Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
Laphroaig (pronounced la-froyg) is one of the most famous names in the world of Scotch whisky and is known for its very peaty and smoky style of single malt. In fact the 10 years old expression is the biggest selling malt in this category and helps put Laphroaig in ninth place for total sales in 2013*. The name is derived from the Gaelic meaning 'beautiful hollow by the broad bay'. Laphroaig was one of the whiskies that got us in to the peaty flavour, so Matt C was delighted when he recently got invited for a special tour as part of Beam Suntory's Peated Malts of Distinction launch.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
The American Oak is the new entry level whisky in the Auchentoshan single malt range. The whisky has been created to appeal to new whisky drinkers and has been solely matured in first fill American oak casks, which have previously held bourbon. It will replace the current Classic expression. The American Oak was launched in London in late October and the event featured new cocktails and murals being painted live by street artists, such as the one above.