Douglas Laing Provenance Range

It’s been great getting to know Douglas Laing a bit better this week.  And following Wednesday night’s Tweet Tasting, here’s my thoughts on the revamped Provenance range. Macduff 8 Year Old 46% Macduff is one of those few whiskies I’ve never had the chance to taste before.  It had a lot of malt and oats
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Benromach 35 Year Old

Last night, I took part in my second Benromach Tweet Tasting.  My first was last summer and involved the 10 and 15 year old expressions from the distillery’s core range.  Both drams were also out in force last night, alongside its most recent release – a stonking 35 year old! It was great to sit
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Tullamore DEW Range

Tullamore DEW is one of Ireland’s most widely-exported blends, selling around 2.5 million bottles each year.  First distilled in the town of Tullamore in 1829, it was produced continually in the town until 1950, when production moved to Midleton, Country Cork.  After being bought by William Grant and Sons in 2010, work started on the
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Monkey 47 Gin

Originally I had a whisky in mind to write about this week.  However, when I settled down to write the post, I spied my bottle of Monkey 47 out of the corner of my eye, and felt one of my top gins was in need of a bit of TLC. Why I hear you ask? 
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Penderyn Whisky

Last week, I told you about my brilliant tour of Penderyn Distillery.  But a brilliant tour is nothing without brilliant whiskies.  Thankfully, Penderyn Whisky is something to behold!  This isn’t a distillery that is scared to experience, but here, I want to highlight three cracking whiskies that I tasted during my tour. Penderyn Madiera Finish
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Glenfiddich 21 Year Old

Towards the end of last year, Glenfiddich marked the minor re-launch of its 21 year old with a very cool viral video campaign.  To celebrate the whisky’s roots in both Scotland the Caribbean, the distillery assembled a team of brilliant brains from the worlds of science and music to bring the spirit to life. The
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Top Ten Whiskies of 2015

The first full calendar year of writing this blog has been a great experience, and over the past twelve months, I’ve sampled some bloody superb whisky.  In fact, I’ve tasted very little bad whisky.  So, with us reaching the end of the year and everybody being in a reflective mood, I thought I’d take the
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Balcones Distilling Range

Another week, another Tweet Tasting and more American booze!  This week’s selection comes from Balcones – an American distillery founded by Chip Tate, who felt the urge to do something new.  And what success they’ve had, producing the first ever Texan whisky and the first ever Blue Corn whisky, both of which have proved extremely
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Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon

More and more bourbon is appearing on British shores, and earlier this week, I was lucky enough to take part in a Tweet Tasting with one of them – Jefferson’s Bourbon.  The company was launched in 1997 by Trey Zoeller, a native Kentuckian, and his father Chet, a bourbon historian.  The company doesn’t own a
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Highland Park Dark Origins and 18 Year Old

Located on the rugged Orkney isles, Highland Park can lay claim to being the most remote distillery in Scotland, piping its next door neighbour – Scapa – by just half a mile.  Last week though, this whisky made its way to Scottish capital for a Tweet Tasting, which involved not just whisky but also the
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