Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Smoky Nectar (Caol Ila 1983)

Since 2005 the Wemyss family have been crafting a series of blended malt whiskies with great success. The family-run business have used a rolling team of blending experts, including industry icon Charles Maclean, along with their own senses to create a solid output of blended whiskies. The core range of blends, features a trio of tipples each … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Smoky Nectar (Caol Ila 1983)

Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – The Hive (Batch Strength No.2)

Since first releasing blended malt whiskies in 2005, the Wemyss Malts team have continued to develop a stable core range of products that best example some of scotch whisky's key unique identifiers: sweet, spicy and smoky. These three characteristics are represented within the three unique expressions that comprise their core range: The Hive, Spice King … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – The Hive (Batch Strength No.2)

Tasting Notes: Mackinlay’s – Shackleton

Ask yourself this: what would I need to take with me when heading out on an incredibly perilous, unpredictable and life-threatening expedition to unchartered territories in Antarctica? Bear in mind that the year that you are asking yourself this question is 1907 too, so iPhones, laptops  and complex geo-positioning devices are not even the stuff … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Mackinlay’s – Shackleton

Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Cabernet Sauvignon Cask

Following the 2017 rebrand of The English Whisky Co. it seems that the 'Chapter' naming and numbering convention of the distillery releases has fallen by the wayside for a stronger emphasis on their newly found identity as "The English". Since the initial release of their two staples releases under this brand ("Original" and "Smokey"), the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Cabernet Sauvignon Cask

Tasting Notes: Dumbarton – 32 Years Old (Claxton’s)

One of the benefits of tasting whisky from an independent bottler is that you are sometimes able to access some of the more rare whisky distilleries' products, and occasionally, if you're lucky enough, that can be some of the final stock from a distillery that is no longer around today. Claxton's Spirits have done just that … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Dumbarton – 32 Years Old (Claxton’s)