For the uninitiated - and sometimes even for the well-versed - the alcoholic strength of a whisk(e)y can set its consumer quite aback. Whereas whisk(e)y has to have an ABV percentage of 40% or more by law to be legally called whisky/whiskey, I've often wondered about what the difference in percentage makes to the enjoyment … Continue reading A Lesson in Cask Strength: Part 1 – Douglas Laing’s Scallywag
Getting my just desserts?
This (old) particular whisky was originally created at the Fettercairn diatillery in the Highlands and has been especially bottled by the Douglas Laing Company within their "Old Particular" brand. The whisky has been maturing for two decades and, as previously noted (here), is a welcome sight to see given the scarcity of the distillery's own … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 20 Years Old (Old Particular – Douglas Laing)
On 10th December, whilst rushing through the city of Chester to get some last minute inspiration for Christmas presents, I stumbled into a fine establishment on Watergate Street called Corks Out. It was not the first time that I'd been to this place, but it was the first time that I'd been able to explore … Continue reading A Chance Evening With Douglas Laing