Friday, July 30, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The coastal distillery of Glenglassaugh in the east Highlands has announced the released of an extremely old and rare single malt - the Glenglassaugh 50 years old. The whisky comes from a single ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry cask that has been maturing in a warehouse at the distillery for half a century. The cask was hand selected by Dr. Rachel Barrie, the Master Blender at Glenglassaugh.
Monday, July 19, 2021
These two new whiskies are a pair of Scotch blended malts from wine and spirits company Biggar & Leith. The Gladstone Axe 'American Oak' and the Gladstone Axe 'The Black Axe' are designed to be 'a modern twist on classic Scotch' and are named after four-times UK Prime Minister William Gladstone. The brand and both blended malts have been created by Elwyn Gladstone, the founder of Biggar & Leith and the great great great grandson of William Gladstone.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
We have two more Allotment Dram episodes for you as Matt returns to the plot following a period of self isolation and a busy couple of weeks. First, he takes a look at the brand new limited edition Ardbeg 8 years old : For Discussion. This whisky is exclusively available to Ardbeg Committee members and he managed to snaffle a bottle. Watch to discover about Ardbeg and the Committee, before he opens the bottle on camera to give his thoughts and tasting notes.
Then on his next visit he revisits an old favourite - the Redbreast Lustau Edition. Learn about the origins of the Redbreast brand and the collaboration between the Midleton distillery in Co.Cork and Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain. Then watch further to find out his thoughts and tasting notes on this Irish classic.
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Monday, July 12, 2021
This single malt whisky is the latest limited edition from the Islay-based distillery and will be exclusive to Ardbeg Committee members. The Ardbeg 8 years old : For Discussion is designed to get Committee members talking about the whisky and how it compares to other whiskies in the Ardbeg range. It has been created by Dr. Bill Lumsden, the Director of Distilling & Whisky Creation, and has been matured in ex-sherry casks. The aim was to temper the powerful smoke of the 8 year old spirit. The Ardbeg 8 years old : For Discussion is bottled at 50.8% ABV and is both natural colour and non chill-filtered. The Ardbeg Committee has over 100,000 members worldwide.
Friday, July 9, 2021
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
This is the first ever release from the new Bankhall distillery, which is located in the English seaside town of Blackpool. The Rebellion is a bourbon-style spirit that has been matured in new American oak barrels for eight months. It was triple distilled through copper pot stills as a single batch sweet mash recipe consisting of corn, rye and malted barley in Autumn 2020. The casks were then monitored by Vince Oleson, the Master Distiller at Bankhall. The Bankhall Rebellion is released at 47.6% ABV and there are just 588 bottles. These will be available via selected online retailers in the UK only. The recommended price is £30 per bottle.