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What I Liked This Week: Douglas of Drumlanrig

Posted: Wednesday 29th July, 2015 | 8:09 am | Written by

Two new releases from the Douglas of Drumlanrig stable are excellent ambassadors for youthful whiskies says Dom   You’ve got to hand it to Hunter Laing, the independent bottler responsible for the Douglas of Drumlanrig range of whiskies. In the present environment, when there is considerable debate about whiskies without age statements, it takes... 

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Hidden Gems: Royal Lochnagar

Posted: Tuesday 28th July, 2015 | 8:45 am | Written by

Royal Lochnagar is not only Diageo’s smallest distillery, it’s one of the smallest in the whole of Scotland. But, says Dom, it’s perfectly formed   You have to be something special to use the ‘Royal’ tag in your name. Only three distilleries have had the honour, and one of those, Glenury Royal, was closed for good some 20 years ago. The only... 

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What I Liked This Week: Non-Age Statement Whiskies

Posted: Tuesday 21st July, 2015 | 9:56 am | Written by

There has been a lot of debate about the validity and quality of non age statements. Dom compares a whisky with and without an age     You may have noticed the growing number of whiskies that are being put in to the market place without an age on them. And you may have noticed that some old favourite malts with an age on them are disappearing... 

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Hidden Gems: Tobermory Distillery, Mull

Posted: Monday 20th July, 2015 | 12:06 pm | Written by

Mull is one of Scotland’s most stunning islands and, says Dom, the distillery is benefiting from some much needed care and attention from its owners   There’s something distinctly wild about Tobermory, a bit unkempt, a tad hippy-ish. While Skye is hard, rugged and, well, sort of sharp, Mull is the scruffy schoolboy with the endearing wonky grin... 

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Tasting Notes

by Dominic Roskrow

Tasting Panel Notes – January 2015

Port Dundas 25yo Sovereign, Bruichladdich Black Art 4, Miyagikyo Speyburn 9 year old Douglas of Drumlanrig Manager’s Special Selection Bruichladdich... 

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What I Liked This Week – New Whiskies

We’ve seen a flood of Non Age Statement whiskies recently, but this week Dom looks at three malts which have a combined age of more than 110 years   For... 

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Exploring whisk(e)y – Ireland

On the eve of St Patrick’s Day Dom looks at the Irish whiskey sector and picks a few favourites to celebrate Ireland’s special day. These are golden... 

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Exploring Whisky – The Hidden Glenkeir Treasures Part 2 – Fettercairn

In the latest in his series on Hidden Treasures, Dom looks at one of his favourite distilleries – Fettercairn in The Highlands   Fettercairn... 

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