This 1996 single cask which was matured in a PX Sherry Puncheon hits all the right notes for me, frirst up no rubber, but it does pruens, sweetness and edges of that bitter dark chocolate that i love.
It's no secret i'm a bit of a fanboy of Jura whiskies, so when i heard about this dram I ran to my local Cadenheads shop and put my name straight on the list ... in 7th place.
A heavily peated Islay single malt from an unnamed distillery at a reasonable price, yup i'm up for trying that.
Last up in the tasting hosted by The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum was the Mount Gay XO Cask Strength.
Third up in the tasting hosted by The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum was the Mount Gay Origins 2 Copper Pot .
Second up in the tasting hosted by The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum was the Mount Gay Origins 2 Copper Column .
First up in thie tasting hosted by The Floating Rum Shack and Mount Gay Rum was the Mount Gay Black Bottle.
Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Inchgower 2002 Connoisseurs Choice bottling.
This Macallan Edition No.2 was launched recently as a limited edition to show the strength of co-creation and mastery when using sherry casks from 4 different bodegas.
Another interesting Gordon and MacPhail whisky in the form of this Glen Spey 2004 Connoisseurs Choice bottling.
I'm all for interesting, sweet, and tasty cider and cider based drinks so when I seen this Blind Pig Whiskey Honey and Apple Cider in the supermarket i just had to pick up a bottle to give it a try, and well... it said Whiskey too!
Strathisla is another of those distilleries that have just not really been on my radar, and i might have missed a few really good drams because of it.
I've been through a couple of this bottles, and a sample, before getting round to finally writing my notes on this, its just so damn drinkable.
This dram is a sister cask to the Mystery Single Grain that i tried at Douglas Laing a couple of years back.
When someone suggested matching this Cameronbridge 24 year old with a spiced mixed fruit scone with clotted cream and mixed fruit jam i was a little sceptical, but it was an absolute delight.
Another interesting Douglas Laing single grain this Loch Lomond 19 year old has much more cereal and spice notes than i was expecting.
This awesome single grain whisky from the closed Cambus distillery arrived as part of my Douglas Laing fellows pack.
a 50 year old single grain whisky, yes please, anything that is older than you are really has to be experienced to be believed and when you get to a certain age it becomes harder to find whiskies that are of that extra age.
The final dram on this Gordon and MacPhail Rare Vintages Tweet Tasting from The Whisky Wire was this 1954 Mortlach.
The penultimate dram on this Gordon and MacPhail Rare Vintages Tweet Tasting from The Whisky Wire was this 1965 Strathisla.