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?
There are several outlets of The Whisky Shop in the UK, and each one that I've visited has offered a great environment to sample and peruse many a malt. The shelves are full of big brands and small heroes all of which are brightly packaged, shelved by theme and fighting for your attention. One whisky … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Whisky Shop – The Secret Highland 10yo
Within the Speyside region, its fair to say that the competition for whisky bragging rights is fairly tough. With all of the different experimentations we've seen hitting the shelves in recent years for brands to try and distinguish themselves, there are still some brands that cling to their heritage to sell their wares. Benromach have … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Benromach – 100 Proof
The opening gambit of the Benromach single malt whisky experience is their 10 Year Old expression. Truly, a milestone for any distillery. Since the distillery re-opened in 1998 under Gordon & MacPhail ownership, the team have worked on recreating "a classic Speyside". With this in mind, this flagship regular bottling sees Benromach combine their stock … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Benromach – 10 Years Old
During the summer of 2017, the Highland Park core range of single malt whisky releases went through quite the stylistic rebrand as the Orkney dwellers put their viking heritage marketing into overdrive, with 3 age-stated whisky bottles each featuring some new gnarly embossing, and the names, Viking Scars, Viking Honour, and Viking Pride. Of these … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – 10 Years Old
It's fair to say that the folks at Glen Moray have been very busy with their processes and experimentation, having recently released a solid set of 4 series of whiskies, all named after their home town of Elgin: the Classic, the Heritage, the Reserve, and the Prestige. The Classic range features a series of no-age … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Glen Moray – 10 Years Old (Chardonnay Cask)
When the WU guys were putting together a trip to visit Speyside, needless to say that we were spoilt for choice. With over half of Scotland's distilleries being based in the area surrounding the meandering River Spey, and none of our 4-strong troop having been to the region before, we were living and breathing the … Continue reading Distillery Visit: Glenfarclas