Monthly Archives: December 2010

A lineup of Caol Ilas

It’s always nice to taste different expressions from the same distillery side by side. It’s interesting to find the similarities and differences. I had the opportunity to taste 3 different Caol Ilas last night, 2 were from the same bottler, … Continue reading

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What happened here?

This is a tough one! Four Roses Bourbon, recently rejuvenated and winning awards, gives me almost no notes. Is it the glass I chose, or could it be the standard 40%? I’m sure had I taken notes immediately after enjoying … Continue reading

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I LOVE Whisk(e)y.

I love whisk(e)y, period! I love tasting new whiskies, especially ones that come from places that I haven’t tasted before. It’s exciting to find similar and very different characteristics I’m expecting or not. Here’s a whiskey not from such a … Continue reading

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Oops, missed a drop!

I was in a hurry Saturday night to get over and meet a few friends to enjoy a few whiskies which instead turned out to be a glass of red wine and our own homemade beer. (Be ready for the … Continue reading

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No empty glass is safe, ie not whisky

I’ve just gotten started here and already I’m smelling a non-whisky empty glass! As the title dictates, this most recent tasting note session is from a glass that didn’t previously contain whisky. It contained apple cider. This apple cider is … Continue reading

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Back to the present

About 10 hours after the Ardbeg Rollercoaster sample was enjoyed I had to get up and get ready for work. On my way to the shower I stopped by the kitchen sink for a glass of water and to see … Continue reading

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Empty whisky glass: a bit of history

Ardbeg Ten is the whisky that almost made me fall backwards the first time I nosed it. It’s the whisky I owe my passion to. It was a quiet, typical, Fall Tuesday night at work, meaning raining, probably sideways, in … Continue reading

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As promised!

Two nice whiskies enjoyed last night, emptied about 11 and 10 hours ago, left there to be sniffed now. They say tasting pre-lunch time is best as our senses are widest awake, clear and ready. First up we have Highland … Continue reading

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Your patience, please…

…while I figure out all this blogging, gravatar, twitter, etc etc stuff! It seems every time I click a link to update or add something I find myself even more lost. I delayed so long, (see time span between first … Continue reading

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Finally inspired!

Finally inspired! Nice, soft shoe polish, soft old leather; and warm biscuits too? This is from a stemmed, tulip shaped glass. I’m sure it would be different from another glass. And if I leave it til the morning? It’s been … Continue reading

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