The Dram Team – The Whiskies

Earlier in the week, we introduced The Dram Team – a new whisky-delivery service.  But it’s what’s in the box that is most important, right?  So here’s my look at the whiskies from the launch box: Inchmurin 18 Year Old – 46% ABV Hailing from the shores of Loch Lomond, the distillery is named after
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Glen Grant Range

Founded in 1840 by brothers John and James Grant in Rothes, Glen Grant Distillery has been making whisky with care and passion for over 175 years.  Unfortunately, for a long time, this heritage seemed to also be reflected in its packaging, which was looking extremely dated – and not in a good way.   It seems
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#MyChivasBlend

Usually at this time of the week, I’d recommend a new whisky which I’ve recently tried or been sent.  However, this week, I want to tell you about the time I got to make MY OWN WHISKY! On Wednesday evening, I headed along to Edinburgh’s Tigerlilly Bar for a blending session with Chivas.  My blending
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Allied Glass Gin Tweet Tasting

On Wednesday night, gin replaced whisky for a cracking Tweet Tasting, hosted by the Whisky Wire and Allied Glass.  The Leeds based company has been producing glass packaging for some of the world’s best known brands for over a century and Wednesday night gave them a chance to show off some of their finest creations.
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Glen Orchy 5 Year Old

Living in an age when whiskies can sell for up to six figures, it’s easy to forget that you can pick up a decent blend for around £20.  With many brands pushing premium single malts in recent years, blends at the cheaper end of the market appear to have fallen out of favour.  But true
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anCnoc 2001 Vintage

If you look at a map of Scotland and try to find anCnoc distillery, then you’re going to struggle.  The whisky in your bottle actually hails from Knockdhu distillery, which has been pumping out whisky since 1894.  Since 1993 though, the single malt whisky from the distillery has been sold under the name anCnoc, to
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Laphroaig Lore

If you’ve ever been to Islay, then you’ll know it’s a land steeped in history and tradition.  Stories are passed down from generation to generation, and thankfully, the secret processes which result in the island’s most famous export, Scotch whisky, are also safely held by the islanders. Following on from the distillery’s 200th birthday last
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R&B Distillers Whisky

Earlier this week, we took a look at one of Scotland’s newest distillers – R&B Distillers.  Planning permission has been granted for the company’s first distillery on Raasay, with one to follow in the Borders soon after.  But Alasdair Day & Co. aren’t hanging around and has already got two whiskies to market.  The liquid
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Scotch Malt Whisky Society – April Outturn

As I mentioned earlier this week, last Tuesday, I was invited to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Queen Street venue to sample April’s outturn, which appropriately, is called Blooming.  There’s 15 bottles in the whole outturn, and despite my eagerness to try them all, Society Ambassador Jeremy Antonson limited me to just the four.  But
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Bellfield Brewery

Regular readers might remember that last year, I put some alcohol-free beers through their paces.  Although I’m a big supporter of low and non-alcoholic options – whether they are chosen for health, social or religious reasons – my experience with them left my palate slightly disappointed, as there was no doubting the fact that they
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