Turns out its Canadian…

Thought I’d take a trip back to one of my first whiskey experiences and see how it held up. Up tonight @pikecreek_whisky Canadian whiskey 42%, 10 years old finished in rum barrels. On the nose its dried fruit sweet, raisins and sultanas with honey. Its sweet and rich… a slight caramel bitterness and some spice […]

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Spirit of Dublin…

Tonight we go back to Dublin with @teeling_whiskey Irish whiskey, 46% no age statement finished in ex rum casks. On the nose I’m getting hints of orange and maybe apple juice. Fresh cut grass and buttery shortbread are really present. Its fresh but with a certain richness. On the palette its rich buttery shortbread. It’s […]

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Pineapples???? Not like that….

Tonight we have @tomatinwhisky legacy highland single malt scotch. 43% no age statement, finished in bourbon and virgin oak casks. On the nose my first thoughts are of marshmallow, very sugar sweet. Followed by vanilla, honey and a floral citrus perfume. On the palette it’s a little bit thin to start, theres a honey cereal […]

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A regal offering…

Tonight’s dram @chivasregaluk Extra. 40%, no age statement finished in Oloroso sherry casks. This will be the first Chivas I’ve tired so let’s see. On the nose its sweet rich fruit, honey and a little marzipan. There is a creamy note in there too, I could be convinced it was milk chocolate at a push. […]

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Nearly the most Northern whisky….

Tonight we visit Orkney and @scapawhisky #skiren single malt scotch whisky, no age statement 40% matured in first fill American oak casks. On the nose the first thing I get is a lovely soft honey, cream and a slight salty tang. Theres a fruity/ blossom floral sweetness in there too, apple or melon? Actually…. I’m […]

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An old friend, grown up

Stay safe. Stay home. Tonight I’m playing catch up with @laphroaig 10 islay single malt. 40% 10 years old…. On the nose its rubber and medicinal, theres a salty freshness all enveloped by that signature peat smoke you’d expect from #Laphroaig I stated to find a more citrusy brine note after a few minutes in […]

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