Tag Archives: Feis Ile

A rediscovered love for Islay’s whiskies

My pervious post was about several things, including (and mostly) how I have started loving Islay whiskies again. At some point I got done with the continued barrage of peated drams, but that’s no longer the case. This is part … Continue reading

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Islay, a baby and Twitter

It’s been two weeks since I’ve blogged. In those two weeks quite a lot has happened, varying from major life changing things to unimportant things that are fun to yap about. Baby On May 17th, our third child, Cato, was … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 12, 56.2% – OB for Feis Ile 2016

The final dram in last November’s tasting at De Whiskykoning was this wee Caol Ila. Somehow Caol Ila had fallen a bit off my radar unless it was from the early eighties and I was a tad disappointed it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Kilchoman 2007-2016, 8yo, Feis Ile 2016, 56.6%

During November’s Winter Whisky Tasting at De Whiskykoning there are bound to be some Feis Ile bottlings. He does try to get some drams in that I don’t already know and while that sounds awfully entitled, I book the entire … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Dark Cove, 46.5%

The Darkest Ardbeg Ever! According to Ardbeg that is. It’s a very strange statement since there are plenty of darker Ardbegs out there, both from independent bottlers and Ardbeg themselves. So marketing nonsense to get people hyped up. In the … Continue reading

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White Horse, OB,1960s, no ABV

This sample comes from Jon Beach (of Fiddler’s fame), from a 6 liter bottle. Jon opened it during this year’s Feis Ile and sold samples for the Beatson Cancer Unit in Glasgow. A nice gesture if there ever was one, especially since … Continue reading

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The annual ‘Islay’ tasting at De Whiskykoning

Every year for quite a while I’ve been going to De Whiskykoning‘s ‘winter tasting’, which consists of only peaty drams. Mostly, that boils down to six whiskies from Islay. Sometimes there’s another one in the tasting from Jura or another … Continue reading

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