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Bruichladdich, Octomore 08.3

Yesterday I tried the bottle of Octomore 08.3 that I bought. Why did I buy such an expensive dram? I bought it because at 309 ppm this may be a one off chance to investigate what this level of ppm’s... Continue Reading →

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#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 2. Malt, Malted Barley

The whisky congener of "Malted Barley" is one you would expect to be a walk in the park to describe. It either is or it is not. Depending on how much detail you would want to put into it.Lets look... Continue Reading →

Westland Whiskey from Seattle

I have been looking forward to finding, buying and tasting Westland Whiskey for about a year now. I think I stumbled on a blog or something that sparked my interest, because the "Westland" is also an area in the Netherlands... Continue Reading →

How does Octomore get soooo peaty?

I have been "learning" about peating whisky. I have been blogging about it actually in some blogs here on WordPress. First two blogs are linked below. What the phenols! The Phenols that make the peat The other blogs about phenolic... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 1. Cereal, Tobacco

The whisky congener of Tobacco is one I am not familiar with on a first hand basis. At least, not in the way that I smoke sigars, cigarettes etc. There are multiple types of tobacco. There are multiple products made... Continue Reading →

#RSWFW: B: Grainy, 1. Cereal, Leathery

The Whisky Congener of Leathery is a tricky one. Why? There is no leather in the whisky production process. Well maybe the still-man wore leather clothes at one point but other than that I seriously doubt the whisky comes into... Continue Reading →

OCTOMORE OBA CONCEPT OBA/C_0.1, first tasting notes

I was reminding the Feis Ile 2016 Masterclass when Octomore Black Art was first presented. If you missed the introduction you can look at it here If you have not seen the introduction. Please take 10 minutes to watch the... Continue Reading →

The more you learn, 

The more you learn, the less you know, one finds out! I was trying to find out how Maillard reactions would influence Peat and Phenols in whisky! So I googled it. YouTube-ed it. And found out there is an entire... 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 →

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