.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

.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

.strathclyde – 27yo – old particular

Strathclyde. A whisky many have never heard of, but most will probably have had some blended in a whisky of the Pernod Ricard range. Now, Douglas Laing have released a range of single grain bottlings, that include one of this distillery, which produces about 40 million litres of spirit per year - most of which … Continue reading .strathclyde – 27yo – old particular

.cameronbridge – 25 yo – old particular

With the recent up-rise of single grain whiskies, Douglas Laing added some fine specimens to their Old Particular range. It appears to be my very first Cameron Bridge I have ever made a note of...60.0% abv, €112, single grain, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: very grainy, breakfast cerealsPalate: sweet, caramelized popcorn, salted butter, creamy mouth-feel, clover honey, … Continue reading .cameronbridge – 25 yo – old particular

.port dundas – 35yo – douglas laing – director’s cur #9729

59.2% abv, €300, single grain, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: hot, sweet, chocolate, coconut, toffee, ryePalate: sweet, toffee, HOT, roses, chocolateFinish: rather short, hot, sweetMark: +++++Conclusion: yumm...Quick note made at Jan Beckers' Douglas Laing masterclass at Whisky Live Holland in the Hague, 15 November 2014

.north british – 52yo – douglas laing – director’s cut #10356

41.1% abv, €480, single grain, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: sweet, fruity, dried fruitPalate: sweet, liquorice, a hint of wood, pencil shavingsFinish: long, dry, sweet, fruity, chocolateMark: ++++/+Conclusion: how nice is this..? I really wish I would have the budget to get my hands on this.Quick note made at Jan Beckers' Douglas Laing masterclass at Whisky Live … Continue reading .north british – 52yo – douglas laing – director’s cut #10356

.bain’s

"A pioneer in its own right, Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky is South Africa's first Single Grain whisky. Named after the pioneering pass builder, Andrew Geddes Bain, Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky is crafted at the foot of his awe-inspiring Bainskloof Pass."43% abv, €33, single grainNose: sweet, rye-bread, clover-honey, floral, buttercups, vanilla, herbal, fresh ginger, cinnamon, citrus, lemon-peelPalate: sweet, … Continue reading .bain’s

.teeling – single grain

46% abv, €40, single grain, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: sweet, vanilla, marzipan, spicy, hard green herbs, wet grain, hay, nuts, almonds, creamy, butter, brambles, milk-chocolate with soft caramel, (Rollo™), vanilla scented candles, more grainPalate: sweet, vanilla, white chocolate, strong, sharp, spicy, dry grass, fruit, berries, citrus, pomelo, grapefruit, blood orangesFinish: medium long, smooth, gentle, spicy, almond, speculaas biscuits, gingerMark: … Continue reading .teeling – single grain