Stuart Nickerson and Peter Krause

September 11, 2012
by Peter Krause
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(P)Review: Old old Glenglassaugh and new old Glenglassaugh

Yesterday great news reached Glenglassaugh fans. There is going to be a brandnew series of five really old casks released (33-45 years old) which were finished in ex-wine casks from

Glenfarclas Distillery

September 10, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Glenfarclas 2001 OB ‘The Family Casks’ for Potstill, First-fill Sherry Cask 2819

Glenfarclas has always been a reliable source for good Speyside whisky out of ex-sherry casks. Let’s have another one of Grant’s Finest from 2001, imported by Potstill (Vienna). Mario

Laphroaig PX Cask Travel Retail Exclusive

August 6, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Laphroaig ‘PX CASK’

This version is only available for Travel Retail at the moment but there are ways to order it as well. I have heard different opinions about it, so I am keen on tasting it for

Knockando Distillery Sign

July 1, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Knockando 12 y.o. The Managers’ Choice 1996 – 2009, Sherry Cask 800790, 58,5%

Knockando has been a big contributor to the Justerini & Brooks Blends but also has been marketed as an entry-level Single Malt at a fair price point. These whiskies,

Talisker 18 small review

April 2, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Two T-Drams (Talisker 18 and Tomatin 1982)

Sometimes we look for the most awkward independent bottlings out there to tickle our fancy – which is perfectly alright with me, I do just the same. What tends to be forgotten is how good some standards can be, they … Continue reading

Highland Park Orcadian Vintage 1970

February 15, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Three Older Highland Park Bottlings

Back from Munich’s Finest Spirits Festival 2012 (thanks for the many nice conversations and the great time) – in full spirits. We had a wonderful weekend there and found many potential partners. I am going to review some festival finds … Continue reading

old pulteney 21 accolades

November 3, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Tasting the Two Most Debated Drams at the Moment – Old Pulteney 21 and Ardbeg 1991 for Hotel Bero

High Profile These two drams received a lot of attention recently. The Old Pulteney 21 y.o. was named ‘World’s Greatest Whisky 2012′ by Jim Murray with 97.5 points in his annual release Whisky Bible, a choice many people joked about, … Continue reading

Pit Krause nosing

November 2, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Some Quick Notes From a Tasting (Longmorn, Ben Nevis, Cooley, Arran, Old Pulteney, Ardmore)

Just some quick notes today because this week we will have/have had three tasting sessions. I hope you enjoy reading the short remarks and scores anyway. Soon there will be more again.   Old Pulteney OB 17 y.o., 46% Comment: … Continue reading

Bowmore Tempest 2 and Ambassador's Cask

October 31, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Bowmore – Good at Whisky, Bad at Science (Bowmore ‘Tempest’ 2 and the Ambassador’s Special Release)

Bowmore – Back on Top Let’s have Bowmore Single Malt today, two youngsters, head-to-head. The distillery has regained a good standing among the real Islay fans because the whiskies after 1990 (with 1993 being outstanding but also atypical) have turned … Continue reading

Glenglassaugh Decanters 30 and 45

October 25, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: New Glenglassaugh Monsters from the 1960ies and 1970ies

New Glenglassaugh Gems Soon to Come At the end of our wonderful visit at Glenglassaugh Distillery, Managing Director Stuart Nickerson held a nice and very generous tasting session. Among many drams (e.g. New Make, a young Californian Zinfandel Cask and … Continue reading