It has become something of an unwritten rule that scotch distilleries revere certain landmarks in their journey: 12 years, 15 years, and 18 years are seemingly those milestones when it comes to core range releases. During my time as a whisky drinker, that middle entrant has done the hokey cokey within the Highland Park core … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – 15 Years Old (Viking Heart)
If you've been on this site before then you'll know that we are huge fans of Highland Park whiskies - see numerous tasting notes and posts here - so if you're anything like us then you'll be signed up to the Highland Park newsletter. For the HP die-hards, there have been a few social media … Continue reading News: The Highland Park 15yo Is BACK!
The marriage between Diageo and HBO’s Game Of Thrones (‘GoT’) series has been something of a whirlwind for the crossover of GoT and whisky fans. It started in the run up to the final TV series, with the White Walker - a Cardhu and Clynelish-led Johnnie Walker blend that was designed to be served from … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Mortlach – 15 Years Old (Game Of Thrones – Six Kingdoms)
How do I/you/we rate whisky? With something so subjective as taste and preference, it really is up to you. Here, we could develop a scoring system and there are a few different versions of those out in the blogosphere, whether it’s a composite score out of a hundred, marked across different criteria, or just a … Continue reading Triple Tipple: Speyburn – Bradan Orach, 10yo & 15yo
Since its grand re-opening in 1998, Benromach has worked tirelessly to craft and rebrand a Speyside classic whisky, and every bottle of Benromach now contains a statement to this effect. The stylish rebrand has since developed to create a solid core range of age statements, along with a "Contrasts" range of unique expressions and cask … Continue reading Triple Tipple: Benromach (Core Range)
Similar to its younger siblings in the distillery's core range, the 15 Year Old expression from Benromach has been matured on site in the Speyside hills following a gentle peat smoke malting. The 15yo features an in-house blend of sherry and bourbon cask matured whiskies, with a higher proportion of sherry to bourbon components in … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Benromach – 15 Years Old
Where better to enjoy the newly revived core range of Old Pulteney whiskies than in the new tasting room at the Pulteney distillery? Well, that was the privilege that the WU team got to experience recently. For notes on the distillery itself, see our separate post here. For the main event itself though, here are … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Old Pulteney’s New Core Range