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[7 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 716 views]
Wemyss Malts  – ‘Lemon Cheesecake’ 1988 Invergordon (single grain)

Time to start a series of reviews for the latest batch of single casks from Wemyss Malts. Correct me if I am wrong, but this seems to be the first single grain bottling from Wemyss who usually do single cask malts. Very nice. Grain (and certainly older grain) can be lovely, and they deserve a place among the whisky shelves …

Featured, Girvan, Grain, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[16 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 762 views]
Girvan Patent still 25 yo

Grain whisky is often thought of as “that cheap stuff” that is used to fill most of the volume in cheap blended whiskies, and while this is not untrue, This is far from the entire truth. Those who tried well made single grain whisky bottlings (like those few – i tasted some time ago) such as SMWS released etc, will …

Cameronbridge, Grain, Headline, Hunter Laing, Tasting Notes »

[24 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,100 views]
Hunter Laing Sovereign Cameronbridge 1990 Grain Whisky

A few months ago if you recall Douglas Laing had split up into two companies, as the two Laing brothers each went his way, and so Hunter Laing was formed, taking with it some of the Laing brands (OMC, and Old and rare). Sovereign is also one of the new company’s ranges, and this one is their first offering I …

2010, Grain, Headline, Tasting Event, Tasting Notes, Twitter »

[2 May 2013 | One Comment | 1,020 views]
The Glory of the grain tweet tasting – #GrainWhiskyTT

So, Grain whisky. It’s a well kept secret, but Single Grain whisky can be amazingly good. I’ve been advocating single grain for some time now, reviewed a few samples but I still felt i needed to try more, and what a better opportunity than to try it at one of Steve’s Twitter tastings and Arkwrights Whisky and Wines , who …

Compass Box, Featured, Grain, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[8 Oct 2012 | 3 Comments | 1,818 views]
Tasting Compass Box Hedonism

The truth is I tasted this one a long time ago, even a year or more ago with a bunch of other CB’s and for some odd reason did not post my notes. Gladly I received another wee sample of this lovely dram for last month’s Compass Box twitter tasting, and this time around got to write my notes again. …