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Award-winning Speyside distillery, The Glenrothes introduces a new tasting platform, The Vintage Vinyl Sessions. The first session took place last night in a legendary setting – it was a seductive evening, of Vintage whisky and music on vintage vinyl.
Another from a series of Featured Blogs interviews, we ask Tabarak (@maltactivist) from the Malt Activist blog to chat to us about why they set up their blog, and their whisky history.
In the centuries since whisky was invented, it has existed first and foremost as a drink, to be purchased and consumed. Recent years have witnessed the birth of whisky’s second identity; an investment. However, investments in whisky have, until now, been restricted to rare bottles of whisky, which are invariably hidden away in a cellar, never to be opened.
The Latest Tasting Notes published to the website are shown below, click on the Tasting Notes Button to read more of the 1097 sets of notes currently on the site.
The final Essence was Coffee and this added a real Mocha nose and taste to the rum, with Butlers Irish Chocolates Latte Truffles coming through strongly. If you love coffee you will love this, and it makes a great addition to coffee for Cafe Cuban or alternative Irish Coffee.
With this Island Fruit Essence theres real notes of pineapple and coconut added to the rum as it also enhances the raisin, chocolate and tobacco leaf in here, very nice and i think this would make a great addition to a Daiquiri.
This Aromatic Leaf Essence was my favourite of the evening it really did change the whole experience of the Rum for me, adding a really exciting note and taste of Sodastream cola syrup to it, very tasty indeed.
The Honey essence was the first, it was sweet and tasty and i felt it added ore of a caramel note to the nose of the Rum, although it did also remind me a little of Jack Daniels Honey.
I was recently offered the opportunity to participate in a Tweet Tasting with Havana Club Rum and being that I'm doing my best to try to increase my own drinks knowledge and the breadth of drinks reviews on this site i jumped at the chance.