September 2021 –

Ardmore 20yo 1996

Ardmore 20yo vintage 1996 is a whisky bottled 2017, it has been aged in 1st Fill Bourbon Casks & Ex-Islay Casks and has a avb of 49,3%.
I haven’t tried much from Ardmore and this 20 year old whisky hopefully will impress.

Here are some tasting notes from Master of malt

Nose: Earthy peat is present from the start, with clean citrus notes of melon and lemon underneath.
Chocolate digestives, honey, red apple and old oak round off an impressive nose.
Palate: Peppery peat develops more, not drying, but heating and softening the palate to reveal a robust vanilla that maintains among flares of flamed orange peel.
Crushed summer berries and Scottish alfresco notes of freshly Scots pine and thick, meadow grass join with aplomb.
Finish: A light, honey’d finish, elegant peat carries throughout that lets a needed sweetness permeate, with the gentle presence of a sprig of rosemary.

Hausberg No1 Dry Gin

Hausberg produces tasty gin, all of the expressions has been a treat. This is their classic gin with a little bit stronger abv at 46.4%.
They use Coriander, Angelica Root and other assorted botanicals producing this gin called no 1.
Produced and bottled in Germany 🇩🇪

This No1 is one of 4 in their “No” series but they recently also provide Rum from barbados and Guyana.

Black Irish whiskey with stout

Black Irish is a whiskey spirit drink at its darkest.
Triple distilled Irish whiskey aged in deep-charred American oak barrels meets black Irish stout,
dark chocolate malt, roasted barley and spice.
The result is an unmistakably smooth whiskey enchanted with heady notes of coffee, bitter chocolate and spice.
Perfect straight, over ice, or with your favourite mixer.

This is not the usual whisky spirit that I post about but Im really excited to try new stuff and whisky is someting I like
and the same for stout so combo could only be better.

Lambertus Single Cask

The Lambertus Single Cask Whisky is issued from a rigorous selection of the best barrels and bottled without chill filtering at 48.4% vol.
Every numbered bottle contains a maximum of aromatic energy and concentration, a privilege which is usually reserved for the master distiller only.
Attractive by its delicate complexity, the Lambertus Single Cask Whisky perfectly expresses a very special kind of originality.
It’s also as their previous releases single grain expression.

The nine springs single malt whisky

In the middle of the year 2013 the Neunspringer brewery in Worbis, Thuringia, startet to distill their first single malt whisky.
Four different cask types are used for maturation – virgin American oak, sherry casks, red wine casks from Bordeaux and ex-Bourbon casks.
The first bottled single malt whisky is available since June 2016. It got it’s name “The Nine Springs” from the legendary nine springs of the town.

This bottling is their 3 year old malt triple cask matured batch #10, casked used are American Virgin Oak, Ex-Bourbon, Ex-Bordeaux.
Bottled at 46% and in small batch.

Notes from the distillery:
On the nose it is very malty, ripe fruity with peach and prune, subtly spicy like clove and cardamom with a lot of vanilla and a little dark chocolate.
With the first sip you can feel a powerful spicy approach, intense notes of a dried fig, pleasant roasted notes of cocoa beans and a soft sweetness.

The whiskey ends voluminously with a slightly bitter tannin structure, spicy notes tingle for a long time in the throat.

Duncan Taylor Aultmore 12yo

Duncan Taylor has its origins in Glasgow where the company was initially a merchant and broker of Scotch whisky casks within the Industry.
Devotion to the principle of providing only the finest casks to be filled at Scotland’s leading distilleries has been a key feature of the company’s history.
Duncan Taylor has been laying down casks from premium Scottish distilleries for decades and
now owns one of the largest privately held collections of vintage and rare scotch whisky casks.

This bottling is a whisky from Aultmore aged in 12 years, distilled 2008 and bottled 2021.
They does not reveal excalty what type of cask it is more than it is a sherry cask matured whisky. If I would have guessed on the color its not a first fill cask.
Cask nr is #95900330 and only 354 bottled produced at 54.5 % ABV.