Author Archives: Steve Prentice

Review: Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012 / 8yo Info: Produced using barley grown on Islay in 2011 by eight farmers from western and central farms on the island, which was dried, malted and distilled in 2012. Unpeated, matured in a combination of … Continue reading

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Review: Bruichladdich The Ternary Project

The Ternary Project Info: A mix of roughly 3rds (30%, 40%, 30%) of Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore. It’s a NAS, but dates (and I’m giving vaguely informed guesses here) are roughly 28+yo, ~20yo and ~13yo respectively. 4000 bottles, ballot … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Release

Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Release 2017 Info: Ardbeg’s Feis Ile 2017 Committee Release, matured in casks made from virgin Black Sea oak and more traditional bourbon casks. 51.7% abv. Colour: Fairly ripe straw. Nose: Fairly strong, salty and coastal with oaky … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Auld Acquaintance Blended Whisky

Auld Acquaintance Blended Whisky Info: From Gleann Mór Spirits, 46.1% ABV. Colour: Lightly ripening barley. Nose: Barley, hints of smoke, sweeties, red apples, toffee and tobacco. Palate: Lead by oils and cream, followed by light spices with smoky hints. Finish: … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Angels’ Nectar Cairngorms & Islay Editions

Angels’ Nectar Cairngorms & Islay Editions Cairngorms Edition Info: Bottled in partnership with the Cairngorms Trust, to support environmental and community projects in the Cairngorms National Park. 46% ABV, 11 years old, 263 bottles, single cask. Colour: Bright gently golden … Continue reading

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Quick Review: The Scalasaig Island Hopper

The Scalasaig Island Hopper Info: A blended malt featuring a variety of peated whiskies from the likes of Orkney and Islay, married together in first-fill Spanish sherry casks. 43% ABV. Colour: Dark golden, very autumnal. Nose: Pungent, mossy, hessian. Also … Continue reading

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News: The GlenDronach Traditionally Peated

The GlenDronach Distillery has announced the release of The GlenDronach Traditionally Peated; a peated expression of the Highland Single Malt, which is best known for its unpeated sherry cask maturation style. Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie has crafted The GlenDronach … Continue reading

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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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