The Whisky People – Billy Abbott

The Whisky People – Billy Abbott

The Whisky People – Billy Abbott Welcome to the first 2017 edition of our ‘Whisky People’ series. As with our previous Whisky People articles we will be focusing on different people within the industry, getting their ‘whisky history’, feelings on the industry, delving into how they got involved, and discussing some of their favourite drams....

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SMWS Glen Grant 12yr 9.109

SMWS Glen Grant 12yr 9.109

SMWS Glen Grant 12yr 9.109 Mashtun notes: We have yet to have a bad Glen Grant from the SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society). It’s a whisky that doesn’t always get recognition, but the SMWS show again and again that the base spirit is fantastic, and with the right maturation, and at cask strength, it can...

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SMWS Glen Elgin 8yr 85.38

SMWS Glen Elgin 8yr 85.38

SMWS Glen Elgin 8yr 85.38 Mashtun notes: The nose on this gave us marzipan, vanilla, hazelnuts, citrus, hay, and peppermint with a hint of pepper. The marzipan and hay/floral notes carry through to the palate. They are then joined by butterscotch, Turkish delight, white chocolate mice, and slight woody notes. The finish is long and...

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Top 5 drams of 2016

Top 5 drams of 2016

Top 5 drams of 2016 We can’t believe that we have already had Burns night in 2017! With that in mind we thought we’d better put up the the top 5 drams we reviewed in 2016.  Another cracking year for the Mash Tun so slainte mhath and all the best for 2017! Here are our...

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Kilchoman Sauternes cask Club Release

Kilchoman Sauternes cask Club Release

Kilchoman Sauternes cask Club Release Mashtun notes: Well where do we start with this one! We are all massive ‘peat heads’ and love Kilchoman as a distillery. With that in mind we were really intrigued to try their first Sauternes cask release, and we weren’t disappointed! The nose has damp firewood, dark fruits, Christmas spices,...

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