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Back with a Balvenie Brace


A Balvenie Brace - Balvenie Tun 1858 Batch 2 and 3

It's been a while, but hey, better late than never! So it's already April, so let's kick it off with a good little duo that has been sitting around my sample cupboard for a while. These two beauties were opened at Whisky Live 2014 for the Collectors' Bar, courtesy of the good people at William Grant and Sons. Now if you love Balvenie, you would know of the story of the Tun 1401. It was an experiment by the legendary David Stewart, Malt Master of Balvenie. He married a bunch of great whiskies, some old, some old-ish, into a marrying tun (Tun 1401), basically a big wooden vat, to see how the flavours married and from this spawned a series of very successful Tun 1401 releases since 2010. From this spawned, in a rather hush hush manner, a Taiwanese exclusive, the Tun 1858. Same concept, different marrying tun. These two are the 2nd and 3rd batches of the Tun 1858. From what I understand, these too were also bottled exclusively for Taiwan. Lucky buggers.



Happy CNY 2015 - With a Tasting of Jack Wiebers


A Happy Lunar New Year to All - With a Jack Wiebers Tasting

A Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year to all Chinese readers of SGwhisky! May the year of the Goat bring with it good health, prosperity and good whisky! A key part of SGwhisky's job is to talk about new whiskies and to kick off our CNY tastings, we have a nice set from Jack Wiebers Whisky World! Established in the 1990s in Germany, Jack Wiebers is a well-regarded bottler in Europe and since last year, VOM FASS has managed to bring in small amounts of Jack Wiebers whisky into Singapore. The intention of VOM FASS and Jack Wiebers is not to make huge profits, but rather to get people interested in these whiskies, and add a nice layer of variety and knowledge to the growing whisky scene.


 A few whisky enthusiasts were treated to a nice little whisky tasting hosted by Jack Wiebers himself on the 17th of February at VOM FASS @ ION Orchard. Jack's passion for whisky is certainly apparent in his mannerisms and speech, as he confidently brought us through a tasting of 4 whiskies of a relatively new label he created, the World of Orchids label.

The World of Orchids labels are pretty special and Singapore plays an integral part in its inception as these orchids were photographed and chosen from, yes you've guessed it, Singapore. Jack photographed all these orchids whilst visiting the Singapore Botanical Gardens and was inspired to create a range based on these flowers. Now Vanda Miss Joaquims in this set though!

So here are the four whiskies we tried under the Orchid Label, a Teaninich 7YO, Glenallachie 9YO, Glen Garioch 22YO and Caol Ila 30YO.



Old and New Longrow


Two Longrows - One Old One New

Back to tasting, and how about a nice pair of Longrows, which don't really get much airtime on this site. Longrow, as those who like a dram or two would know, is peated Springbank, and has quite a good reputation for some stunning whisky. So let us visit a relatively new one in the Longrow Rundlets and Kilderkins and a more famous one the Longrow 1987/2002 15YO Samaroli. 



Tasting Two New Auld Alliance Releases - Glenturret 36YO and Littlemill 24


Tasting Two New Auld Alliance Releases - Glenturret 36YO and Littlemill 24YO

Back to the tastings after a month off. And here we go with two special releases made specially for the Auld Alliance. Both were bottled late last year for the Auld Alliance and I must say both are pretty interesting whiskies from lesser known distilleries! So let's see how they fare...



Two Golden Glen Grants for the USA


Two Great Glen Grants - Prime Malt 21YO and 27YO

Ah Old Glen Grants, something else in my opinion. These Glen Grants from the 1960s through to the 1980s have all been fabulous sherried whiskies. These two expressions were actually bottled for the USA. It seems that the USA is increasingly become the next big place where whiskies are starting to pop up in houses and shops around the country. These two whiskies were bottled probably in the 1980s under the 'Prime Malt' label, this makes the distillate around the nice 1960s period. So here we go, the Prime Malt Selection No. 21 and the Prime Malt Selection No. 27. 



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