The Glen Moray Range 2016

Last year, I took part in a Tweet Tasting of the full Glen Moray range, which was a great introduction to the distillery and its whiskies. Over the past 12 months, the distillery has released a series of new and interesting expressions, so I was delighted to break out my keyboard, nosing glasses and take
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Benromach Hermitage 2007

Over the past five to ten years, distilleries across Scotland have been more pen to experimental when it comes to the casks they use to finish their whisky.  Following in the footsteps of successful distilleries such as The Balvenie and Glenmorange, master blenders are looking past the traditional bourbon, port and sherry casks, and are
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A Taste of The Lakes Distillery

My first encounter with The Lakes Distillery came last year, when I had the chance to taste the distillery’s gin and British blended whisky, The One.  Fast forward almost two years and here are three new releases from one of the country’s fastest growing distilleries. 15 Month Old Bourbon Matured Spirit – 40% ABV Here’s
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Talisker Distillery – My Tour Drams

After our tour of Talisker distillery with manager Stuart Harrington, he couldn’t possibly leave without letting us taste a few drams.  Stuart was kind enough to crack open the good stuff and here’s my thoughts on the three drams: Talisker 57° North – 57% ABV A solid performer for the distillery in recent years, 57°
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Loch Lomond Single Grain

Sat on the shores of Scotland’s second most famous body of water, Loch Lomond distillery one of the country’s most versatile distilleries.  It is the only Scottish distillery to produce both grain and single malt whiskies on the same site, making a huge 10 million litres of the former and 2.5 million litres of the
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Benromach Organic & Benromach Peat Smoke

Benromach is a distillery which continues to impress me over and over again, with its willingness to experiment, innovate and push the boundaries of Scotch whisky.  I’ve previously written about the Benromach 10 & 15 year olds, along with last year’s limited edition 35 year old, so here’s my thoughts on two of the distillery’s
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SMWS Flavour Behaviour – My Drams

Earlier this week, I shared my thoughts on the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s foray into the world of science – Flavour Behaviour.   It was a fun event, but more importantly, how did the whiskies taste?  Well, scroll down to find out more: Juicy, oak & vanilla 48.69: Folly from France (62.1% ABV) According to my
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Lagavulin 8 Year Old

This year, one Scotland’s most famous distilleries – Lagavulin – celebrates its 200th birthday.  And many happy returns to it! Usually, distillers see such a landmark as an opportunity to release an overly expensive whisky , which excludes the casual fans from joining in the celebrations.  Lagavullin has taken a different approach though, with their
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Scottish Cider Brandy

A couple of weeks ago, an e-mail popped into my inbox inviting me to the launch of a Scottish Cider Brandy. Now, I might like a drink, but I’ve never thought to myself “You know what is missing from my life – a brandy made from cider”.  However, I decided to put my doubts to
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