Oloroso Sherry, Caribbean Rum and the Cabernet Sauvignon. Three different Tomatin expressions were reviewed on their color, smell, palate and the finish. How did they all do? A fantastic quote from James Thurber came to mind when I looked at those three.
The first mini-festival drawing Speyside’s finest food and drink producers together in one central venue has been toasted a success, after hundreds of people turned out to ensure it got off the best possible start.
Organisers of Spirit of Speyside: Distilled are in high spirits after finding that mixing the region’s finest whisky with gin, beer and food went down a treat with audiences.
Today is the day of the #WhiskyFlashBlog of #LochLomond. Whisky enthousiast all over the globe have nosed and taste some wonderful whisky to splash this on social media on the very same day, Wednesday September 7.
The name Loch Lomond as whisky is mostly known for Tintin. For it is the favorite whisky of grumpy but funny, Captain Haddock, the famous sailer. The name Loch Lomond is also, as you might have guessed, from the well known and most enchanted lake, Loch Lomond.
This evening I was teaming up again with other whisky enthusiasts to share, sip and savour a gaggle of the glorious whisky of Glen Moray. An evening with a lot of laughter and discoveries. You can read all about these discoveries on Twitter by using the following link #GlenMoray.
Glen Moray, you say? Glen Moray Single Malt is a Speyside single malt whiskey produced in the Glen Moray Glenlivet Distillery in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.
Glen Moray uses locally sourced malted barley & its water is sourced from the River Lossie.
Douglas Laing & Co, the family Scotch Whisky firm, today unveils its festive offering – Big Peat Christmas 2016, an “All Islay”, Cask Strength Limited Edition.
The new release marks the 6th Big Peat Christmas Edition, though this particular bottling is unlike any bottling ever released by the firm before. Traditionally a marriage of primarily Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Port Ellen, this one-off Big Peat Limited Edition vatting includes all active distilleries on Islay, plus the long-closed, elusive and exclusive Port Ellen.
– A new twist on the sherry influenced pot still whiskey, thanks to an old friendship –
Redbreast has introduced a new, permanent expression to its decorated Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey family; Redbreast Lustau Edition. Finished in hand selected, first-fill sherry butts that are seasoned with Oloroso sherry from the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain, this release celebrates the iconic sherry influence found throughout the Redbreast range.
A sweet little bottle was delivered to my home, lovely packed and with a matching tasting glass, Tomintoul Tlàth whisky.
Tomintoul Tlàth is the new edition to the Tomintoul family. The name Tlàth derives from the Gaelic word for – Gentle Smooth – reflecting the true meaning of Tomintoul whisky, known to many as “The Gentle Dram”.
Once upon a time… just kidding!
It’s a familiar story really, two lads decided to drum up a few friends to start their own whisky tasting club ‘Real Men Drink Whisky’. Besides sharing and discussing their private collections with each other, they also attended organised whisky tastings. This is were the ball started rolling and things got a bit different…
The wood that makes the whisky. In the mid 19-60s Gordon & MacPhail’s took the unprecedented step of launching a range of single malts under the brand name “Connoisseurs Choice “.
Until this time, many of the whiskies the range featured would not have been available as single malt.Today, Connoisseurs Choice retains this exclusive nature with a range of rare and sought after single malts from the distilleries throughout Scotland.
Tlàth is pronounced “Tlah” and is Gaelic meaning –gentle, mellow. This description mirrors the term “the gentle dram” which is used on all editions of Tomintoul.
Tomintoul Tlàth is the result of a very careful selection of individual casks. The hand-chosen collection consists of whiskies of various ages matured in first-class American oak bourbon barrels.