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Blog posts for tag: Whiskey

GlenDronach v BenRiach - Battle of the ages

17 Jan 2017
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Satisfied with our discoveries of the first subject, it's time to break the seal on the one I've been excited about, the senior of the two; the BenRiach. This Moscatel cask finished 22-year-old whisky was originally aged in unused American bourbon barrels…

SMWS Launch Free Whisky Concierge Service

22 Dec 2016
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You’ll sample drams from the Society’s range of 12 flavour profiles and this may lead you to take one or two of them home, or even whet your appetite for one of the 60 new single cask whiskies that they’ve released in time for Christmas…

The Top 4 Whiskey Shops in Houston

6 Dec 2016
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Houston is a whiskey town, no doubt about it. Some of the best live music bars, ol’ time speakeasies, steakhouses, and fajita restaurants operate out of Houston, and fine whiskey plays a starring role on the menu in most all of ‘em!

Duking It Out Over The Last Drop Of Indian Single Malt Rampur

22 Nov 2016
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The flavours do not linger on the palate for ages and those who like their whisky with a long finish might find it a little abrupt, however, anyone who is in the mood for a smooth, sweet and creamy malt with a subtle, fiery kick at the end should look no further than Rampur…

Keep The Cold Out With Glen Moray’s Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish

10 Oct 2016
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Holding the bottle against my oak desk, there’s an almost-lavender hue to the liquid, but moving it into the sun the scotch turns to toffee gold; this sweetness is present on the nose too, as well as apricot, pistachio and cinnamon. The first taste is a sweet smack on the tongue but the second sip reveals a much richer character…

Experience The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Leith Vaults, Edinburgh

12 Feb 2016
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It’s pretty much the ideal setting for sipping whisky and solving the world’s problems. Which is good, because that’s exactly the reason I’m here at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s beautiful building The Vaults, in Leith – to taste whisky, which as I’ve pointed out, I really don’t know much about…

5 Distilleries Around the World to Visit Before You Die

5 Feb 2016
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While breweries and distilleries are popping up all over the United States, there are some around the world that stand out among the rest. No matter what your drink of choice is, next time you find yourself in one of these incredible destinations, pay a visit to the famous distilleries there...

R&B Distiller Whiskies ‘While We Wait’ and ‘Borders’: More Character than a Quentin Tarantino Movie

25 Jan 2016
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With a light pink, almost rosé colour probably lent to it from its ageing in Tuscan red wine oak casks, the peated whisky boasts lingering notes of salt and seaweed on the nose and as red fruit and smoke on the palate, making it both a superb digestif and a bold preprandial...

Enjoy the Best of Times (Not the Worst) with The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve

25 Jan 2016
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Once the sky blue box is open, out comes a bottle wrapped in parchment paper on which is printed an ancient Distiller’s Licence, which adds to the hallowed mystique of this particular brand of single malt. Its nose is zesty and sweet...

Four Festive Cocktails with a Taste of Ireland

29 Dec 2015
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If there’s one nation of people that knows how to celebrate, it’s the Irish. The craic surrounding Christmas gets raised to epic proportion and the fuel that fires a lot of the wee hours chant-a-longs is their beloved whiskey. We got our greedy paws on a selection as well as some accompanying cocktail recipes that we’d like to share with you...