Category: whisky notes

Chill filtration and cloudiness

It may come as a surprise that first time it happens to you, but it is natural. Some whisky can cloud up just as absinthe, Pernod or ouzo do.It’s perfectly normal, if a little disconcerting, so here we try to explain the science behind it. What is chill filtration? Chill filtration involves chilling matured whisky […]


If you’re not familiar with the comedy of BBC Scotland’s Burnistoun referenced you may appreciate this.(Just bear in mind we’re Glaswegian so these are not for the easily offended.) Enjoy.

Sazerac Rye

Whisky of the week – Sazerac Rye. New Orleans in a glass.Bourbon Street and Louis Armstrong, jazz funerals and swamp treacle madness, mercurial Mardi Gras and voodoo chile vengeance, southern baptist purgatory and Basin Street. It’s got the lot. Sazerac Rye whiskey represents the tradition and history of the antediluvian New Orleans washed away by […]

Cutty Sark

Whisky of the week – Cutty Sark. A large Cutty Sark  by the Cutty Sark on a sunny summer’s evening at the Trafalgar Tavern, an inn that has stood guard by the old Naval College in Greenwich, London for 180 years. What could be finer? Cutty Sark is a range of blended Scotch Whisky from […]

The Glenlivet Founders Reserve

Malt of the month for August. Pale speyside gold with notes of citrus and toffee apples and a dreamy finish. The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve has been created using the same time-honoured distillation methods used by George Smith way back in the 1820s. The lineage certainly has provenance as it dates back to before the Excise Act […]

Skeleton Key

The whisky of the week is Skeleton Key from Duncan Taylor & Co, the family-owned Scotch whisky specialist.

Tennessee Fire

Tennessee Fire.
Some say it doesn’t exist.
Others that it shouldn’t.
But it does.

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