Aultmore 25yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
I'm a big fan of Aultmore and especially the higher strength versions which come through really well, Aultmore is a dram in demand with blenders due to the wonderful flavour profile of this distillery.
Glen Scotia 1991 Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
This dram was part of the Murray McDavid tweet tasting a while back, I unfortunately missed the tasting and have caught up since.
Glenturret New Range of Malts Unveiled to Mark 240 Years
Marking 240 years of distilling on the same site in Crieff, Glenturret Distillery has today unveiled a new range of single malts reinforcing the brand’s unique heritage as Scotland’s only remaining producer of hand mashed whisky.
English Whisky Peated (The Whisky Exchange Exclusive)
Another of the 2015 exclusive drams from The Whisky Exchange this English Whisky Company peated dram is the fourth form their range that I tried today.
Glen Moray Peated Classic
I've yet to taste a Glen Moray dram that I didn't like, everything is sweet, sometimes it might not be earth shattering but it's always moreish and highly drinkable.
Ballantines Launch Hard Fired Expression
Ballantine's, Europe’s No.1 Scotch whisky and the No.2 Scotch whisky in the world, has launched Ballantine’s Hard Fired, an innovative expression that introduces a bespoke process in the production of Scotch whisky and provides a unique experience within the Ballantine’s family. Ballantine’s Hard Fired is set to appeal to whisky drinkers seeking authenticity and craftsmanship in new Scotch styles.
William Grant and Sons Unveil The Kininvie Special Release No.1
Nestled quietly in the Scottish Highlands is Kininvie, a distillery with extraordinary Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has been maturing patiently in warehouses for twenty-five years. When the Kininvie distillery first opened, stillman Kenny McWilliam was one of only three men working the stills.
William Grant and Sons Launch The Kininvie 23 Year Old Batch 3
William Grant and Sons is launching the third release from the Kininvie Distillery – the Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3. This remarkable Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been created by William Grant & Sons’ sixth Malt Master Brian Kinsman from liquid taken from casks that were laid to rest in 1991.
Big Peat Knows How to Do Christmas (Again)
At Christmas when it's cold and wintery outside there's nothing better than a lovely smoky dram to take away the dreary weather and Big Peat is an exceptional choice for this.
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2015 (Douglas Laing)
This is the fifth Christmas Edition of Big Peat, with the first being back in 2011. I've seriously enjoyed every single version of this dram, and I'm excited to be trying this one.
Jura Brings Taste of Island Life to Festive Gifting
Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled a range of new premium gift tins that are set to quickly make the way to the top of Christmas lists this festive season.
Pedro Ximenez Don Guido V.O.S.
The sweetness in here is extreme, a bit too extreme in that i could drink this with a salty cheese etc but on it’s own it’s too cloying for me, but still delicious.
And i could drink this one all night long, sweet, but not too sweet, hints of spice and a long sweet, bot dry, finish, oh yes please, a bottle of this for Christmas day i think.
Oloroso Emperatriz Eugenia
Very familiar due to the use of oloroso casks in whisky, very nutty and still a little too tarte on the palate for me, remember i don’t really drink wine at all. Not for me on the palate although this is the first one i could really drink a decent amount of.
Amontillado (Gutiérrez Colosía)
The nose on this Sherry is fabulous, it does everything i would want in something to drink and is even quite whisky like in nature, the palate however didn’t do it for me, just too tarte for my palate.
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