Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey Refreshes Bottle Design Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey has a new look. The new bottle features white paint over the embossments, making the intricate font and design […]
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.
Benromach weds heavily peated barley with Sherry casks for limited release Distillery unveils Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask […]
Glasgow Distillery announce 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2019 Release and unveil forthcoming Peated and Triple Distilled expressions.
Glasgow Distillery announce 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2019 Release and unveil forthcoming Peated and Triple Distilled expressions. The Glasgow Distillery Company has announced the return of their 1770 Single Malt Scotch […]
The latest whisky new releases in stores from 10th March 2019
The GlenDronach 27 Years Old Grandeur Batch 10 whisky review: A masterful GlenDronach expression full of rich dark fruits balanced against bitter chocolate and coffee. Hugely drinkable at 50.1% ABV, this goes down far too easily! Captures the essence of what GlenDronach is about right now and easily matches the pinnacle of their single cask releases. 93/100
The GlenDronach Master Vintage 1993 25 Years Old whisky review: A little thinner and woodier than I hoped for/expected. A classic heavy sherry GlenDronach but quite a bit of spirit and old wood on display here too – quite distinct from some of the single cask releases of the same (or many other) vintages. Delivered at 48.2%, this is a little lower than many of the single casks of this age and I’m unsure if this is batch/marrying strength or reduced – feels reduced, which is a shame as otherwise this is a good whisky. 87/100
SLANE IRISH WHISKEY IN-STORE ACROSS UK FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY Slane Irish Whiskey is taking its signature Triple Casked blend across the Irish Sea to share its unique St Patrick’s Day story […]
Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Reveals New Label Limestone Branch Distillery introduces a vibrant, new Yellowstone Select bottle label. This smooth, well-rounded bourbon features a hand-picked blend of sweet, spicy, and smoky […]
The latest whisky new releases in stores from 4th March 2019
Lagavulin 2001 Distillers Edition whisky review: Despite overall revealing similar flavours this one seems different again, a little less well integrated, cracks are beginning to show here, the smoke is muted and also a little more menthol crystal accompaniment makes it less well suited to what is essentially less sweet, more dry nut and saltier – if any malt is present it is more in the Custard cream biscuit range than the thick, heavy malt extract I’m used to from Lagavulin. 83/100