Another Malt Nuts meeting came and went and this time our tasting target was Miltonduff who up until now I think I’ve only had once before in my life. A core component of Ballantine’s it’s not a whisky that gets a lot of press or fanfare in the single malt arena, but I guess that’s why… Continue!
Yesterday we tried some Ballantine’s from the 1980s and today we’re trying some early 1950s Ballantine’s 17 Years. Being a whisky from around 1957, and being 17 years old, means that all single malt and grain components are from 1940 or earlier. Though due to WW2 it’s possible much of the whisky in here is… Continue!
Recently the Malt Nuts gathered once again for a sensory tour of another distillery and this time we’ve turned our attention to the venerable Highland Park. A stalwart in the industry Highland Park has long enjoyed a position of fame and adoration among whisky fans and for good reason. Their subtly smoky spirit paired with… Continue!
This 2008 Hepburn’s Choice Caol Ila 5 Years was the first Hepburn’s I ever bought. Hepburn’s Choice is a fairly new NDP and even newer to the USA and California with K&L being a major patron of theirs. A lot of their offerings tend to be on the younger side of things but end up… Continue!
Glen Gyle 8 Years is a vatted (blended) malt whisky from the Loch Lomond Distillery Co. that used to be easily found, but has dwindled over the years. This bottling I believe comes from the 90s and has no connection with the Kilkerran whisky coming from the Glengyle distillery in Campbeltown. Confused? Hopefully this will clear… Continue!
How important is wood when it comes to aging scotch whisky? Ask the lads at Kilchoman or, better yet, grab yourself a glass of the Kilchoman 2008 Vintage. At only 7 years old this whisky out performs some whiskies that have at least 3 years over it and I think that a lot of that… Continue!
Laphroaig An Cuan Mor is one of Laphroaig’s travel retail bottles and it’s made from their typical peated distillate which starts off being aged in first fill ex-Bourbon barrels and then gets finished in European Oak. Translated from Gaelic, Au Cuan Mor means Big Ocean and that’s exactly what it delivers – a big ocean… Continue!
Edradour Ballechin 3 is a heavily peated and port matured version of Edradour whisky. Edradour is currently owned by the Signatory Vintage whisky company who happens to be one of my favorite NDPs because it seems like, more often than not, they snag really good casks of whisky. Edradour was established in 1825 and until… Continue!
Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 was first released at this year’s Fèis Ìle and that’s when the rumblings about something new and interesting coming from Laphroaig began. From there I kept reading reports about how phenomenal this whisky was as it rolled in from the East Coast and then those reports of its awesomeness stopped for several… Continue!
Springbank is one of the three remaining distilleries in the Campbeltown region, the others being Glen Scotia and Glengyle, which was once known as The Whisky Capital of the World and was home to over 30 distilleries. To celebrate this often loved, and sometimes reviled, distillery The Malt Nuts gathered in the backyard of our gracious… Continue!