Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1

The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 represents the first release in a new series of whiskies from The Lakes Distillery. The whisky is intended to offer the drinker an insight into the distillery’s new sherry-led direction under the guidance of their own Whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi (whose Twitter handle just happens to be @Whiskymaker!) The limited first run … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1

Tasting Notes: Whyte & Mackay – 50 Years Old (175th Anniversary)

2019 marks the 175th anniversary of Whyte & Mackay, and to celebrate the event, the blenders have released a whisky that money can’t buy! Literally! This 50 year old blended scotch whisky has been made available to a select few and competition winners only. The blended whisky’s components have been matured in a combination of … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Whyte & Mackay – 50 Years Old (175th Anniversary)

Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 12 Years Old (PX Finish)

In August 2018 the Fettercairn distillery underwent a stylish rebrand to great success and reviews. The seasoned whiskymakers’ revamp saw the release of a core range of age statement whiskies of very fine vintages (12, 28, 40, and 50 years old) set to appeal to the young and more established consumer. The branding looked clean … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 12 Years Old (PX Finish)

Tasting Notes: GlenAllachie – Koval Rye Quarter Cask Finish (8 Years Old)

In 2018 the GlenAllachie launched its new and revised core range of single malt whiskies into the market. The distillery had changed hands back in 2017 when it was purchased by a team including BenRiach's renowned Billy Walker. The new core range focussed on a strong rebrand and a linear flight of age statement releases: … Continue reading Tasting Notes: GlenAllachie – Koval Rye Quarter Cask Finish (8 Years Old)