Talisker Port Ruighe

Talisker Port Ruighe

Talisker Port Ruighe Mashtun notes: This offering from Talisker is a wee bit different from their usual whisky. The nose gave us fruit, wood smoke, caramelised pears, wild strawberries, and slight medicinal notes. The palate was earthy and fruity with hints of sweet orange peel, peat smoke and a dry oak.  The finish was medium to long, syrupy and smoky.  The colour...

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SMWS 25 year Glen Grant 9.98

SMWS 25 year Glen Grant 9.98

SMWS 25 year Glen Grant 9.98   Mashtun notes: The nose on this one gave us toffee, cream, sherry, treacle, raisins, new leather, and struck matches. The palate was sweet and fruity with hints of vanilla and rum and raisin. The finish was thick, creamy, and zesty with a tinge of alcohol in the back of the throat. This dram was very pale in colour with a soft and...

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SMWS 18 year Caol ila 53.198

SMWS 18 year Caol ila 53.198

SMWS 18 year Caol ila 53.198 Mashtun notes: We are always keen to try a new bottling from the SMWS as it’s one of the most consistent (for quality) independent bottlers out there. We have to say that this bottle is yet another cracker. The nose gave us a nice balance of peat and sherry along with hints of lavender, tcp, and burnt matches. It’s earthy on the palate...

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Kilchoman Audio Podcask

Kilchoman Audio Podcask

Kilchoman Audio Podcask   To celebrate Kilchoman’s 10th birthday, and the 2015 Feis Ile  (Islay Festival) we have decided to publish some previously unreleased audio we recorded when interviewing Tony Rozga (Kilchoman) for our Video ‘Podcask’ back in July of 2014. In this interview Tony talks about the processes used to make Kilchoman, the different range of casks,...

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Cotswolds Distillery

Cotswolds Distillery

Cotswolds Whisky, something to think about…   I wasn’t actually aware there was a distillery in the Cotswolds until my wife pointed it out during a recent trip away. As we were going to be passing anyway we decided to drop in and check it out… Situated in the rolling countryside of Stourton the Cotswolds Distillery is in a simply stunning location that’s as...

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