European Explorations – Switzerland’s Swiss Highland Forty Three 43%

From Rugen Distillery, who have been brewing beer on Rugen Mountain since 1892… they ventured into making whisky when the Swiss laws changed in 1999. Their 1st offering was “Mountain Highland” in 2003 and now regularly produce small batches, aged … Continue reading

European Explorations – Domaine des Hautes Glace, DeCavo, Swiss Highland, Gouden Carolus, Puni

Over the last few years, I’ve had a few opportunities to explore European whiskies… so much so that I created a separate page devoted just for whiskies with European origins. I will also admit that the novelty factor is often … Continue reading

Explorers – Shackleton, Tobermory, Highland Park Thor

One of the reasons we love tasting blind is we can explore a whisky without being influenced by previous experience with the distillery or marketing paraphernalia. For our February 2018 session, this came in handy… as the theme of the … Continue reading

Douglas Laing’s Highland Blend Timorous Beastie 46.8%

With their inventive packaging, having a sense of whimsy, play and days of yore, the “Remarkable Regional Malts” series explores the five different regions of Scotland. We began with Douglas Laing’s Highland blend … Timorous Beastie 46.8% Nose – Fruity, yoghurt, an … Continue reading

Undisclosed Distillery – Wilson + Morgan “Highland Heart” Sherry Cask 43%

Our 6th anniversary session had a twist – rather than our usual blind tasting approach, I opted for bottles that do not disclose the distillery. My last choice was Wilson & Morgan, an independent whisky bottler out of Italy – “The Italian way to Scotland’s finest whiskies.” … Continue reading

Undisclosed Distillery Drams – Sansibar, Port Askaig + W+M Highland Heart

While in the grand scheme of things entering our 6th year of monthly whisky meetings may not seem like much, for our original Mumbai whisky club, it is still a marvellous milestone. The sincerity, dedication and creativity we bring to our … Continue reading

MacPhail’s Orkney 8 Year 43% (Highland Park)

Next up in our miniatures tasting session was a Highland Park… The MacPhail’s Collection is a small range of single malt whiskies bottled by Gordon & MacPhail. The focus of this collection is the quest for younger, quality drams at affordable … Continue reading