Slane Distillery Christmas Market will run every weekend from Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 23 Slane Distillery, the recently-opened whiskey distillery located on the historic grounds of Slane Castle in the […]
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.
A Fine Christmas Malt 2018 whisky review: A lovely sherried Christmas dram, a little spicy and sappy/pine wood actually keeps this refreshing. There is plenty of sticky syrupy sweet and buttery oils in here but well-balanced against wood influences. Perhaps not the most redolent of Christmas for me, this sherried dram is very drinkable and certainly got me in the mood for Christmas at the very least. A great selection by The Whisky Exchange at a very reasonable price. 85/100
New Whisky Releases: Week 45 2018 Latest whisky in stores this week: A Fine Christmas Malt 17 Years Old £74.95 – our review here Allt-á-Bhainne 25 Year Old 1993 (cask 12267) – […]
Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled a new look for its ‘Private Collection’ range: rare and exclusive single malts personally selected by members of the Urquhart family, owners […]
Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated Batch 2 whisky review: Quite savoury in comparison to the Octaves Classic Batch 2. Chalky and mineralic on the nose and palate and a lovely dry peat smoke (not oily Islay-like) much more herbal and mineralic Speyside peat at play here, delicious.
Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic Batch 2 whisky review: A touch spicy as presented but with lots of great structure and medley of fruits, quite a lot of different cask stave influences made this one difficult to ascertain more exact flavour descriptors. A drop of water made it creamier and sweeter and revealed malted milk biscuit cereal notes. 83/100
BENROMACH DISTILLERY ADDS WOOD FINISH TO CONTRAST RANGE Single malt finished in Château Cissac casks The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd. has unveiled the latest addition to its Wood Finish portfolio with […]
‘TIS THE SEASON OF GIFT GIVING JAMESON IRISH WHISKEY HAS CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HIM ALL WRAPPED-UP Jameson Irish Whiskey has two new mates for the guy in your life to celebrate with […]
Our weekly round up of new whisky releases BALCONES TRUE BLUE £74.75 BEN NEVIS 1990 27 Year Old Signatory 30th Anniversary £375 BLADNOCH 1993 25 Year Old Signatory 30th Anniversary £275 BOWMORE 1972 45 Year […]
Longmorn 57 Years Old 1961 Cask #512 whisky review: More closed on the nose, this one rewarded a little more fruit on the palate but again another Cask-heavy wood-centric expression that sadly could have come from any number of distilleries. Once again no hint of Longmorn here. Despite the big numbers on these casks I found both more than a little disappointing. Perhaps I had set my expectations far too high, yet I have had other G&M old or even very old whiskies that have been simply sublime. Of the two casks this one was definitely more palateable. 79/100