Sunday, 30 September 2018

Highland Park Loyaly of The Wolf 14YO

A Tasty Dram tasting notes Highland Park Loyaly of The Wolf 14YO

Highland Park unleashed a threesome of fierce animal into the global travel retail shops. The 14-year-old single malt nicknamed "Loyalty of The Wolf" is the middle-of-the-road whisky in the range. This  Orcadian single malt matured in a combination of sherry-seasoned American oak and ex-bourbon casks and was bottled at 42.3% ABV. The packaging states Sweet and Complex. Let's see if we can detect these flavours in the whisky

Friday, 28 September 2018

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Highland Park Spirit of The Bear

A Tasty Dram tasting notes Highland Park Spirit of The Bear

Highland Park's Spirit of the Bear is the new entry-level whisky for Global Travel Retail - duty-free - shops. The Orkney single malt matured in sherry-seasoned American oak casks and was bottled at 40% ABV. The packaging states Smoky & Bold. Talk about speaking clearly to your customers.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

And the tenth Special Release is... Cladach

Nine out of ten Special Releases were already known. We knew Brora and Port Ellen would not be present this year. But what about that mysterious number 10? A closed distilleries malt? An exclusive NAS? A malt from Roseisle? Or a special anniversary whisky from Johnnie Walker?

Drumroll, please! Number ten is ... Cladach, a blended malt from Diageo's coastal distilleries. The blend is the final masterpiece from Keith Law, the man behind Collectivum XXVIII. Cladach is Gaelic for coastline and has been composed with whiskies from Inchgower, Clynelish, Talisker, Oban, Caol Ila en Lagavulin.

Identity Card Cladach 01

  • Official bottling in the 2018 Special Releases
  • NAS blended malt
  • Outturn: unknown
  • Alcohol: 57.1% ABV
  • Price unknown
Image & Source: The Whisky Exchange.

    Sunday, 9 September 2018

    Friday, 7 September 2018