Preserving Open Bottles

So in our mini series around the Distiller’s bottling of Talisker we saw flavour changes over the course of nearly a year. The reason for that I am sure you will have gathered is oxidisation in the bottle as the ratio of air and whisky changes over time. Is this a good or a bad […]

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Auchentoshan 18 Year Old

The Auchentoshan distillery was until very recently the closest operating distillery to my house. Since then two have opened up in Hillington and next to the River Clyde. When I visited a couple of years back I was a little new to all this but found the range new, exciting and special. Quite a lot […]

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Big Peat

The next stop of the whisky trail as led by Douglas Laing’s Regional Malts series is Islay on its own. In the previous segment we were travelling around all the islands of Scotland but now we focus purely on the heavily peated nirvana of Islay. All the distilleries on Islay produce at least some peated […]

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Arran The Amarone Cask Finish

The Arran distillery has been quite quiet this year so far I think. Very recently they announced a new series of special editions in the Explorer Series which starts with a 20 year old sherry matured expression at a decent £130 a bottle. Up to then though there social media and marketing has been very […]

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Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva

In the Regional Malts series of posts I talk quite extensively about the entry points to single malt whiskies and which ones would work for most people. For me the first whisky that opened up whisky to me was Glenfiddich 12. Packing lots of fruit flavours and gentle arrival without any heat or burn it […]

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Ballantine’s Finest

The internet is littered with whisky blogs written by people all over the world. Each one has a goal and more often than not it is to driven views and make themselves known to producers and distributors to get access to whiskies we simply cannot afford. What this means is the content is all about […]

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