Press Release from Jameson announcing the launch of their very first Cask Strength whiskey, The Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Old Cask Strength
Press release detailing Tomatin 18 year old success at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition.
Bitter and peaty thanks to the moderated cask maturation but still a mouthful of juicy dried fruits in here that brings this dram to life. Even the more “off” notes, metallic, liqourice and aniseed sort of belonged in this dram. The sort of whisky I’d describe as putting hairs on your chest, quiet invigorating or energizing this one. 86/100
A touch spicier and more bitter, I did prefer the Hazelburn though not by much. This has some lovely funk and engine oil dirtiness I associate with Springbank but just enough sweetness from the spirit and the rum cask to keep it palateable. I feel the more rum-casked whiskies I have the less that Rum-cask maturation brings to the party – to the point I am not actively seeking any more. 83/100
Quite rough and ready this one. Young, spirity, and exuberant but not quite tamed by wood. Reduced it still revealed some odd flavours and tendencies, this really reminded me of agave spirit or mezcal rather than whisky. 66/100
Press release from Benromach announcing the release of their 20th anniversary bottling.
New Whisky Releases: Week 16 2018 Arran 21 Year Old 1996 (cask 12357) – Old Particular (Douglas Laing) £145.38 Auchroisk 19 Year Old 1998 (cask 14661) – The First Editions (Hunter Laing) […]
Sweet and spiced, pleasant but not overly complex, a good solid drinker. 84/100
Irish Distillers announces the appointment of Henry Donnelly as new Distiller at the Micro Distillery at Midleton
Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, today announced the appointment of Henry Donnelly as the new Distiller of […]
Zesty but not overly exuberant or young, this carries water well and retains much of its complexity even when reduced. More wood than spirit characteristics perhaps reflecting the lighter nature of Tomatin. 83/100