Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Review - Kininvie Special Release #1 'The First Drops'
Monday, December 28, 2015
Great Places To Drink Whisky - The Pot Still, Glasgow
The Pot Still is a pub and whisky bar in the centre of Glasgow. It is located on Hope Street, a steep road that climbs north and away from Central Station. The building where The Pot Still is located was built in 1835 and was originally a wine and spirits merchant. It transferred to become a public house in 1870 and was run by generations of the same family, the McCalls, until 1971 when it was sold to Tennent Caledonian Breweries. In 1981, it was taken over by John Waterson, who renovated the pub and increased the range of whiskies over time. He changed the name from McCall's Bar to The Pot Still.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Review - Big Peat Christmas Edition 2015
posted by Matt C at 7:58 PM 1 comment:
Friday, December 4, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (December 4, 2015)
Friday, November 27, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (November 27, 2015)
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Review - Flaming Heart (5th Edition)
The Flaming Heart is made by Compass Box, the innovative artisan whisky blending company. This is the fifth edition of this award-winning blended malt and has been released to celebrate the company's 15th anniversary. It remains true to the original 2006 expression of Flaming Heart, but uses older whiskies. This is a marriage of Highland and Islay malts ranging from 14 to 30 years in age, plus a seven years old blended malt featuring three Highland distilleries that has been matured in French oak casks for a minimum of two years. The Flaming Heart takes its names from the famous quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, where he states: "Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart".
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Review - Port Dundas 12 & 18 years old
posted by Matt C at 9:43 PM 1 comment:
labels: diageo, glasgow, new release, port dundas, single grain, whisky tasting notes
Friday, November 13, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (November 13, 2015)
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Review - The Deveron 12 & 18 year olds
The Deveron is the first ever range of single malts to be released from the Macduff distillery in northern Aberdeenshire. The name of the range is taken from the River Deveron, which flows next to Macduff and then out in to the North Sea shortly afterwards. The new range features expressions of 10, 12 and 18 years of age with all bottled at 40% ABV. The range is the last to be released in a series by owners John Dewar & Sons called The Last Great Malts - this has seen whiskies released from their five Scottish distilleries, most for the very first time. The other four are Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie and Royal Brackla.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Review - Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Friday, November 6, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (November 6, 2015)
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Review - Glenmorangie 'A Midwinter Night's Dram'
Friday, October 30, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (October 30, 2015)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Great Places To Drink Whisky - The Bon Accord, Glasgow
The Bon Accord is located in North Street on the western edge of the city centre in Glasgow. The pub was first opened in 1971 and has grown to become a Glasgow institution and a must visit destination for beer and whisky fans. It is owned by Paul McDonagh, who purchased it fourteen years ago and who we were lucky enough to meet briefly during our visit. Under Paul and his family's ownership the establishment has gone from strength to strength and regularly pulls in awards. One of the most recent was for the Best Whisky Bar in the UK in 2014.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (October 23, 2015)
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Review - This Is Not A Luxury Whisky
The Treachery of Images), which famously states 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe' ('This is not a pipe').
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Review - The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish
posted by Matt C at 8:11 PM 1 comment:
Monday, October 19, 2015
Review - Diageo Special Releases 2015
The Diageo Special Releases are one of the biggest and most talked about annual whisky releases. Each Autumn, the largest producer of single malt in Scotland announces the line up. The Special Releases programme has been running since the early 2000s and is designed to showcase some to the finest and rarest stocks in Diageo's portfolio, both from their current 28 single malt distilleries and those no longer in operation. All the bottlings are at the natural cask strength, non chill filtered and limited edition. The 2015 collection features nine whiskies.
Karen and Matt C were privileged to be invited to a small private tasting of the nine whiskies in London last month. The tasting was hosted by Dr. Nick Morgan, Diageo's Head of Whisky Outreach, and Maureen Robinson, one of Diageo's Senior Master Blenders. Both are part of the Special Releases selection panel. A huge thank you to both for the invite.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (October 16, 2015)
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Review - The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1
The DCS Compendium is new super premium series of single cask whiskies from The Balvenie, the renowned Speyside distillery. The series will be formed of 25 single cask bottlings, which are to be split in to five chapters, and is named after The Balvenie's long serving David C. Stewart. He has worked for owners William Grant & Sons for 53 years and has hand selected each cask involved in the DCS Compendium, which designed to chart the knowledge and skills of David Stewart over the five decades that he has been there.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Review - Chivas Regal 18 years old Ultimate Cask Collection
Friday, October 9, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (October 9, 2015)
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Review - Dalmore 21 years old
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Review - Laphroaig 32 years old
Friday, October 2, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (October 2, 2015)
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Review - Royal Brackla 12, 16 and 21 years old
This new range from the Royal Brackla distillery forms part of a larger range called The Last Great Malts. This showcases whisky from each of the five Scotch distilleries owned by John Dewar & Sons. Ranges from Aberfeldy, Aultmore and Craigellachie are already on the market, both in domestic and travel retail, with Macduff (which will be bottled under the Deveron name) to follow shortly this Autumn. It is the first full range to ever be released from the distillery and one whose whiskies we were very unfamiliar with.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Review - Jameson Caskmates
Friday, September 25, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (September 25, 2015)
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Distillery visit - Aberfeldy
Aberfeldy is one of the most visited whisky distilleries in Scotland, despite the Aberfeldy range of single malt not featuring in the world's Top 20 best sellers. Its Highland location and relative proximity to Edinburgh and Glasgow help a lot but the main reason for its popularity is the distillery's importance to Dewar's, one of the most popular blended Scotch brands. Aberfeldy is one of the signature single malts in the Dewar's range and this is reflected in the Dewar's World of Whisky visitor centre being at the distillery.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (September 18, 2015)
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Review - The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold
Friday, September 11, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (September 11, 2015)
posted by Whisky For Everyone at 9:19 PM 2 comments:
labels: ardbeg, ballantine's, bunnahabhain, burn stewart distillers, chivas regal, dalmore, deanston, famous grouse, glenfiddich, inbox, isle of arran distillers, ledaig, royal salute, whisky news
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Review - Johnnie Walker Select Casks 'Rye Cask Finish'
Friday, September 4, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (September 4, 2015)
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labels: black whisky, deveron, generations series, glenfiddich, gordon and macphail, inbox, john dewar and sons, macduff, mortlach, royal brackla, speyside distillery, whisky news
Friday, August 21, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (August 21, 2015)
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Review - Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish
posted by Matt C at 10:06 PM 3 comments:
labels: beam suntory, bowmore, cask finish, islay, japan, mizunara oak, morrison bowmore, new release, whisky tasting notes
Friday, August 14, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (August 14, 2015)
Friday, August 7, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (August 7, 2015)
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Review - Green Spot Château Léoville-Barton Cask Finish
Monday, August 3, 2015
Review - Scapa Skiren
Friday, July 31, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (July 31, 2015)
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Review - Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold
Friday, July 24, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (July 24, 2015)
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Review - Starward Single Malt & Wine Cask
A couple of months ago we went to Australia and during this trip we visited the Whisky Live event in Adelaide. We were hoping to sample some of the Tasmanian whiskies that are taking the world by storm but were disappointed that very few were on show, especially as some had claimed recent major prizes. However we did discover something new. A brand that we were not aware of. Tucked away in the corner of Whisky Live Adelaide, we discovered Starward whisky.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (July 17, 2015)
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Review - Dalmore The Distillery Exclusive 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Review - Glenturret The Brock Malloy Edition Cask #328
The Famous Grouse Experience website or by visiting the distillery.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (July 10, 2015)
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Review - Benromach 15 years old
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