Tag: Islay

NWC January Meeting – Age is Just a Number

Age is Just a Number was the theme for our January Newcomers Whisky Club meeting. The “Age” topic and the selection of whiskies was intended to be an exploration of No Age Statement whiskies (NAS), and to discuss some of the impacts the rising NAS trend has on the producers and the consumers. Without question, we …

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Bruichladdich Port Charlotte, The Peat Project

Today’s review is of the Bruichladdich Port Charlotte, The Peat Project, a multi-vintage NAS release peated to approximately 40 ppm and matured in American Oak. A 2012 release, this is bottled at an abv of 46%, is unchillfiltered and has no e150a caramel coloring added.   According to the Bruichladdich storyline, this whisky was intended …

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NWC November Meeting – What The L

I know, I know, I know…..November is long gone, so why post this now? Well, primarily for club housekeeping and to ensure that I keep the club documents up to date! Hey, it’s my website, so I can make up the rules as I go, right?!   Anyway, at the final Newcomers Whisky club meeting of …

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Bowmore 11 yo Exclusive Casks

Today’s review is a long overdue review of Bowmore 11 yo Exclusive Casks bottling exclusive for K&L Wines.  This whisky was produced by the independent bottler, Creative Whisky Company…and provided to me by my friend and author of the “Diving for Pearls” blog, Michael K. Sadly, I’ve had this sample since December 2013 and am just now getting to …

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Trinity Hall – Blind Tasting

If there is anyone in the Dallas area who claims to be a whisky fan and doesn’t know about Trinity Hall, a fantastic Irish Pub located in Mockingbird Station…..for shame, for shame! You’d best turn in your whisky-fan card!  Marius Donnelly, the highly esteemed Publican and Head Dishwasher-in-Charge of Trinity Hall, is a big whisky fan …

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