Following hot on the heels [in whisky terms] of a successful rebrand and release of a new core range of whiskies last year, this summer sees the launch of a new trio of single malts by the GlenAllachie. The new range of age statement whiskies has each had a different cask finish in their final … Continue reading Tasting Notes: GlenAllachie – Port Wood Finish (10 Years Old)
Well, it is the third day of The Open today, and so we are looking at a third release by Loch Lomond as part of their continued allegiance with golfing masters: the Vintage 2002. This whisky has been created in collaboration with Kerr Cellars - a fine wines business set up by top US golfer … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Loch Lomond – Vintage 2002 (Kerr Cellars)
This Thursday (18th July 2019), the Open Championship tees off for its 148th annual meet. With the world's eyes set to watch the Royal Portrush golf course in Northern Ireland for 4 days of the world's golfing elite competing against one another, their sponsors Loch Lomond Group, have marked the occasion with the new "Open Course … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Loch Lomond – Royal Portrush 19yo (Claret Wood Finish)
When you think of Scotland - or at least the stereotypical thoughts of Scotland - scotch whisky is always amongst the first of the mental images to come to the mind's eye. It certainly is over here, anyway. Another is golf. For years, the two have gone hand in hand, and until recent years, Glenmorangie … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Loch Lomond – The Open Special Edition (Director’s Cut)
The whisky world is one that has traditionally been shrouded in mystery, machismo and grandeur. All too often are people put off by some the snobby connotations or the fact that it has its own language. One of the most widely recognised and revered names in that whisky world, and particularly, the Scotch whisky world … Continue reading Aerstone: Sea Cask or Land Cask?
In April 2019, Highland Park have created a new special release single malt whisky in collaboration with Danish tattoo artist Colin Dale, which has been unleashed into the world as the 16yo Twisted Tattoo. The story behind the whisky again looks to the Orcadians' Viking heritage alongside our current trends to brand ourselves as both … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Twisted Tattoo
There are several outlets of The Whisky Shop in the UK, and each one that I've visited has offered a great environment to sample and peruse many a malt. The shelves are full of big brands and small heroes all of which are brightly packaged, shelved by theme and fighting for your attention. One whisky … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Whisky Shop – The Secret Highland 10yo