Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 20 Years Old (Old Particular – Douglas Laing)

This (old) particular whisky was originally created at the Fettercairn diatillery in the Highlands and has been especially bottled by the Douglas Laing Company within their "Old Particular" brand. The whisky has been maturing for two decades and, as previously noted (here), is a welcome sight to see given the scarcity of the distillery's own … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 20 Years Old (Old Particular – Douglas Laing)

Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 7 Years Old (Dramboree 5 – The Whisky Shop Dufftown)

Fettercairn distillery has had an interesting history, being based near the revered Fasque estate in Eastern Aberdeenshire, which lends its name to a whisky I've owned previously - comments here. The distillery was established back in 1824 in an old corn mill, and has been largely operational since. Owned by Whyte & Mackay, the majority … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 7 Years Old (Dramboree 5 – The Whisky Shop Dufftown)

Tasting Notes: Lagavulin – Jazz Festival 2013

Since 2011 Lagavulin has been the proud sponsor of the annual Islay Jazz Festival. To mark these occasions Lagavulin has released a limited edition bottling that is only available from the distillery. The 2013 release is an 18 year old expression selected by local Lagavulin legend Iain MacArthur, which has been finished in sherry butts … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Lagavulin – Jazz Festival 2013

Tasting Notes: Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish

Glen Moray is based in Elgin, Scotland, within the legendary Speyside region and the distillery   has seen some rapid expansion within the last 5 years or so. Their distinctive brand and bottling shows a focus on traditional distilling and with so much competition within the area, the content of their bottles really has something … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish

Tasting Notes: Crown Royal – Northern Harvest Rye

On 1st July 2017, Canadians worldwide celebrated 150 years of independence from British rule. Having a Canadian amongst our midst within the WU troop, there was no better opportunity to celebrate all things Canadian than with a barbecue, a 17 hour playlist of Canadian tunes, an air hockey tournament and some sweet, sweet Canadian whisky. … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Crown Royal – Northern Harvest Rye