Gordon & MacPhail have been making a few headlines lately for their independent G&M branded releases. Last year they released the world's first ever 80 year old single malt scotch whisky (see notes here). Earlier this year they released a 70 year old single malt that was distilled on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s accession … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Benromach Core Range
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