Category Archives: Review

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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Quick Review: Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old

Syndicate 58/6 12 year old Info: Contains 18 single malts and 4 single grains, finished for a year in Oloroso sherry butts. From Douglas Laing, a blend by Richard Patterson. Colour: End of summer golden. Nose: Spirited hints of pear, … Continue reading

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Multi Review: The Ultimate American Whiskey Tweet Tasting

The Ultimate American Whiskey Tweet Tasting To help celebrate the 4th July, a well-known date in America – so I’ve been told, the good eggs at Maverick Drinks and The Whisky Wire sent me a curated selection pack of their best … Continue reading

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Review: The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection

The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection – 40% abv Info: The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection is matured in a combination of refill, Sherry and Bourbon casks, with a greater proportion of refill to allow ‘the sweet yet … Continue reading

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Review: Speyburn 15 Year Old

Speyburn 15 Year Old – 46% ABV Info: Matured in a combination of American and Spanish oak casks for 15 years. New at the end of 2017. Colour: Light summer gold. Nose: Quite sprightly and full bodied. Lashings of buttery malt … Continue reading

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Review: Big Peat 25 Year Old Gold Edition

Big Peat 25 year old Gold Edition – 52.1% ABV Info: It’s nearly time for Feis Ile 2018, so what better way to enjoy it than to have a dram of Big Peat’s Gold Edition, a 25yo vatted Islay malt. … Continue reading

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Review: Rock Oyster 18 Years Old

Rock Oyster 18 Years Old Info: Made exclusively with 18yo whiskies distilled on Arran, Jura, Islay and Orkney. Colour: Light golden straw. Nose: Sweet floral ozone notes which soon deepen into something older. There’s well aged malty tones, gentle caramel … Continue reading

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Review: Highland Park Magnus

Highland Park – Magnus – 40% Info: Only available in North America. Matured in Sherry seasoned American oak casks. No colouring. Colour: Clear straw. Nose: Fairly young and sweet malt with a good vanilla hit and great wafts of highland … Continue reading

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Review: Dewar’s 25 Year Old

Dewar’s 25 Year Old – 40% abv Info: Dewar’s 25 Year Old is a blend of malt and grain whiskies that are 25yo or older that have then been married and then further aged in freshly emptied Royal Brackla casks. … Continue reading

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