All posts by Paul Dietrich

Masters 2024 – Final Results

Good afternoon, what a beautiful day it is outside in KW! Here are the final prize winners for the pool, maybe they will graciously take us all out for a round with their winnings ;). All the winners will be contacted shortly. We can’t thank everyone enough for their participation and look forward to next years event. And hopefully we will see most of you at the 10th anniversary ETKW charity golf event in July! Please get in touch with us to sign up your foursome.

Masters 2024 – Round 4 Update

Despite what was mostly an anti-climatic finish, the final round of the Masters did not disappoint. 4 players fought hard for the top spot for a good portion of the day, but it was Scottie Scheffler who made a spectacular approach on the 9th after what was a pretty abysmal start (by his standards) that effectively set the tone for the rest of the round.

Ludvig Aberg, in his first Masters appearance, kept creeping near Scottie, though a mistake on 11 putting his second into the water mostly spelled the end of his round. Despite finishing with a couple birdies after that, there was just no competition for Scheffler.

We will have a final post later regarding the closure of the pool, including the final winners once the actual prize monies are finalized. Thanks again to everyone for their participation and we will remind you all again as well about or upcoming 10th year anniversary golf tournament on July 13th. You can view our main Masters page for the flyer.

Masters 2024 – Round 3 Update

There was quite a bit of movement on the leaderboard today with a lot of changes at the top, but by the end of the day, we kind of ended up where the day began. Some tough play on the greens as it was pretty apparent golfers were struggling to make putts.

Despite the pretty major collapse, DeChambeau made a spectacular hole-out shot on the 18th after teeing off into the bushes pretty deep. Not good enough though as Scottie Scheffler held strong despite some mid-round mistakes to take the lead going into the final round. 7 players are within 5 strokes of the lead, so that should make it a fun final round to watch tomorrow!

Masters 2024 – Round 2 Update

Well, round 2 went on without delay, but it sure weather sure did not! What a windy day making for some very difficult play resulting in wild scores! Mostly the leaderboard seems unchanged and ensures that those that made the cut will be in for a great weekend. Hard to believe only 8 players shot under par today. Good luck to everyone hope to see some crazy movement in our pool too! Cheers!

Tomatin 1988

The club recently had the pleasure of tasting the Tomatin 1988, a single malt Scotch whisky that was aged for over 25 years in ex-bourbon barrels and finished in first-fill Tawny Port casks. This is a limited edition release of only 2500 bottles, and I must say, as the reviewer, it is one of the most exquisite whiskies I have ever tried.

The nose is rich and complex, with aromas of dried fruits, vanilla, honey, oak, and a hint of spice. The palate is smooth and creamy, with flavors of caramel, chocolate, orange, raisins, and nuts. The finish is long and sweet, with a touch of port wine and wood. The whisky has a beautiful amber color and a velvety texture.

The Tomatin 1988 is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and maturation. It is a whisky that deserves to be savored and appreciated. It is not cheap, but it is worth every penny. If you are looking for a special treat or a gift for a whisky lover, you can’t go wrong with this one. It is simply sublime.

Smokehead Sherry Cask Blast

If you’re looking for a whisky that will blast your taste buds into orbit, look no further than Smokehead Sherry Cask Blast.

This is a peaty, smoky, sherry-finished whisky that is not for the faint of heart. It’s like drinking a bonfire with a splash of fruit juice. But don’t take my word for it, try it yourself and see if you can handle the explosion of flavors. Just be warned, this whisky is not for everyone. It’s for the smokeheads who love a challenge and a thrill. If you’re one of them, you’ll love this whisky. If not, well, you might want to stick to something more tame and boring.

Talisker Port Ruighe

The Talisker Port Ruighe is a non-age statement whisky that has been finished in port casks, giving it a reddish hue and a fruity twist. Here are my thoughts on this dram:

Nose: Rich and smoky, with notes of peat, salt, raisins, plums, and chocolate. A hint of spice and vanilla in the background.

Palate: Full-bodied and smooth, with a burst of peat smoke and saltiness, followed by sweet and sour flavours of port, berries, citrus, and dark chocolate. Some oak and pepper add complexity.

Finish: Long and warming, with lingering smoke, salt, and fruit.

Overall, I really enjoyed this whisky. It has the classic Talisker character of peat and sea salt, but with an added layer of sweetness and richness from the port casks. It’s well balanced and complex, with a lot of flavour and depth. If you like smoky and fruity whiskies, you should give this one a try.

Johnny Walker Island Green

If you’re a fan of Scotch whisky, you might have heard of Johnny Walker Island Green, a blended malt that showcases the flavors of four iconic Scottish islands. I had the chance to try this whisky recently and I was blown away by its complexity and richness. Here’s my review of this amazing dram.

The nose is fresh and fruity, with hints of apple, pear, lemon and honey. There’s also a subtle smokiness that comes from the peated malts of Caol Ila and Talisker. The aroma is inviting and enticing, making you want to take a sip right away.

The palate is smooth and creamy, with a burst of sweetness from the vanilla and caramel notes of Clynelish and Glenkinchie. The whisky is well-balanced, with a nice contrast between the sweet and the smoky elements. The peat is more pronounced on the palate than on the nose, but it’s not overpowering. It adds a layer of depth and character to the whisky, along with some spice and saltiness.

The finish is long and satisfying, with a lingering warmth and a touch of oak. The whisky leaves you with a pleasant aftertaste of smoke, fruit and honey. It’s a whisky that you can enjoy on its own or with some ice or water to open up the flavors.

Johnny Walker Island Green is a whisky that deserves to be savored and appreciated. It’s a whisky that showcases the diversity and quality of Scotch whisky, especially from the island regions. It’s a whisky that I would highly recommend to anyone who loves Scotch or wants to explore new expressions. Cheers!