Tasting Notes: Highland Park – 18 Years Old (Viking Pride)

In 2017, the good folk at Highland Park really doubled down on promoting their Viking roots as part of their Orcadian history. The chunky, rectangular bottles were replaced with a new bottom-heavy curved design, laden with embossed markings inspired by the Viking carvings at Orkney’s Urnes Stave Church and assorted Viking paraphernalia. With that rebrand, … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – 18 Years Old (Viking Pride)

Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The One (Moscatel Wine Cask Finished)

When The Lakes Distillery first came to market, their blend The One acted as both a stop gap for the consumer between the distillery opening and being able to release their own product and it was also a first for the market: the first British blend of whiskies, i.e. the first bottled blend featuring a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The One (Moscatel Wine Cask Finished)

Tasting Notes: Royal Brackla – 7 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)

This post is about two things: 1) a whisky, and 2) the brilliance of independent bottling. We'll come to the whisky in a moment, but for me, one of the most beautiful things about independent bottling is that you can capture, sample or explore a rare cask or expression which may otherwise be kept behind … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Royal Brackla – 7 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)

PRESS RELEASE: Introducing The One Moscatel Cask Finished Whisky

Moscatel adds a new dimension to The Lakes Distillery’s The One whisky. Seduced by the floral nature of Moscatel wine, The Lakes Distillery has unveiled the latest cask finished expression of The One fine blended whisky. An uplifting and fragrant whisky, The One Moscatel has been finished in hand-selected Moscatel wine casks from southern Spain. … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Introducing The One Moscatel Cask Finished Whisky