An evening with Glen Scotia & Loch Lomond.

Last Wednesday evening I was one of a lucky group of tasters that had been invited to take part in a tweet tasting. We were to be sampling whiskies from the Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia distilleries, both are owned and run by the Loch Lomond group who bought the distilleries along with the Glen …

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Boutique-y whisky: Caledonian 33yo single grain 50.3% abv. 

Just of late I've had the opportunity to try some very special whiskies, from limited release new expressions to some old and rare malts. The ones I feel very privileged about are the ones from closed distilleries, to be able to try something that generally can not be produced again is an honour in my …

Glen Grant vs Wild Turkey tweet tasting. 

So I've been lucky to be involved in a fair few tweet tastings hosted be Steve from The Whisky Wire. This latest one was a little different, we were going to sample four different expressions. With the twist being it would be from two different distilleries, two from the Scottish Glen Grant distillery and two …

Boutique-y whisky: Paul John 6yo batch 3  52.9% abv 

While I was at Newcastle I had the great privilege to catch up with Dave from That boutique-y Whisky company, this is a man full of passion for his job. He recommended a couple of drams for me to try. Now in my opinion Boutique-y whisky company is one of the best independent bottlers around …

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 46% abv. 

Glenmorangie were the first distillery to start extra maturation in different casks, something we now take for granted from finishes in Oloroso Sherry casks to red wine barriques. Back in the 1990's Glenmorangie experimented with different wood finishes, one of the first released was a Port Pipe one. The Quinta Ruban is the evolution of …