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What I liked this week – New Diageo releases continued – part 3

Posted: Tuesday 30th September, 2014 | 3:24 pm | Written by

In the latest in his series on this year’s Diageo Special Releases, Dominic looks at the the two Caol Ila bottlings. One of the things that fascinates single malt whisky fans most of all is the fact that no two casks mature exactly the same. You can take a batch of new make spirit and fill it in to casks that have previously been used for exactly... 

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Norwich Balvenie tasting

Posted: Friday 26th September, 2014 | 8:20 am | Written by

  Further to her recent Inverness Whisky Shop tasting (see recent W Club posting for details), Alwynne Gwilt, AKA Miss Whisky, descended on the Norwich store last week to delight, amuse and inform us with all things Balvenie. As Norwich members tasted the core Balvenie range, Alwynne gave us a fascinating insight into the distillery – its... 

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New Releases – available to buy at The Whisky Shop

Posted: Thursday 25th September, 2014 | 2:01 pm | Written by

Here are the new releases on The Whisky Shop site this week:     Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack 70cl 15% abv     £19.50 Winter Jack is best served warm. Once heated, it has an inviting aroma of warm apple cider, orange peel, cinnamon, clove and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. The taste is reminiscent of apple pie complemented with... 

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What I liked this week part 2

Posted: Thursday 25th September, 2014 | 11:44 am | Written by

In the second part of his review of Diageo’s new Special Releases, Dom looks at teo of the best malts   Whiskies which taste great past the age of 25 years old are few and far between. And while such malts might command huge prices, it doesn’t mean they taste wonderful. But in recent years Chivas Brothers, owner of great malts such as The Glenlivet,... 

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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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