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Angels' Nectar Rich Peat Edition

Lovely Composition Angels' Nectar Rich Peat Edition

The second release of Angel's Nectar is their Rich Peat Edition. The name leaves no doubt: this blended malt was composed with peaty whisky. However… it contains only Highland malts, no Islay! Well, why…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 days ago 2 484

Angels' Nectar First Edition

Heather Honey Angels' Nectar First Edition

Angel's Nectar is a fairly new range of blended malts (well, so far they have two) that take their name from the angel’s share – the part of liquid that evaporates during maturation. This young company…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 days ago 1 080

Balmenach 8 Year Old 2008 Connoisseurs Choice

Old Iron Balmenach 8 Year Old 2008 Connoisseurs Choice

I must confess, the last time I tasted a Balmenach was when I released my own Save Lars Whisky over a year ago. This youngling from 2008 is a vatting of one sherry and several bourbon casks and bottled…

@markjedi1By @markjedi115 days ago 2 079

Benrinnes 23 Year Old 1985

Roast beef with Nutella Benrinnes 23 Year Old 1985

Benrinnes is a whisky you don’t see very often. It is one of those anonymous work horses for Diageo that produces bulk malts for blends like Johnnie Walker, J&B, Crawfords and the like. There are just…

@markjedi1By @markjedi115 days ago 0 286

Braeval Braes of Glenlivet 20 Year Old 1994 Kintra

Candy Braeval Braes of Glenlivet 20 Year Old 1994 Kintra

It has been rather quite at Dutch independent bottler Kintra. No releases in 2016 and only 4 in 2015 including this one. That has everything to do with the fact that they owner is currently working hard…

@markjedi1By @markjedi115 days ago 0 083

Benromach 10 Year Old 100 Proof

Old School Benromach 10 Year Old 100 Proof

In 2009 Gordon & Macphail – the company that owns Benromach – was able to launch the first ever 10 Year Old of their own production. An important milestone, to be sure. Strangely enough, I did not do…

@markjedi1By @markjedi115 days ago 3 387

Benromach 5 Year Old

Salted Liquorice Benromach 5 Year Old

This Benromach may be only 5 years old, but I find it refreshing to have both an age statement and the possibility to buy this bottle at a fair price (around 35 EUR in my neck of the woods). It matured…

@markjedi1By @markjedi115 days ago 1 083

Ben Nevis 20 Year Old 1996 Daily Dram

Caramella Mokatine Ben Nevis 20 Year Old 1996 Daily Dram

Belgian importer The Nectar celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of quite a few bottles (with a lovely label, I might add). This single cask of Ben Nevis is one of those.Won-der-ful nose on…

@markjedi1By @markjedi115 days ago 1 088

Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel 5603

Plank Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel 5603

The number of single barrel releases of Balvenie 15 Year Old is vast, very vast. Too many too count. But as it is always a nice whisky, we try every bottle we come across. Today, that is barrel #5603,…

@markjedi1By @markjedi115 days ago 0 081