Sunday, 26 November 2017

Friday, 24 November 2017

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Douglas Laing The Gauldrons

A Tasty Dram tasting notes Douglas Laing The Gauldrons

Douglas Laing has finally completed their "Tour of Scotland". A voyage that started with the famous Big Peat blended malt from Islay and took them to Speyside with Scallywag, the Highlands with Timorous Beastie, the Scottish Islands with Rock Oyster and the Lowlands with the überdandy The Epicurean. That leaves us with the Campbeltown region to end the journey.
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Friday, 17 November 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017

Catching up on Friday (10 November 2017)

Catching up on Friday (10 November 2017)

After a busy week, I'll try to get you up to speed in less then two minutes on the latest whisky news, rumours and interesting blog posts from the past week.

News

Press releases and industry news from the past week.

Highland Park Quercus

Someone at Highland Park mistakenly send out an email with the third release from the Keystone Series. So Highland Park shifted gear and gave its fans what they wanted: the new Highland Park Quercus. If a mutilated body strands on an Orcadian beach, we might suspect it's the guy who handled Highland Park's Mail Marketing stuff...

Highland Park Quercus

Douglas Laing Big Peat The Gold Edition 25YO

The people at Douglas Laing are busy bees. After adding a few Remarkable Malts with an age statement (Rock Oyster, Scallywag and Timorous Beastie), they decided to go one step further. Our favourite peat breathing humorous Ileach pal Big Peat is ready to join the British team for the Winter Olympics... and he aims only for gold with this 25YO Vintage Big Peat bottled at cask strength.

Douglas Laing Big Peat The Gold Edition 25YO


Glenglassaugh Wood Finishes

Glenglassaugh’s Master Blender Rachel Barrie left her mark on a new chapter for our the distillery. Glenglassaugh features four distinct styles: a Port Wood Finish, a Peated Port Wood Finish, a Pedro Ximinez Sherry Wood Finish and a Peated Virgin Oak Wood Finish. The labels are inspired by four natural elements: sand, surf, stone and sea.

Glenglassaugh Wood Finishes

Lagavulin 8YO becomes part of the core range

The people at Diageo decided to make the popular 200th anniversary 8YO limited edition (allright, maybe not that limited...) a permanent expression. Lagavulin's core range now counts three permanent members - the 8YO, the 16YO and the Distiller's Edition - as well as an annual 12YO Special Release and and occasional and rather expensive 25YO Lagavulin.
Lagavulin 8

Laphroaig Cairdeas 15YO

Laphroaig's Distillery Manager had a well hidden surprise for us yesterday, namely a 15-year-old Laphroaig Cairdeas. The new 15 year old malt is a part of the Friends of Laphroaig program. The whisky was distilled in 2001 and matured in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels. You'll have to be a Friend of Laphroaig to purchase one at £90.75.
Laphroaig Cairdeas 15YO

The Belgian Owl rearranging its range

The Owl Distillery in Fexhe-le-Haut-Clocher (a small rural place in Belgium) is going to put some sort of system in its whiskies. From now on the new make will be called 'Origine', the three year old single malt bottled at 46% ABV 'Identité', a single cask bottled at 46% ABV nicknamed 'Passion' and another one at cask strength (I have and tasted seen Belgian Owl whiskies well above 70% ABV... ) will be 'Intense'. No pictures yet so you'll have to do it with and older photo.
The Belgian Owl rearranging its range

Rumours

Errrr, nothing to report, Sir!

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