I’ve been a long term fan of Longmorn and to be offered the opportunity to sample their relaunched range of whiskies with their experts was something I couldn’t turn down. The Speyside distillery has a long history having been founded by John Duff and a group of businessmen in 1894. Longmorn have a strong reputation and are known as every master blenders or distillery manager’s second favourite whisky, with their favourite being their own. Continue reading
Like many whisky lovers I had heard good things about the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and when Mrs ANoseforWhisky enquired if there was anything she could get me for Christmas, I dropped a pretty big hint that a membership would be nice. It was still a pleasant surprise to find a green box waiting for me on Christmas morning.
There is a bit of a story behind how I came across this whisky and it all comes down to twitter. Just before Christmas I saw an announcement that William Grant had a pop up shop in London for its Ancient Reserves brands. The concept intrigued me and as the shop was not too far from work near Angel a visit felt pretty much mandatory. Continue reading
I suspect most people have come across Glendronach at some point in their whisky journey. The standard releases and special wood finishes from the Highlands distillery are reasonably easy to come across. Although they do bring out some popular products for limited times, so if you find one you are particularly fond of it might be worth picking up an extra bottle. They also make single cask releases that can be more difficult to come by. Continue reading
I wanted to do an Ardbeg tasting for my first blog post as it is a brand that opened up my appreciation of Whisky. I recall a few years ago saying I didn’t like smoky whiskies, but now they are some of my favourites. I doubt I am the only person who has taken this journey with Ardbeg and I am sure others will be joining me. Continue reading