Enjoyable but perhaps doesn’t quite deliver what you would expect from the colour. This still has that classic Speyside distillery medium-light spirit style. Plenty of fruit and chocolate from the cask maturation and later some tannins and pleasant spices keep things interesting. 84/100
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.
Full of fresh fruit flavours and aromas, quite green and spirit driven – I suspected a refill cask and confirmed by the bottling details. Pleasant, a good base whisky and nice insight into Blair Athol spirit. 82/100
Tamdhu unveils Quercus Alba Distinction II – celebrating the influence of American oak sherry cask maturation
Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the arrival of the second bottling in its Quercus Alba Distinction series.
Creative Speyside distillery, Benriach, has unveiled the ‘missing piece’ of its flavour-forward portfolio of Single Malts with the return of Benriach The Sixteen.
A truly delicious combination of tropical fruit, nuts and exotic oak wood influence full of earthy and woody spices and chocolate. It is hard to compare this unique piece of liquid history other than to say it is on par with some of the oldest Scotch single malts invariably derived from Speyside thanks to their careful maturation over many decades. 93/100
The GlenDronach Distillery, hidden in the fertile landscape of the Forgue valley, deep in the east Highland hills, has released its latest richly sherried Single Malt. The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 11 boasts exceptional depths of sherry wood maturation, continuing the legacy set out by distillery founder James Allardice in 1826, which marries Highland spirit to Spanish oak.
Bruichladdich has today (1 November 2022) launched Black Art Edition 10, the tenth annual release in the elusive, limited-edition series.
Lochlea Distillery to launch limited edition sherry matured whisky, Lochlea ‘Fallow Edition’ (First Crop)
The team at Lochlea Distillery are delighted to reveal their third seasonal limited release, Lochlea ‘Fallow Edition’ (First Crop). Launching on the 3rd November 2022, it is the third expression in an annual limited edition series, following on from Lochlea ‘Sowing Edition’ (First Crop) which launched in March 2022, and Lochlea ‘Harvest Edition’ (First Crop) which launched in September 2022.
New Zealand’s largest independent spirits brand, Scapegrace, has announced the release of its highly-anticipated first whisky, a limited-edition range of Single Malts. The announcement comes off the back of the company’s latest NZ $25m distillery project, revealed in Central Otago earlier this year.
Benromach Distillery in Speyside has launched a new small batch single malt, ‘Benromach Triple Distilled’, into its ‘Contrasts’ range.