Tasting Notes: The Benromach Core Range

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: Port Charlotte – 10 Years Old

It is some 20 years now since Islay’s Bruichladdich distillery was reincarnated into the “Progressive Hebridean Distillers” that we know and love today. With industry legend Jim McEwan at the helm, the Ileachs have come to produce 3 distinct and revered brands from the same distillery: Bruichladdich remains the unpeated single malt that the distillery... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Talisker – Storm

Talisker is one of the first names that scotch whisky drinkers will encounter on their spirit(ed) journey. Its name evokes mental images of the rugged Isle of Skye and their whiskies’ flavours make those images come to life. That might all sound a bit grand and romantic but that’s my impression of Talisker and it... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Cù Bòcan – Signature

Next time you’re up in Speyside, don’t go looking for the Cù Bòcan Distillery! Set the sat nav for Tomatin and you’ll get to where you need to be! That’s because Cu Bocan / Cù Bòcan (“coo-bock-can”) is a seasonal release made by the team at Tomatin. For just one week a year, within the... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Valfather

This whisky represents the third and final part of Highland Park’s Viking Legend series. The trilogy started with Valkyrie in 2017, followed by Valknut in 2018, and now this closing release of 2019: Valfather. Each release has been supported by heavy Viking imagery and mythology alongside designs from Danish designer Jim Lyngvild. The Valfather himself... Continue Reading →

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