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
Over a year ago now, back in June 2017, our friends at Old Pulteney reported that they would be discontinuing their much loved 17yo and 21yo expressions by mid-2018. Since the announcement, stocks of the 21yo quickly ran out though you can still get your hands on the last bottles/cases of the 17yo if you … Continue reading Hello To Old Pulteney’s New Fleet
Today sees Glen Moray distillery celebrate its 120th birthday, because on 13th September 1897 the little distillery based in Elgin made its first batch of new-make spirit. In order to join in on the celebrations, I've taken my two Dram Team miniatures and have done a side-by-side comparison of their cracking Elgin Heritage releases. 12 … Continue reading Happy Birthday Glen Moray!
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