Category: Tastings

Douglas Laing Scallywag – Chocolate Edition

I was sat in a minibus on the way to Deanston Distillery (I was at Dramboree) when low and behold a press release popped into my inbox. I read it and thought “mmm…” so I ordered a bottle for myself. Apparently this was on World Chocolate Day. It felt like Whisky Day to me… ha ha. So what did I…

Maverick Drinks #drinkcraft Tweet Tasting

Yee haw!! Wednesday 4th July saw a merry band of tweeters take part in the Maverick Drinks tweet tasting to celebrate Independence Day… this was going to be an epic journey in to some American Whiskies. I’ll firstly admit that when I am at festivals I tend to shy away from rye whiskey… something in me thought these wouldn’t please…

Denkantā Tweet Tasting

Monday 18th June saw a merry group of tweeters group together for a journey into Japanese Whisky. A first for me and many others I imagine… The first whisky we were going to try was the Yamazakura 963 21 year old bottled at 58%. From their website “the whisky is meticulously blended using a combination of single malt and grain…

Singleton Malt Master’s Selection Whisky Flash Blog!

Okay so let’s start by saying there wasn’t much information on this so… let’s do this. Bright golden colour. Fine legs. The nose is quite fresh and inviting. I’m getting toffee. Initially it was lightly perfumed and quite floral. Slight nuttiness. Bit of ginger and nutmeg. Fruit cake kind of aroma too. On the palate, quite a thin mouthfeel. Pleasantly…

Tamdhu Tweet Tasting

Saturday 5th May brought us a sumptuous tasting from Tamdhu… lucky us!! This live tasting came from Tamdhu Distillery during Spirit of Speyside. The only question on my lips was “what delights are we going to experience?” remember it’s not only the palate which can make us smile, it’s the colour, the nose and the finish that can take us…

Cognac Twitter Tasting

Wednesday 25th April saw me dipping my toes or more likely coating my tongue in cognac…Yes I was a cognac virgin. We were about to sample cognac from Maxim Trijol, Réviseur and Leyrat: “The first Maxime Trijol still was installed in Saint-Martial-sur-Né in the Cognac heartland in 1859. Today, the house boasts twenty-two 2,500-litre stills. Maxime Trijol is different in…

Glenfarclas 15 Cask Strength

You know me…I like a good recommendation…so I bought this. The “this” is the Glenfarclas 15 at cask strength which is 58.6% – I do love the 15 year old so it made sense to purchase this. The nose is soft spices mingling with sticky rich fruit, the scent of milk chocolate floats by along with soft dark sugar with…

Tullamore DEW Tweet Tasting

Wednesday March 7th saw a group of avid whisky fans take part in a tweet tasting with Steve Rush @TheWhiskyWire and @TullamoreDEW From their website… “Tullamore D.E.W. is the original triple distilled, triple blend whiskey. Known the world over for its smooth and gentle complexity. Tullamore D.E.W. is named after Daniel E. Williams, the man who decided that true craft…

Whisky, Fudge, Fun & Beards…

Well now it’s been a little while since I graced you all with my words and thoughts, and seeing as I’ve got a few hours to spare before I fly away home, I thought I’d put my thumbs to good use. And now I’m catching up and properly finishing it off… So, what’s been happening? Well I’ve had two fun…

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…

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