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Reviewing Amrut Single Cask Whiskies Bourbon, Sherry and Port

By Miguel in Tasting , Amrut

Just to be fair… I tasted these whiskies three month ago and I have been waiting to write this article until I can secure a bottle of one of them. Most of you know that I love Amrut whiskies but these single casks are really fantastic.

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Since I tasted my first Amrut three years ago each one I have drank has impressed me in one way or another, their peated malt, their cask strength, their strange cask managements. Also I have to say that I love the way the bottles look.

But about the whiskies… i tasted three Amrut single cask… you guessed it… at TWE Whisky Show 2013.

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FT: Islay South Shore Ardbeg, Laphroaig and ...

By Miguel in Tasting , Laphroaig , Lagavulin , Ardbeg

There are three mythical distilleries on the south of Islay: Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin. I don’t know if it is the terroir, the water, the air, the peat, but their whiskies are among the heaviest peated drams on the world and they are deliciously great. And best thing of all is that you can afford them.

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Another post for the Fucking thief. Stealing other persons’ whisky so you can know about it. Is this your photo? Write me to fthief@awardrobeofwhisky.com and I will pay you… homage… and share with A Wardrobe of Whisky’s readers your experience on the tasting. Slainte!

Enough wording. I am anxious to taste this…

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Why should you drink Jack Daniel's

By Miguel in Tasting , Jack Daniel

You need powerful reasons for drinking Jack Daniel’s and this chick gives you two powerful reasons to do it.

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Another post for the Fucking thief. Stealing other persons’ whisky so you can know about it. Is this your photo? Write me to fthief@awardrobeofwhisky.com and I will pay you… homage… and share with A Wardrobe of Whisky’s readers your experience on the tasting. Slainte!

Speaking about Jack Daniel’s, I would seriously prefer to have my liver ripped with a spoon that drinking two whole litres of it… but what kind of nonsenses have ever men done for women.

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Bruichladdich X4 Review

By Miguel in Tasting , Bruichladdich

Do you know I love newmake, don’t you? I am just kidding. I really hate most of them… so rustic, herbal, raw… I would put them all for 20 years in wooden casks. So, I really have no clue what the f#&$ I was thinking about when I decided to taste this spirit. As it is not three years old, it can’t be called whisky. Bruichladdich did also a X4+3 although I haven’t tasted myself.

So let’s review this. The sooner we end the better.

“Uaagh! It is a newmake that tastes like an awful just distilled newmake... who would have imagined it...”

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Bruichladdich X4
Bruichladdich X4 has been distilled four times, reaching 92%, before being bottled at a reduced 50% without ageing (which is why it can't be called whisky).

This dram has a white-like color.

Nose (61): more than average. floral, citrus, alcohol, vomit, potato.

Palate (60): powerful, oily. floral, herbs, citrus.

Finish (60): longer than average. citrus, herbs.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Bruichladdich X4 with 60 points over 100.

Miguel says…

I really see no point in this except damn curiosity. You better drink grappa than this stuff.


CaskStrength.net Cutty Sark Review

By Miguel in Tasting , Cutty Sark

When I knew that the guys behind CaskStrength.net were doing a blend together with Cutty Sark for the C letter of the alphabet of whisky I decided I must have that bottle. I am seriously lagging in tasting whisky but finally came the moment to review this dram.

You all know that I am not a fan of blended whiskies, I can only stand Chivas 21 or Blue Label between others… but never truly enjoyed a Cutty Sark… so let’s cross fingers and let’s review this whisky.

“So is this what happens when you don't spoil a blend with water? Simply fantastic!”

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Caskstrength and Carry On (Cutty Sark)
Bottled at 51.4% (UK 90 Proof) this release coincides with the 90th anniversary of the Cutty Sark brand and just 500 hand-signed bottles will be available exclusively from Master of Malt.

This dram has a fino-like color.

Nose (89): more than average. toffee, vanilla, citrus, floral. Delicious. Very well done.

Palate (90): powerful, oily. toffee, citrus, wood, spices, cinnamon, liquorice, plums.

Finish (90): longer than average. toffee, liquorice, citrus.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Caskstrength and Carry On (Cutty Sark) with 90 points over 100.

Miguel says…

This is an awesome whisky! Really other blenders should really start releasing special limited releases *wink* of their whiskies at cask strength. It is so much better than the original Cutty Sark. Good work!


Bain's Cape Mountain Grain Whisky

By Miguel in Tasting , James Sedgewick

You all know that I have a kind of passion for collecting rare whiskies from all around the world, so when I knew about this South Africa grain whisky I decided that it was a chance I couldn’t miss… and now it has come the time to taste it.

“It is a fantastic grain whisky for the price. I am really looking forward to taste this one with ten years more”

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Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky
Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky produced in Wellington and named after the man who built the first road there has actually been on the market for the past year, but has just returned triumphant from major drinks competitions in the UK, where it took a gold medal and best-in-class citation at the 2010 International Wine and Spirits Competition and a silver at the 2010 International Spirits Competition.

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (84): average. honey, corn, citrus, vanilla, wood. Slightly young but quite promising.

Palate (89): light, smooth. honey, corn, vanilla, liquorice, citrus, salt, wood, cinnamon.

Finish (88): average. honey, vanilla, cinnamon.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky with 87 points over 100.

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Miguel says…

Quite nice and it had a really good price. I really look forward to see an older version of this whisky that could be quite sensational. Have you taste this one? How old would you say it is?


FT: Compass Box The Last Vatted Whiskies Review

By Miguel in Tasting , Compass Box

A few years ago, the Scotch Whisky Association or SWA for friends, decided to ban the term vatted whisky to refer to the result of blending different single malt whiskies into a vat and bottling that. They said that blended malt whisky was a better term and it won’t cause confusion on the buyers with blended whisky. #bullshit

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Most people were whining about it, but Compass Box saw here a real money opportunity and launched to bottle what would be the very last vatted malt, and as a surprising extra, the last vatted grain.

Another post for the Fucking thief. Stealing other persons’ whisky so you can know about it. Is this your photo? Write me to fthief@awardrobeofwhisky.com and I will pay you… homage… and share with A Wardrobe of Whisky’s readers your experience on the tasting. Slainte!

So far I haven’t been disappointed with any Compass Box whisky, so I bought these two with my eyes closed. Let’s review them.

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FT: Chivas 25 years old Review

By Miguel in Tasting , Chivas

Aye! You have money, and you want people to notice, to know, to envy you. What do you do? Well… you realize that you are not so fucking rich, so you go and buy a bottle of this expensive Chivas. Chivas 25 years old.

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Another post for the Fucking thief. Stealing other persons’ whisky so you can know about it. Is this your photo? Write me to fthief@awardrobeofwhisky.com and I will pay you… homage… and share with A Wardrobe of Whisky’s readers your experience on the tasting. Slainte!

Let me review it and then I share with you my opinion.

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Yamazaki Puncheon 2013

By Miguel in Tasting , Yamazaki

Yamazaki has released their range of single malts recently and here it is my tasting of the Puncheon bottle. If you, like me, are wondering what the hell is a Puncheon, it is a cask of around 480 litres, double the size of a hogshead but smaller that a butt. That means that the whisky will age slower in this bigger casks.

“Cracking stuff! Assaulted by surprise... it is an amazing whisky even with that price tag”

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Yamazaki Puncheon 2013

This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (88): more than average. honey, vanilla, toffee, citrus, cinnamon.

Palate (91): powerful, oily. honey, spices, cinnamon, wood, vanilla, citrus.

Finish (91): longer than average. honey, fruits, vanilla.

So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Yamazaki Puncheon 2013 with 90 points over 100.

Miguel says…

The whisky is quite nice but I think that the price is a f$%$#@ joke. I can’t afford to pay over £100 for a whisky one month and another… what used to be an exception is nowadays the rule… bad days we live.
PS: It is slightly cheaper on The Whisky Exchange… but still…


FT: Talisker & Four want-to-be Single Malts

By Miguel in Tasting , Cardhu , Talisker

Muahahahah! Talisker and four jokes, I mean whiskies… This tasting doesn’t look interesting at all. In fact the best thing that Diageo could have done with Cardhu would have been close it after all the Pure Malt issue… at least their stock would be more valuable now. And nobody drinking Johnnie Walker would notice the change anyway…

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Another post for the Fucking thief. Stealing other persons’ whisky so you can know about it. Is this your photo? Write me to fthief@awardrobeofwhisky.com and I will pay you… homage… and share with A Wardrobe of Whisky’s readers your experience on the tasting. Slainte!

This one looks like take from a whisky show or something like that… anyway… who cares? Let’s taste them.

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