Monday, 17 December 2018

This is my dram!

I'm sure most of you will have come across Stu and Andy's @ThisIsMyDram podcast before! But just in case you haven't, you're missing a treat! You can listen online, download or subscribe via your favourite podcast app.

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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Jura Travel Retail @TweetTasting

Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to take part in a @TweetTasting of @JuraWhisky's newly relaunched range - and I really liked them! Steve then went and arranged a tasting of their new Global Travel Retail (GTR) range so I knew I had to take part!

It's a range of five sherried whiskies called The Jura Sherry Cask Collection, using slightly peated spirit they've been matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished in PX casks which have held sherry for different lengths of time. They are all named after features on Jura near the distillery.

The new range consists of:
  • The Sound - 42.5% NAS finished in casks previously containing 15yo PX
  • The Road - 43.6% NAS finished in casks previously containing 20yo PX
  • The Bay - 44% NAS finished in casks previously containing 15yo PX
  • The Loch - 44.5% NAS finished in casks previously containing 30yo PX
  • The Paps - 45.6% 19yo finished in casks previously containing 40yo PX

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Fettercairn @TweetTasting

Fettercairn is a distillery you might not of heard of, it's tucked away in that little category of 'hard working distillery making malt for blends'. In this case it's been around since 1824 with the malt going into Whyte and Mackay's blends. Some single malts have been released over the years, the most recent around 2009 with 2 NAS releases named Fior and Fasque (the name of the Fettercairn estate).

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The distillery, which is open to visitors, is located halfway between Dundee and Aberdeen.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

#BlindTasting Series 5 - Part 1

Series 5

Who thought it would last this long - but it has and two years later the gang are starting out on Series 5 of #BlindTasting, we've also just booked out second #BlindTastingOnTour for next summer! If you haven't followed us before you can catch up with all the previous series here.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Glen Moray @TweetTasting

There's been a few @TweetTastings in the run up to Christmas and I'd applied to a few of them, this was the one I really wanted to take part in as I'd missed out on the @GlenMorayDist one earlier in the year.

Glen Moray send a lovely package of @GlenMorayGCoull selected drams : five 100ml bottles:

Mini-reviews: Any Port in a storm?

This was a blind sample from @Maltman_Mike which turned out to be a Cadenhead Port Dundas

Mini-review: Arran Double Seven Eight?

This was a blind sample from @Maltman_Mike which turned out be an Arran Single Cask.