Monthly Archives: February 2017

Review – Glendronach Madeira Cask – Bottled exclusively for The Nectar. 

Sometimes I’m never too sure which whisky to write about next. Its not always that there is a theme but there has been a tenuous link between several of my last reviews. The Glenmorangie Bacalta was finished in Maderia casks. The Glenrothes 19 was matured in sherry casks. This Glendronach, like the Glenmorangie is a […]

Review -Analysing a Pair of Wine Cask Finished Arrans – With The Malt Mentalist.

This week The Malt Mentalist and I will be dissecting and ruminating upon a couple of rather curious wine cask finished expressions from Arran distillery. Stew has done most of the legwork on this and they are his bottles after all so it’s only fair I let him go first… The Malt Mentalist I’d just like […]

Desert Island Drams – Brian Kinsman

This week Brian Kinsman, Master Blender at William Grant and Sons, nominates his Desert Island Dram

Review – Glenmorangie Private Edition Range – Bacalta

A look at the eighth annual release in Glenmorangie’s Private Edition range, The Bacalta

Press Release – Raasay While We Wait – Batch No2

R&B Distillers have just announced the release of the second batch of their lightly peated single malt whisky – Raasay While We Wait. I was pleasantly surprised by the 1st Batch, in a blind tasting of over 50 whiskies I placed it 4th, ahead of many other big names. Hopefully the second Batch lives up […]

Press Release – International Scotch Day – Friday 10th February – #LoveScotch

In honour of Scotland’s gift to the world, to the spirit that has long drawn people in through its status and style, this Friday February 10th 2017 the inaugural International Scotch Day will be celebrated worldwide. The day invites people everywhere to raise a glass of Scotch to celebrate a drink that’s made to be […]

Press Release – Douglas Laing Introduces The ‘Consortium of Cards’ Collection

Douglas Laing & Co, independent Scotch Whisky specialist, today unveils its Old Particular “Consortium of Cards” Single Cask Scotch Whisky Collection. This, the first limited edition series within Old Particular, is themed around a deck of playing cards. Four releases are planned for 2017, and the series launches with the “Queen of the Hebrides”, an […]