Friday, February 3, 2023
Thursday, February 2, 2023
This single malt whisky is from the English distillery of The Lakes. It forms part of their revamped limited edition and small batch The WhiskyMaker's Editions range. This experimental set of whiskies was previously known as WhiskyMaker's Reserve. This Infinity bottling has seen their single malt matured across four different ex-sherry cask types - Fino, Manzanilla, Oloroso and Palo Cortado. The four have then been combined in differing percentages to create Infinity. The WhiskyMaker's Editions - Infinity has been released at 52% ABV and is both non chill-filtered and of natural colour. It is available from seelcted specialist whisky retailers and should cost around £90.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Saturday, January 28, 2023
The Special Releases are an annual set of bottlings released by Diageo - Scotland's largest producer of whisky. The collection of whiskies appears each Autumn and has been given a theme for the last couple of years. The 2022 edition has been named Elusive Expressions and is designed to push the boundaries of cask strength whisky through the innovative use of casks and cask finishes. Each whisky has been created by Dr. Craig Wilson, Master Blender of the Special Releases programme.
Friday, January 27, 2023
Friday, January 20, 2023
Thursday, January 19, 2023
The Dalmore distillery and its range of single malts are held in high regard by whisky drinkers and collectors alike. Sitting in a gorgeous location on the shores of the Cromarty Firth and looking across to the Black Isle, this north Highland distillery is currently closed to the public.
The reason - a combination of the recent Covid pandemic and forthcoming planned extension work that will see the production capacity doubled. We were delighted to receive an invite to visit last November.
Friday, January 13, 2023
Friday, January 6, 2023
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
This is always our favourite post to write each year. The Top 10 is something we first began way back in 2009 and within it we celebrate the finest new whisky releases of that calendar year. Our first selection crowned Benromach 10 years old as our Whisky of the Year.
However, some time ago we decided to no longer give a top prize. Instead, each of the ten whiskies that we have chosen is a winner in its own right and for differing reasons. As the world continued to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions in 2022, the whisky world responded with some excellent releases. It has been difficult to select just ten to be honest, given that we have sampled close to 150 whiskies this year.