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What I Liked This Week

Posted: Wednesday 22nd October, 2014 | 3:21 pm | Written by

22/10/2014 Some Scotch whiskies have taken a hammering this year. But as we move towards the festive season, Scotland is having the last word, says Dominic…     The rapid move to Non age Statement Whisky, the introduction of fruit infused spirit drinks built around recognised and respected Scotch whisky names, and an educational about... 

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Monkey Shoulder Cocktails – The Whisky Shop Piccadilly – 23rd October

Posted: Tuesday 21st October, 2014 | 10:56 am | Written by

The Whisky Shop and Monkey Shoulder have come together to throw a cocktail party in the Picadilly on Thursday. If you’re interested or in the vacinity, call the number below to get involved!    Read More →

Nomad Outland Whisky

Posted: Monday 20th October, 2014 | 11:13 am | Written by

“Born in Scotland and Raised in Jerez” – a collaboration between Whyte and Mackay Master Blender, Richard Paterson, and Gonzalez Byass master blender, Antonio Flores, could this innovative blend herald a new category of “Outland” whisky?   Some similar “experiments” of maturing whisky outside its country... 

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Great King Street Glasgow Blend

Posted: Monday 20th October, 2014 | 11:00 am | Written by

The Compass Box Great King Street range sets out to create Blended Scotch Whiskies in the fuller-flavoured style of the late 19th century.   The label of the Great King Street Glasgow Blend features The Wellington Statue which can be found outside the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. This icon of Glasgow is rarely found without a traffic cone on... 

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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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