Family run, independent bottler Wemyss Malts is releasing a new range of blended Scotch malt whiskies that have been produced from the family’s private collection of maturing whisky casks. Rather than use whisky that has been purchased mature and ready to blend, Wemyss Malts has over the past decade sourced oak cask varieties to partner with single malt spirit selected from some of Scotland’s foremost distilleries.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
When 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.
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.