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...

Springbank 15 Yo 46%

SPRINGBANK 15 YO 46% abv. 9 Nov 2015. About 2 pm ish. 55.7570 N, 6.2870 W It’s a wet, misty calm day. Loch Indaal is as flat as the mercury in an unused thermometer. Plain, no nonsense label. Unfussy, timeless. Four colours; black label, gold writing, with...

Old Malt Cask. Bowmore. Dist 2001.

Malt Cask ~ Bowmore. Distilled 2001, bottled 2014. Hunter Laing & Company Ltd. Refil Hogshead. 50%abv. 204 bottles. Saturday 7 November 2015. Sunshine & showers. Patchwork blue sky. 1.30pm in the day. Birds wheeling over Bowmore in the wind from the West....

Benromach ~ Hermitage

Benromach Hermitage 45% Abv. Distilled 2005, bottled 2015. First fill bourbon casks for 8 years, then finished for 18 months in wine casks from the Hermitage Appellation D’origine Controlee. Friday 6 November 2015. 12.15 pm. It’s a damp, grey, watery...