This Thursday (18th July 2019), the Open Championship tees off for its 148th annual meet. With the world's eyes set to watch the Royal Portrush golf course in Northern Ireland for 4 days of the world's golfing elite competing against one another, their sponsors Loch Lomond Group, have marked the occasion with the new "Open Course … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Loch Lomond – Royal Portrush 19yo (Claret Wood Finish)
This is a story of firsts. Or at least, the firsts in a long time. The whiskey 'The Gael' represents the first release by the 'J.J. Corry' brand of The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company, the first licensed Irish whiskey bonders "in living memory". Let's unpack that statement. Firstly, whiskey bonding, is the traditional art … Continue reading Tasting Notes: J.J. Corry – The Gael
When you think of Scotland - or at least the stereotypical thoughts of Scotland - scotch whisky is always amongst the first of the mental images to come to the mind's eye. It certainly is over here, anyway. Another is golf. For years, the two have gone hand in hand, and until recent years, Glenmorangie … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Loch Lomond – The Open Special Edition (Director’s Cut)
If you know anything about the whisky market then you know that it is a tough one to crack. There are lots of whiskies out there from the world over. When it comes to single malt whiskies, clearly Scotland is the forerunner. The country itself is teeming with different players, who each vie for your … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Cotswolds – Single Malt Whisky
When Wemyss Malts name a whisky, they are not hiding behind any marketing BS. They tell it like it is. One of the three staple releases of the blenders' core range is the Spice King, and here we were able to sample the second batch strength release of that blend. The whisky is comprised of single … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Spice King (Batch Strength No.2)
The whisky world is one that has traditionally been shrouded in mystery, machismo and grandeur. All too often are people put off by some the snobby connotations or the fact that it has its own language. One of the most widely recognised and revered names in that whisky world, and particularly, the Scotch whisky world … Continue reading Aerstone: Sea Cask or Land Cask?
Well, happy birthday big man! Here we look at this month's brand new, special release, 10 year old age-stated bottling of Big Peat, looking to celebrate 10 whole years since Big Peat first arrived on the scene as the forerunner to the Douglas Laing & Co series of Remarkable Regional Malts. As per his brethren before … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing – Big Peat (Aged 10 Years)