Golan Heights Distillery 2015 Single Malt


I’ve had this bottle for a while now, but on account of Winter I’ve been at the smokey things in my cabinet a little more, and trying to put a dent in my very long backlog of samples, but I finally got round to it this weekend. Continue reading “Golan Heights Distillery 2015 Single Malt”


Paul John 2011 Cadenhead


I’ve done quite a few reviews of Indian whisky before but they’ve all been from Amrut. There’s another Indian distillery that’s quite widely available called Paul John from Goa. I’ve tried some of their whiskies before but this is the first time I’ve been able to do so with notes. I’ve had this sample around for I don’t even no how long, trying to put a dent in my backlog.

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Amrut Kardhambam


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

This is another oddity from Amrut that makes up part of their range of interesting expressions. The Kardhambam means ‘mixture’ and that’s pretty much what this is. It’s a mix of peated and unpeated malt which has been initially matured in sherry casks but then finished in rum and brandy casks, both of which held spirits produced by Amrut distillery.

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Amrut Portonova Batch #17


I tend to be cautious when buying World Whiskies because some are priced and sold more on the merit of their unique origins than the actual quality of the spirit they produce, but thankfully I’ve tried enough Amrut that I can usually be rest assured that there’s good stuff in the bottle. This one is a port finished malt, well, sort of, because Amrut likes to be a little different.

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Kavalan Peaty Cask Small Batch


This is another dram from our Malt Mongers Israel evening where we tried a range of whiskies bottled exclusively for Le Maison Du Whisky (LMDW) in France. This is a Kavalan from Taiwan which has been matured in casks which previously held heavily peated Islay  whisky.

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Nomad Outland Whisky


I bought this bottle on a whim a few years ago when it came out and just never got round to opening it. It’s NAS so obviously comes with a story but in this case quite a unique one. This is a sherry matured blend crafted by Whyte & Mackay’s Richard Patterson which has been aged in Scotland and then finished for a year in PX casks in Spain by González Byass, a well known sherry producer.

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Golan Heights Distillery – 2 whisky liqueurs and a young whisky


Once again I’m doing something local to coincide with our Independence day. This time I’m reviewing three offerings from the Golan Heights distillery, a craft distillery in our stunning North.

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Amrut Rye


Rye whisky is one of the least common types of whisky, especially outside of North America, and world whisky (i.e. whiskies produced outside of the traditional whisky producing regions) distilleries that use rye are even less common. The only other one I’ve come across is Millstone’s 100 Rye from the Netherlands which really surprised me for the better.

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Amrut Peated – Cask Strength


Thanks to /u/nofansky for the sample via /r/ScotchSwap on Reddit.

Had a bit of a break from whisky for Passover, but I’m back. This is a cask strength version of Amrut’s peated Indian single malt. I’ve tried the regular version before but was less than impressed, which is a pity because I quite liked their Fusion expression which is made from 25% peated barley from Scotland. But sometimes being bottled at cask strength can make a huge difference to a whisky’s character.

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Three Ships 10 Single Malt (2003 Release)


Best enjoyed with some Biltong 🙂

So a while back I ordered a bottle of Tree Ships’ latest 10yo Single Malt and in doing so won for myself their entire range of single malts. This particular one was quite exciting and I was not expecting it to be included in my prize, but it was.

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