Author Archives: Steve Prentice

Review: Clynelish Distillery Exclusive Single Malt Bottling 2019

Info: Matured in a mixture of American ex-bourbon and rejuvenated casks. 6000 bottles available, bottled at 48% ABV. No age statement. Colour: Natural looking, light straw. You’d hope no colouring here. Nose: Clean, clear and slightly salty, with gentle wooden … Continue reading

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Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars Time

Santa Claus is coming to town. Bells are jingling. And Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars are back for the festive season at Master of Malt! It’s like a bit of a tradition now, right? But with December powering it’s … Continue reading

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Review: Jura Time & Tide: Two 21 year olds

Jure Time and Jura Tide “A Pair of 21 Year Old whiskies shaped by time, eroded by tide.” Jura has released two permenant additions to it’s range, a pair of 21yo whiskies; both are non-chillfiltered, just how we like them. … Continue reading

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Review: Diageo Special Releases 2019

Diageo Special Releases 2019 Once again the time of year has come where Diageo launch their Special Releases. Let’s have a look at them with my thoughts on the range…

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Review: Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 6

Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch 6 – 59.3% abv Info: “Strictly limited [until the next batch!] release of just four first fill sherry butts and two first fill sherry hogsheads.”Colour: Medium dark rusty autumnal sunset.Nose: Plenty of sherried autumn fruit notes, … Continue reading

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Review: Big Peat Christmas 2018

Big Peat Christmas 2018 – 53.9% abv A Christmas tradition here at Somerset Whisky Blog HQ (and I suspect for many others as well), is a love for the Big Peat Christmas edition. This year’s edition is out, and there’s … Continue reading

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News: Drinks by the Dram 2018 Advent Calendar selection

Drinks by the Dram 2018 Advent Calendar selection It’s that time of the year where some of us vaguely start to ponder the coming festive season (others prefer to ignore it till December 24th!). When it comes to whisky, there’s … Continue reading

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News: Douglas Laing Mark Their 70th Anniversary With A Twist

Douglas Laing Mark Their 70th Anniversary With A Twist Family owned Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing, continue to mark their Platinum Anniversary with the release of a commemorative Remarkable Regional Malts bottling. The Company was established by Fred Douglas Laing … Continue reading

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Review: Steel Bonnets

Steel Bonnets: Blended Malt Whisky Info: From The Lakes Distillery comes the first ever blend, so the press release says, of English and Scottish malt whiskies, Steel Bonnets. The blend is a combination of The Lakes Single Malt from England … Continue reading

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Review: Deanston Decennary 50th Anniversary

Deanston Decennary 50th Anniversary – 46.3% abv Info: Deanston Decennary 50th Anniversary is a marriage of four different casks; Whisky refil from 1977, American Oak from 1982, Port Pipe from 1996 and Pedro Ximenez from 2006. 1400 bottles available exclusively at … Continue reading

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