2022 has been a notable year for exploring new whiskies and distilleries. Whilst being able to actually go out and taste new whiskies now that the world has opened up a bit more, I have also been lucky enough to swap whiskies, attend a plethora of tweet tastings, and have signed up to the OurWhisky … Continue reading 2022 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
The last couple of years have seen a branding alliance forged between Islay institution Bowmore and the automotive landmark Aston Martin. The marketing and crafting collaboration has seen a global travel retail (“GTR”) range of age statement releases: a 10yo (twinned with the Aston Martin TT2), a 15yo (twinned with the Aston Martin V8 1972), … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bowmore – Master’s Selection (22 Year Old)
A couple of years ago we wrote about the launch of an exciting new brand of whisky: The Scalasaig. Their first bottling was a blended malt scotch whisky and that marriage of malts celebrated all that the Scottish isles and coastal distilleries had to offer - blending 10 distilleries’ wares in total - all contributing … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Scalasaig – Island Hopper (Tobermory 2013)
BENROMACH ADDS LIMITED EDITION TRIPLE DISTILLED EXPRESSION TO ITS CONTRASTS RANGE Benromach Distillery in Speyside has launched a new small batch single malt, ‘Benromach Triple Distilled’, into its ‘Contrasts’ range. This limited-edition expression was created in a style which is deliberately different in character to its signature 10-Year-Old single malt. For this unique release, the … Continue reading Press Release: Benromach Adds To It’s Contrasts 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: The Benromach Core Range
2022 has been a landmark year for Ayrshire’s Lochlea distillery. In January, they saw their first single malt scotch whisky hit the shelves (whether virtually or otherwise) and then very swiftly disappear as they all got snapped up! The reviews were great, the press well received, and the whisky enjoyed by those quick/lucky enough to … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Lochlea – Our Barley