Category: whisky of the week

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Whisky of the week – Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky. In honour of Japan’s great win against Scotland in Rugby World Cup 19, a whirlwind of a game played in the shadow of a super typhoon with heart and soul and everything left out there on the pitch, this week’s whisky is Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky. […]

Glenfiddich Fire and Cane

Whisky of the week – Glenfiddich Fire and Cane. The fourth expression from the Glenfiddich Experimental Series, Fire & Cane was released into the wild in mid-2018. I’m always in awe of the knowledge of the master distillers that make these decisions, but giving some of the distillery’s peated single malt a three-month finishing period […]

Torpedoed Tulip

Whisky of the week – Torpedoed Tulip. Released as one of the three specially crafted whiskies in Brewdog’s Boilermaker Series, (check out our roadtest at In the Doghouse.), it’s a 100% rye whisky from Millstone, made at the Netherlands’ Zuidam distillery, matured exclusively in ex-oloroso Sherry casks and bottled at 46% ABV. Torpedoed Tulip is […]

Glenrothes 10 year old

Whisky of the week – The Glenrothes 10. The youngest expression from the Glenrothes Soleo Collection is matured exclusively in sherry casks, bottled at 40% ABV, and unlike previous releases from the distillery, features an age statement. (Soleo/asoleo is the grape sun-drying process for sherry in Jerez.) The light straw coloured pour entices with fruity […]

Smokehead Islay Single Malt

Whisky of the week – Smokehead Islay Single Malt from Ian Macleod distillers. It may not be as explosive as its high octane cousins but this is no shrinking violet of a dram. Bottled at 43%, this amber Islay single malt scotch whisky is a bold expression of the modern distillers craft. It does what […]

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.

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