On the afternoon of Sunday 10 June 2018 I arrived at The Glenlivet distillery having indulged in an extravagant tasting of cask strength whisky at the Strathisla distillery that morning. The skies were grey and a mild chill started to make it ways through Scotland after over a week of clear blue skies, warm afternoons and sunshine. Thankfully, I was in Speyside so there was no shortage of whisky to warm me up.
With a belly full of Scottish breakfast, I was physically and mentally prepared for a full day of sampling cask strength whisky straight from casks at a couple of Scottish distilleries.
The first stop of my cask strength extravaganza was the picturesque Strathisla distillery, the home of the blended whisky Chivas Regal.
Scotland is not known for its good weather, but our first few days in Scotland have been very warm with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine.
On 6 June 2018, a day after arriving in Glasgow from Australia, I woke up early at 4.00am with a sense of excitement like a little kid on Christmas Day. I was super excited about my upcoming tour that day of the Glengoyne distillery. But this would not just be any old tour. This would be Glengoyne’s Warehouse No . 1 tour.
Chivas Regal 18 year old’s fresh new look
Chivas Regal 18 year old will have a fresh new look. Coinciding with a new global campaign announced by Chivas, bottles of Chivas Regal will have a new label and box design. Continue reading
Sherry lovers, take heed. The Glengoyne distillery has released batch No. 6 of its Cask Strength series, and it is the first ever in the series to be 100% matured in sherry oak casks. Continue reading
Type: Single malt Scotch whisky
Origin: Islay, Scotland
Age: 32 years
Malt Mileage rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This Bruichladdich 32 year old was distilled in 1984 and filled into ex-bourbon casks on 31 December of that same year. Many years later in 2008, Bruichladdich’s former master distiller Jim McEwan re-casked this whisky into fresh bourbon. This whisky comes from the last 12 casks of the 1984 “legacy distillation”, and it was finally drawn on 20 September 2017.
The results of this long maturation in bourbon wood, which lasted 32 years, are spectacular. Continue reading
Royal Salute has launched its Royal Wedding Edition, in tribute to the forthcoming marriage between Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) and Meghan Markle which will take place on 19 May 2018 at Windsor Castle. Continue reading