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Exploring Whisky – The new Ghosted Reserve

Posted: Friday 27th February, 2015 | 5:48 pm | Written by

Exploring Whisky – blended malt whisky With the release of its new premium whisky Ghosted Reserve, is William Grant & Sons looking back to the future, asks Dom The new Ghosted Reserve release from William Grant & Sons not only turns the spotlight on the category of blended malt whisky – it raises the bar and shouts loudly that the... 

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Newcastle W Club Tasting

Posted: Friday 20th February, 2015 | 5:08 pm | Written by

  Another full house at the fantastic Bridge Hotel in Newcastle for the February instalment of the W Club tasting.   The 6 whiskies that were being tasted   The 25 members and their guests were treated to another 6 great whiskies. A quiet time of the year in regards to new releases from distillers and bottlers allowed host Paul to... 

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Exploring whisky – GlenDronach part 3

Posted: Friday 20th February, 2015 | 4:39 pm | Written by

Dom reviews two more GlenDronach single malts from the latest batch of releases   What makes the current batch of GlenDronach releases so intriguing is the way they are clearly related to each other and have much in common, but through the variances of age, cask type and size, and the sherry style the casks previously contained there are nuanced... 

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Exploring whisky: GlenDronach Part 2

Posted: Wednesday 18th February, 2015 | 2:30 pm | Written by

In the second part of his review of the new batch of GlenDronach malts, Dom reviews the first three samples     When we talk about single malt whisky, we are referring to a whisky made with malted barley from just one distillery.     But normally we will not be tasting whisky from just one cask. A normal single malt whisky will be a marriage... 

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Tasting Notes

by Dominic Roskrow

Arran 17 year old

Aroma: Rich warm spices with notes of candied citrus peel, tinned mandarins and golden syrup. The classic Arran orchard fruits of red apple are there with... 

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GlenTurret Triple Wood

Tasting note: Deep gold, with amber lights. The first impression is of rice pudding, with a brown skin; husky porridge with double cream. After a while... 

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Bowmore Laimrig 15 year old

Tasting Notes by Charles MacLean Tasting Notes by Charles MacLean Dull amber – the colour of teak. The first nose is rich and prickly, with chocolate,... 

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Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014

The Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2014 expression:   When you taste the whiskies made at the Islay distillery of Kilchoman, it’s easy to forget how young... 

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