13/10/15
William Larue Weller (2015 Antique Collection)
This wheated bourbon contains no rye and the wheat gives it a lot more sweetness along with the corn. At 67.3% abv this is a lovely dram that hides the abv.




13/10/15
Sazerac Straight Rye 18yr (2015 Antique Collection)
The Sazerac straight rye 18 year old was distilled in 1985 then aged 18 years it was all transferred from the casks into containers and has been released in batches annually since.




13/10/15
Stagg Jr (2015 Version)
A more affordable version of the full George T Stagg this is younger at around the 8/9 years old mark




13/10/15
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
A single barrel version of Buffalo Trace aged for around 2 years longer, so around the 10 years mark or more.




13/10/15
Buffalo Trace
The standard bottling of Buffalo Trace, with corn and rye giving a mix of sweetness from the corn and spices from the rye.




13/10/15
Buffalo Trace Masterclass with Drew Mayville
On Saturday, 10th October, I was lucky to attend a Buffalo Trace tasting in Edinburgh with master blender Drew Mayville which not only went through the white dog and standard Buffalo Trace bottlings but also some of the Antique Collection.




12/10/15
SMWS G3.7 Sailing Home Under a Smiling Sun
This Edinburgh based closed grain distillery was a lucky choice at Queen St as it was the malt of the month on the bar.




12/10/15
Arran 2000 14yr (The Whisky Exchange Exclusive)
This 2000 vintage 14 year old Arran from cask #2000/1106 is exclusive to The Whisky Exchange. I'm a big fan of Arran drams which usually give them a mix of sweetness and something older, usually either tweed like or a bit dusty.




09/10/15
Octomore 07.3 Released
This, Octomore 07.3, is the second release of Octomore of Octomore - Octomore whisky made from barley grown two miles along the coast from the distillery at farmer and friend James Brown's Octomore Farm.




09/10/15
Single Cask Arran Exclusively for WhiskyBrother
Earlier this year WhiskyBrother returned to Scotland to embark on another whisky-finding mission. Heading over to the Arran distillery this time, situated off the south-west coast on the Isle of Arran.




09/10/15
Chivas Unveils Art of Hosting Pack
Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky, has partnered with Apolis, the socially motivated lifestyle brand, for the latest instalment of Chivas Art of Hosting. The new limited edition pack will inspire today’s gentlemen to share the brand’s spirit of generosity and will be available globally from middle of October.




09/10/15
Gift the Perfect Single Malt This Christmas
This Christmas why not treat your loved one to one of the finest single malts? Whether they’re a whisky connoisseur or a newcomer, we have a selection of single malts to suit every taste. My tasting notes of most of these drams are shown at the bottom of the page.




09/10/15
A New World Where East Meets West
Bowmore, the first distillery on Scotland’s isle of Islay, has launched a world first; a Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has been finished in precious oak casks hand-crafted from the rare Mizunara tree of Japan. Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish beautifully brings together two of the world’s most renowned whisky islands to create a refined, elegant and complex Single Malt, making it the ultimate gift for the whisky connoisseur. This exclusive expression of just 2,000 bottles is priced from £650.




08/10/15
The Macallan Rare Cask Black
Sitting in the dark, mysterious warehouses of The Macallan distillery are some unusual casks, nurturing some curious spirit. This is a dark, smoky and unexpected Macallan; this is Rare Cask Black, part of the 1824 Masters Series.




07/10/15
Dalmore 21 Year Old
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.






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