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Glasgow Single Malt 2019 Release

Another whisky from a young distillery today – this time Glasgow distillery Co. The Glasgow Distillery Company adopts its name from one of Glasgow’s original distilleries. In 1770, The Glasgow Distillery Company was founded at Dundashill and remained active until consequent closure at the beginning of the 20th Century. In 2014 The Glasgow Distillery Company […]

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Kingbarns Dream to Dram

Time for another new distillery, this time from Scotland : The Kingbarns distillery, fife. The distillery is the brainchild of Douglas Clement who teamed up with the Wemyss family (a well known Indie bottler and whisky maker). The Wemyss family has lived and worked in Fife for generations and has a longstanding passion for whisky […]

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Douglas Laing Lowlands Tasting Notes

The Epicurean Glasgow Edition

Time for another quick tasting note for a D.Laing expression, this time the NAS cask strength version of their Lowlands blended malt – The Epicurean.  The original Epicurean was a nice mixing blended malt if you ask me, Not bad , but also not quite as interesting as others, and being a lowland whisky, I […]

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Ailsa Bay Lowlands Tasting Notes

A peated Lowland? Ailsa Bay–Review and notes

When one thinks of Lowland malts, one often thinks about light whisky, malty, leafy and certainly not a peated spirit, right? Well, think again, as the new Ailsa Bay distillery is going to change all that. Ailsa Bay is owned by William Grant & Sons, and this is the first ever release from this relatively […]

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Auchentoshan Cask Strength Featured Headline Lowlands Tasting Notes

Auchentoshan 1996 Bottle your own Cask # 11030

How does it go? oh yes: My whisky friend Yoav went to Scotland and all I got was this lousy sample … But really, this is a lovely little sample I got from Yoav who managed to fill a wee bottle (thanks mate!) and spared me a sample, which is very cool. This is a […]

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Auchentoshan Silver Oak 21 yo

Auchentoshan is indeed one of the most underrated single malt distilleries out there. I am not sure why, but most people do think of this Lowland distillery as a producer of uninteresting , light bodied malts. I know I have shown it’s not exactly true, with the help of the Toshan man Mark D, and […]

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Wemyss malts Candied Fruit–1998 Auchentoshan

Another fine example of Wemyss single casks, this time Lowlander Auchentoshan from 1998, total of 294 bottles available at 46% abv (yes yes, i know. we want more). Quite a nice dram actually, from an underrated (some would say, rightfully so) distillery and the second dram from the latest batch of single casks released by […]

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Littlemill 21 Year Old Burns Malt Whisky (the whisky barrel)

Another exclusive bottling for the whisky barrel shop, From a single sherry hogshead cask #35 limited to just 60 bottles. Littlemill whisky Distillery was established in 1772 to the west of Bowling by the north shore of the River Clyde and on the main road into Glasgow. Subsequent modifications during the 1930s resulted in a […]

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Tasting Cambus 24 yo (Bladnoch Forum)

Moving back in time to the remains of my Bladnoch bottle share samples. This time we’re dealing with Cambus (Camb-what?! you ask?), So, yeah. Cambus WAS a grain distillery located in the lowlands and was closed in 1993. Most Single malt snobs (mainly those who don’t have a clue) do not drink Grain whisky, although […]

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SMWS 5.29 – ‘Freesias crushed by an escaping car’–Auchentoshan 11 yo

Not all single casks are great, and not all blended mats are mediocre. A saying I just invented, but it’s true. I’ve been tasting quite a few SMWS single casks in recent weeks and this particular one from Auchentoshan is an example that some single casks are not very good sometimes. I am not quite […]