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Back in 2012 I wrote an article on price comparisons of online to supermarket to specialist retailer (you can read that article here) so I thought it was about time I revisited it a little and explained some more of the reasons I think spending time with your specialist retailer is a very good move.
Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Whisky Distilling and Creation at Glenmorangie, has crafted a new limited edition single malt whisky, 'A Midwinter Night’s Dram'.
If ever I'm asked to suggest a good book for a whisky drinker I always suggest Ian Buxton (@101whiskies) and his 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die, here Ian suggests a range of mostly affordable drams that are well worth hunting out along with Ian's wonderful mix of knowledgable and sometimes humourous tasting notes.
The Latest Tasting Notes published to the website are shown below, click on the Tasting Notes Button to read more of the 1004 sets of notes currently on the site.
This recently announced The Dalmore 21 is initially matured in American white oak and finessed in hand-selected first-fill Matusalem oloroso sherry butts from the Gonzalez Byass bodega in Jerez de la Frontera.
I've deliberately decided not to read much about this whisky before trying it, there's always something intriguing about Compass Box whiskies and I've never had one I haven't enjoyed, here's hoping this is no different.
Flaming Heart from Compass Box has a bit of a cult following amongst whisky enthusiasts, it features light to medium smoke and that fabulous highland waxy note, a brilliant whisky,
If there's a company out there producing consistently great blends and blended malts its Compass Box, over the last 10-15 years of my whisky consuming I've always enjoyed what compass box are doing
Being from Livingston my local distillery is the Linlithgow (or St Magdalene’s) distillery which is around 10 miles from the house, mothballed in 1983 and converted to some luxury flats this distillery is one which I would like to spend more time exploring but the cost of the bottles is now quite prohibitive.