Type: Malt blend
Monkey Shoulder is described as a “triple malt”, presumably because it marries single malt from three distilleries which are located in Scotland’s Speyside region. This means that Monkey Shoulder is all malt whisky, and there is no grain whisky in its recipe. Continue reading
Type: Single malt
Origin: Tasmania, Australia
Hellyer’s Road is one of Australia’s trailblazing whisky distilleries, being among one of the first to make Australian whisky. In the years since it started producing single malt, its whisky range has grown beyond a simple core range. It has had limited releases, of which The George is one of my favourites. And, it is also making more peated whisky.
It was a sunny afternoon in Melbourne and the thought of smoke whet my appetite for a stogie. A few worthy contenders sat in my humidor. I closed my eyes, opened my humidor, and plucked out a cigar. In my hand was a stick of expertly rolled Nicaraguan tobacco – a maduro Padron 1964 Anniversary Series. Continue reading
In 1852 Prince Albert purchased an estate at Balmoral, which to this day is an estate of the British Royal Family – Balmoral Castle. Adjoining the estate is the Royal Lochnagar distillery, which was founded in 1826. It is said that both Prince Albert and his wife Queen Victoria came to favour the Royal Lochnagar malt whisky after visiting the distillery at the invitation of the distillery’s manager. The whisky was then supplied to the Queen and Royal Lochnagar earned a Royal Warrant in 1848. Continue reading
The Kraken is Caribbean rum blended with natural flavours and bottled at 40%abv.
From Albany in Western Australia, the Great Southern Distilling Company has been making “Limeburners” whisky for a number of years now. For me, each batch of Limeburners whisky keeps getting better and better. In this post, I taste two Limeburners whiskies which sound like secret agents for a British spy agency: M174 and M84. Continue reading
Bruichladdich have released a new trio of whiskies they call ‘The Three Tens’ – three ten year old malts, an unpeated Bruichladdich, a peated Port Charlotte and a heavily peated Octomore. In this post, I review all three whiskies. Continue reading