.north of scotland – 1964-2008 – scott’s selection

The North of Scotland, funnily a distillery in the Lowlands of Scotland, built by Robert Christie in 1958, on top of an old brewery. He built a the grain and "Strathmore" malt distillery in the same location, both producing for the blending industry. After the whisky overproduction in the early 1980's, Christie was forced to … Continue reading .north of scotland – 1964-2008 – scott’s selection

.loch lomond – 19yo – tbwc – batch 3

The first whisky in the #BoutiqueyWhisky Twitter Tasting was a 19 year old Loch Lomond. The distillery in Alexandria has the capability of producing almost any style from single grain to single malt, using different types of stills, grains. For this bottling, the guys and gals from That Boutique-y Whisky Company have found a cask of … Continue reading .loch lomond – 19yo – tbwc – batch 3

.north british – 27yo – 1988 – the grainman

We seem to have received a not yet released sample of the new line from Meadowside Blending. Besides their blended whiskies and their exclusive single malts via the Maltman, they have now released a series of single grains.50.1% abv, €100single grain, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: sweet, caramelized brown sugar, ryebread, citrus, lemon zest, sweet tangerinesPalate: … Continue reading .north british – 27yo – 1988 – the grainman

.port dundas – 1991 – 24yo – the grainman

55.1% abv, €100single grain, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: glue-ey for quite some time, then sweet, citrus, sweet blood oranges, dried fruits, fat raisins, cranberries, figs, dates, sweet, thick syrup, tobacco leaves, milk chocolatePalate: sweet, spicy, hot jalapeños, dried fruit, figs, dates, banana chips, citrus, lemon skin, lime juice, milk chocolateFinish: long, sweet, creamy honey, nuts, … Continue reading .port dundas – 1991 – 24yo – the grainman

.loch lomond – single grain scotch whisky

Scotch Single Malt, as per definition from the SWA, should be distilled in one or more batches at a single distillery, from malted barley and in pot stills. From those same definitions we can derive that any grain distillate not following these rules to the full 100%, is to be called a single grain. Therefore, … Continue reading .loch lomond – single grain scotch whisky

.loch lomond – single grain

From the puzzle of the Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria, Scotland, a single grain. We are unsure if this is a grain from the big grain distillery, or if it is a product from the malt mash fed Coffey still in the malt distillery and cannot be called 'single malt' because of - rules.46% abv, … Continue reading .loch lomond – single grain

.north british – 23yo – smws g1.12 – mouth-puckering sweetness

We joined in a "whisky for a year" bottle share back in 2014, where we received an smws bottle(share) each month. Good times, I only never got around to taste them until now. A shame really...60.3% abv, €120single grain, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: heavy, grainy, sweet, corn, honey, floral, honeycomb, heather, fruity, pomme grenade, citrus, oranges, pomelo, … Continue reading .north british – 23yo – smws g1.12 – mouth-puckering sweetness

.invergordon – 50yo

Day 24 of the Drinks by the Dram WhiskyAdvent calendar 2015. The Guys and Dolls at the office must have thought to go out with a bang, and they have found something that fits this description perfectly...43% abv, €450, single grainNose: sweet, pear drops, liquorice root, fruit, warm apples, herbal, cloves, laurel, spicy, cinnamon, cumin, star … Continue reading .invergordon – 50yo

.girvan – patent still proof strength

Well, this is awkward. I have only got a clue what the dram behind door number 18 of the Drinks by the Dram calendar 2015 can be (a single grain, probably a Girvan), but without the label it is rather tough to say exactly what is in my glass.57.1% abv, €100Nose: sweet, vanilla, fruit, red … Continue reading .girvan – patent still proof strength

.balcones – true blue – 100 proof

A 100% from blue corn distilled whisky from Texas.50% abv, €110, 100% blue cornNose: sweet, toffee, vanilla, allspice, cinnamon, warm apple-pie, salted butter, salted popcorn, mochaPalate: spicy, white pepper, mildly sweet, vanilla, a hint of allspice, a hint of cinnamon, a touch floral, tanninFinish: corn-y sweet, dry, tanninMark: +++++ Conclusion: a bit harsh, not my thing