Islay Barley 2011 Bruichladdich

ISLAY BARLEY 2011. Bruichladdich. Age 6 years. Abv 50% Farms where the barley is grown are: Coull, Rockside, Island, Mulindry, Starchmill, Cruach Farms.Colour: Warm golden colour. The faintest echo of greeny gold. Very, very thin band of gold floating on top of...

Laphroiag Cairdeas Feis le 2016

Cairdeas Madiera Cask. 51.6% abv Amber, reddish colour. Orange. A thin, clear band of gold, like silicon around a bath….. Very fast legs, very young, very thin dram. Apple brandy. Alcohol tingle to nose hairs! Red apples. Like the whizened, wee russet apples you...

Lagavulin 8 YO

LAGAVULIN 8 YO ~ 48% abv. If you drink the Lagavulin 8 Year Old you will be asking the same! It’s a great dram. Creamy, ashy, smokey, pale, lemony, greeny gold. An opaque white band of gold shimmers on top of the whisky. It reminds me of a fine line of...

Laphroaig Lore

Laphroaig LORE. 48% abv (alcohol by volume) Ex bourbon casks, 1st fill sherry butts, Quarter casks & “some of our most precious stock” Ages from 7 – 21 YO. The new NAS (None Age Statemement) from Laphroaig. I LOVE it. I love the salt and the cold...

Bowmore Oloroso Self Fill 54% 13 YO

Wednesday 6th April 2016. Blustery, blue sky day with showers and wind from the West. Today, I tasted Bowmore’s self fill cask. It is 13 YO 54% abv. abv means ‘alcohol by volume’. This means there is 54 % of alcohol in the liquid in this cask. This...

Bumblebees by the sea ~ Clynelish SMWS 26.105

Bumblebees by the sea from Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Distilled Nov 28th 1984. 29 YO 57.6% abv (alcohol by volume) 1/548 Wednesday 25th Novemeber 2015. Pitch dark, squalls earlier in the day, not too cold outside. Fire on. Lots of bubbles, tinkles and slaps in the...