Tradition. It's a strong word. It also has lots of implications. It can divide opinion too. "Why not move with the times?" vs "Why fix something that isn't broken?" Campaigning for the stance of sticking with tradition is Tamdhu distillery. Tucked away in Knockando, Speyside, the distillery has been producing whisky since 1898 and has … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Tamdhu – 10 Years Old
The story of the Glencadam distillery is an interesting one, with its origins going back to 1825. As with many Scotch distilleries, the site has been opened and closed several times, and has seen its ownership change hands several times, with groups and independent businesses along the way. The site was converted into army barracks … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Glencadam – 10 Years Old
This whisky represents the third and final part of Highland Park’s Viking Legend series. The trilogy started with Valkyrie in 2017, followed by Valknut in 2018, and now this closing release of 2019: Valfather. Each release has been supported by heavy Viking imagery and mythology alongside designs from Danish designer Jim Lyngvild. The Valfather himself … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Valfather
This is our chance to look back at an eventful year and post our top ten whiskies of the year! Well, make that the top ten of whiskies that we have drank this year, not of all whiskies actually released this year, obviously - making this list even more subjective! Well, without further ado... let … Continue reading 2019 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 represents the first release in a new series of whiskies from The Lakes Distillery. The whisky is intended to offer the drinker an insight into the distillery’s new sherry-led direction under the guidance of their own Whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi (whose Twitter handle just happens to be @Whiskymaker!) The limited first run … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1
2019 marks the 175th anniversary of Whyte & Mackay, and to celebrate the event, the blenders have released a whisky that money can’t buy! Literally! This 50 year old blended scotch whisky has been made available to a select few and competition winners only. The blended whisky’s components have been matured in a combination of … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Whyte & Mackay – 50 Years Old (175th Anniversary)
In August 2018 the Fettercairn distillery underwent a stylish rebrand to great success and reviews. The seasoned whiskymakers’ revamp saw the release of a core range of age statement whiskies of very fine vintages (12, 28, 40, and 50 years old) set to appeal to the young and more established consumer. The branding looked clean … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 12 Years Old (PX Finish)