OK hands up how many distilleries can you name in Switzerland? No looking in the Malt Whisky Yearbook..... Well if, like me, you'd be hard pressed to name one never mind the twenty or so that are actually there here's a clue - it's also the name of a brewery! Still no idea?
I was really excited to be invited to take part in a JJ Corry @WhiskeyGate@TweetTastings but unfortunately the parcel office at Shannon Airport decided they wanted to take part in my place so my parcel didn't arrive. I later found out that a few others had suffered the same fate or had received damaged parcels. The great people at JJ Corry sent replacements and I arranged a 2nd chance tasting for us all.
For this 'side by side' blog I've picked 2 NAS drams from the @Bunnahabhain current range and one that's recently been discomtinued. I'm sure we all know (and love) the entry level 12yo, the 18yo and the 25yo but these drams fit somewhere in between.
A chance chat with @Pop_Noir and a sample swap delivered me a little piece of Australian history courtesy of Cadenheads. At first I thought "Nice - this will be from one of those new Australian distilleries that are popping up, I've tried a few Starwards, I wonder what this is like?"
When I started to look into the history of Cradle Mountain the story got a little interesting!