Sunday, 14 August 2016

Chapter 7 Benrinnes 1996

A Tasty Dram Whisky Blog tasting notes


Tonight's whisky review had been gathering dust in my drafts folder: Chapter 7 Benrinnes 1996. The Benrinnes distillery has a rather turbulent history. The original distillery near Whitehouse Farm was destroyed by a flood in 1826. Alfred Barnard described the location as [...] no more weird or desolate place could be chosen. More then a few owners learned their trade the hard way and went bankrupt. The current Benrinnes buildings all date from the 1950’s and with the major upgrade from 2012, the distillery can be run by a single operator.
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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Clynelish 14

A Tasty Dram Whisky Blog tasting notes

Clynelish 14 is one of the legendary Diageo malts amongst connoisseurs.  For those who don’t know Diageo: it is a multi-billion business concern with over 30 distilleries and other spirit producing brands in its portfolio. You can easily call them the AB InBev of the spirits industry.


Clynelish distillery lies near Brora in the Highlands. The original Clynelish distillery was built in 1819 and produced a lighter style of spirit. The whisky proved to be very popular with blenders so capacity had to be upgraded.

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