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 […]
This weeks review will look at a new whisky from Arran, which I had previously featured as last weeks ‘nice looking new product of the week’ You can catch up with the article here and read a bit more about the background to this dram. Arran Smugglers Series Vol 1 ‘The Illicit Stills’ On the nose […]
Looking at an unusual cask type utilised by a new independent bottler.
A look around the Berry Bros & Rudd premises in Central London, including a peek into the Berry family private collection.
In which we discuss the Douglas Laing Rock Oyster range and find the correct collective noun for oysters.
Looking at the latest release in Gordon & MacPhails Private Collection range. A 2005 Ledaig finished in Hermitage wine casks.
Looking at a Glentauchers, Port Charlotte and an Arran from indie bottlers Bartels’ Highland Laird range.
When this whisky was distilled: Man had not yet landed on the moon. The Vietnam war was still ongoing. Ronnie & Reggie Kray were still running organised crime in London. The Rolling Stones had not long released (I can’t get no) Satisfaction. The Beatles completed their last live tour. Ok, so its old. Really old. […]
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