The Balvenie Unveil the DCS Compendium
One of the most momentous whisky collections ever created, The Balvenie DCS Compendium, is unveiled today. The Compendium celebrates the lifetime’s work of The Balvenie Malt Master David Charles Stewart (DCS), a legendary figure in the Scotch whisky industry, more than five decades after he first started work at the distillery.
Royal Mile Whiskies Release 40 Year Old Blended Malt
Sometimes when sat behind the keyboard there's a newsletter, or Facebook post or Twitter status that just takes my eye and I have to share it with everyone, this is one of those occasions as Royal Mile Whiskies release a 40 Year Old Blended malt.
Stella Cidre Elderflower
It's not just Whisky on this blog and I'm reviewing her another fruity Cider, this time the Stella Cidre Elderflower.
English Whisky Classic (The Whisky Exchange Exclusive)
I've not had much from the English Whisky Company, and what I've had has been hit or miss for me with some great and some poor, so I've gone into this with a bit of trepidation and a cup full of hope.
Spirit of Speyside Becomes Twice Annual
Speyside’s leading malt whisky producers will unite on their own doorstep for the first time - to launch a brand new ‘dramfest’ organised by the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.
The Arran Malt Limited Release - The Bothy
The Arran Single Malt are delighted to present their final new release of the year which will be available for sale in their web shop at 11am on Monday 19th October.
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.
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.
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
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.
The standard bottling of Buffalo Trace, with corn and rye giving a mix of sweetness from the corn and spices from the rye.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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