Typical Aberlour, punchy fresh apples and pears, soft cereals and some woody oak, what more could you want? 83/100
About me? I am a Whisky Educator, Travel-Tourist and Blogger. I blog tasting notes about (mostly Scotch) beer and whisky at The Whiskyphiles. I keep progress of my travels via the Alfred Barnard Society. Based in Livingston, Scotland I do most of my dramming at the University of Edinburgh Water of Life Society and Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
SMWS 65.5 Old School Speyside
A fantastic old Imperial with lots of dusty and woody sugars and oodles of fruit sweetness in this one. Befitting its age this becomes drying and leathery with some great tannins too. I suspect the rechar HH was a finish here as it would have been unusual to have been the initial cask but it has worked wonders on rejuvenating this spirit. 91/100
Evan Williams White Label
Presented at a higher ABV I enjoyed this much more than Evan Williams Black Label, there is plenty of peppery nature to it and a depth of sweetness to keep it interesting. 83/100
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
A very enjoyable and easy-drinking Bourbon expression sweetness somewhat tempered by toasty oak and the flavours it imbues. 84/100
Nutty, spicy whisky is inspired by Glenmorangie creator’s favourite sherry
Glenmorangie Highland single malt Scotch whisky today shares a delicately nutty and spicy bottling inspired by Amontillado, its creator’s favourite style of sherry.
GLASGOW 1770 WHISKY RELEASES LATEST SMALL BATCH EXPRESSION
The Glasgow Distillery has announced its latest ‘Small Batch Series’ bottling, amping up its commitment to flavour experimentation by marrying together two distinct Glasgow 1770 single malts that have undergone different maturation processes.
INVERNESS DISTILLERY OPENS, REVIVING LOST WHISKY HERITAGE
Inverness’ first distillery in 130 years has officially opened, reconnecting the highland capital with its proud but lost whisky and brewing history.
Loch Lomond Whiskies Unveils Limited Single Grain Scotch Whiskies
Loch Lomond Whiskies has unveiled two limited Single Grain releases which exemplify the distiller’s innovative range of whisky-making techniques.
Loch Lomond Single Grain Distiller’s Choice and Loch Lomond Single Grain Cooper’s Collection Mizunara Cask Finish are brought together by Master Blender, Michael Henry.
INVERCLYDE DISTILLERY UNVEILS FIRST UNIQUE CASK DESIGN IN A CENTURY WITH £100M DEAL
Inverclyde’s first zero-carbon distillery has signed a £100 million deal with one of Spain’s oldest sherry cask producers to secure a decades long supply of ‘infinity casks’ – marking what is believed to be the first unique cask design for the Scottish Whisky industry in more than 100 years.
Inverkip-based Ardgowan Distillery has commissioned Bodegas Miguel Martín to construct the sustainably sourced European oak casks, at a cost of 30 to 40 times more than standard whisky casks.
The Lakes Distillery release The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.6; an intensely aromatic evolution.
Available from 2 March, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.6 is the penultimate release in The Lakes Distillery’s journey to define a signature style.