Let’s keep the peat theme… Two new releases this autumn of peaty characters: anCnoc Cutter, a Speyside malt which used to be called Knockdhu, and a new version of Ardbeg Supernova. anCnoc Cutter – 46% This is the fourth of the new anCnoc Peaty Collection, the names of which feature the tools used for cutting […]
It was quite surrealistic to taste Breton whiskies on Islay. But not irrealistic! Through Glann ar Mor and Kornog, the two single malts distilled by Jean Donnay in Brittany, one could catch a glimpse of Gartbreck, the future ninth Islay distillery.
This is the fifth addition to the Private Edition range. It reflects Dr Bill Lumsden’s tireless research in maturation and wood policy. Bill Lumsden is Director of Whisky Creation and Distilling for Glenmorangie. “Companta” means friendship in Scot gaelic. That new rare release is the result of an extra maturation of whisky which had been […]
I will visit Hellyers Road Distillery in North Tasmania on the first week of August. That will be icing on the cake on my exciting Australian trip. Just to whet my tastebuds, I have tasted four versions of Hellyers Road Single Malt. An interesting discovery. Established in 1997, Hellyers Road Distillery is the oldest distillery […]
Glenmorangie – Ealanta – 46%. Matured 19 years in virgin oak (toasted) from Mark Twain National Forest Park in Missouri. The name means skilled and ingenious in Gaelic Colour: ripe gold Nose: rich, intense. Fruity and spicy; a big oak and vanilla whiff at start. Then luscious spicy notes: cumin, cardamom, hint of ginger. The fruit slaloms between […]