Monthly Archives: May 2016

What is the story with Claxtons Tobermory?

Following on from last weeks review of Claxtons single cask bottling of a Tomatin 21, this week we will take a quick look at their 20 y.o Tobermory. Tobermory 20y.o, IB, Claxtons, 48% abv, Cask no:1501-652 (available here) The nose has light peat, citrus zest and a malty, cereal notes. The palate continues with light, […]

Desert Island Drams – Whisky Apocalypse

For this weeks Desert Island Dram Whisky Apocalypse nominates a favourite…

The AnCnoc Vintage range. 1999 – 2001

Last week I had the pleasure (and good fortune) to take part in a Twitter Tasting with anCnoc, looking at their Vintage range. Specifically the 1999, 2000 and 2001 bottlings.  First up was the 1999 vintage. AnCnoc 1999 Vintage, OB, 46%abv (avaliable here) On the nose it is quite sweet with big citrus notes, […]

anCnoc Vintage Twitter Tasting – Tonight! #AnCnocVintage

A quick reminder to join me and selected others on Twitter tonight (19th May 1800hrs GMT) for a look at the anCnoc Vintage range. We will be tasting and tweeting about their 1999, 2000 and 2001 expressions. Join in using the hashtag #anCnocVintage

Claxtons Tomatin 21 year old. 

Tomatin is a brand that many of my fellow bloggers rave about but one which I have minimal experience with, so when the opportunity arose to try an independent single cask bottling I had to take Claxtons up on their offer. Tomatin 21, IB, Claxtons, 48%abv, Cask no 1503-11247   (available here) The nose has […]

The arrival of Summer and The Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve.

Summer is here.  Sort of. Peoples thoughts turn to barbecues, cutting the grass, sunburn and relaxing in the garden.   My taste for whisky changes throught the year. As a general rule I tend to save the rich and smoky whiskies for the cold and dark nights (also possible in summer if you live in […]

A Brace of Royal Brackla

Several months ago I was lucky enough to be shown around at Royal Brackla distillery. Its always been a favourite, mostly because its just along the road from my in-laws and it always reminds me of time spent up North. Royal Brackla is owned and operated by John Dewar and Sons. It is situated near […]