Review No.17 – A Trio of Glen Garioch Samples

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I recently received three samples from a friend who had visited Glen Garioch (for non-Doric speakers and those unfamiliar with the distillery, it's pronounced 'Glen Geery') to purchase a few distillery exclusives and, as he's aff the bevvy for the time being, was generous to send them my way with an accompanying mini tasting glass. … Continue reading Review No.17 – A Trio of Glen Garioch Samples

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Review No.11 – Seven Stills of San Francisco Russian Imperial For The Czar Whiskey

Massively out of my comfort zone here, if I even have one, as this is probably the strangest dram I have ever tried. Hailing from joint brewery and distillery Seven Stills of San Francisco, this whiskey is created by double distilling their craft 10.8% Russian Imperial Stout and, during the second distillation, passing the spirit … Continue reading Review No.11 – Seven Stills of San Francisco Russian Imperial For The Czar Whiskey

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Review No. 10 – Ballechin SFTC 12 Year Old Chateuaneuf-du-Pape Cask Matured

Ballechin is Edradour's peated whisky, and the name is a wee head-nod to a nearby silent distillery that closed in the 1920s. Part of an expansion of Edradour's core range in 2006 by owners Signatory, their Straight From The Cask series features a multitude of different cask finishes and age statements. I received this sample … Continue reading Review No. 10 – Ballechin SFTC 12 Year Old Chateuaneuf-du-Pape Cask Matured

Review No. 9 – Glenugie 1977 Signatory Vintage 32 Year Old

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Alfred Barnard's wonderfully detailed illustration of Glenugie Distillery (formerly Invernettie), 1887 Distilleries have come and gone in the whisky industry for centuries, and today, in a hugely competitive single malt whisky market, old ones are rejuvenated and new distilleries are being built. Some of these include distilleries with legendary status that fell silent many years … Continue reading Review No. 9 – Glenugie 1977 Signatory Vintage 32 Year Old

Review No. 8 – Dalmore 18 Year Old

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I've not written for a while because of a combination of procrastination, apathy, life, holidays, and work. Multiple excuses, pick yer winner(s). Anyway, back with Review No. 8 and it's Dalmore's 18 Year Old expression from their core range (or, as Dalmore have named it, their Principal Collection - fair enough). In all honesty - … Continue reading Review No. 8 – Dalmore 18 Year Old

The new Highland Park Whisky Shop

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The new Highland Park Whisky Shop in Kirkwall hopes to improve the distillery's presence in the town centre, and benefit from the regular footfall of tourists who visit the Orkney Islands, but cannot always make the short trip to the distillery itself. Aptly opened on the 8th of May, which is International Viking Day. This … Continue reading The new Highland Park Whisky Shop

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Review No. 7 – Talisker 10 Year Old

An all-time classic. There, I've said it, and I steadfastly refuse to back down. I'm putting my head on the block, and my non-existent reputation on the line. Granted, what I write is all subjective and is only my own experiences, but if you can bear with me and the following woeful analogies, then I … Continue reading Review No. 7 – Talisker 10 Year Old