Gordon & MacPhail Speyside Collection – Part 2

Last week, Steven Kersley and I looked at the three “youngest” bottles from the new Gordon & MacPhail Speyside Collection. So, without further delay, here’s our thoughts on the three other bottles which make up the exclusive range. Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 1953 Queen Elizabeth II is crowned at her Coronation on 2 June; Watson
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Gordon & MacPhail Speyside Collection – Part 1

At the tail end of last year, leading independent whisky bottler Gordon & MacPhail launched its new Speyside Collection. Comprising six bottlings, the range brings together 329 years of whisky knowledge and history, with expressions from as far back as 1948. Whiskies such as this deserve time and respect, so I managed to keep a
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Uncle Duke’s

So, Uncle Duke’s is a whisky that I’ve been excited about for a long time. Not because it’s the first release from BrewDog spirits division, but because it’s the creation of one of my best friends, Steven Kersley. Although the barrels for this were laid down well before Steven took up his role as Brewdog
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The Dalmore Quintessence

The supremely elegant Dalmore Quintessence has been created by famed master blended Richard Paterson to celebrates his 50 years in the whisky industry. Better known as “The Nose” for his exceptional ability to assess whiskies through smell alone, Richard has become one of whisky world’s best known faces, having spent the last five years taking
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Glenfiddich IPA

The new Glenfiddich IPA is the first of two releases from the distillery’s new Experimental Series. Rather than playing it safe, the 130 year old distiller has instead opted for quiet innovation with this new, distinctive range. The aim of the Experimental Series is to combine the brand’s passion for Scotch whisky with its boundary
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Gordon & Macphail Rare Vintage 2016

Early this week, I gave you lucky people an introduction to Gordon & MacPhail – one of Scotland’s most highly respected independent bottlers. One range which the distiller has in its armoury is the Rare Vintage collection, which does exactly as it says on the tin, offering whiskies which are both rare and vintage. I
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Weymss Malts Batch Strength Range

Last year, I had the pleasure of getting to know Wemyss Malts’ core range of blended whiskies. Recently, the independent bottler has grown its range with the creation of the Weymss Malts Batch Strength collecton.  The three new expressions, which comprise just 6,000 bottles, are non chill-filtered and bottled “at the strength found to be
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Rampur Single Malt Indian Whisky

I’m just back from an amazing two-week holiday in one of the most beautiful countries on Earth – India. It was a truly unique experience and I’ll be returning soon, as there’s plenty of country to explore!  Thankfully, my holiday continued when I returned home to Edinburgh, when I discovered a sample of Rampur Single
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The 1961 Dumbarton from The Last Drop

Last week, I joined The Last Drop Distillers in London for the launch of their newest bottling – The 1961 Dumbarton Singe Grain Scotch Whisky. This is only the seventh release from the independent bottler and only 32 bottles have been squeezed out of the cask, all of which were snapped up by the company’s
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