Scotch: The Golden Dram

This time we look at a higher budget documentary about the whisky industry. The Andrew Peat directed film was shot in 2015 and I remember at the time seeing chatter about the film crew being over at Bruichladdich following Jim McEwan. Andrew is an American filmmaker and teacher who works in China. The post production […]

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Leith Whisky Trail: The Pattison Crash

The Pattison brothers and their Victorian whisky empire feature in one of the most famous stories within Scotch Whisky history. Yet it wasn’t too many weeks ago I was still calling them “Patterson” and indeed assuming they were the only children of their parents (they had 12 kids). Justine of Kask Whisky has an online […]

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Monkey Shoulder

Let’s keep this supermarket shelf whisky theme going with another stable from those high volume shelves. The Malt Blend The Monkey Shoulder blend of single malts has been around since 2005 and is produced by William Grant. The recipe originally included only three distilleries in Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie. All of which is matured in […]

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Old Pulteney 12 Year Old

I hope I haven’t lost too many people from my last article on something not whisky but also not even alcohol. Although to be fair I bet the Amazon drivers are still expected to ask for ID at the door! We are back on safe ground today though so lets start rebuilding my reputation with […]

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Seedlip Garden 108

I suppose with a blog called “Malted” I really should only talk about things which contain…malt. However, its my ball etc etc so tough bananas! The Brand The story of the brand was lifted from their press stuff off their website Headquartered on a farm in The Chilterns, England, Seedlip is a nature company dedicated […]

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Strathisla 12 Year Old

The whisky appears on the face of it to be full of high rollers. It doesn’t seem to matter how much a bottle costs they sell out and fast but I believe this is all an illusion. For sure looking at the world as a whole there is enough people available to buy 4 or […]

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Te Bheag Nan Eilean Blended Scotch Whisky

It feels like ages since I wrote about an actual whisky doesn’t it? It is good to search out other things to write about and indeed somewhat cheaper to create that content but actually sitting down with a whisky you can’t beat. This one today was new to me and a birthday present from my […]

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Book Review: Whisky Galore!

Ok so we enjoyed the films behind the book but what is it actually like to read the original book from 1947? There are a few prints and versions of the book available but true to form I went with the 2012 release from Birlinn books. It seems whenever I buy a book just now […]

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AncNoc 12 Year Old

Last week we looked at the affordable and available bottles from Ardbeg and this week we will continue the theme and look at some more affordable and available bottles. First up is the standard 12 year old AncNoc from the Knockdhu distillery in the Highlands. The AncNoc single malt brand being a recent invention from […]

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