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)
In 2018 the GlenAllachie launched its new and revised core range of single malt whiskies into the market. The distillery had changed hands back in 2017 when it was purchased by a team including BenRiach's renowned Billy Walker. The new core range focussed on a strong rebrand and a linear flight of age statement releases: … Continue reading Tasting Notes: GlenAllachie – 8 Years Old (Koval Rye Finish)
For this post we look at the final release in this year's Loch Lomond series of special edition releases to celebrate all things golf for The Open 2019. The oldest recruit to the 2019 releases is the Colin Montgomerie Three Wood Matured, a 25 year old limited edition single malt whisky release. [ed: We do … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Loch Lomond – Three Wood Matured 25yo
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?