders Reserve

Vol de 48%.

Mai 2014

May 2014


Benromach - Origins Batch 5 ‘Golden Promise’
Benromach - Origins Batch 5 ‘Golden Promise’

Vol de 50%.


Glenfarclas 105
Glenfarclas 105

Vol de 60%.


Glentauchers, 6Y
Glentauchers, 6Y

Vol de 61%.


Tobermory, 19Y - Single Cask
Tobermory, 19Y - Single Cask

Vol de 53%.


Glenlivet 12Y ± ’80
Glenlivet 12Y ± ’80

Vol de 40%.


Dunfife ± ’70
Dunfife ± ’70

Vol de 43%.

Avril 2014

April 2014


Inchmurrin 1996 Signatory
Inchmurrin 1996 Signatory

Vol de 43%.


Cardhu Amber Rock
Cardhu Amber Rock

Cardhu Amber Rock is double matured in deep-painted American oak barrels, for richer notes of vanilla and herbs. Elegant and deeply flavoured, he still has the balance and clean sweet nutty taste that is typical of all Cardhu whisky; after being founded in 1824 by the woman and daughter-in-law of the founder, Helen and Elizabeth Cumming. The name' Cardhu' means' black rock' in Gaelic, The new' Amber Rock' variant reflects the golden gem-like colour of this new bottling.

Vol de 40%.


Tullibardine 500 Sherry
Tullibardine 500 Sherry

Vol de 43%.


Old Pulteney Duncansby Head
Old Pulteney Duncansby Head

Vol de 46%.


Glenlossie 1993 Connoisseurs Choice
Glenlossie 1993 Connoisseurs Choice

Vol de 46%.


Classic of Islay by Jack Wiebers
Classic of Islay by Jack Wiebers

Vol de 56%.