FETTERCAIRN DISTILLERY UNVEILS NEW 16 YEARS OLD New addition to the Single Malt Whisky celebrates unconventional maturation journey Fettercairn Distillery has today unveiled a new addition to its core range of single […]
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.
Big Peat, cult Islay Malt Scotch Whisky brand from family-owned Douglas Laing & Co, today unveils “his” special bottling for Summer 2020: Big Peat 8 Years Old, “A846” Limited Edition. Aged 8 […]
Glen Moray has unveiled the latest addition to its Curiosity Range of experimental limited editions: the Glen Moray Madeira Cask Project. A single malt Scotch whisky fully matured in ex-sweet Madeira hogsheads […]
Puffing Billy Steam Vodka : From the initial nose I thought this was going to remind me why I don’t drink white spirits except in cocktails, long drinks etc. surprisingly this is much more palatable than many New Make Spirits, so the steam / charcoal purification has worked wonders here. If you are looking for a gently fruity white spirit to mix with this is a great start.
Mortlach 31 Years Old 1987 Connoisseurs Choice (54%,Gordon & MacPhail, Refill Sherry HH #425, 200 Bottles, 2018)
Mortlach 31 Years Old 1987 Connoisseurs Choice whisky review: A superbly aged and sherried Mortlach. Has that slightly smoky and fireworks/struck match quality that belies the age and production process of this malt. Overtly sherried but not overly woody, more chewy and earthy along with that smoke. Superb. 90/100
Mortlach 11 Years Old 2004 Old Particular (48.4%, Douglas Laing, Refill HH #10968, 381 Bottles, 2015)
Mortlach 11 Years Old 2004 Old Particular #10968 Whisky Review: A little spirity and spicy, colour and palate suggest slightly under-active refill hogshead. A combination of Mortlach’s heavy spirit and sweetness from vanilla and honey kept reminding me of eggy /sulphuric custard and pancakes throughout. 80/100
Edradour 10 Years Old 2005 Straight From The Cask #49 whisky review: Delicious, very drinkable at cask strength this is quite open and sweet and well balanced between fruit and spices. Some spirit character comes through on the palate so not as over-sherried as the colour might suggest. 87/100
Edradour 10 Years Old 2005 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection (46%, Signatory, Sherry Cask #74, 323 Bottles 2016)
Edradour 10 Years Old 2005 The Un-Chillfiltered Collection Sherry Cask #74 whisky review: Great nose with a heavy sherry influence but much more balanced on the palate, finishes with a lovely mouth-puckering dried fruits. 85/100
Chivas Regal 13 Years Old Extra Oloroso Sherry Casks whisky review: A lovely soft, easy-sipping blend with some nice and gentle Oloroso Sherry influences, a good drinker which appeals to my Sherry-leaning palate. 82/100
A NEW 40-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY RELEASED FROM THE CELEBRATED ISLAY DISTILLERY, AHEAD OF ITS RETURN Introducing the second release in the highly collectable Port Ellen Untold Stories Series that explores the […]