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The Blend of Nikka Malt Base Whisky Review

on April 13th, 2011 in Blended Japanese, Blended whisky by dan | No Comments

The Nikka Distilling Co. Ltd produce this blended whisky from the recently troubled Japan who just had their third large earth quake. WhiskyTimes contributor James has bought a bottle of the “SPIRIT OF UNITY Blended Malt” and we encourage you to do so to until it is sold out. However,…

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The Balvenie Signature 12 years (40%)

on April 8th, 2011 in Pictures, Scottish, Single Malt Whisky by James | 1 Comment

Spring has just sledge hammered it’s way into April. Twenty two degrees centigrade out of nowhere caught the majority of us by surprise including myself The sudden change in temperature got me thinking about reaching for the lighter, fruity whisky and stowing away the belly warmers for the 2am camp…

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There are no wrong or right answers in whisky tasting

on April 3rd, 2011 in Single Malt Whisky by James | 4 Comments

As my knowledge and experience with whisky begins to grow (at a snails pace) one begins to ponder where this journey might end up. At the moment I am happy struggling trying to identify smells and flavours, to the point where I will go and buy some foam banana sweets…

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For relaxing times, Suntory times

on April 2nd, 2011 in Japanese, Single Malt Whisky by James | 1 Comment

While Suntory produce some of Japans finest single malt and blended whiskys their advertisement campaigns are a lot less spectacular. Most are unintentionally funny and creepy, check out Keanu Reeves epic basin haircut. “Whoa” Sean, a traitor to Scottish Whisky Everything became clear after watching this Recommend on Facebook Share…

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Bruichladdich Waves Islay Single Malt (46%)

on March 23rd, 2011 in Pictures, Scottish, Single Malt Whisky by James | 3 Comments

I am not a fan of peat. To me it smells like TCP. Nothing worse than being a kid and skidding across the school yard on your knees. Friction makes light work of your cotton/nylon mix trouser leg before setting to work on a couple of skin layers. As you…

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Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Cask (48%)

on March 12th, 2011 in Japanese, Pictures by James | No Comments

What Suntory Yamazaki says The sherry cask that has matured your Yamazaki Sherry cask was made from Spanish oak. We go directly to northern Spain where we scour the forests in search of just the right oak trees. Once local coopers finish making the casks to Suntory’s exact specifications, they…

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Glenfiddich 21 Caribbean finish (40%)

on March 11th, 2011 in Pictures, Scottish by James | 3 Comments

I have a lot of time for the Glenfiddich brand. They have really nailed the concept of what a modern single malt whisky should be. Their no-nonsense easy to understand range is accessible and enjoyable by all. No matter where you look on the scale each individual whisky is exceptionally…

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Hotel Du Vin: Whisky Bar Newcastle

on March 11th, 2011 in Bar reviews by dan | No Comments

Hotel Du Vin Newcastle As I sit here thinking of all the best places i’ve had a dram of whisky in the last year, two places jump out as outstanding whisky bars. The first is in ‘the nobody inn’ a tiny village in devon you wouldn’t be able to find…

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Aberlour 10 years old single malt (40%)

on March 10th, 2011 in Pictures, Scottish, Single Malt Whisky by dan | No Comments

After a long day at work, moving home and cleaning the bath I am suitably ready to smash some whisky. But which super market bog standard to go for? Mmmmm….. the speyside Aberlour single malt 10 years old? Yes that will do for CBA whisky choice. To be honest its…

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Suntory Yamazaki 10 Year Old (40%)

on March 10th, 2011 in Japanese, Pictures, Single Malt Whisky by James | No Comments

For me this is where it all started. The first Single Malt I plucked up the courage to invest £30 into. While on an incredibly muddy walk with my wife and Beagle puppy we started talking spirits. Discussing the “bog standard” classics, their flavours and what they reminded you of….

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