Here are tasting-notes for a few drams tasted through the last months and that are worth remembering. Kavalan – Single cask – Rum cask – cask strength – 57,8% – Cask M111104062A Nose: Sweet demerara notes, ripe banana (skin and pulp), vanilla. Exotic fruit (dried mango). A floral touch (narcissus). A hint of new leather. […]
Speyside Craigellachie Distillery, now owned by Dewar’s, has revamped their single malt range. I had the opportunity to taste the four bottlings. Interesting, they all bear the same distinctive mark: a robust, meaty character imparted by traditional worm tub condensers. Another new release, Tusail, is a new addition to Glenmorangie Private Collection.
Here are the whiskies that were on the menu at the launching dinner of NB Spirits Festival. Interesting to have a blend and a bourbon. My friends in Fredericton call that “thinking out of the box”. A few single malt purists confessed to me they had liked both outsiders. So…
John Quinn took the journalists through a tasting on Tullamore opening day. The tasting was conducted in a very atmospheric Irish Pub, two steps from the old distillery. Easy to imagine the old workers chatting over a pint or two, after their hard working day… Tullamore Dew- 40% The iconic whiskey of the range. A […]