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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 →

The 2017 iLaddie Nerd Award, update

Who are the contenders in this years Annual Global International iLaddie Whisky Nerd Awards 2017, till now? Who is bound to loose? Who will win? Since I haven't learned from some drams and have not tasted them either, or haven't... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: A: Peaty, 2. Smokey, Smoked bacon

The congener of “Smoked bacon” is parts of the “Smokey” sub category as part of the “peaty” head category. “Smoked bacon” is a congener that must be chemically linked to a lot of chemicals. For an overview one can look... Continue Reading →

Blending Bruichladdich LaddieMP5

I have been having a bit of a crappy day. So I decided to do something fun! I decided I wanted to have a good Port Charlotte Cask Strength Whisky tonight. These drams are absolutely amazing by themselves. You can... Continue Reading →

Highland Park, New Make, 12 and Fire

Tonight I had took the time to taste three drams by Highland Park. Thanks to Steve Prentice of somersetwhisky.com the Highland Park new make is now here. I have also been send a generous gift of Highland Park Fire Edition. The... Continue Reading →

Laphroaig 10 yo Photoshoot

I like photography. I do keep a 500px.com account for my "work". I tried shooting models but I found out soon enough that nature and product photography are more my style. Today I shot a number of bottles! And one... Continue Reading →

Octomore 10, second edition

Bruichladdich has released the second edition of ten year old malts. The distillery had organised a twitter tasting and it was great fun following the #tenstroika tag. One of the drams that was tasted online was the Octomore. The tasting notes... Continue Reading →

The “phenols” that make the “Peat”?

What are the phenols that are in Whisky? Do the phenols in peat explain the peat smell on a peaty whisky? How does the peat get into the whisky? I have no idea! I want to know! For Peat's sake!... Continue Reading →

Islay Trip: day two: Laphroaig Square Foot

We had spotted the spot where Laphroaig cuts its peat. Its on the way from Bowmore to Port Ellen. It just beside the road, but we did not stop there because ones i realised what it was we had past... Continue Reading →

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