Friday, 16 August 2019

Newer distilleries 7 : Forgan

This is the seventh in an occasional series about newer distilleries, and is all about one you may not have heard of - one of England's smaller distilleries Forgan.

They distil Gin, Rum and Corn Whisky, I first tried their Corn Whisky in a BlindTasting and we were all very impressed!

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Side by side : Loch Lomond & Glen Scotia Entry Levels

As I'm sure you've noticed I'm a bit of a fanboy when it comes to @LochLomondMalts and @GlenScotiaMalts whisky - especially the single casks but what about their 'standard' entry level drams? Let's have a look for this latest side by side!

Loch Lomond's Original and Glen Scotia's Campbeltown Harbour are what the distilleries call their 'entry level' drams, these are just about the cheapest drams you can buy from each coming in at around £26 and £35 respectively.

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Whisky from...? Germany

Another in the Whisky from...? series and this one again asks the question how many distilleries can you name in.... this time Germany?

I must admit I struggled too but there are a few!

    Monday, 5 August 2019

    Fettercairn 12yo PX

    Just before Christmas last year I got to try 4 drams from a little known, to me anyway, Highland distillery called Fettercairn - you can read all about it here. Located halfway between Dundee and Aberdeen it properly out of the way!

    After the tasting I contacted the distillery to ask a few questions and clear up a few points on their website. I got the impression they weren't quite switched on to social media.

    Friday, 2 August 2019

    Whisky from...? South Africa

    OK hands up how many distilleries can you name in South Africa? No looking in the Malt Whisky Yearbook..... Well if, like me, you'd be hard pressed to name one.....



    And yes actually I could name one - the James Sedgwick Distillery which distils Bain's Single Grain.

    Monday, 29 July 2019

    GlenAllachie Wood Finishes TweetTasting

    Recently @GlenAllachie launched their new range of Wood finishes and they kindly sent out samples for a @TweetTastings

    The range includes an 8yo Korval Rye Quarter Cask Finish, a 10yo Port Wood Finish and a 12yo Pedro Ximenez Wood Finish. For the tasting they'd also included a special 2006 Single cask sample from a Port Pipe.

    Friday, 26 July 2019

    Side by side : Paul John Peat

    I received a couple of interesting drams from a sample swap with @dram_gazette and was able to split them to allow @ScotchB78 to join in the fun!

    I've tried a few Paul John drams in my time so was really looking forward to these!

    Wednesday, 17 July 2019

    Whisky from...? Switzerland

    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?

    In my book Switzerland is known for four things:
    • High mountains
    • Complicated, highly accurate watches
    • Private banking
    • Toblerone

    Monday, 15 July 2019

    Wednesday, 10 July 2019

    Side by side: Three Speyside Single Cask 60's

    Unfortunately not 60yo (but if you have any I'm more than happy to do a side by side) instead these are all 60%+ ABV.

    They are all Speyside Single Casks, two distillery bottlings and one from the now sadly defunct Creative Whisky Company.