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Ardnahoe, The Kinship

Today the Ardnahoe Distillery, which is being build, has announced 6 whiskies. The Kinship. The information was posted on instagram. quote: We are proud to present our new range to mark the start of construction of Ardnahoe Distillery. THE KINSHIP... Continue Reading →

#laddiemp6, work in progress 

Normally I am pretty quick with making my notes on a dram. I use the RSWFW to document what I nosed and tasted. The Bruichladdich Octomore Laddiemp6 bottles are proving so challenging that it will take me a while to... Continue Reading →

Maturation experiment, 30th April Update

So how is the experiment doing? What questions did I formulate? What do the erlenmeyer's look like today?  The erlenmeyer's look like this today. The speed of the deepening of colour seems to slow down compared to the last 3... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Westland Distillery (Seattle, USA)

I have been following Westland for a while and, with permission, I wanted to share this wonderful blog with you. Also it helps me find it again in the future!

Malt Mileage Whisky & Spirit Reviews

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Westland Distillery in Seattle produce single malt whiskey with a “grain-forward house style”. The distillery has three whiskies in its core range: American Oak, Peated Malt and Sherry Wood. 

In this Q&A Matt Hofmann, the Master Distiller at Westland Distillery, answers my questions about Westland’s “grain forward” American whiskey. Matt kindly provided these answers in August 2016. 

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Ardnahoe Feis Ile Tastings

This blog entry is one big quote of the mailing sent out today by the Ardnahoe Team. Quote: Dear friends,  We thought that now might be the time to give you an update on the tastings that Hunter Laing are... Continue Reading →

The Maturation Experiment, Nerd-style

The experiment is about seeing how ABV influences the speed of maturation. I bought some laboratory equipment for this experiment. 500 ml Erlenmeyer glasses Measuring beaker, Silicone plugs Distilled water, 96% Alcohol, American oak medium toast wood chips. After measuring... Continue Reading →

Dare to all USA craft distillers

I dare all USA craft distillers to mature a Single Malt spirit in refill, yes refill, Charred American Oak barrels, previously containing your own Whisky, Rye or Bourbon (etc). Why the dare? I have always been told that USA whisky... Continue Reading →

Bruichladdich Octomore #laddieMP6

What can we learn from the information given about the #laddiemp6 Octomore bottles without nosing and tasting them? This is an attempt by me to predict some of the notes I can expect based on the know how I currently... Continue Reading →

Triple Smoke & Classic Laddie

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I have been tasting two single malt barley Wisk(e)y’s for some time now. The idea was that I could put them head to head and see how wood would make a difference. I had set out to do so a while ago in another blog.

The first whisky is the Bruichladdich Classic Laddie, which is a combination of woods and previous content. You can find out about what goes into this dram by checking out the 16/048 composition online.

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This particular Classic Laddie 16/048 bottle consists off:

NO. casks

Year

Barley

Cask Type

8

2005

SCOTTISH MAINLAND

BOURBON USA BARREL 1ST FILL

8

2007

SCOTTISH MAINLAND

BOURBON USA BARREL 1ST FILL

23

2008

SCOTTISH MAINLAND

BOURBON USA BARREL 2ND FILL

4

2008

SCOTTISH MAINLAND ORGANIC

ISRAEL KOSHER RED HOGSHEAD 2ND FILL

3

2008

SCOTTISH MAINLAND ORGANIC

FRANCE BORDEAUX PESSAC LEOGNAN RED HOGSHEAD 2ND FILL

2

2008

SCOTTISH MAINLAND ORGANIC

FRANCE…

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