Whisky Archives – Food Pairing with Cragganmore, Talisker, Lagavulin, Springbank 18 year

Another from our archives, this time a special pairing of food and whisky from Dec 2013. For the last tasting of 2013, we celebrated with a special whisky-food pairing. Tasting notes were provided to the chef in advance and he was given full license to indulge his creative culinary talents to craft morsels to be complimented by the selected whiskies. Our … More Whisky Archives – Food Pairing with Cragganmore, Talisker, Lagavulin, Springbank 18 year

Whisky Ladies experiment with Old Pulteney, GlenDronach, Bowmore and a surprise

Quite a few of our Whisky Ladies were off traversing the globe in October and November. Which meant our American Adventures in October was sparsely attended and our November session felt like long lost friends getting together for a much overdue reunion! Thanks to one whisky lady’s ‘prezzies’ from Canada was an opportunity to compare the … More Whisky Ladies experiment with Old Pulteney, GlenDronach, Bowmore and a surprise

BMC Blends – Berry’s Speyside + Islay, Ghosted Reserve 21 year

I’m not going to suggest that the Bombay Malt & Cigar gentlemen are snobs but… they do enjoy the finer things in life. Our sessions began with an unspoken assumption that only Scottish single malts of a certain age and pedigree were worthy of our palates. However a clear shift has begun… August’s ‘Affordable Adults‘ broke the £100 … More BMC Blends – Berry’s Speyside + Islay, Ghosted Reserve 21 year

Whisky Archives – Singleton, GlenDronach, All Malt, The Belgian Owl

Here’s another from our whisky archives… this time from May 2013… Following our standard format, we blind tasted samples before revealing the whisky. This month featured: Singleton, GlenDronach, All Malt and the Belgian Owl. The Singleton – We found it tasted better when chilled otherwise a fairly ‘standard’ whisky. A Speyside offering from the Auchroisk distillery. THE SINGLETON (PHOTO: THE SINGLETON WEBSITE) … More Whisky Archives – Singleton, GlenDronach, All Malt, The Belgian Owl

Nordic Explorer #8 – Norway’s Audny Series 3, 4 year 46%

With our next sample, our Nordic exploration shifted countries from Sweden to Norway. Audny means ‘hope‘ and is produced by Det Norske Brenneri (‘The Norwegian Distillery’). They were the 1st private Norwegian distillery, opened in 2005 distilling different spirits and then, in 2012, launched their first single malt. Audny Series 3, 4 year Single Cask 46% Nose – Neutral, organic, quite herbaceous, … More Nordic Explorer #8 – Norway’s Audny Series 3, 4 year 46%

Nordic Explorer #7 – Sweden’s Mackmyra 3 Year Bachair Private Cask

Our Nordic exploration followed with a 3rd whisky from Mackmyra distillery. After the first drop (De Första Dropparna), the 8 year old Dram Good Whisky, our attentions turned to Bachair Private Cask. Now, we tried to find out more about this whisky – to no avail! We suspected in this case ‘private cask’ literally means it is indeed a private … More Nordic Explorer #7 – Sweden’s Mackmyra 3 Year Bachair Private Cask

Nordic Explorer #6 – Sweden’s Mackmyra 8 year Dram Good Whisky

Our Nordic exploration continued with another whisky from Mackmyra distillery. After the first drop (De Första Dropparna), we moved on to an 8 year old Mackmyra. Now it wasn’t directly released by Mackmyra… nothing so simple as that! Instead Dram Good Whisky is a collection of friends who banded together to buy barrels of whisky. You won’t find this cheeky … More Nordic Explorer #6 – Sweden’s Mackmyra 8 year Dram Good Whisky

Nordic Explorer #5 – Sweden’s Mackmyra Preludium 01 – The First Drops 3 year 55.6%

Our Nordic exploration continued with whiskies from Mackmyra distillery. This was not our first encounter with this Swedish distillery. Years ago I sampled Svensk Ek in Singapore and then our whisky ladies enjoyed the peatier Svensk Rök. 1st up? The first drop (De Första Dropparna) brings together the first drops from their pilot distillery (1999-2002) and the first casks … More Nordic Explorer #5 – Sweden’s Mackmyra Preludium 01 – The First Drops 3 year 55.6%