Gordon & MacPhail and the whisky flight

As you might know, Gordon & MacPhail is an independent bottler and distiller of Scotch Whisky, founded in 1895 and located in Elgin.

During The Speyside Whisky Festival 2017, I had the pleasure to join a tasting to discover a part of the range of Gordon & MacPhail  whisky. The flight of tasting was all about five whiskies, all bottled without the addition of water.

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Catawiki to organise Commemorative Samaroli whisky auction

Praised by worldwide whisky enthusiasts and collectors, Silvano Samaroli, famous italian independent bottler, sadly passed away a few weeks ago, at the age of 77. Created in 1968, Samaroli Srl Wine and Spirits Merchants happened to be the first non-British Independent Scotch whisky bottler.

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Woods Navy Rum

Woods Navy Rum

Woods Navy Rum

A fantastic Twitter tasting run through of Woods, the individual blends that make the rum, some geeky chat and of course some Rococo Chocolates,these delicious chocolates will further enhance our tasting experience. And I love chocolate.

Now, I had some rum before, but this was a tasting I was looking forward to. particularly, the percentage of one, 92.9% We received a warning that water was needed …

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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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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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Tomatin Distillery’s punchy line-up for summer

Freeburn highball

Freeburn highball

Highland-based Tomatin Distillery has teamed up with award-winning mixologist Calum Lawrie to create a series of summer whisky cocktails aimed at the growing market of female whisky drinkers.

Scotland’s national drink is enjoying a renewed popularity amongst women, particularly younger women, with some companies in the industry looking for new, innovative ways to experiment with different serves. Single malt is shaking off its previous image as a drink for the older gentleman, typically served neat or on the rocks. Women worldwide are developing a taste for the spirit and the Highland distillery wants to show off the versatility of the drink to this ‘new’ audience with their range of cocktails.

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Pickering’s Gin and a Peacocktail

Pickering's Gin

Pickering’s Gin

Pickering’s Gin, a fabulous collection of the perfect gin. I was so pleased that I received a couple of samples to try. It is a different direction, but still connected with Whisky, for they used casks from the whisky regions of Scotland.

I am a fan! And not just of the peacock and their peacocktails. It is just a fabulous Gin for amazing adventures.

 

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Art and whisky month in Scotland

Originally from the Netherlands, Kate’s diverse career path has taken her from semi-professional tennis in her youth, to civil engineering at Delft University of Technology, a PhD in Coastal Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, to fine art.

She has been privately tutored by various established artists in Scotland undertaking apprenticeships in drawing, printmaking and painting.

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Serving celebrities, creating whisky cocktails and curating a world-famous whisky bar all in a day’s work for Lyndsey

Lynsey Gray Quaich Bar Craig HotelWhen whisky lovers from all over the world drop in at the Quaich Bar at the Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside, it’s not just the range of 800 different drams that amaze them.

Any visitors of the opinion that it’s older men and women who appreciate whisky are completely blown away when they discover that it’s a young woman with an incredible passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for malt whisky that is in charge of the collection.

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The Ardmore Experience, the fantastic 4

Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 12.52.24 PMA range of whisky I’ve tasted a while ago, but never had the time to publish. Let me introduce to you, the fantastic 4.

Ardmore distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery. The distillery is owned and operated by Beam Suntory, an American subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka, Japan.

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