Tag Archives: NAS

A dram in the morning

Over the last decade I have read a lot about whisky. About the production process, the background and history of distilleries and (semi)scientific writings about which molecules have which influence during fermentation and maturation. In many whisky books and magazines … Continue reading

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Just short of greatness

You know that feeling when you are tasting a very, very good whisky, but somehow it just doesn’t cross the magical 90-point threshold? You realize that you’re tasting whisky that’s way above average, but you can’t shake the feeling you … Continue reading

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Tomintoul Tlàth, 40%

Tomintoul is a brand of whisky describing itself as ‘The Gentle Dram’. Under that moniker they have released Tlàth, which is Gaelic and means ‘gentle’. So, this whisky is a gentle dram under gentle drams. When they released this last … Continue reading

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Laphroaig Lore, 48%

Yet another NAS release from Laphroaig. I’ve said this in an article I wrote for our club’s magazine a few months ago, but Laphroaig has changed. And I am not talking about the distillate which was better in the sixties, … 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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Talisker Dark Storm, 45.8%

Talisker is releasing a lot of NAS whiskies nowadays. And by a lot, I mean a lot. Especially if you realize it’s only one brand in a pool of many. It started about a decade ago with the Talisker 57 … Continue reading

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Two Scallywags, 46% and 54.1%

Last week the guys at Douglas Laing organized a Facebook Live event, in which they broadcasted a guided tasting of some of their range. Fred Laing and Jan Beckers talked us through five drams in a rapid fire session, it … Continue reading

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