A robust and entertaining blended scotch whisky using both malt and rye derived components in great balance. I suspect a portion of the sweetness here derives from the fresh bourbon cask too but this whisky hasn’t been in these casks long enough to become overtly vanillic. 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.
GLENGOYNE UNVEILS NEW 15 YEAR OLD HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT
Glengoyne has unveiled a new 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt, celebrating the contrast and harmony created by the interplay of its sherry and bourbon casks. The new dram will become a staple of the Highland distiller’s award-winning core collection.
White Peak releases the next in its Small Batch series for loyal Wire Works Whisky followers in both UK & Europe
Derbyshire’s first ever single malt whisky Distillery – White Peak – is launching a second expression of its Small Batch Wire Works Whisky this autumn, after receiving top industry awards for the previous batch over the summer.
ARDBEG INVITES WHISKY LOVERS TO JOIN THE DEBATE AND GRAB THEIR OWN BOTTLE OF ARDBEG 8 FOR DISCUSSION
Originally launched in summer 2021, Ardbeg 8 Years Old For Discussion started life as a Committee Exclusive bottling, inviting Committee members to openly discuss the new release – how did it match up to its Ten Year Old sibling? As a big, youthful whisky with dramfulls of personality, it kicked off debate in the whisky world as a temporary addition to the Ardbeg range. Now with just a small number of bottles remaining, Ardbeg is throwing open its virtual doors and inviting peat-lovers to join the Committee and finally get hold of their own bottle before it goes….
ARDBEG HERALDS HYPERNOVA – THE SMOKIEST ARDBEG EVER
In October of this year, Ardbeg will unleash its smokiest whisky ever: Ardbeg Hypernova. An evolution of the highly-popular Supernova series, the Islay Distillery’s newest expression takes Ardbeg’s signature smoke into a new dimension with a powerful explosion of peaty flavour.
JAMESON REINTRODUCE THEIR SIGNATURE STYLE JAMESON SINGLE POT STILL
Jameson, the world’s bestselling, and most awarded Irish Whiskey[i], is delighted to introduce its latest expression, Jameson Single Pot Still, as a new addition to the Jameson family. Celebrating the traditional style of Irish whiskey after which it is named, Jameson Single Pot Still is a throwback to an era when Irish whiskey reigned supreme.
Samuel Gelston’s to Strike Gold with New Campaign
Samuel Gelston’s is bringing some gilded glamour to the UK this season with a series of exciting collaborations that explore the golden roots of its Irish Whiskey.
MARVEL AT THE POWER OF CREATIVITY WITH ROYAL SALUTE FORCES OF NATURE BY KATE MCCGWIRE
Royal Salute, the master of exceptionally aged Scotch whisky, has unveiled an enchanting new expression, the Royal Salute Forces of Nature by Kate MccGwire. The ultra-prestige release is the first iteration from Royal Salute’s new pinnacle collection entitled The Art of Wonder.
HOUSE OF HAZELWOOD UNVEILS SECOND RELEASE OF EIGHT HIGHLY COLLECTABLE SCOTCH WHISKIES
Following the sell-out within weeks of their inaugural ‘First Drop’ release, House of Hazelwood today unveils its much-anticipated Autumn Collection of eight rare and old Scotch whiskies. Hand-selected from the once-private collection of the Gordon family, the release contains some of the most sought-after and remarkable Scotch whiskies in the world.
Rebel 10 Years Old Single Barrel Bourbon
At 10 years old and 50% ABV / 100 proof this is a robust Bourbon offering from Rebel, sweet and cereal spirit from the Wheated mashbill is infused with plenty of wood influences, produced in batches which may vary but will retain this essential nature I suspect. 84/100