Lindores Abbey, the spiritual home of scotch whisky

Lindores Abbey is the ruin of a Benedictine abbey from the twelfth century, located in Lindores.

Interesting for the oldest mention about producing whisky in Scotland, is a text from 1494, in which a monk of Lindores Abbey order goods to produce whisky for James IV of Scotland.

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Jura, a long way from ordinary

A new house style of whisky, featuring a new combination of sweetness from American white oak ex-bourbon barrels and a hint of subtle smoke, with each further enchanted by special selected casks from around Europe.

Time to go on the road, with one distillery and one purpose; Discovering Jura, a distillery operating on the island of Jura to the north of Islay.

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Benromach 10yr, 15yr and the 20th-anniversary bottling

Benromach is a Speyside distillery founded by Duncan McCallum and F.W. Brickman in 1898 and currently owned and run by Gordon and Macphail of Elgin. This piece is dedicated to the whisky we’ve tasted on the evening on Monday 30th of April. An online tasting with a taste of adventure.

A Monday evening, like no other. With a lot of laughter, serious moments, old friends and new discoveries of Scotch Whisky from the Speyside area.

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That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Advent Calender Adventure

A tasting, with some special whiskies from That Boutiquey Whisky Company. With a selected group of whisky friends, we had the opportunity to try a selection of whisky from their new advent calendar. This evening was a complete adventure with a lot of new whiskies and taste experiences. Every whisky was a surprise, each with their own character. One whisky was more lovable than the other.

New whiskies, were nosed, taste and “dissected” by a couple of whisky enthusiasts. It was an amazing, thrilling and exciting evening. I think we all got at least one favourite of the range That Boutique-y Whisky Company has to offer.

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Wemyss Malts, Whisky Exploration and Discovery

Wednesday, October 25, an evening with an attractive foursome from Wemyss Malts. Vanilla Burst, Treacle Chest, Spice King and the Spice King Old Fashioned cocktail. All delivered in one box with one goal, to make it an unforgettable evening for the tasters, one to remember.

They were separated after the delivery for The Old Fashioned was placed into the fridge to cool down.

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Twitter Tasting, The Arran Malt, Master of Distilling

This year, 2017, Master Distiller James MacTaggart celebrates his 10th anniversary at the Isle of Arran Distillery.

Reason to celebrate this online with 10 of their White Stags and 8 whisky writers from the whisky community. This with an anniversary single malt, the 2007 Vintage 10yr old release of the Arran Malt.

Time for confetti … and a good dram.

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The Exceptional Twitter Tasting

The Exceptional

The Exceptional

The Exceptional, when you look up this word in the dictionary, you will find that this means, extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual, but also more or greater than usual. And let’s not forget, unusual and not likely to happen or exist very often.

This ‘The Exceptional’ Tweet tasting was stunning. I was really looking forward to this night (October 5th at 7pm BST). This night we sampled the 1st edition of the blend, the 2nd edition of the Malt and the 3rd edition of the Grain. These 3 are all bottled in 2016 and created by Don Sutcliffe.

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#CraigellachieTT, a warm twittertasting

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 7.24.17 AMThursday november 19. It’s very windy outside. But I am cozy inside my house and it is warm, lovely. Tonight was the night of the #CraigellachieTT a Twitter Tasting. Just came home for work, just on time for the start of something warm and cozy. So let’s go and enjoy this with me. I had a great time after a long day at work.

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Wemyss Twitter Tasting: A delight for the inner-spirit

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 9.00.34 AMOn the night of September the 23rd, there was a real whisky happening on Twitter. From around the world people were ready to do some serious nosing and tasting, including me.

This time it was Wemyss’s turn.The range of whisky that came with the package was stunning. Just for this evening I used the NEAT glass for an optimal experience.

I have to admit, it has been a while since I last used the NEAT glass.

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Whoah Glen Scotia

Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 7.23.53 PMGlen Scotia, one of just three distilleries in Campbeltown, Scotland and was built in the year 1832. 1 of the 5 recognized regions of Scotch whisky production in Scotland

This evening we’ve enjoyed a fabulous range of whisky. And it was worth waiting!  I was in for a real treat! Like everyone else I was very curious.

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