A 1965 vintage at full strength. Fruits and sherry and more fruits. #scotchwhisky #dramoftheday #bowmore #themaltaffair
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Another miniature that I’ve picked up along the way - the highly regarded @glenfarclasdistillery. I have to admit it’s a distillery I’ve tried very little of, apart from the 18Yr and 21Yr, and that was several years ago. Colour - dark marmalade Nose - instant notes of fruitcake, before freshly squeezed orange juice and then soured cream. I also detected just a faint hint of sulphur, but it then disappeared. Palate - candies nuts and plums. Tinned apricots. Finish - slightly dry and tannic. Faint tang of metal and then rolling tobacco It’s a smooth whisky at 46% but not sure what I’d call balanced - the nose is sherry led but then the dryness of the casks has led to a musty, tangy finish with the rolling tobacco on the tip of the tongue. However, that’s not to deflect from an enjoyable whisky - it’s just a drink in three different parts! Water takes away the tobacco but brings out more copper notes. This is priced around about the £50 mark and you’ll probably have to purchase via a specialist retailer such as @masterofmalt. I enjoyed it, and would like to revisit the 21Yr, but won’t be in a rush to buy a bottle personally.
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25 years old Glenburgie from Douglas Laing's Old Particular series is a Natural beauty. No chill-filtration, No additional colouring and at Cask Strength 49.3% ABV. Distilled in 1989 matured in a refill hogshead cask for 25 years and just to be released in 242 bottles. I had the great opportunity to enjoy this nice dram at my friend Jesper Søbergs place. A lovely oaky vanilla cream with citrus fruity cake sweetness and a nice long nutty finish, maybe with a touch of grass. Enjoy your thursday and raise a dram to celebrate the coming weekend 😊 Sláinte 🥃 . . . . . #glenburgie #25years #oldparticular #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #whisky #whiskey #douglaslaing #liquidgold #liquor #slainte #sláinte #cheers #instapic #instadrink #instadram #scotch #instawhisky #instawhiskey #whiskyadventurer #thursday #whiskylover #drinks #lovely #limited #thedailydram #dramoftheday #happy #photooftheday
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Looking for a great Scotch to have stocked in your home bar that will please the masses when you have company over... . . . Oban 14 yr is just that! So smooth & complex 🥃 Trust me this one won’t last long . . . #oban #oban14 #singlemalt #singlemaltscotch #scotch #westhighland #whisky #whiskylife #whi#whiskeybar #whiskeygram #whiskey #dram #dramoftheday #instadram #instapic #canon #instagood #bourbon007 #drinkresponsibly
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Which is your pick? - If you enjoy exploring different cask finishes then @arranwhisky offers these 4 in a line up. (All reviews on my YouTube Channel) from left to right you have the Amarone which is an Italian wine which not many companies experiment with yet. Following up from there you have the Port Cask which embodies alot of dried fruits soaked in plum sauce. The next is the Madeira cask which is my personal favourite with notes of Red berries and red fruits in abundance. The final one is the Sauternes Cask which is a French desert wine. All bottled at 50% abv and natural colour. - #JasonWhiskyWise #LoveWhisky #LoveScotch #Whisky #WhiskyLife #WhiskyPorn #WhiskyStyle #WhiskyWall #IGWhisky #DailyDram #DramOfTheDay #RareAndVintage #LimitedEdition #Scotch #HarrowWhiskyFestival #Arran #ArranWhisky #TheArranWhisky #ArranAmaroneCask #ArranPortCask #ArranMadeiraCask #ArranSauterneCask #TheArranMalt
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Last year, I was lucky to score not only the regular version, but also the Committee Release of @Ardbeg_USA's latest special edition named Kelpie. While I am posting this ol' snapshot of it again as my Throwback Thursday pick, I am wondering if I will be able to grab a cask strength bottling of Ardbeg's annual release for 2018, too. Fingers crossed. #ardbegkelpie
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Things you find in the attic! An older label bottle of our exceptional Glenfiddich 18 year old single malt. This rather sweet and fruity dram is the combination of 80% American oak matured spirit & 20% European oak matured spirit. Married in small (2000ltr) tuns for six months before release. Try it with a bit of dark chocolate on the side 😊
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Macallan decades. Great artwork. #whiskey #whisky #scotch #dramoftheday #instadram #macallan
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On www.malt-review.com today, my take on The Quiet Man 12 year old single malt....all I will say is that this did not impress.
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Whisky Wednesday is here and well almost gone now, much like this Bowmore 🥃! Another Cask Strength Gem 💎 From the Tempest Series. This is the fifth release in the series, which consists of six total. Very similar to the infamous Devils Cask series, this too is aged 10 years. However instead of first fill sherry casks, this guy is first fill Bourbon casks. I really think this is an incredible whisky and deserves a little more street cred 👊💥🥃. Let me know your thoughts if you’ve had this one 🥃 cheers! #bowmore #tempest #series #streetcred #caskstrength #getit #now #yyc#yycky #yyc #scotch #whisky #instagood #instawhisky #instadrink #dramoftheday #whiskynomad #topwhiskies #whiskymagazine #whiskygram #scotchgram #islay #drinks #alcohol #tasty #whiskywednesday
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Another #tbt Probably the highlight of visiting Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries is the chance to try 15ml measures of some very expensive or impossible to get drams. Not only do they have the Yamazaki and Hakushu 25 and Hibiki 30, they also have single cask bottlings of the blended parts that make up Yamazaki and Hakushu 12 and Hibiki 17. There is also a selection of other older single casks and what’s left of the Bourbon/Puncheon/Heavily Peated releases from a few years ago. At Hakushu (March 2017) I dived in with the Yamazaki and Hakushu 25, alongside the Hakushu Heavily Peated. Although pictured, I didn’t go for the Hibiki 30 since I’d already tried it in London as part of @sexyfishlondon Vertical Hibiki Tasting. I’ve said it before but the Yamazaki 25 was seriously poor, and that’s before you take into account the price for a whole bottle (¥100k or £3k in the UK). It was incredibly sulphury and very dry and leathery. Not just a disappointing experience, it was actually unpleasant! Hakushu 25 is as far better. They’ve still gone for a sherry influence but haven’t nuked it in oloroso. However, there was not enough difference between this and Hakushu 18 (which I love) to justify paying an extra £1000. At Yamazaki (March 2015) I got to try my first Yamazaki 18Yr, which again is on the heavily sherried side but was such a good price (at least back then) I had to get a bottle. Still got some left and will review soon. The other two bottles in that picture are a 1986 Sherry Single Cask - proof that @suntorywhisky can age Sherry well, and a 12Yr Yamazaki Mizunara Cask which goes into the blend for Yamazaki 12Yr. It was utterly delicious and I hope I get to try the Yamazaki Mizunara 18Yr at some point. So, some good, some bad here. Moral of the story is that expensive, older Japanese whisky does not = better. It is sad to think that the days of single cask bottlings from these distilleries are over, and probably never coming back. Can you imagine the riot in the streets of Shinjuku if Yamazaki released a single cask at Isetan tomorrow? For the price I paid I don’t regret the experience - £40 for 15ml of all six, never going to get better than that. Kanpai!
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My first whisky tasting of 2018 took place earlier this week at Christiansen's. Under the guidance of Beam Suntory's Whisky Brand Ambassador Tanja Bempreiksz, me and the other attendees got treated to six really nice whiskies by @TheAuchentoshan, @GlenrothesTW and @TheArdmoreLegacy. Good stuff! #barleymania
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Snowed in and resort closed but it’s ok we have whisky and a pool table to entertain us! 🥃❄️🥃❄️🥃 . . #resortshut #noskiing #dramoftheday #whisky #gle#glendronachpeatedportwood #glendronach #whiskywithaview
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Got an amazing stick from my friend Stanley! What a pleasure!
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In this week’s review, I examine @laphroaig Lore, a single malt some people love and some people love to hate. With notes of figs, raisins, berry cobbler, amaretto, green pepper, clove, and plenty of bonfire-style peat smoke, I rather enjoy this whisky, although it’s a bit overpriced IMHO. Checkout MeadeMule.com for my full review. BTW, I’m pretty proud of this photo... I spent quite a bit of time trying to get this shot right, and I think it paid off. #laphroaig #laphroaiglore #islaywhisky #whiskywednesday #whiskeywednesday #productphotography
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When you’re scrolling through your phone and find the most random of images. Just casually puffing a stick with a police riot helmet on. As you do. #highlandfestival
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Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Bottled at 64.75% Alcohol by Volume (129.5 Proof) Barrel Proof - Unfiltered. From the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. I’ve been looking for a bottle of this for a few years now! Glad to have finally found one! George T. Stagg built the most dominant distillery in the 19th century, and continued distilling even during prohibition (as medicine). This Whiskey is uncut and unfiltered, and aged for nearly a decade, according to the bottle. Younger than the highly sought after George T. Stagg Buffalo Trace Antique Collection bottle, which I believe is 16 or 17 years old. This is my first experience with anything from the Buffalo Trace Distillery, but I’m told their mash bill is high corn, low rye. This is the darkest colour bourbon I have ever seen! What I’m smelling is cherry cola, with rich spice and burnt caramel and sweet vanilla. Big bold flavour, rich brown sugar sweetness and a spicy cinnamon punch through the middle, and a dry lingering spice in the finish. Overall, there’s a lot of oak, and a lot of complexity. Very good stuff! With water, the flavors meld together, the whiskey becomes sweeter and the cinnamon spice kick delays later into the experience. Man... I’m not usually a bourbon guy, but going for the higher end stuff may just be converting me. If you can get your hands on a bottle, it’s definitely worth it! Bourbon fans, check it out. @buffalotrace #StaggJr #GeorgeTStagg #Kentucky #Straight #Bourbon #Whiskey #StraightBourbon #BourbonWhiskey #BuffaloTrace #Distillery #BarrelProof #Uncut #Unfiltered #Cherry #Cinnamon #BrownSugar #Cola #Vanilla #Caramel #Oak #Spice #CaskStrength #Whisky #DramOfTheDay #NewBottle
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Snow day! A good day for some Stagg Jr. #snowday #stagg #staggjr #buffalotrace #nashville @buffalotrace
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Tasting-Time! Today: The last one of theoriginal six Classic Malts - Talisker 10 Year. I had that dram in Scotland last summer on the Isle of Skye and I think it represents the rough island life. It is not too smooth, bit spicy and with a lot of character. A good dram for stormy days like today here in the black forest. . . . . . #whi#whisky #whisky #talisker #talisker10 #classicmalts #singlemalt #scottish #scotland #scotch #dramoftheday #dramofwhisky #peat #sea #oak #whiskymagazine #highlands #skyemalt #malties #malts #diageo #picrureoftheday #picoftheday #livethelittlethings #livethemoment #drink #aquavitae #wateroflife #isleofskye
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It's time for a dram of Glenmorangie The Original. Ten years of age, nice smooth and lovely floral. Slàinte my Whiskey friends and have a great tuesday 🥃 . . . #glenmorangie #10 #years #northernhighlands #theoriginal #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #whisky #whiskey #scotland #liquidgold #golden #cheers #instapic #instadrink #instadram #scotch #instawhisky #instawhiskey #whiskyadventurer #tuesday #whiskylover #drinks #lovely #thedailydram #dramoftheday #happy #photooftheday
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·Glenfarclas 12year Perfect for a sunny day in Southern California. Keeping things interesting and not complex with delicious dark fruits (strawberries, blackberries and some subtle spice on the finish). A sherry sweetness so pleasant you can spend the day on the coast and wait for the sun to set. 🥃
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Absolutely love this - Connemara Peated single malt Irish whiskey from Cooley distillery. . Superb flavour and great peat profile too both on the nose and the palate. . Peat and smoke with floral notes, honey and fruits. On the palate it's full and rich with more smoke, peat and sweetness. Finish is great too with a nice long peat smoothness. . Have you tried this before? What's your favourite Irish Whiskey? . Sláinte 🥃🥃 . #whisky #whiskey #whiskylife #whiskylifestyle #whiskyporn #dram #dramoftheday #irish #éire #ireland #irishwhiskey #singlemalt #singlemaltdaily #topwhisky #abottleofdrams #peat #peatedwhisky #scotchgram #scotch_doc #cooleydistillery #kilbeggandistillery #connemara #connemarawhiskey #whiskygram
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Strip back all the fancy libations, the themes, the pomp and circumstance - when it come right down to it, a beer and a straight up dram in your local pub takes some beating. Especially when your local is the perfect showcase of character and old style hospitality.
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Travelling with one of my go to Whiskies, ‘Glenmorangie The Original’. Got a great deal at Manchester airport Duty Free. A perfect light whisky with a little sweetness and hint of nuttiness, perfect for a quick apres-ski drink. . . #glenmorangie #dramoftheday #whi#whiskyaview #apresski #whisky #glenmorangieoriginal #singlemalt #scotch
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Keeping the theme going. I’d rank these in order from left to right ➡️ 🥇🥈🥉 . . . Harmony is actually a combination of both Yamazaki, Hakushu + 1 other Japanese whisky . . . #japanesewhisky #yam#yamazakia> #yamazaki #hak#hakushua> #hakushu #whisky #whiskylife #whi#whiskey/a> #whiskeygram #instadram #instapic #canon #instagood #dra#drameday #dram #whiskey #scotch #bourbon007 #drinkresponsibly
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#Repost @uisgebeathadk with @instatoolsapp ・ ・ ・ #BuenosDias I've thrown myself on a journey I didn't expect..the Glenfiddich journey. This distillery is nowhere near boring and common. I'm older and wiser now🍷 . . . #glenfiddich #glenfiddich18 #whisky #scotch #singlemalt #speyside #dramoftheday #instadram #instawhisky #whiskygram #slainte
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Got to try this with my whisky buddy in drinking @singlemaltvault at the #Har#HarrowWhiskyFestival as I was suggested to try this. Thank you to the magnificent Dave for suggesting this as he always knows what i havent tried. It's an independent bottling from @boutiqueywhisky which is a Japanese whisky: - Aged for 21 years, Bottled at 47.9% Batch 1 1 of 940 Bottles only. - Really unique whisky and such great quality offering up a floral character on the nose but soon develops into sherried notes of dried fruits, raisins, redcurrants offering a sour tinge and goji berries aswell. A mouth warming spice follows up behind but soft and sweet like candied ginger before a rose water finish leaves you wanting more. Gorgeous! - #JasonWhiskyWise #LoveWhisky #Whisky #WhiskyLife #WhiskyPorn #WhiskyStyle #WhiskyWall #IGWhisky #DailyDram #DramOfTheDay #RareAndVintage #LimitedEdition #ThatBoutiqueyWhiskyCompany #Jap#JapanesededWhisky #JapaneseWhisky #HarrowWhiskyFestival #Japanese #BlendedWhisky
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You don’t need to add any fancy garnish to a dram of #Glenfiddich - but when you’re presented with a whisky flight this good- it deserves a little additional effort in the presentation. 26yr Old, 30 yr old, 40 yr old and 50 yr old !
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This Japanese 🇯🇵 Whisky has light Oaky flavor accompanied by sweet brown sugar and green tea 🍵 spice undertones. It comes together very nicely, hence the name Harmony . . . #japanesewhisky #hibiki #hibikiharmony #harmony #suntory #whisky #whiskylife #whi#whiskey #instadram #instagood #instapic #canon #whiskey #scotch #dram #dramoftheday #bourbon007 #drinkresponsibly
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Don't know much about this distillery or Australian whisky to be honest but this really is fantastic. . Limeburners single malt whisky, Barrel M121, bottle number 105 /218, finished in an Australian Port cask. . This bottled at cask strength (61%) and gives the whisky absolutely fantastic powerful flavour aroma of huge malt, vanilla, port, honey, dried fruits and spices. . Let me know whether you have tried this or whether you have tried any Limeburners before. . Sláinte 🥃🥃 . #whisky #whiskylife #whiskey #whiskylifestyle #whiskyporn #blendedwhisky #singlemalt #topwhisky #topwhiskies #abottleofdrams #sco#sco#scotch #dram #dramoftheday #scotch_doc #scotchgram #singlemaltdaily #limeburners #limeburnerswhisky #portcask #greatsoutherndistillingcompany #all_about_whisky #australia #Australianwhisky #scotch
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Royal Lochnagar 17 years old from Cadenhead. This is my first sip of Royal Lochnagar and has been warm one. 56.8% ABV and pepper with dry spices did the job😉 I think I expected more softness of a 17 years old than this one has. It is nice thou and with a drop of water you get some more on the nose and the palet. A light dram even at the high abv. There is some vanilla and pepper in the short light finish. It suites this Mini Malt Monday 😉 Happy Malt Monday - Cheers🥃 . . . . . #royallochnagar #17 #years #cadenheads #campbeltown #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #whisky #whiskey #highland #liquidgold #limited #minimaltmonday #maltmonday #cheers #instapic #instadrink #instadram #scotch #instawhisky #instawhiskey #whiskyadventurer #monday #whiskylover #drinks #lovely #thedailydram #dramoftheday #happy #photooftheday
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A Canadian start into the week! - My today’s dram: Pike Creek 10yo, rum barrel finish, 42% ABV - #todaysdram #dramoftheday #canada #canadianwhisky #whisky #blendedwhisky #pikecreek #mondayevening #corbyspiritandwine #ontario #gooddrinks #goodspirits #enjoylife
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Won this bad boy at a fundraiser raffle last evening. When I realized it was my number, I couldn't hold back the local boy excitement and I ripped a big "CHEEEEEEEEHOOOOOOOOOO!" . . . Bottle No. 64: Kavalan Distillery, Solist Vinho Barrique, Single Malt Whisky, 114.2 proof.
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This will be opened soon, the @northstarwhisky Vega. A speyside blended malt matured in American oak & Spanish oak casks for at least 23 years, bottled at 51.1% and one of only 400 bottles.
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This is what happens when you find a super rare bottle and there are two Jason's in the room. Me & @jasonjfisk about to fight a Samurai but it's crazy time first 😂 @milroysofsoho this @nikkawhiskyeu Samurai I not going to last long, Kanpai! - #JasonWhiskyWise #LoveWhisky #LoveScotch #Whisky #WhiskyLife #WhiskyPorn #WhiskyStyle #WhiskyWall #IGWhisky #DailyDram #DramOfTheDay #RareAndVintage #LimitedEdition #Jap#JapaneseWhisky #Nik#Nikkaky #NikkaSamurai #Nikka #Japanese #MilroysOfSoho #InsaneEvening #CrazyFace #Soho
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Looks yummy doesn’t it? A Springer bottled for Kingsbury Japan. #springbank #scotchwhisky #dramoftheday #kingsbury #campbeltown #themaltaffair
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One of the more iconic bottling from the famed Laphroaig distillery. This OB for LMdW is one of the few sherried Laphroaigs ever bottled and has been highly sought after ever since 2005. Now available on The Malt Affair! #whisky #scotchwhisky #dramoftheday #laphroaig #laphroaig1974 #themaltaffair
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Winding down this weekend with some more Cask Strength Glory. Lagavulin always crushes it with the CS 12’s. If you’ve ever wondered why the younger Lag 12 is more expensive than the 16. 1- The 12’s are a special release, yearly. And 2. They are Cask Strength For as good as the 16 is, the 12’s are next level 🥃💥💥💣🔥 💨. #nextlevel #lagavulin #caskstrength #LagavulinPerfectPour #glencairn #weekend #weekendvibes #vibes #yyc #yycwhisky #cheers #instagood #instadrink #instawhisky #instascotch #scotchwhisky #whisky #topwhiskies #whiskymagazine #whiskynomad #dramoftheday #instadram
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