Tradition. It's a strong word. It also has lots of implications. It can divide opinion too. "Why not move with the times?" vs "Why fix something that isn't broken?" Campaigning for the stance of sticking with tradition is Tamdhu distillery. Tucked away in Knockando, Speyside, the distillery has been producing whisky since 1898 and has … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Tamdhu – 10 Years Old
This is our chance to look back at an eventful year and post our top ten whiskies of the year! Well, make that the top ten of whiskies that we have drank this year, not of all whiskies actually released this year, obviously - making this list even more subjective! Well, without further ado... let … Continue reading 2019 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
In August 2018 the Fettercairn distillery underwent a stylish rebrand to great success and reviews. The seasoned whiskymakers’ revamp saw the release of a core range of age statement whiskies of very fine vintages (12, 28, 40, and 50 years old) set to appeal to the young and more established consumer. The branding looked clean … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 12 Years Old (PX Finish)
When Wemyss Malts name a whisky, they are not hiding behind any marketing BS. They tell it like it is. One of the three staple releases of the blenders' core range is the Spice King, and here we were able to sample the second batch strength release of that blend. The whisky is comprised of single … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Spice King (Batch Strength No.2)
As the Spirit of Speyside festival approaches for 2019, we take a look at the exclusive that we got share as part of last year's festival, courtesy of another stunning Tweet Tasting with Steve Rush @TheWhisky Wire. This whisky was released by Tamdhu for the festival only, and the participants of the Tweet Tasting were … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Tamdhu – Dalbeallie Dram 001
Within the Speyside region, its fair to say that the competition for whisky bragging rights is fairly tough. With all of the different experimentations we've seen hitting the shelves in recent years for brands to try and distinguish themselves, there are still some brands that cling to their heritage to sell their wares. Benromach have … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Benromach – 100 Proof
The opening gambit of the Benromach single malt whisky experience is their 10 Year Old expression. Truly, a milestone for any distillery. Since the distillery re-opened in 1998 under Gordon & MacPhail ownership, the team have worked on recreating "a classic Speyside". With this in mind, this flagship regular bottling sees Benromach combine their stock … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Benromach – 10 Years Old