Month: January 2018

Glen Moray Distillery

What do you do when you get up in the morning and decide to take a very last minute couple of days off? Well you decide to go to Glen Moray Distillery…or at least I did. It was good to get something whisky related back in my system. You know? Yeah, course you do. I was on the tour with…

The Essence of Suntory Whisky for Pre-Order at dekantā

Due for release on 27 February 2018, The Essence of Suntory collection includes three brand new expressions from the Japanese whisky giant, now available for worldwide delivery from Japanese spirit specialists dekantā. Shoppers at dekantā will be among the first to own and experience these limited release whiskies, as the world’s largest e-commerce retailer for high end Japanese spirits is…

Isle of Arran Distillers announce Burns Unbroke Events

Isle of Arran Distillers, sponsors of Burns Unbroke, a brand new multi-arts Robert Burns Festival have announced a series of masterclasses at the inaugural celebration, and a cocktail reception on the opening night of the Festival. To be held on the 26th January, 1st February, 15th February and 1st March, the masterclass tastings will include a selection of expressions from…

Flipping Heck it’s Fudge Time!!

Hello! Happy New Year… I think its time to get fudging for 2018, I will be making fudge on Sunday 21st January, so if you would like some in time for Burns Night (I will post it Monday 22nd), you know what to do… any new customers, please note I can only sell in the UK and EU and please…

Inside the Bottle: Thoughts

I guess this is kind of whisky related, in as much as I was pondering these thoughts below as I took myself for a walk on New Year’s Day. I went and sat by the river and poured a Jura 21 year old, I raised my glass to absent friends and loved ones…(you know who I mean, the people who…

Glenfarclas The Legend of Speyside “Passion”

Glenfarclas The Legend of Speyside Passion 46% vol. This was produced for the German market. The nose offers a lot of caramel, vanilla and sweetness…this hand in hand with spice. It’s fragrant with cinnamon. There’s a slight herbal note too. It’s quite thin on the palate. Plenty of spices just warming the throat as you swallow… there are some lovely…

Glenfarclas 29 Year Old 1986 Family Collector Series 7

Tonight I’m trying one of the bottles from my advent calendar. I was kinda busy so didn’t do them all in December. This is a 29 year old from refill sherry casks. From the Family Collector Series 7, this was distilled in 1986, and it’s 53.8% vol. On the nose: Initially there was the feint scent of struck matches. Ever…

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