Saturday, 25 February 2017

Eyes on design: Bowmore Unlock Hidden Depths

Bowmore recently revamped its new packaging across its core range, from Bowmore 12 Year Old to Bowmore 25 Year Old and the new Bowmore No. 1. Set for release from February 2017, the new design carefully curates the story of Bowmores character and is only one gear in the Bowmore Unlock Hidden Depths campaign. Another feature of the campaign is a virtual reality visit through the distillery with Bowmore-branded Google cardboard VR glasses. (Anyone knows how to get one?)

Bowmore's core whiskies largely remained the same. The 12, 15, 18 and 25 year old single malt from Islay's oldest distillery remained on board. Although the 15 year old lost it's nickname 'Darkest'. The entry-level Small Batch expression will be replaced by a NAS expression baptised N°1 Malt and matured in first fill bourbon casks.

[caption id="attachment_2238" align="aligncenter" width="667"]Bowmore N°1 Malt Bowmore N°1 Malt, the entry-level whisky from Islay's first distillery.[/caption]


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Laphroaig Smoothie

Laphroaig Smoothie

The second cocktail recipe of the year is likely to be the most simple one. It boils down to putting all the ingredients for this Laphroaig Smoothie in a blender and serving them in a Collins glass (or any other glass of choice) filled with crushed ice.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Girvan single grain foursome

A Tasty Dram Whisky Blog tasting notes

Girvan single grain whisky is part of William Grant & Sons, the company behind Glenfiddich and The Balvenie single malts. It is a gigantic unromantic heavy duty grain whisky distillery situated in the Scottish lowlands. Girvan produces over 100 million litres of alcohol. For comparison, the 10 biggest single malt distilleries (if we exclude Diageo’s Roseisle for a minute) do not produce that much whisky together…

Wednesday, 1 February 2017