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...

Springbank 10 YO

Springbank 10 YO 46% abv Tuesday 24th November 2015. 6 pm ish. Pitch dark, bloody freezing, wild, wet, windy day on Wild and Magic Islay. No fire on yet in the house….. As the dram is poured into the glass there are a few cheeky wee bubbles which quickly...