Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – The English (Smokey)

The St. George's Distillery made headlines back in 2006 when they became the first English whisky distillery (dedicated to single malt) in over 100 years. As with any 'new' business venture, there are successes and lessons learned throughout the way, and the English Whisky Company (EWC) have worn their heart on their sleeve in that … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – The English (Smokey)

Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing – The Gauldrons

Back in 2009, the indie bottlers Douglas Laing launched their first instalment in what has become the revered "Remarkable Regional Malts" series. That release was none other than Big Peat - a blended malt scotch whisky, featuring purely Islay single malts - namely Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila, and the long-departed Port Ellen distillery. Off the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing – The Gauldrons

Tasting Notes: The Dalmore – Cigar Malt Reserve

The Dalmore is easily one of the most discernible bottlings of single malt scotch whisky. There are several reasons for this, not least because it is one of the most easily readable and pronounceable of the Gaelic named brands, but also due to the instantly recognisable caberfeidh - the silver 12-pointed stag emblazoned on every … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Dalmore – Cigar Malt Reserve

Tasting Notes: Henstone – Single Malt Whisky (Batch 2)

When I started out with this blog, the idea was - like all good things - something that started out as a fun conversation between friends. That is the same story and origins to the Henstone distillery in Oswestry, Shropshire. Shane and Alison Parr run the Stonehouse Brewery and, following a fruitful conversation with friends … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Henstone – Single Malt Whisky (Batch 2)