Haig Club

Haig Club

Haig Club Mashtun notes: Firstly, we should point out that Haig Club is being sold as a mixer for cocktails etc so it’s not trying to be something it isn’t. It’s a 100% grain (Cameron Brig to be specific) whisky and usually a grain whisky needs way more time in the cask than a malt...

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Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194

Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194

Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194 Mashtun notes: Glenfarclas usually comes from a sherried cask so were very intrigued to try this first fill Bourbon cask whisky. Initially the familiar ‘Glenfarclas nose’ almost fools you into thinking it is from a sherry cask. It then develops into butterscotch vanilla, caramelised pears, pine needles, malted barley, and...

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Kilchoman 100% Islay (5th Addition)

Kilchoman 100% Islay (5th Addition)

Kilchoman 100% Islay (5th Addition) Mashtun notes: Each year the 100% Islay is released and we can’t wait to try it. The 2015 was no different. It’s less peated that most Kilchoman whiskies but that doesn’t detract from the whisky. The 50% ABV gave us a slight nose burn but that soon subsided to...

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Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.227

Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.227

Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.227 Mashtun notes: We look forward to trying most offerings from the SMWS, especially their Caol ilas! This first fill bourbon cask Caol was no exception, and didn’t disappoint. The nose had peat smoke, sweet heather, forest fruits, burnt wood, and bourbon. The palate gave us charcoal, beach fires, heather, spices,...

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Glenturret Podcask

Glenturret Podcask

Glenturret Podcask     When making our short films (podcasks) we try to focus on as many different aspects of the industry as we can, and concentrate on unique aspects whenever possible. With that in mind we decided to visit The Glenturret distillery this time around. Glenturret is the oldest working distillery in Scotland and...

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