This bourbon whiskey has a lot to live up to, when you consider that it is named after the man who supposedly created the method by which Kentucky straight bourbon is now made - Elijah Craig. What was his secret, you ask? Well, the Reverend Elijah Craig (yes, a man of the cloth) brought … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill – Elijah Craig 12 Years Old
In the Spring of 2018, the Highland Park distillery has released "The Light" - a counterpart to its 2017 Autumn-Winter release, "The Dark". Given that you can't have one without the other, this expression seeks to contrast its sibling release and focusses on the fresher, more vibrant flavours associated with Spring and Summer. The Light's … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – The Light
Traditionally known for their blend of triple distilled pot still, malt and grain whiskies, Tullamore D.E.W. have developed a core range of whiskies that showcase their blends and barrel influences. There are however, exceptions to this key formula, and the Tullamore D.E.W. 18 years old release is a single malt offering, i.e. comprised of solely … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Tullamore DEW – 18 Years Old
Apparently, this Tullamore D.E.W. has seldom been seen on British shores and has often been sold by the Irish whiskey-makers within the travel retail and foreign exclusive markets. Sampled here as part of a Tweet Tasting however, this 14 year old whiskey, takes the classic combination of Tullamore D.E.W. by blending their signature concoction … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Tullamore DEW – 14 Years Old
Especially reserved for travel retail - pity
Based down in Norfolk, the English Whisky Co has been making ripples in single malt production as England's primary whisky distillers. Their marketing from day one has been very clever as it invites people along the distillery's own journey and development, by inviting drinkers to enjoy each "chapter" within their whisky making book. The Chapter 9 … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Chapter 9
Sweet meets peat, but is it a treat?