This year marks the centenary of the Flying Scotsman, arguably the world’s most famous locomotive. To celebrate the occasion, the… Read more The National Railway Museum’s Flying Scotsman Centenary Whisky
Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold
December is always a good month for drinking whisky. It offers excellent excuses for enjoying a dram: one to warm… Read more Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold
Glenfiddich 15-Year-Old – “Our Solera Fifteen”
With my last article having covered one of the UK’s smallest whisky distilleries, I realise there’s a certain irony in… Read more Glenfiddich 15-Year-Old – “Our Solera Fifteen”
The Water of Life has a bias towards small and independent distilleries. Given how hard it is to build and… Read more Glenfarclas 105
Tomintoul Cigar Malt and 15-Year-Old – not your typical Tomintoul!
Tomintoul bills itself as “the Gentle Dram”, and while we enjoyed the 10-Year-Old, we were a little underwhelmed by some of the older offerings, which were a bit too gentle for our taste. Recently, Iain Forteath and the Angus Dundee team were gracious enough to host us for another virtual tasting, which included two Tomintouls that were far from the distillery’s usual offerings. These were their Cigar Malt, a heavily sherried expression designed as the perfect accompaniment for a cigar, and the 15-Year-Old, which has spent three years in a port barrel. Not being matured solely in ex-bourbon casks, these both seemed like promising deviations from Tomintoul’s usual whiskies.
Tomintoul Vertical Tasting
What’s that saying- that good things go hand in hand? Well, fortunately, to coincide with the Glencadam whiskies (and subsequent… Read more Tomintoul Vertical Tasting
Gateway Whisky: AnCnoc 12
I like whiskies with big hits of sherry. I love a spice bomb. I enjoy being slapped in the face… Read more Gateway Whisky: AnCnoc 12