Posts Tagged “Independent Bottlers”

Compass Box No Name 2 (48.9%)

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Compass Box No Name 2 (48.9%)

Compass Box No Name 2 is the sequel to the 2017 No Name, which looked to highlight the peat, and did so in a very ‘in your face’ way. The first No Name was composed of about 75% Ardbeg, 11% Caol Ila, 13% Clynelish and a wee bit of Compass Box’s Highland malt blend finished…

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From ‘Project Overlord’ to Compass Box Affinity (46%)

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From ‘Project Overlord’ to Compass Box Affinity (46%)

I’ve been waiting for over a year and a half to write this post, although I had no idea back then it would be called Affinity. The beginning of the story is at the 2017 Whisky Show in London, where I took part in a great masterclass led by Becky Peskin bringing whisky makers to…

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

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Whisky Show 2018 Recap and a Review of the ‘Future of Whisky’ Invergordon 44 (51.6%), Ben Nevis 21 (47.5%) and Ledaig 12 (58.4%)

The Whisky Show 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic London event. The theme of this year’s Show was ‘The Future of Whisky’, and if there’s one definitive glimpse I can offer you on the future of whisky, it’s this: Expensive.  (At least until the next whisky loch, slowly distilling as we speak). In the…

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Loch Lomond Croftenga 2008 – TWE Exclusive (54.8%)

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Loch Lomond Croftenga 2008 – TWE Exclusive (54.8%)

Loch Lomond distillery is a behemoth of fascination, with four different styles of stills churning out a staggering 13 types of single malt out of traditional pot stills and straight necked stills with rectifiers. Croftenga is the name given Loch Lomond’s heavily peated malt, that was distilled in Inchmurrin’s straight necked stills, but made from…

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Cadenhead’s 175 Rosebank 25 1991 (50.5%)

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Cadenhead’s 175 Rosebank 25 1991 (50.5%)

2017 brought with it news of Rosebank being renewed by Ian Macleod Distillers, news that came right on the heels of Diageo’s announcement that Port Ellen and Brora will be brought back, making it the year of distillery resurrections. But this is an old Rosebank with a lot of depth and complexity…..   Cadenhead’s 175th Anniversary,…

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