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.
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.
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.
Compass Box This is Not a Luxury Whisky
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.
Compass Box Flaming Heart 2015
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,
Compass Box Juveniles 3rd Edition
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
Why Your Whisky Retailer Should Be Your Best Friend
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.
Glenmorangie Toasts the Winter Season
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'.
St Magdalene 32yr (Cadenheads)
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.
101 Gins to Try Before You Die
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.
Knockando 12 Year Old 1997
One of the things I was originally planning to do was catch up more with distilleries I've not reviewed in the past
Jura 21yo 1992 (Wm Cadenheads)
There's no secret at all about the fact I'm a huge fan of Jura so I was really excited when Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The Whiskyphiles dropped of this sample.
Glendronach 1994 18yo PX cask #3547
I've left this for a while after my issues with seriously sherried drams was making it difficult for me
Kilchoman Madeira Cask Matured Announced
Kilchoman are excited to announce the final general release of 2015
Scotchwhisky.com, the world’s most authoritative online whisky magazine, launches this weekend (3-4 October) at The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in London.
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