Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Old Particular Cameronbrigde 26YO for Maltclan

Douglas Laing Old Particular Cameronbrigde 26YO for Maltclan

Cameronbrigde Distillery is Diageo's workhorse and the biggest grain distillery in Europe. Not only does it produce the backbone for an army of blended Scotch whiskies, but it is also the home to the now discontinued Cameron Brig whisky, the infamous Haig Club whisky endorsed by David Beckham and white spirits such as Gordon's gin, Tanqueray gins and Smirnoff vodka. Not to mention the name Cameronbridge has close ties with two legendary names from the distilling scene: Haig and Stein!

The Belgian whisky club Maltclan - that hosts one of the best whisky festivals in the country imho - cooperated for the first time with Douglas Laing & Co. It's not a total coincidence since one of the founding members was appointed as a Douglas Laing Fellow and the company has a Belgian connection with its Global Brand Ambassador Jan Beckers.


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Glenmorangie Spios

Glenmorangie Spios

Glenmorangie presented its new Private Edition single malt. The new whisky expression matured in first-fill American casks that previously rye whiskey. The whisky's name Spios - to be pronounced as Spee-os - is inspired by the spicy character of these American beauties. Spios means as much as spice in Scots Gaelic.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Rumour: Highland Park 50

Who does not remember the visually stunning (and ultra-premium) 50-year-old Highland Park designed by Maeve Gillies?

It looks like Highland Park has another small stock of 50-year-old single malt in its Orkney warehouses. A label for 274 bottles with the new Viking-inspired artwork was filed in the Colas database.

I have a feeling quite a few kidneys and mothers-in-law from HP fans will be offered on the secondary market to obtain a bottle of this.

Identity Card Highland Park 50

  • Official bottling from Highland Park Distillery
  • 50-year-old single malt Scotch whisky
  • Outturn: 274 bottles
  • Alcohol: 42.5% ABV
Entries from the TTB Public Registry (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau) are a fairly reliable source for upcoming new whiskies. Although not all entries make it to the market. There’s always the possibility a brand decides not to launch a whisky, even if the label has been approved. Until the distillery sends out a press release, this whisky should be considered a rumour…

Source: Colas Online

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Highland Park Full Volume

A Tasty Dram tasting notes Highland Park Full Volume

Highland Park Full Volume is a testimony to the similarities between music makers and whisky creators. Whereas a composer tries to find balance with equalisers, blenders look for that very same thing by blending different ages and types of casks.

The packaging of Highland Park Full Volume is inspired by the legendary old-fashioned guitar amplifiers from Marshall and Fender. The flavour profile of the whisky is brought to life with amplifier dials (peat, bourbon, vanilla, fruit, volume). To create some buzz for the launch of the whisky, Edrington's marketing dept. collaborated with Saul Davis to create a unique piece of music.