Edinburg Whisky Blog

Rock Oyster Cask Strength Batch 2

As I’m sure you were all aware, Sunday was National Oyster Day. Much rejoicing was had in celebration of that little salty, squidgy, slimy thing found in the sea. What a day. In all seriousness, I was looking forward to Sunday afternoon more than most Sunday afternoons, because this was the day when Douglas Laing’s [...]...

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Our Newest Boutique-y Whisky: Glen Keith Batch 5

Time really does pass quicker the older you get. I know that statement completely ignores all the laws of space, time, and well, general common sense, but I cannot believe it’s been five years since a few of us at the blog went on a massive piss up blog networking evening with the fine folks [...]...

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Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 7

Following on from the furore regarding the extraordinary price hike of Aberlour a’bunadh, it seems only fitting, and quite timely, that I review a brand new whisky from one of a’bunadh’s closest competitors. Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 7 consists of whisky matured in Pedro Ximinex and Oloroso sherry casks which is then married together before [...]...

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The Glenallachie Core Range

It didn’t take long, did it? Almost immediately after Billy Walker sold Benriach, Glendronach and Glenglassaugh to Brown-Forman, bets were being placed on how soon he would return to the Scotch whisky fold. The answer: very soon. It’s now almost exactly a year since Walker reached an agreement with Chivas Bros to take the helm [...]...

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The Whisky Illuminati

Imagine crossing the Freemasons with The Scotch Maltwhisky Society. Secret handshakes, passwords and symbols, single cask whisky and a new world order. Well, majbe not that last bit, but there’s certainly some single cask whisky involved and you’ll need to create a password when signing up on the Whisky Illuminati’s website. It’s a bit [...]...

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And now for something completely different: The Dramathon

Dramathon. A week long Netflix binge of Emmy Award winning silver screen dramas? Nope. A 24 hour marathon session of whisky drinking? Not even Lukasz would attempt that. A series of long distance races along the Speyside Way culminating in a grandstand finish at Glenfiddich Distillery? You got it! Wait… what? At the beginning of [...]...

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The Scotch Maltwhisky Society Festival Bottlings

maj. The month of whisky festivals. World Whisky Day, the Whisky Stramash, and the Campbeltown Malts Festival are book-ended by the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival at the start of maj and Feis Ile at the end, to create a jam packed month of whisky heaven. To celebrate the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival and [...]...

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Tamdhu: Dalbeallie Dram 120th Anniversary Cask

It was a busy old start to month at Tamdhu, what with them releasing two new expressions within days of each other; the Dalbeallie Dram and 120th Anniversary Single Cask bottling. The Dalbeallie Dram was released to coincide with the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival whereas the 2002 single cask release was chosen by the [...]...

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Benriach 10yo Triple Distilled

The Benriach distillery is affectionately known as ‘The Lab’ among its employees, and it’s not difficult to see why – a mixture of peated, unpeated, double distilled, and triple distilled spirit is produced before being matured in any and every (legal) type of cask you can imagine. The production of triple distilled spirit goes back [...]...

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EWB’s Last Minute Father’s Day Guide

Tomorrow is Father’s Day. Oh, you didn’t know? Don’t worry; whether you’re passing through an airport today, live a short stroll from a specialist whisky shop, or simply want to order something online from the comfort of your armchair, have a read through our top 5 Father’s Day gifts and get yourself (and your dad) [...]...

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Singleton Malt Master’s Selection

You’ll have noticed we’re not the best at time keeping here at EWB. Meeting us for a pint at 7pm? We’ll be there at half past. Tasting starts at 8pm sharp? We’ll nonchalantly rock up at 8:05pm. Whisky festival begins at midday? See you at one-ish. In my defence, my most recent fashionably-late-to-the-party appearance is [...]...

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Highland Park The Light 17yo

Highland Park launched The Light a little while back, completing their two-part series which began with, you guessed it, The Dark. With the first expression being matured entirely in European Oak ex-sherry casks, this one has been matured exclusively in American Oak casks for 17 years. Highland Park The Light 17 years old 52.9% ABV [...]...

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Would you ever pay £80 for Aberlour a’bunadh?

Well… would you? Let me be quite clear here. This, shockingly, isn’t a hypothetical question. I’m not talking about the very first five batches of a’bunadh; the un-numbered batches produced way back in single malt’s dark ages, the late ‘90s. No, I’m talking about the current batch, the next batch, and the batch after that. [...]...

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Tullibardine The Murray Châteauneuf-du-Pape Finish

Following swiftly on the heels of the second addition to Tullibardine’s Marquess Collection, The Murray 2005 (reviewed here), a third instalment has been announced. The first two expressions were both matured entirely in first fill ex-bourbon casks for around 12 years before being bottled at cask strength. This third expression has also been matured for [...]...

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The Glenlivet Code – can you crack the code?

In late mars I took part in The Glenlivet Hackathon, which was part of the activity surrounding the launch of the newest addition to Glenlivet’s no-cask-info-no-tasting-notes-no-nothing range, The Glenlivet Code. Following on from Alpha and Cipher (reviewed here and here), the challenge was to once again decode the tasting notes by selecting from various flavour [...]...

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