Cù Bòcan Creation #1 #2Cù Bòcan Creation #1 & #2 ''UNLOCK THE UNUSUAL''

A few months ago we were very positively surprised by seeing the new bottle and appearance of Cù Bòcan whiskey.

This week we finally received the first bottles In addition to a regular variant, the Signature, we also received two very limited bottlings, Cù Bòcan Creation # 1 & Cù Bòcan Creation # 2.

 

 

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COMPASS BOX MYTHS LEGENDS
COMPASS BOX MYTHS & LEGENDS


Just arrived with us, the newest limited whiskeys from Compass Box, the Myths & Legends series.
Three whiskeys with an interesting story and thought behind it. A real first is that Compass Box is launching two single malts for the first time in their existence with the release of this series!

Became curious? Below you will find more information ....
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crypto whiskey worldwide shipping pay online 1Whiskey & Crypto

Whether it is Scotch, Bourbon, Irish or Japanese whiskey, anyone who follows the whiskey industry knows that prices are rising.
The rarer the bottle, the less likely it is to be consumed. Bottles nowadays are put on the shelf and left for years to nest until a substantial profit can be made on the secondary market.
Another way to invest with whiskey is to buy your own barrel from a distillery.....

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Arran Port Cask finish

The Arran Malt Port Cask Finish

I had this on a warm summer day as it’s very hot in this part of Europe. But even with these temperatures a good dram is always appreciated 😉.

There are a couple interesting things going on with this whisky. First of all the colour, this is quite special and not something I see very often, I would call this rose gold.

Nosing it I get that familiar Arran feeling, but slightly altered. There’s a light sweetness of caramel with vanilla but also sweet citrussy notes, oranges, clementines.

The port wine is very faintly present, you really have to go look for it. In the taste its again sweet, with again a familiarity to the Arran 12 CS I have on my shelf.

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Gordon Macphail Discovery Miltonduff 10Y

 

Gordon & Macphail Discovery Miltonduff 10Y

Sunset during our beach holiday makes for great photo opportunities, especially with an empty beach after a crowded day and the sea pulling back creating a lazy atmosphere.

This is nice. The maturation in sherry shows clearly in this whisky, in a very pleasant way with a certain lithe feel to it. The sweet sherried tones with ripe red fruits dance around the citrus notes, like orange zest. The sweetness relates to butterscotch, caramel.

The mouthfeel is soft with only a very little bite too it, maybe a bit too soft. The finish is a bit longer than expected, but not deviating from the nosing and tasting. All in all a pleasing, not overly complex whisky, befitting the warm summer evening...

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Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

As my first steps into the wide world of bourbon I start out with Buffalo Trace.

The back of the bottle has a lot of words about the nice origins of the whiskey with American settlers in 1775 but not much about the taste. So let’s taste it ourselves shall we? 

This is a deceptively easy drinker. I think it’s quite one-dimensional, but in a nice way. Its full of caramel sweetness, with hints of corn and cinnamon. The finish is short but good and gives a little bit of a sting to it, as I would expect.

All in all a nice entry level bourbon I would say....

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Bushmills Steam ship Sherry Cask Reserve
Bushmills Steam Ship Collection Sherry Cask Reserve

I have some fond memories of Bushmills, being one of the first Irish whiskies I have tasted and liked enough to buy a bottle.

This Sherry Cask Reserve is from their Steamship Collection and indeed, there is a nice steamship pictured on the bottle 😁.

Sherry cask in this case means maturation in Oloroso Sherry casks so of course I was curious how this would translate to the whiskey.

First thing I notice when pouring is something distinctly grainy, cereal, in the nose, like roasted nuts. It also reminds me a bit of a bourbon in terms of sweetness accompanying this.
It develops into something more fruity, with lemon and oranges, but the cereal like sweetness also dominates in the taste.

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Kirkwall Bay whisky


Also admiring independent bottler Morrisson&Mackay?


I love the way the light dramatically changes at sunset....

Together with the low tide this gives way to contrast rich textures in the sea and the sand.
I also caught the setting sun reflected in this bottle by independent bottler Morrison and Mackay.

And after all this setting up of the photo of course I also tried three good different drams of Morrisson&Mackay!

My notes are here, I’m curious to hear what you think of them!

Cheers 🥃🥃 ! - Roger

 

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glenlivet 12 ff 250

 

The Glenlivet 12 First Fill

What is the best Glenlivet Scotch?
Sometimes its good to come back to something you have not tasted in 20 years.

The regular Glenlivet 12 was my go-to-dram when in university. It’s a good entry into the world of single malt, not very complex but already with lots of flavour.

This Glenlivet 12 first fill is a bit special, as the fresh casks can optimally interact with the liquid to enhance the flavour. Initially released for the travel retail market, it can now also be found at whisqy.com.


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paul john classic 250

 

Paul John Classic Select Cask Indian Single Malt

This is a first time for me trying an Indian malt, and naturally I was very curious.

The production method is very traditional as they do in Scotland, but with the use of local Indian barley. The maturation however is very different, due to the totally different tropical monsoon climate in this region of India near the sea. 

For starters, the time in the barrel is reduced greatly as the yearly Angels Share (evaporating liquid) is around 10% instead of the 2% in Scotland. So around 5 years in the barrel is already plenty or there would not be anything left in it.

Another interesting fact is that in this climate water evaporates more than alcohol so after maturation the abv has risen instead of lowering (as is normal in Scotland)! 

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clynelis malts of scotland 250

 

The Specialists Choice Clynelish 9 years


On to the whisky! This whisky is distilled by independent bottlers Elixir Distillers in their series “The single malts of Scotland” highlighting some of the great distilleries.

Clynelish is one of those special distilleries. It has gained some fame in the whisky community as it shares a long history with the closed down Brora distillery in the same fysical location.

Where Brora produced peated whisky, the since 1967 new larger Clynelish distillery has been producing flowery, unpeated whiskies that are part of blends like Johnny Walker Gold label but are also bottled as single malt....

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roger tan
A small introduction: Roger Tan

Hello everyone, it's just right before the summer holidays, or maybe you are already enjoying a well-earned vacation?

Greeted by some nice sunshine to enhance the summer mood I would like to introduce myself as a new face on this blog and in the newsletter of Wine & Whisqy.com.

My name is Roger Tan, I’m a 44 year old whisky enthusiast, happily living with my girlfriend and 3 small children in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

I have been enjoying single malt whisky since my university years in the nineties, but back then it was a bit less refined drinking instead of sipping and tasting. 😉
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Douglas Laing Big Peat RAF benevolent fund
Douglas Laing Big Peat RAF benevolent fund edition


Big Peat unveils charitable bottling in aid of the RAF Benevolent fund

Wow, the nose is a big draft of smoke coming right at you out of your glass...

If you like whisky and if you like Texas BBQ, then this is right up your alley.
My first association really is with barbecued spareribs or brisket, totally different from say a Lagavullin.

When tasting it I feel something pleasantly peppery on my tongue. That fades away really quickly to move on to an enjoyable dram with a certain lightness to it.

I can see why this specific blended malt is such a success in the range of Douglas Laing, here they really show their art again as independent bottlers! 

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Aberlour 12 non chill filteredGreat picture by Roger Tan, the skyline of Rotterdam The Netherlands shown througout the Aberlour Single Malt Whiskey

The 12 year old is one of the core expressions of Aberlour, but in this version it's not chill-filtered. I think in general we all need to chill out in life, but in this case it's a good thing.

The whisky shows the recognisable characteristics of Aberlour, a nice fruitful sweetness, a hint of spice, nicely integrated....

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Daily Dram The Frog Series The Naked Truth whisky

THE DAILY DRAM WHISKY - THE NAKED TRUTH

After the 'Frogs' series at the end of 2018, it was time for a new release in The Daily Dram range.

For the label and the name 'The Naked Truth' they got inspiration from a painting made by Jasper van Deutekom.
Jasper is an impressionist painter who made a nude painting in 2012 of ......

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Blanton barrel international shipping USA online sale
Blanton's is a combination of the best mais, barley and rye, mixed with pure spring water of limestone and aged in new barrels of charred American oak.

Blantons Single Barrel begins its preparation with the finest corn from Kentucky and Indiana, with selected rye and top barley ground following a rule. When the corn and water reach the correct temperature it is time to add the rye and the malted barley, the which breaks down the starch into sugars. When the dough has cooled, the yeast is added, at that time the bourbon whiskey undergoes a natural fermentation lasting between 3 and 5 days.

This mixture will be called beer and will pass through two stills, the obtained liquid is transferred to barrels of charred virgin white oak where it rests in old warehouses until the Master Distiller decides when to take the Blanton's out of the warehouse.

Once the barrels are selected by the Master Distiller, bottling and packaging will take place. This process is characterized because it is done by hand in its entirety; filling of the bottle, sealing (stopper and wax), labeling, enumeration and put in boxes. Each bottle of Blantons has its number, packing date and warehouse number where it rested.

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Beek whiskyWho doesn't know him in Whiskey Country? Jan Beek, Keeper of the Quaich has now a beautiful line of spirits of his own. Every now and then we receive a message which new adventures he has experienced ....

It will have been somewhere in April 2018 that Jan Beek, Keeper of the Quaich received an app from Rob Zwaan:
"Jan do you still have the HappyFace Tripel?" "Eeeh yes, I still have that."
"Great, add a splash of your old genever, that's very tasty I just discovered."

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Craigellachie 9y Spirit of Maastricht Festival botteling 2018This festival bottling for the Spirit of Maastricht festival is a Craigellachie single cask, a sherry butt to be precise, aged for nine years.

The festival is a nice intimate affair in the southern part of Holland that some say has the most people enjoying the good things in life.

The nosing is off to an impressive start. There’s a powerful freshness to it that gave me some questions at first but now I know it, it reminds me very strongly of qualitative malt wine with a hint of juniper berry. 

Tasting it I get vanilla and a subtle sweetness, but remarkably the influence of the sherry butt is much less prominent than in the so called sherry bombs I tasted before. 
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legends of whiskey Especially for all our customers and followers WhisQy.com is lucky to may give away a unique whiskey tasting given by the 3 living monuments in the world of whiskey.

Meet The Legends: Jim McEwan, Richard Paterson and David Stewart Together they represent over 155 years of experience in whiskey making!

The tasting is given under the inspiring leadership of David Stewart, Richard Paterson and Jim McEwan.
Experience the enormous knowledge these gentlemen have about whiskey during this 2-hour tasting.
Everyone with their own history and experience in the whiskey industry and everyone with their own style of presentation.
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benromach sisac2The Benromach Distillery has released the latest addition to its Wood Finish portfolio with the launch of the limited-edition Benromach Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2010.
The single malt Scotch whisky combines Benromach’s smokiness with rich red wine flavours.
This whisky is matured in First Fill Bourbon barrels in the distillery’s traditional dunnage warehouses and then finished for over two years in Château Cissac wine casks.

 

 

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