Category Archives: Victoria Tastings

YAMAZAKI 18, 19 Feb 2013

Affectionately known in our circles as Yami 18, Yamazaki 18 is never a disappointment, not matter how many times you have it. This was our second go at this, but not intentionally. Brother Rich had secured a bottle of Kavalan … Continue reading

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MYSTERY BOURBON, 31 JAN 2013

Sometimes you are able to get your hands on something so special that it blows your mind, but the circumstances that led you to coming by this pure specialness are such that you can’t tell anyone about it. We enjoyed … Continue reading

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LAPHROAIG PX CASK, 10 Jan 2013

This was a travel retail exclusive that Brother Ski’s dad was able to get his hands on for us. It’s also the latest bottling to use Spanish Pedro Ximinez sherry casks for finishing, after aging in ex bourbon barrels and … Continue reading

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AMRUT PORTONOVA, 26 Nov 12

This Oct 2011 bottling was 700mL at 62.1% and retailed for $105. Amrut has been setting the bar pretty high with their releases, and Portonova certainly doesn’t disappoint. The 62.1% punch lets you know that you are in some seriously … Continue reading

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Glen Breton, Battle of the Glen — 5 November 2012

This whisky was born out of a success story that many of you are aware of. Glenora Distillery, is a Canadian whisky distillery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and was the first distillery in North America to produce a single … Continue reading

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Old Pulteney 21 — 16 October 2012

Brothers of PWS: Victoria were treated to a spectacular bottling of Old Pulteney 21 this past week. The Pulteney Distillery has been making whisky since 1826, in the far north of Scotland in the town of Wick. As an idea … Continue reading

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GLENLIVET NADURRA 16 YO, 27 Sep 2012

The Glenlivet Nadurra 16 Year By Brother Darren. I’ll start off by saying that Jim Murray describes this 16 year old cask strength as “pure entertainment”! This Cask strength offering from one of the oldest Scotch distilleries in the world … Continue reading

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Bruichladdich — The Laddie Ten — September 5th, 2012

  Tasting Notes Already familiar with the Bruichladdich story, the Brothers were excited to evaluate whether a rise to former glory was bottled in the Bruichladdich 10 Year Old single malt — The Laddie Ten. This new old dram exceeded … Continue reading

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Nikka – Tsuru Aged 17 Years – July 25th, 2012

This was an incredible whisky. Not a Brother didn’t like it. As Brother Scott read out a compilation of various tasting notes, many were able to detect floral tones, hints of chocolate and the implication of smoke. There was citrus … Continue reading

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Armorik — Whisky Breton — February 7th, 2012

Tasting Notes Armorik Breton Whisky is a French true single malt distilled from peat smoked barley, which is malted and fermented in true Celtic fashion. It is distilled twice in copper stills and aged slowly in Sherry and Port casks, … Continue reading

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