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[18 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Diageo Special Releases 2015–Part II – The Cally 40 Year Old 1974

The What?! Yes, that was also my reaction when I saw “The Cally” 40 year old as part of this year’s Special release. So, a grain whisky, cool! this is infact not the first ever Grain to be featured on the SR (There was one in 2011 by Port Dundas).
The Cally actually stands for the Caledonian, which was a grain …

Douglas Laing, Grain, Headline, Single Grain, strathclyde, Tasting Notes »

[3 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Old Particular Strathclyde 27 yo [D.Laing] – Single Grain – Review

Another single Grain from Strathclyde today, following the lovely 25 year old Sovereign reviewed here only a few days ago.. This one is a part of a 4 release of single grain by D.Laing consisting of  Cameronbridge 25 Years Old, Girvan 25 Years Old,North British 21 Years Old and this one. we’re above the 25 year old mark, so I …

Grain, Headline, Hunter Laing, Single Grain, strathclyde, Tasting Notes »

[28 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Strathclyde 25 Years Old 1989 The Sovereign

After the disappointment in the two single casks of yesterday, we come to taste another sample sent from the W.Club (Whisky Shop). This cask was bottled by Hunter Laing, for their Sovereign line of Single Grain whiskies. Strathclyde Distillery stands on the south bank of the River Clyde in the Gorbals district of Glasgow, and was built by the long …

Compass Box, Featured, Grain, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[7 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Compass Box ‘Hedonism Quindecimus’ (blended grain)- Review

Who would have thought 15 years would pass that fast? yes, Compass Box, one of the most innovative whisky makers out there, has turned 15. Back in 2000 when most people would not even consider buying grain whiskies they released their first expressions the “Hedonism”, a blended grain whisky, and since then they have been making absolutely cracking drams, blending …

Grain, Headline, Invergordon, Single Grain, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[7 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Wemyss Malts  – ‘Lemon Cheesecake’ 1988 Invergordon (single grain)

Time to start a series of reviews for the latest batch of single casks from Wemyss Malts. Correct me if I am wrong, but this seems to be the first single grain bottling from Wemyss who usually do single cask malts. Very nice. Grain (and certainly older grain) can be lovely, and they deserve a place among the whisky shelves …

Featured, Girvan, Grain, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[16 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Girvan Patent still 25 yo

Grain whisky is often thought of as “that cheap stuff” that is used to fill most of the volume in cheap blended whiskies, and while this is not untrue, This is far from the entire truth. Those who tried well made single grain whisky bottlings (like those few – i tasted some time ago) such as SMWS released etc, will …

Cameronbridge, Grain, Headline, Hunter Laing, Tasting Notes »

[24 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Hunter Laing Sovereign Cameronbridge 1990 Grain Whisky

A few months ago if you recall Douglas Laing had split up into two companies, as the two Laing brothers each went his way, and so Hunter Laing was formed, taking with it some of the Laing brands (OMC, and Old and rare). Sovereign is also one of the new company’s ranges, and this one is their first offering I …

2010, Grain, Headline, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, Twitter »

[2 May 2013 | One Comment | ]
The Glory of the grain tweet tasting – #GrainWhiskyTT

So, Grain whisky. It’s a well kept secret, but Single Grain whisky can be amazingly good. I’ve been advocating single grain for some time now, reviewed a few samples but I still felt i needed to try more, and what a better opportunity than to try it at one of Steve’s Twitter tastings and Arkwrights Whisky and Wines , who …

Compass Box, Featured, Grain, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[8 Oct 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Tasting Compass Box Hedonism

The truth is I tasted this one a long time ago, even a year or more ago with a bunch of other CB’s and for some odd reason did not post my notes. Gladly I received another wee sample of this lovely dram for last month’s Compass Box twitter tasting, and this time around got to write my notes again. …