Tasting Notes: Mackmyra – Ten Years

The Swedish distillers at Mackmyra have quite the roster of whiskies available with a core range and a fairly prolific set of limited editions releases. The key element to each release is flavour, with the core “Signature” range focussing on their house style, the “Seasons” range focussing on (evidently) seasonal influences and different cask finishes, … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Mackmyra – Ten Years

Tasting Notes: Glenkinchie – 12 Years Old

Here we have one of Diageo’s flagship releases within their ‘Classic Malts’ series - the Glenkinchie 12 year old. Pronounced “glen-kin-chee” rather than “glen-kinky”, this single malt represents Diageo’s more readily-available ‘Lowlands’ scotch offering, originating from the Glenkinchie distillery in East Lothian. Though it is based some 15 miles or so from the Scottish capital, … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Glenkinchie – 12 Years Old

Beyond The Dram with Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 1)

Despite the name’s Scottish roots, for me, this story starts not in the Highlands, but on the Wirral. That is the location of the Glen Affric brewery and taproom. In the last couple of years, I have spotted the brewery’s distinctive antlers logo appearing more and more frequently in pubs and off licences throughout the … Continue reading Beyond The Dram with Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 1)