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Wemyss Malts Velvet Fig 25

Wemyss Malts Velvet Fig 25

Wemyss Malts Velvet Fig is a blend consisting of five ex-sherry hogshead casks of 1994 vintage Speyside and Highland single malts and 15 ex-sherry hogshead casks of 1988 vintage unpeated Bunnahabhain single malt. All 20 casks were then blended and transferred into 14...

Balcones High Plains Texas Single Malt Whisky

Balcones High Plains Texas Single Malt Whisky

Balcones High Plains Texas Single Malt Whisky is made entirely from barley, grown and malted in Texas, and was born from a collaboration between Balcones Distilling and Blackland Malts (Texas' first malthouse). Blackland Malts worked together with Texas A&M...

John Jameson 15-year-old

John Jameson 15-year-old

It is not every day one gets the chance to taste a real piece of Irish history, but tonight I am tasting a John Jameson 15-year-old from the Very Special Old Whiskey bottling series. It is one of the last blended versions from Bow Street Distillery in Dublin, which...

Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 9

Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 9

The first review of 2021 is a 9-year-old Glenrothes from Dràm Mòr. Glenrothes is a Speyside distillery located in Rothes, a town in the very heart of the Speyside region, owned by Edrington. The first thing I would like to talk about is the colour of this Glenrothes....

Dràm Mòr Linkwood 10

Dràm Mòr Linkwood 10

It is time for the second whisky from Dràm Mòr's Christmas release, the 10-year-old Linkwood – a Speyside distillery in Elgin, Scotland. Most of the Dràm Mòr bottlings I have reviewed come from distilleries new to me, so it has been an interesting and exciting...

Dràm Mòr Tullibardine 5

Dràm Mòr Tullibardine 5

The sixth whisky by Dràm Mòr is the 5-year-old Tullibardine, a Highland distillery south-west of Blackford, and a keen eye might think "Sixth? This would be the fourth, where did you learn to count?", and that is absolutely correct – I have two more Dràm Mòr samples...

Benriach Core Range

Benriach Core Range

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to a Benriach tasting led by global brand ambassador Stewart Buchanan, as they are launching their new core range in Norway. The core range was recently revamped with a focus on flavour-led innovation, and the four mentioned below...

Ardnamurchan AD/09.20:01

Ardnamurchan AD/09.20:01

A week ago, I had the pleasure of attending an Ardnamurchan tasting with Daracha and Graeme Mackay from Adelphi. We were tasting the Ardnamurchan First AD Kit, containing AD/09.20:01, 2015 Ex-Oloroso Peated Cask, 2015 Ex-Bourbon Peated Cask and 2014 Single Barrel...

Dràm Mòr Aberlour 7

Dràm Mòr Aberlour 7

The third whisky by Dràm Mòr is the 7-year-old Aberlour, a Speyside distillery in Aberlour, Strathspey in Scotland. It has been matured in a refill bourbon hogshead for seven years and six months, then four additional months in a Portuguese red wine Madeira barrique,...

Dràm Mòr Tomintoul 15

Dràm Mòr Tomintoul 15

Next up is this Tomintoul 15 by Dràm Mòr. I do not think I have ever tasted a Tomintoul, at least not as I can remember, so I do not know what to expect from this whisky. It has a pale lemon colour, spent 15 years in a refill sherry butt, then four months in a...

Dràm Mòr Glen Garioch 8

Dràm Mòr Glen Garioch 8

I have had the pleasure of tasting the 8-year-old Glen Garioch, a Highland distillery near Oldmeldrum in Aberdeenshire, bottled by Dràm Mòr. It was fully matured in a refill bourbon hogshead, bottled at 55 % and is available to purchase from select locations. NoseThe...

Midleton Very Rare 2020

Midleton Very Rare 2020

Everyone who knows me knows about my deep-rooted love for Irish whiskey. That being said, I do not know much about the Midleton releases. Sure, I have tasted a few of them while visiting a variety of bars in Ireland, but I can not say that I have ever tasted one I...