Whisky of the week #54 Kininvie 23 year old

Whisky of the week #54 Kininvie 23 Year Old 1990 35cl, 42.6% If you’ve been wondering about the whisky from the Kininvie Distillery, (which you might have seen if you’ve visited the Balvinie Distillery, or even read about in Jake’s blog) here’s your chance to get a taste of their single malt! This is the […]

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Whisky of the Week #52 – NORVAL’s Sensible Scotch

Whisky of the week #52Norval’s sensible scotch whisky.Norval’s 5 yr old single malt.40 %abv. One year of bringing you some of the Whiskies to you with history & tasting Notes about each Distillery. It started wanting a family run business Whisky. Norval’s was recommended to me in Edinburgh. This blended malt & it’s brother the […]

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Whisky of the week #51 – Balcones Brimstone

Time for another American Whisky.Balcones Brimstone53% abv American craft distiller Balcones created this smoky corn whisky, fittingly named the Brimstone, by smoking the whisky itself rather than the grain. Gold Liquid Gold Award – 2014 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Silver US Craft Distillers – 2014 Wizards of Whisky Awards We have been searching long and […]

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Whisky of the week # 50 – Longrow 10 YR Peated

Longrow 10 yr old peated.46% abvCampbeltown region. Campbeltown is one of Scotland’s four recognised whisky producing regions. Situated on the Mull of Kintyre,some 240 km’s from Glassgow. Longrow was first distilled in 1973. Part of the Springbank distillery. Longrow is double distilled, heavily peated single malt. The first distillation was carried out to prove Islay-style […]

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Whisky of the week # 49 – Balvenie Presentation Box

Balvenie Presentation Box Balvenie presentation box…Some of the best Speyside whiskies of Scotland.Balvenie 12 yr old Doublewood.Balvenie 15 year old single barrel. Balvenie 21 yr old portwood Balvenie on it’s own, is one of the great Speyside whisky distillery’s . The chance to taste the classic three is quite the opportunity. Balvenie Doublewood 12 year […]

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Whisky of the week # 49 – Clynelish 14 year old

Whisky of the week # 49 – Clynelish 14 year old 46% abvA superb example of what Clynelish can produce. Quite coastal. Balance is sublime & the mouthfeel is perfectly rounded. Clynelish Distillery is near Brora, Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. The new distillery was built in 1968 adjacent to the original which was […]

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Whisky of the Week – 48 – Bowmore 12 yr old

Whisky of the Week 48 – Bowmore 12 yr old Whisky of the week # 48Bowmore 12 yr old40% abvOn this winter night. I was thinking what dram would I like to drink. Bowmore sprang to mind. Puffs of peat smoke & pools of honey,sharpened by lemon zest. Nose… Subtle lemon & honey,balanced beautifully by […]

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Whisky of the Week – 47 – Glenlivet 18

Whisky of the Week – 47 – Glenlivet 18 Glenlivet 18 yr old Those who have followed my Whiskies of the week know I’m very partial to this leader of the Speyside region.So I’m not going to tell you about the history of Glenlivet as you already will know it. This is a truly momentous marvel of […]

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Whisky of the week # 46 Peat Monster 10th Anniversary

Whisky of the week # 46 Peat Monster 10th Anniversary   Ten years ago Compass Box created a bespoke blend of very peaty single malts for the owners of the Park Avenue Liquor Shop in New York. They named it “Monster” and for the label graphics they used a 19th century illustration of a bizarre and strangely beautiful creature […]

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