Posts Tagged “Lowlands”

Opinion: The Death of House Style and the Rise of Whisky Profiles

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Opinion: The Death of House Style and the Rise of Whisky Profiles

I recently published a review of the GlenDronach Peated, and that got me thinking that there’s a major shift happening in the tectonic plate alignment of the whisky world. We’re moving away from distillery house styles to a whole new way of looking, experiencing and thinking about whisky. The second decade of the third millennium…

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The Epicurean – Douglas Laing Lowlands Malt Blend (46.2%)

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The Epicurean – Douglas Laing Lowlands Malt Blend (46.2%)

I’ve been looking forward to this release ever since my visit to Douglas House in late September. My fascination with vatted malts (officially malt blends) is nothing new, and I find them to hold great promise for being more than the sum of their parts. I was sitting with Jan Beckers in the tasting room…

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Auchentoshan Distillery Exclusive, Bordeaux Cask #205 (56.5%)

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Auchentoshan Distillery Exclusive, Bordeaux Cask #205 (56.5%)

With Passover finally over, lets get back to the enjoyable business of reviewing some whisky. Few distilleries have been a constant source of so much consternation to me as Auchentoshan (well, and Jura). It’s a distillery I want to like, but have just not been able to enjoy any of the regular bottlings I have…

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Kicking off 2016 in Ayrshire – Tasting the Rarest Distilleries

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Kicking off 2016 in Ayrshire – Tasting the Rarest Distilleries

I chose not to do a recap on 2015. Choosing my top ten drams wouldn’t do justice to the other fabulous whiskies I tasted, and wouldn’t really reflect the whisky year I’ve had. I didn’t recap the year the blog had, but you can see the 10 most popular posts here on the right. I’ll also…

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St. Magdalene Strikes Back – A 32 Year Old Beauty

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St. Magdalene Strikes Back – A 32 Year Old Beauty

There’s something about St. Magdalene’s that holds a special place in my heart. The few St. Magdalenes I’ve had were all complex, and all left me with a desire to further explore this distillery. This is one of the first wave distilleries, established in the 18th century (around 1765, although some accounts put it at…

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