Macallan 12 Year Fine Oak

Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak: ……

The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid. The number of stills at Macallan has grown over the years along with the whiskies popularity. In 1965 the stills where increased from 6-12, in 1974 from 12-18 stills and in 1975 the number was increased to 21 stills.
All the whisky produced at the distillery is matured in Oloroso sherry casks. 75% of production is sold as single malt and the remaining 25% goes into blends such as Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, J & B, Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s or Long John.

The Macallan single malt is a favourite with malt whisky drinkers worldwide and is often given the label “The Rolls-Royce of single malts”

Colour: Light amber color.
Nose: Complex, with hints of fruit and honey.
Taste: Caramel malt, delicate fruit.
Finish: Lingering with hints of oak and fruit.


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Ray on October 16th 2011 in Whiskey

Edradour 10 year

Edradour 10 year old Un-Chillfiltered Signatory Single Malt Whisky

Edradour is a unique, single Highland malt whisky, to be enjoyed in recognition of those small, significant moments that make up the ebb and flow of life.
Edradour is produced in Scotland’s smallest distillery – and is hand made today as it was over 150 years ago by just three men who are devoted to the time-honoured methods of whisky making. Indeed equipment used at the distillery has remained unchanged since the day the distillery opened and is only just capable of producing commercial quantities. Only 12 casks of whisky are produced a week, making Edradour single malt a rare pleasure for a fortunate few.

Colour: Amber gold
Nose: Sweet honey
Taste: Fruity, caramel
Finish: Sweet, long , warm


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Ray on July 9th 2011 in Whiskey

Glenlivet 12 Year Old Single Malt

Glenlivet 12 Year Old Single Malt: ……

The Glenlivet Distillery is a distillery near Ballindalloch in Moray, Scotland. It is the oldest legal distillery in the parish of Glenlivet, and the production place of the Scottish whisky of the same name. It is described in packaging and advertising as “The single malt that started it all”. It was founded in 1824 and it has operated almost continuously since. The Glenlivet brand is the biggest selling malt whisky in the United States and the second biggest selling single malt brand globally.
Today, the distillery is owned by the French alcoholic beverages company Pernod Ricard and they oversee the distillery’s production of 5,900,000 proof litres per annum.

Colour: Bright and lively gold.
Nose: Aromatic, with flowers. Clean and simple, with some maltiness. Sherry notes, some spice and vanilla.
Taste: Delicate. Slightly sweet and fruity, with vanilla notes. Clean and well-balanced.
Finish: Long, but mild and warming. A trace of peat at the end.

The Glenlivet 12 years


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Ray on February 25th 2011 in Whiskey

Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak

Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak: ……

The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid. The number of stills at Macallan has grown over the years along with the whiskies popularity. In 1965 the stills where increased from 6-12, in 1974 from 12-18 stills and in 1975 the number was increased to 21 stills.
All the whisky produced at the distillery is matured in Oloroso sherry casks. 75% of production is sold as single malt and the remaining 25% goes into blends such as Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, J & B, Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s or Long John.

The Macallan single malt is a favourite with malt whisky drinkers worldwide and is often given the label “The Rolls-Royce of single malts”

Colour: Pale Straw.
Nose: Complex, with hints of fruit and heather honey.
Taste: Soft, with a maltiness, balanced with oak and fruit.
Finish: Lingering with hints of oak and fruit.


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Ray on November 7th 2010 in Whiskey

Dufftown singleton

Dufftown singleton: neutral and nice…

The city of Dufftown is a small market town in the heart of Speyside and was founded in 1817 by the fourth Earl of Fife, James Duff. The Earl was a local laird and built Dufftown, initially named Balvenie, to give employment after the Napoleonic Wars.
Dufftown Distillery – a converted meal mill – was founded in Speyside in 1896, and still draws its pure water from the same spring. The village of Dufftown promotes itself as the Malt Whisky Capital of the World and its longstanding reputation for producing some of the finest whisky in Scotland goes unchallenged.

Colour: Deep gold, polished mahogany highlights..
Nose: Toasted nut and rich fruit aromas.
Taste: Sweetness and crunchy nuts, then smooth fruity richness. Hints of blackcurrant, brown sugar and espresso coffee. Warming and pleasant.
Finish: Medium to long, elegantly drying and crisp with a delayed, lingering warmth.


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Ray on June 9th 2010 in Whiskey

Highland park

Highland park: looking good so far…

Established in 1798 on Orkney, Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in the Scotland. Highland Park cuts its own peat which it uses for malting its barley on the premises. The result of the production process is a malt with a heatheriness and a gentle smokiness that maintains Highland Park as a firm favourite among whisky enthusiasts. Approximately 60% of of the malt the distillery produces annually is sold as single malt the remaining 40% goes to Single Cask bottlings and into blended whisky. Highland Park no longer sell casks to independent bottlers.

Colour: Glowing amber.
Nose: Heather-honey sweetness; peaty smokiness.
Taste: Rounded smoky sweetness; full malt delivery.
Finish: Teasing, heathery, delicious.


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Ray on February 5th 2010 in Whiskey

Auchentoshan

Auchentoshan: Don’t know if i really like it…

Auchentoshan distillery was established in 1823. Since then it has had six careful owners who have handed down its unique production process. The subtle aroma and flavour of its Spirit is achieved by the unique Triple Distillation process, whereby the spirit is not distilled twice, as elsewhere in Scotland, but instead, distilled three times producing even greater refinement to its character. The distillery has been extensively refurbished since its acquisition by Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd in 1984, although it still retains all its traditional production methods including its unique Triple Distillation process. Auchentoshan is appreciated by connoisseurs for its smooth flavour and by those new to malt whisky for its lightness and accessibility, this is one of only a few remaining Lowland malts.
Color: Gold
Nose: Soft fresh with a hint of oak
Taste:
Finish: Sweet


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Ray on December 9th 2009 in Whiskey