Tag Archives: Scotch

Tasting a trio of show-stopping whiskies from Compass Box: The Circle, The No Name No. 2, and The Affinity

Compass Box are whiskymakers who craft whisky by blending whiskies from different distilleries and batches, thereby creating unique flavour profiles from what is essentially a concoction of “ingredient” whiskies. This is the art of whisky blending. Blending to create a … Continue reading

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All aboard the Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer!

On a particularly cold Friday evening I ventured into the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show on Glenfiddich’s invitation to board the Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer, a 1972 vintage bus which has been converted into a whisky bar on wheels! Australian chef … Continue reading

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Hunter Laing & Co releases Scarabus Specially Selected at Feis Ile 2019

Hunter Laing & Co, the family owned Scotch whisky independent bottler, is releasing Scarabus Specially Selected at Feis Ile 2019, the Islay Festival of Music and Whisky. 

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The Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection

Fans of Game of Thrones, take heed. As the White Walkers bring the grim promise of a never-ending winter and the icy breath of its ice dragon, viewers may find some warmth in a fiery dram of seven limited-edition single … Continue reading

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Aberlour A’Bunadh (batch #59)

View this post on Instagram About to crack open my bottle of Aberlour A'Bunadh batch #59, as its enticing vibrant and deep ruby red colour makes me salivate in anticipation of big punchy cask strength sherry bomb flavour. #whisky #singlemalt … Continue reading

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Glenfarclas cask #1270 (dist. 2008, Whisky & Wisdom release, Edition 2)

Type: Single malt Scotch whisky Origin: Speyside, Scotland  ABV: 59.8% Age: 10 years  Price: AU$220

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Grant’s Triple Wood

Type: Blended Scotch whisky Origin: Scotland  ABV: 40% Price: AU$56 Grant’s has recently announced that it is “refreshing” its brand with the introduction of new packaging and a new name for its signature blend. The fresh faced Grant’s “Triple Wood” … Continue reading

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The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street, Edinburgh (Scotch Malt Whisky Society)

A couple of blocks away from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens, The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street in Edinburgh offers diners immaculately crafted modern Scottish fare and a huge selection of single malt in a grand four … Continue reading

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News flash: Glengoyne launches batch No. 6 of its Cask Strength series, the first ever to be 100% matured in sherry oak casks

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. 

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Bruichladdich 32 year old (OB, bourbon cask, 43.7%, 1984)

Type: Single malt Scotch whisky Origin: Islay, Scotland  ABV: 43.7% 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 … Continue reading

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