Great King Street Glasgow Blend


This is a blend from the very controversial bottler Compass Box. Their Great King St. series are some lower priced blends made to represent certain old timey blend characters.

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The Grey Parrot Blend


Thanks to /u/unclebaldric for the sample via /r/ScotchSwap on reddit.

One of the really interesting aspects of being involved in whisky communities is that you sometimes come across folks who are far more serious anoraks than you are. While going through the posts on /r/Scotch I came across this very interesting post by /u/unclebaldric.

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Islay Mist 17


Islay Mist is a blend bottled by MacDuff International. It it supposed to be based on a blend made for the 21st birthday of the Lord of Margadale in 1920, the idea being to cut the local favourite Laphroaig with some milder mainland and grain whiskies for something less intense. According to the packaging this is still a Laphroaig dirven blend.

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Black & White Old Bottling


Black & White is an old time blend that was once a lot more popular. It has since been regulated to the bottom shelf, but used to be quite well liked. According to the internet the original concept behind the blend was to use higher quality grain whisky to make a better whisky. I don’t know if this concept is still applied but it’s a nice bit of trivia.

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Cutty Sark, just plain old Cutty Sark.


Reviewed on reddit on 09/01/15

Cutty Sark is one of the more well known blends. Yes sometimes I drink blends. It’s not much of an adventure if you just stick to whiskies you know or ones that everyone recommends, you can’t know what good whisky is until you’ve tried some average and downright bad stuff to have a base for comparison. Blends are perfectly fine, and can sometimes be surprisingly good.

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Nikka Whisky From The Barrel


I usually stick to Scotch whisky, but now and then some interesting stuff turns up that warrants trying or even getting a bottle. My experience with Japanese whiskies before I bought this bottle was limited to a few tastes of Yamazaki at some duty free shops when they just started to push the marketing for it (around the mid 2000’s). Since then the prices of Japanese whisky shot up and I didn’t feel like it was worth my money. But then I found this little gem for a little over 30 Euros.

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Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia Tasting


Last night I attended a tasting for the Loch Lomond group’s wares at Rosner Wine in Kfar Saba. I was drawn to this tasting for a few reasons. Firstly, it was in the next town over and I had work the next day, but also because I love Springbank and was always curious about the other Campbeltown distillery. Glen Scotia is only now beginning to hit the shelves here and I’ve heard so many mixed reviews about it that I’d never wanted to risk buying a whole bottle just to try it.

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