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Glenfarclas 1966 Fino Cask

Posted: Thursday 30th October, 2014 | 4:47 pm | Written by

  One of only 1444 bottles available worldwide and 300 within the UK – this rare Glenfarclas has been matured exclusively in fino sherry casks which is in complete contrast to almost any other Glenfarclas release. Each bottle is in a black box bearing a silver coin which features an image of John Grant, who founded the distillery six generations... 

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The Norwich Cellar Trends Tasting

Posted: Thursday 30th October, 2014 | 4:40 pm | Written by

  The Norwich Whisky Shop was packed to the rafters last Thursday for a global whisky tasting with Cellar Trends’ Clive Pawsey. Kicking off with the new Irish blend Uisge Beatha, we moved onto Scotland for a brief tour of the regions. This took in the magnificently sherried Auchentoshan Three Wood from the Lowlands, the big, mouthfilling... 

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What I Liked This Week

Posted: Thursday 30th October, 2014 | 3:31 pm | Written by

30/10/2014 The world of whisky is in motion as manufacturers pursue new drinker. The latest one, says Dom, has more to commend it than some others     It’s not often whisky writers have the chance to talk about a drink that is aiming no lower than inventing a new drinks category. But that’s exactly what the new release Nomad sets out to do. It’s... 

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Exploring Whisky

Posted: Thursday 30th October, 2014 | 2:59 pm | Written by

30/11/2014   Or in this case, exploring whiskey, as Dom heads over to Ireland to visit one of the world’s most complex distilleries     If ever there was an example of two worlds colliding, it’s at Midleton, the distillery owned by Irish Distillers.   Or rather, distilleries. For not only are there two distilleries on the vast... 

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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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