Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – Steel Bonnets

Like every region within the UK, there is a strong sense of pride amongst the local communities about their history and heritage, and Cumbria is certainly no exception. This sense of pride and heritage is usually most prevalent on the packaging of a bottle of whisky whereby the local influences, water, terroir and history usually … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – Steel Bonnets

Tasting Notes: Glen Moray – 10 Years Old (Chardonnay Cask)

It's fair to say that the folks at Glen Moray have been very busy with their processes and experimentation, having recently released a solid set of 4 series of whiskies, all named after their home town of Elgin: the Classic, the Heritage, the Reserve, and the Prestige. The Classic range features a series of no-age … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Glen Moray – 10 Years Old (Chardonnay Cask)

A Lesson in Cask Strength: Part 1 – Douglas Laing’s Scallywag

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