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Desert Island Drams – Mark Newton from MaltReview

Mark Newton from MaltReview.com nominates his ultimate fantasy whisky.

Desert Island Drams – Darron Foy

Caol Ila 12 If I had one bottle on an desert island, I would want my No. 1 Islay malt with me.     It would remind me of the great times I had on Islay with my misses. We visited every working distillery, but Caol Ila, with the views over the strait and across to […]

Caol Ila Head to Head

Its always interesting to compare original and private bottlings and also to directly compare ages and maturity.  Here we are comparing all at once.    Scottish Malt Whisky Society 52.213 ‘Dram at night, fishwives delight’ 56% ABV Nose is briney and smokey, seaside tang with slight banana notes. The palate is old smoke, lingering brine […]