Focus on Ardbeg

Ardbeg, the iconic Islay malt, has released a bunch of new expressions recently. From the affordable Wee Beastie to the rare (and nearly sold out) …

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The Advent Calendar Adventure

Happy Noel!

I have been sent The Drinks by the dram advent calendar created by the eponym company and sold by Master of malt. So I played the game and tasted a sample everyday until 24th December. My tasting-notes were posted on FB. Here they are.

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New Releases

An original blend, a long-expected Ardbeg and why not venture out of the whisky world with two excellent and very affordable cognacs? Never be tired of exploring…

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From Sweden to Scotland

Some new drams tasted these last few weeks. Finishes are still the flavour of the month (and more!) but I managed to find one 100% bourbon cask matured whisky.

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New & Diverse

whisky bottle montage

An Irish malt, a Scottish single malt and a gin from Normandy. It could not be more diverse…

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Some New Releases

Ardbeg supernova

September is always a good month to harvest new whiskies. Here is a selection. Another non vintage Glenrothes, a totally revamped Royal Brackla range and a new Ardbeg Supernova to celebrate the return from the cyber world of the experimental Space Ardbeg.

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New Releases 

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.

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On Fredericton whisky dinner menu

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…

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A few Tullamore

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 …

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