The Spirit Still Burnside 18 Years Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review: An odd mixture of sweet, fruity, zesty and creamy which rolls around the palate but doesn’t seem to settle into a pattern or predominant flavour. To try settle this one down or tidy it up we added a splash of water which thins it out and revealed more creamy vanilla but also suggested refill cask to me. I think I favour this one reduced where it became very easily drinkable but still echoed all of the flavours it had at cask strength. 86/100
Glenlivet 25 Years Old 1992 Give’N’Tell (51.4%, The Spirit Still, Bourbon Barrel, 256 Bottles, 2018)
The Spirit Still Give’N’Tell 25 Years Old 1992 Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review: A wonderful floral nose hints at vanilla pastries and desserts, the palate is much livelier and fruitier and dry pine overcomes the drying and tannic finish, a whisky that takes you on a bit of a journey and epitomises the distillery from whence it came. 89/100
Independent bottler Spirit Still launches at Spirit of Speyside Festival with a range of five eclectic whiskies
Independent bottler Spirit Still launches at the Spirit of Speyside Festival 2018
This weeks new whisky releases
Press release announcing the launch of BenRiach’s single cask series Batch 15
Press release announcing the release of Glenmorangie’s 175th anniversary edition.
Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Lowden Guitars and musician Foy Vance join forces to create the first guitar using pot still copper from The Old Bushmills Distillery
Press release detailing collaboration between Bushmills, Lowden Guitars and musician Foy Vance
Glendullan 24 Years Old 1993 Connoisseurs Choice (56.6%, Gordon & MacPhail, Refill HH #8339, 171 Bottles, 2018)
Glendullan 24 Years Old 1993 Connoisseurs Choice whisky review: Apart from the initial sensation of chewing on wood chips this Glendullan expression has plenty to get excited about. Lovely tropical fruits in syrup followed by vanilla tablet, chocolate limes and Murray mints, sweeties for a long car journey on a beautiful summers day. 87/100
Press release detailing Irish Distillers success at the recent International Spirits Challenge and San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Blair Athol 20 Years Old 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (54.5%, Gordon & MacPhail, Refill HH #5720, 255 Bottles, 2018)
Blair Athol 20 Years Old 1997 Connoisseurs Choice Whisky Review: A juicy, sweet and fruity expression with touches of citrus and exotic spices, mouth watering. 86/100