smws winter snowman whisky

February 17, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Recent SMWS-Releases

Just before Christmas, these bottlings filled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society rolled in. Let’s put them to the test while we have a white landscape out there. The second load will be reviewed soon.

Seppeltsfield 1910 Para Vintage Tawny Port 100yo

December 25, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Seppeltsfield 1910 Para Vintage Tawny Port 100 y.o., 22,0% (from a Puncheon Cask)

 A 100 year old Port from Australia (Barossa Valley) Appearance: Incredible viscosity, like used oil it streams slowly out of the bottle – in the darkest brown with a tiny ruby edge. Nose: Amazingly alive after such a time, this … Continue reading

Balblair, Glendullan, Glenberry, Bunnahabhain

November 6, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Two Old and Two New Bottlings (Balblair, Bunnahabhain, Glendullan, Glenberry)

Remainders That Need to Go Today I am clearing my whisky cabinet from those bottles that are almost history – you know, those bottles with 2-8 cl left in them but that still never seem to get empty although they … Continue reading

ardbeg 1975 G&M for Intertrade 13 y.o. featured

October 27, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Ardbeg 13 y.o. G&M for Intertrade 1975 – 1988, Sherry Cask, 543 btl., 54,2%

It was a hard day, so I need a bit of a treat. Mmmmh, let’s go for Islay power, an Ardbeg. But a special one: How about a bottling from the good old days, complex, but bottled at young age…the … Continue reading

hankey bannister 12

October 27, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: A Blend Worth Revisiting – Hankey Bannister 12 y.o. ‘Regency’ / World’s Greatest Whisky Revealed

Before we will talk about the World’s Greatest Whisky made at Old Pulteney 21 years ago – according to whisky-writer Jim Murray in the new Whisky Bible – soon (with tasting notes) we stay modest and humble today and try … Continue reading