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)
In 2017, Wemyss Malts released the first limited edition batch releases of their 3 core range whiskies. The smokiest of these offerings is named the "Peat Chimney", following the blended-maltsters' pattern of two-word monikers for their whiskies. Following the success and sell out of the first batch, in early 2019 a second wave of the batch strength … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Peat Chimney (Batch Strength No.2)
In April 2019, Highland Park have created a new special release single malt whisky in collaboration with Danish tattoo artist Colin Dale, which has been unleashed into the world as the 16yo Twisted Tattoo. The story behind the whisky again looks to the Orcadians' Viking heritage alongside our current trends to brand ourselves as both … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Twisted Tattoo