Sunday, 7 August 2022

Side by side : 21 Glen Scotia Single Casks

As with most distilleries @GlenScotia release their whisky after it's matured in oak casks - peated or unpeated spirit matured full term or finished in 1st fill or refill ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, ex-port or ex-wine.

If you ask @Iainmca67 the distillery's Master Distiller, he'll tell you to "keep it simple!" you get his best whisky from unpeated 1st fill ex-bourbon,  I decided to take a trip though some of my single cask bottlings to see if he was right!

Saturday, 30 July 2022

More Loch Lomond Chardonnay Wine Yeast

One of my favourite @LochLomondMalts distillations is using Chardonnay Wine Yeast in a straight necked pot still, huge citrus effervescence on the tongue.

The last release was a Whisky Exchange bottling in 2020, this time Royal Mile have got in on the act!

Friday, 29 July 2022

The Whisky Cellar @TweetTastings

@whisky_cellar chose @TheWhiskyWire to launch their 5th Batch with a @TweetTastings - those who were successful received a lovely package of samples through the post.

Five bottles from the new range - let's see what the drams were like!

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Core Range: Glenmorangie

Continuing the series of posts showing a distillery's core range of bottlings.

This time looking at Glenmorangie

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Loch Lomond 2022 Open Golf Special Edition

The 150th Open Golf Championship starts today at the Old Course, St Andrews. @LochLomondMalts are the Official Spirit of The Open.

Here I try their 2022 Special Edition release.

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Friday, 8 July 2022

Side by side: Four Distell Finishes

Distell own three distilleries in Scotland and four in South Africa producing whisky and brandy.

A recent sample swap delivered four cask strength drams from three of these distilleries.

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Virtual tasting: Firkin Whisky Company

A conversation with  @FirkinWhiskyCo led to a zoom tasting with the #RatFans #WolfPack #BlindPack #RaasayPossie #FirkinDrammers

Lets see what they were like!

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Side by side: Bain's 18yo Single Grains

I've written about Bain's Single Grains before comparing the standard 5yo against it's 15yo old brother, now thanks to a whisky mule I'm able to try two of the 18yo!

Huge thanks to @DistilleryBikes for bringing these back from a recent trip to South Africa!

Monday, 27 June 2022

Side by side: A pair of Loch Lomond Single Casks

Over the last few years it's been more and more difficult to get hold of single cask releases from @LochLomondMalts in the UK, but in the last month 2 have been released!

Let's see what they are like, as good at my all time favourite Cask #40?