In the Tasting Room: Douglas Laing

In the Tasting Room: Douglas Laing

In the Tasting Room: Douglas Laing     We are trying to take in every aspect of the whisky industry with our short film (Podcask) series. With that in mind we decided make a short film about an Independent bottler to help introduce people to that side of the trade. In many ways we feel independent bottlers are the ‘unsung heroes’ of the whisky...

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Caol ila 12 year old 1999 by Whisky Trail

Caol ila 12 year old 1999 by Whisky Trail

Caol ila 12 year old 1999 by Whisky Trail  Mashtun notes: This dram split the panel with two liking it and one being very unsure about it. On the nose we got alcohol, Turkish delight, Cognac, red wine, fruit, and floral notes. The palate gave us peat, sherry, spices, wood smoke, caramel, and root vegetables. The finish had sweet floral notes with expresso, smoke,...

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Laphroaig QA

Laphroaig QA

Laphroaig QA   Mashtun notes: On the nose we got oak, smoked cheese, menthol notes, steamed apples, and mild peat. The palate gave us heather, ‘light’ menthol / tcp, sweet fruit, dried wood, and savoury notes. The finish was short, sharp, and ‘light’ – very unlike what you’d expect from a Laphroaig. The colour was gold and it had a medium, smooth, soft, and smoky...

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Kilchoman machir bay 2013

Kilchoman machir bay 2013

Kilchoman machir bay 2013   Mashtun notes:   On the nose we got slightly sweet peat smoke, saffron, cumin, iodine, seaweed, and stunning malty goodness. Peat and malt are the two stand-out flavours on the palate, however, there is definitely more to this dram than that as the background flavours of lavender, sulphur, and new wood shavings come through. The...

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Strathclyde 12yr Grain

Strathclyde 12yr Grain

Strathclyde 12yr Grain   Mashtun notes:   This has a familiar grain nose but with a burn. It also has chocolate, seaweed, turnips, bourbon, and polished leather. The palate gave us sweet cherries, spices, lentils, and salt. The finish is short and grainy with caramel, bourbon, and alcohol. The colour was light gold and it had dry alcohol finish. Letting this dram...

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