In their quest for further flavour profiles and experimentation, Tullamore D.E.W. have released their XO Rum Cask Finish triple distilled whiskey. The final product contains a blend of pot still, malt and grain Irish whiskeys, all of which have initially been matured in a combination of ex-Irish, bourbon and sherry casks, before being finished in … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Tullamore DEW – XO Rum Cask Finish
Apparently, this Tullamore D.E.W. has seldom been seen on British shores and has often been sold by the Irish whiskey-makers within the travel retail and foreign exclusive markets. Sampled here as part of a Tweet Tasting however, this 14 year old whiskey, takes the classic combination of Tullamore D.E.W. by blending their signature concoction of … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Tullamore DEW – 14 Years Old
Speyside's Benromach have released some of my favourite whiskies of late. Their Organic release and their now flagship 10yo display a great balance of fruit, oak and smoke. When I had read that they were releasing a triple distilled edition, it left me wondering how the third distillation would affect the flavours and profile of … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Benromach – Triple Distilled
Crafted at the Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Redbreast is recognised worldwide as the flag bearer of Irish pot still whiskey. The 12 years old expression is the brand's staple release and the distinctive squat green bottle with its red and gold packaging can be seen adorning the shelves of any well stocked pub, bar … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Redbreast – 12 Years Old
Based just outside of Glasgow city centre, Auchentoshan (pronounced 'ock-un-tosh-un') prides itself on the purity created via its triple distillation. This process and the local water source result in Auchentoshan producing relatively delicate whiskies, distinctive of the lowland regions also antiqautedly referred to as "ladies' drams". It is the flavours from this process and their … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Auchentoshan – 12 Years Old
As we approach 18th Sept 2014, the debate rages on throughout Scotland and the UK about whether or not the Scots should vote for Scottish independence. For whisky drinkers, this mirrors one question that has often considered too: do I stick to just scotch whisky or not? The answer is that only you can really … Continue reading Whisky: Scotch Independence?