Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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Worth the HYPE? Ardbeg An Oa

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It was with great fanfare that Ardbeg launched an extension to their core range – Ardbeg An Oa.  The first permanent expression to join the Ardbeg core range since Corryvreckan in 2009.  The rest of the core range include Ardbeg 10 yo and Ardbeg Uigeadail.  Arbeg and Glenmorangie is part of the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) company and they are a great marketing company.

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An Experiment: Glenfiddich IPA Cask

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Many years ago, I worked for SAB.  Based in Johannesburg at the Sandton head office, I had regular visits to the various distilleries.  Each distillery has an individual culture, but the one constant was the smell.  The delicious, malty, hoppy smell of beer being brewed.

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Something special! Blanton’s Gold Edition

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Last week I was watching some catch up TV.  I save a bunch of my favourite TV shows and then binge watch when I have a bit of time.  At the end of watching NCIS New Orleans Season 3, Pride and Gregorio share a whisky from a very distinctive bottle.  I looked at the bottle and realized it was something I had in my collection, but have not tasted yet.

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Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie & Rock Oyster

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Today I am mixing things up a bit.  I am publishing tasting notes for 2 whiskies.  Both interesting and both from the independent bottler and blender Douglas Laing.  Douglas Laing is responsible for some of the more fascinating blends around.  Blends like Scallywag with the cute little terrier, Big Peat and Clan Denny.  Keep on reading, there is a VERY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post.

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Paul John Classic Select Cask from India

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The First ‘Whisky of the Week’ for 2018!  I start on an Indian note –  with the Paul John Classic Select Cask.  I love exploring world whisky.  Whisky that come from non-traditional countries such as South Africa, France, India or Taiwan.  It is probably linked to my endless wanderlust.  Drinking a whisky from a new country allows me to dream about traveling there and seeing it for myself.  When I got invited to taste a few Paul John during a tasting at Churchills Bar I was understandably excited.

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