Time for this weeks review of everything posted between the 19th and 25th January, these weekly reviews are something that will be posted every week which will arrive late Sunday, or early Monday.
The purpose will be to go over the recent reviews, pointing out some of the special ones, and to go over some of the news and releases over the last week (if any).
So this is everything since the last update on the 19th January 2015.
In that time the following 18 reviews (in alphabetic order) have been posted:
Armorik Double Maturation
Armorik Millésime 2002 (2013 edition) single cask
Bowmore 14yr Mashmen's Selection
G.Rozelieures Rare Collection
Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection
Glenrothes 1975 Vintage
Isle of Skye 18 Year Old
Isle of Skye 21 Year Old
Kilchoman Club Release - Third Edition
Laphroaig 10yr Private VIP Bottling (Douglas Laing)
Laphroaig 1999 Warehouse Cask 5175
Laphroaig 2005 Warehouse Cask 127
Rekorderlig Wild Berries Cider (Cider, not Whisky)
Secale Single Organic Malted Rye (Rye)
The King’s Ginger (this is a Liqueur rather than Whisky)
Uberach W.L.P 10th edition 2013
This brings the total reviews posted in 2015 so far to 51.
This Kilchoman Club Release Third Edition which is a young peat monster matured in an ex madeira wine cask is an absolute beauty with the combination of sweet sticky wine and strong earthy, heathery smoke a real pleasure to sip on.
This would go well with teriyaki chicken or hunters chicken with that sweet sticky sauce on both of them, it's a fabulous dram and i hope Kilchoman decide to release more of their whisky at a youngish age with either Port or Madeira, or other such sweet sticky wine casks.
I'd love to see this in an ex sauterness or Chateau D'Yquem Dessert wine cask as i think that would work really well also.
This has also reminded me i need to hunt out more Sauternes matured drams.
In terms of whisky news there have been a couple of interesting announcements.
The announcement of the Glenmorangie Tusail is a very interesting one, this latest in the annual Private Edition releases uses Maris Otter barley, this very rare barley is only available due to the perseverance of a couple of seed merchants that formed a partnership which would re-establish the grain’s purity and save Maris Otter from being wiped out.
The Private Editions are always sell outs and very popular, so this is definitely one to pick up if you want to try it before it sells out, and one the collectors will be after en mass.
I'm hoping to grab a bottle very soon.
In other news Jameson released their 2015 St Patricks Day limited edition packaging, always a pretty site and again one for the collectors.
This week I also celebrated my 17th anniversary of being a Friend of Laphroaig which i'm immensly proud of and also why there were a few Laphroaig reviews this week.