Latest added in the Whisky news category

New whisky: Johnnie Walker “Double Black”

Johnnie Walker Black Label has more smoke than many blends do to start with. They’re kicking it up a notch with this new “Double Black” version.

Here’s what harpers.co.uk has to say about it (sorry about the small picture):

Diageo


Review: Lagavulin 12 year old (2009 release)

Still continuing with these very nice Diageo Special Release whiskies for 2009…

Lagavulin, 12 year old, 57.9%, $75
The aroma is tightly bound, but a little water releases it nicely. A powerful dram, with tarry, leafy, coal ash, caramel apple, …


TASTING TWO BALVENIE

Balvenie 15 yo 1989/2008 ‘Single Barrel’ (47.8%, OB, cask #13493) – Balvenie 1974/1987 (56%, Duthie for Samaroli, 408 bottles)

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TASTING TWO 1990 GLEN GARIOCH AND A BONUS

Glen Garioch 19 yo 1990/2009 (53.8%, Adelphi, cask, #2697, 234 bottles) – Glen Garioch 1990/2007 (57.1%, Mackillop’s Choice, cask #10291) – Glen Garioch 1976/1985 (50.4%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #19.1) – Glen Garioch 15 yo (43%, OB, Auxil, France, 75cl, …


TASTING TWO BALVENIE

Balvenie 15 yo 1989/2008 ‘Single Barrel’ (47.8%, OB, cask #13493) – Balvenie 1974/1987 (56%, Duthie for Samaroli, 408 bottles)


TASTING TWO 1990 GLEN GARIOCH AND A BONUS

Glen Garioch 19 yo 1990/2009 (53.8%, Adelphi, cask, #2697, 234 bottles) – Glen Garioch 1990/2007 (57.1%, Mackillop’s Choice, cask #10291) – Glen Garioch 1976/1985 (50.4%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #19.1) – Glen Garioch 15 yo (43%, OB, Auxil, France, 75cl, +/-1991)


New: Knappogue Castle 1994 Vintage Irish Whiskey

There’s a new Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey hitting the shelves. This one is a 1994 vintage and it’s limited to 1,000 individually numbered, hand-signed bottles (by President Mark Andrews). Price: $100.

Interestingly, the back label says the whiskey is triple-distilled. …


TASTING THREE GLENROTHES

Glenrothes ‘Alba Reserve’ (40%, OB, +/-2009) – Glenrothes 1994/2006 (43%, OB) – Glenrothes 18 yo 1990/2009 (46%, The Single Malts of Scotland, refill sherry, cask #3331, 385 bottles)

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TASTING THREE GLENROTHES

Glenrothes ‘Alba Reserve’ (40%, OB, +/-2009) – Glenrothes 1994/2006 (43%, OB) – Glenrothes 18 yo 1990/2009 (46%, The Single Malts of Scotland, refill sherry, cask #3331, 385 bottles)


Be honest: How many bottles of whisky do you have?

Many of you already acknowledged your obsession. So, How many bottles of whisky do you have? You can tell us how many are opened and unopened if you want to.

There’s no wrong answers here, and we promise not to …