Posts Tagged “Lowlands”

The St. Magdalene Engineers’ Beauty – Lost Distilleries Finale

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The St. Magdalene Engineers’ Beauty – Lost Distilleries Finale

Having reviewed the five other drams that were part of the `Gone But Never Forgotten’, we now arrive at my favorite dram of the flight, the St. Magdalene 20 year old, bottled for the 100th anniversary of Diageo Engineering  at the Ainslie & Heilbron’s buildings at 64 Waterloo Street in Glasgow, also depicted on the…

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Report on My Visit to the Beautiful Glengoyne Distillery!

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Report on My Visit to the Beautiful Glengoyne Distillery!

My visit to Glasgow had two specific purposes: To visit Douglas Laing (full report to follow) and to tour Glengoyne. After arriving in Glasgow on Tuesday evening, I went to the Bon Accord, where I was summarily invited to join the great guys from the Glasgow Whisky Club for their monthly tasting (Thanks Guys! Isn’t the…

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SWA Moves to Change Non Single Cask “Single Malt” to “Vatted Malt” – New Regulations to Prohibit Re-Casking During Maturation

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SWA Moves to Change Non Single Cask “Single Malt” to “Vatted Malt” – New Regulations to Prohibit Re-Casking During Maturation

In July, your favorite single malt may not be a single malt scotch whisky anymore! In a highly controversial move, the SWA voted at the close of business yesterday by a very slim majority to prohibit re-casking of single malt whisky during maturation, beginning 1 July 2015. All currently maturing single malt stock is to be…

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Glenkinchie 12 – An Unremarkable Lowland Whisky

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Glenkinchie 12 – An Unremarkable Lowland Whisky

One of the original six ‘classic malts’ in Diageo’s range, this is the only remaining Lowlands distillery in the Diageo Portfolio. Despite being owned by a giant, the whisky itself isn’t that talked about or marketed, unlike their triple distilled cross Lowlands rival, Auchentoshan (whom’s 12 year old I reviewed here). Glenkinchie seems to be almost…

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The Triple Distilled Lowlander – Auchentoshan 12

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The Triple Distilled Lowlander – Auchentoshan 12

Just outside of Glasgow, you’ll find the curious Auchentoshan distillery. It’s curious in that it distills the whisky three times, like Irish whisky, and as such, are the only scotch producer to wholly use a triple distillation method. Other distilleries use partial triple distillation (Mortlach and Springbank come to mind), and Springbank even makes a…

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