New (kids) Men on the Block! Real Men Drink Whisky NL

Real Men Drink Whisky

Real Men Drink Whisky

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…

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Gordon & MacPhail’s Choice, a perfect choice

Wood Makes the Whisky

Wood Makes the Whisky

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.

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Tomintoul Distillery announces the release of “Tlàth”.

Tomintoul Tlàth

Tomintoul Tlàth

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.

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Tomatin Distillery launch limited edition trio

Highland-based Tomatin Distillery have launched a trio of special edition bottlings including a 14 year old Cabernet Sauvignon, 9 year old Caribbean Rum and 21 year old Oloroso Sherry single malt.

Each of the expressions are bottled at a strength of 46% and are set apart by the distinctive cask maturations.

The distillers’ focus on creativity shines through with a punchy medley of exotic flavours across the limited editions from the tropical explosion of the rum cask to the Oloroso sherry honeyed oak spice.

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The Grant’s Whisky Four

Grants Whisky

Grants Whisky

Time to review the Grant’s Whisky Four. These four came in a lovely box and were accompanied by a lovely glass.

Small, but with a strong goal, to drink the whisky with.

“The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.”

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Kingsbarns Founders’ Club membership now available through instalment plan

Kingsbarns Distillery Founders' Club Welcome Pack

Kingsbarns Distillery Founders’ Club Welcome Pack

Kingsbarns Distillery is delighted to announce that its Founders’ Club membership is now available to buy through an instalment plan.

The Visitor Centre was opened on St Andrews Day 2014 by the Wemyss family owners and the founder, local man Douglas Clement. Distilling started in January 2015, with the first cask filled in March that year.

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Kingsbarn distillery visitors centre welcomes two new exclusive whiskies

Kingsbarns single cask exclusives

Kingsbarns single cask exclusives

Kingsbarns Distillery is delighted to announce that two new exclusive single cask bottlings from Wemyss Malts are now available in its Visitor Centre and online shop.

The Visitor Centre was opened on St Andrews Day 2014 by the Wemyss family owners and the founder, local man Douglas Clement. Distilling started in January 2015, with the first cask filled in March that year.

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Cù Bòcan rare Vintage 1988 single malt

Cù Bòcan 1988

Cù Bòcan 1988

Again, one of the mystical range of whisky and again a true spooky beast has been released. What a fantastic whisky this is, Cù Bòcan Vintage 1988 (51.5%). Only 2200 bottles released, which have been aged for 28 years in sherry casks.

What a feast it was for me to nose and taste this beauty. When you have a chance to try the Vintage 1988, don’t hesitate and take it with your nose, tongue. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. But when you do, one advice, let it linger for a couple of seconds in your mouth for the perfect experience

 

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2005 vintage limited edition Cù Bòcan released

Cù Bòcan 2005 Vintage Limited Edition

Cù Bòcan 2005 Vintage Limited Edition

Highland-based Tomatin Distillery have launched a limited 2005 vintage edition of their peated Cù Bòcan single malt.

Bottled at a strength of 50%, the whisky is stronger than its core range counterpart, and is matured in ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks. Described as having aromas of butterscotch and toffee apples with flavours of candy floss and a gentle touch of peat smoke, typical of the Cù Bòcan range, there are only 11,400 bottles of this limited edition available worldwide.

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