Saturday, 30 March 2019

#MiniTasting - Chorlton single casks

@ChorltonWhisky is an independent bottler based in Manchester with some really nice bottle labels on each of their drams.

They have bottled over 25 casks, at the time of writing, @ScotchB78 supplied 3 drams for @jwbassman_ @WhiskynStuff, and myself to try!

Friday, 29 March 2019

#BlindTasting Series 5 - Part 3

Series 5 Part 3

We finally got around to completing Series 5, the team have swapped more drams and tonight we need to try and work out what they are, but more importantly tell us what we think of them without knowing where they are from. #NoPreconceivedIdeas! If you haven't followed us before you can catch up with all the previous series here.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Mackmyra @TweetTastings

I was really excited to be invited to take part in @Mackmyra @TweetTastings sampling a number of the Swedish distillery's standard range alongside the latest release in their 'Season's' range.

A lovely parcel arrived although I still can't understand how they kept the snow from melting!

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Starward 10th Anniversary Bottling

I first came across the Australian Starward whisky a couple of years ago through a drample swap with Adam the @WhiskyPilgrim, I think he'd picked up a bottle from a trip to Australia. Since then I've tried a couple of their drams including the Solera which is matured in 40+ year old Apera casks -  an Australian take on Spanish sherry.

In 2017 the distillery celebrated its 10th anniversary and released a commemorative whisky the 10th Anniversary Bottling a 52% NAS release. This was a vatting of 28 barrels of 8 different types of Australian wine and fortified wine casks from across their 10 year history.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Mini-review: Walsh's The Irishman Single Malt

An Single Malt matured in ex-bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Casks from Walsh Whiskey called The Irishman!

In the glass: Yellow gold, 40%, swirls bead up and lead to thin slow legs.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Side by side: Irish Rum?

In the build up to St. Patrick's Day I'm reviewing Irish drams, this time it's two finished in Rum casks, the @TullamoreDEW XO Caribbean Rum Cask Finish and @WalshWhiskey The Irishman Founder’s Reserve - Caribbean Cask Finish.

Saturday, 2 March 2019