whisky review 122 - Sainsbury's Single Malt Irish Whiskey ... a Supermarket Special, and for the price of £13.49, a good deal ! This is a decent, exciting young Irish character of considerable personality, and reflects the fact that some seriously good Whiskies are to be found out-with official bottlings. Incredibly, this Whiskey finishes sherbet and salty with cream soda hints.
Whisky Tasting 39: Teacher's Highland Cream from Scotland You so called single malt purists, please please please do not look down on blended whiskies. Many blended whiskies are wonderful everyday drinks (and a few belong to the aristocratic league) just like the French and Italians have their everyday wines or Chinese their everyday tea. Before the introduction of single malt, blended whiskies were the drinks of the choice and rightly so. Grain whiskies are made from corn/maize and distilled using the more effecient continuous stills and they are mainly distilled in and near Glasgow. Famous traditional blends are many such as Johnnie Walker, Famous Grouse, Stewart Cream of the Barley, J & B, Black & White, Teacher's...The teacher's has a volatile sweet grainy nose, old sherry wood and a hint of peat. The spirit while moderately complex, is friendly and easy to understand. Sweet corn and malt with a hint of smoke and peat. Very well balanced and revitalising. A superb all round sipping blend. (Rating 83-85 points) by Michael Lam of the Beverage Review.
Loch Fyne Whiskies on SingleMalt.tv SingleMalt.tv came all the way to Inveraray to chat with Richard Joynson
Whisky Tasting 10: Lagavulin 16 Yr from Islay, Scotland Lagavulin is from Islay. A distinct island region renounced for producuing peaty whiskies. 4 distilleries especially produce whiskies BIG in peat: Laphroaig, Port Ellen (silent now!), Ardbeg (reopened) and Lagavulin followed by the medium peat distilleries Bowmore and Caol Ila then the least peaty Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain. Lagavulin 16 is the flagship of this distillery. On the nose, sea breeze, sea mist, peat, sweet sherry, sweet maltiness, gun powder and smoke. Very complex nose! More of the above mixed in harmoniously with a velvety, full and round body. The finish is powerful and long with sustained peat and dark chocolate. The single malt is heavenly scoring extra points on complexity. Not a style for the faint hearted and can be a shock to the system! Just a note, I often serve a good malt whisky (or two or three!) rather than dessert wines after dinner. Is this an after dinner malt? Yes but for me an all day 24 hours malt! Yahoo! (95-97 points) Tasted by Michael Lam of the Beverage Review
whisky review 109 - Alberta Premium & Forty Creek (barrel select) ... two good Whiskies found mainly in Canada, and a bit of a well kept secret too ! Alberta Premium is a good 100% Rye with a mellow fruity/sweety character. Forty Creek is a modern 'Craft' interpretation of traditional style by a wine-maker, ... and it works.
scotch whisky review 112 - Johnnie Walker Green Label ... arguably the best of the entire Johnnie Walker range
whisky review 75 - Budget & Quality Whisky .... examples of reasonable quality Whisky and how to find them if your on a budget.
whisky review 77 - Mini Independent Bottlers ... if you can find them, ... small Independent Bottlers can provide seriously good quality whiskies for the drinker looking for something special, and at a good price too.
whisky review 61 - Shop Malt, Port Askaig 17 yo scotch whisky whiskey malt review
whisky review 191 - Elements 8 Spiced Rum ... spiced rum is very popular as a mixer, but genuine quality versions for sipping are few and far between ! ... this one is for sipping and savouring.
whisky review 159 - Jack Daniels Old No: 7 & Gentleman Jack Old No: 7 is very young stuff suitable for ice and/or mixing with soda or coke ! For sipping, Gentleman Jack is a far better option expressing the JD style better and with more complexity.
whisky review 125 - Tyrconnell 15yo single cask Whiskey ... a masterful Scotch-similar Irish Single Malt of complexity and substance. Who said Irish Whiskey was bland ?
whisky review 151 - Bowmore Tempest 10yo (1st Batch) 10yo 55.3%vol: ... and where Bowmore should be at , ... fresh, peaty, fruity, ginger, orange rind, zesty, and wafts of smoke with vanilla-oak.
whisky review 108 - Seagram's VO & Wisers (small batch) ... two traditional style Canadian whiskies, with the Seagram's noticably 'branded' whilst the Wisers (small batch) gives a bolder showing with it's more crafted presentation.
The world's most expensive whisky, Dalmore 64, Trinitas - £100000 of whisky Meet the Dalmore 64, created by Master Blender Richard Paterson. At £100000 it is the world's most expensive whisky, with only three bottles created. Follow Richard Paterson online at /@the_nose
whisky review 149 - Four recommended peated Malt Whiskies .... a selection of four peated whiskies which I would recommend as worth trying, and not all of them are from Islay !!! .... all these selections are not expensive (unless you live in Canada).
whisky review 119 - Recommended Irish Whiskies ... a ralfy-recommended range of Irish Whiskey showing different styles and prices, and all worth the effort.
How to taste whisky Whyte & Mackay Master Blender Richard Paterson - - talks about how to taste whisky.
whisky review 85 - How to cope with bad whisky. Two simple but effective ways to affect and recover poor quality unpalatable whisky and avoid having to pour it down the drain.
Officially the world's best whisky - meet the Whyte and Mackay 30 year old whisky As states Richard Paterson has always said its one of the best whiskies in the world and now others agree with him. The Whyte and Mackay 30 year old has won two of the most prestigious whisky awards in the world. We won the Best Blended Whisky at the International Spirits Challenge tonight. But thats not the only win for it. On the 26th of November we will also be receiving the William Grant Independence Trophy for Best Blended Scotch Whisky. To me , this is a fantastic validation of what we do and its a praise for every single person involved in making the whisky, in selling it and spreading the word of of it. In a period when weve announced a new Jura, some charity whiskies and other expressions to Dalmore including Sirius as well as seeing high praise for the Dalmore, this is what touches me the most because its recognition by your peers and by the experts of something that is truly special, of something with quality and thats praise to every person who worked on the drink. This isnt about me, its about everyone who put a little bit of themselves into making this whisky the success that it is. For their time, their efforts and their work, I thank them all. And the marketing guys wont be chuffed, but to hell with that, its a special night lets celebrate by providing a sneak peek from the upcoming podcasts where I talk about the Whyte and Mackay 30 year old - the worlds best blended whisky. OFFICIAL. SLAINTE!
Whiskies of Islay by Dave Smith The Oldham Music Centre Contemporary Music Group and players from CoMA directed by Gregory Rose play Whiskies of Islay by Dave Smith. The Oldham Music Service has been developing the provision of Contemporary Music since 2007 and has developed close links with 'CoMA' (Contemporary Music making for Amateurs). The Music Centre Contemporary Music Group, under the leadership of Simon Prince, has had a very positive experience with a limited number of works from the CoMA collection over the last three years. As a natural extension of this work a course was jointly developed for any musicians who have an interest in this particular kind of music or for those who wished to find out more. The event took place over the weekend of 13th and 14th November 2010 at the Lyceum in Oldham. This weekend of contemporary music making for young musicians also had the objective of taking an existing youth group - Simon's Contemporary Music Group - to a new level of aspiration and attainment. A wide range of works was introduced and rehearsed, culminating in a public performance on Sunday November 14th. Since its foundation in 1993, CoMA has been developing a repertoire of contemporary music to match the technical abilities of amateur musicians and capable of being given exciting and convincing performances by a range of amateur ensembles. CoMA's library now houses more than 1200 works by some of the most outstanding established and emerging composers in the UK. Many of these are flexibly ...
scotch whisky review 145 - Johnnie Walker Red Label (1960's V 2010) an interesting comparison of two generations of one of Scotch whiskies most enigmatic brands, and the top selling Scotch Blended Whisky in the World.
Graeme McDowell creates exclusive Ballantine's Championship blend whisky - extended version 2009 BALLANTINES CHAMPIONSHIP BLEND MAKES HISTORY. Defending champion Graeme McDowell adds unique flavour to world-first Scotch. Ballantines is celebrating a milestone event in the brands 180 year history this month following the creation of the 2009 Ballantines Championship Blend. Created by Sandy Hyslop, Ballantines fifth Master Blender and Graeme McDowell, the winner of the inaugural Ballantines Championship last year, the unique 35 Year Old Scotch represents the first time in history that anyone outside the companys expert team has collaborated with a Master Blender. Only 15 limited-edition bottles will be made due to the scarcity of the whiskies contained in the priceless blend and one precious bottle will be presented to the winner of the Ballantines Championship 2009.
Whisky Tasting 12: Macallan 18 Yr Fine Oak Fr Speyside, Scot The name Macallan is legendary. It is sometimes called the 'Rolls Royce of all whiskies'. Famous for it's sumptious Spanish dry Oloroso sherry cask finish style. The house has perhaps more versions of it's malt than anyone else. Macallan is from the heart of Speyside. It's uncompromising style is being duplicated by others but seldom matches its calibre. The 18 years old Fine Oak is a relatively new offering along with the Elegancia series. Both were introdcued because of a shortage of these rare Spanish Oloroso Oak casks and a hugh demand for it's style. The colour is bronze. On the nose, honey, sherry, malt, buttered pop corn, caramel toffee and buttered nuts all emerge but with a feel of volatile alcohol. The body is medium and soft. Again, honey, sherry and spicy christmas pudding characters came through. Neither too heavy nor too light. However, when compare to the original 18 this is but a shadow of the big brother with lighter colour, a leaner body and overall less complexity. The finish is long with a lingering fruity note. (Score 88-90 points) Tasted by Michael Lam of Beverage Review.
whisky review 192 - Jameson Whiskey ... the best selling Irish Whiskey in the World, apparently
whisky review 165 - Sazerac 18yo Rye (bottled Fall 2009) ... old Rye Whiskies are increasingly in demand and expensive. Thanks for this bottle Glasgow's Whisky Club !
whisky review 49 - Recommended Older Single Malts scotch malt whisky whiskey review
Water in Whisky Should I dilute my whisky with water? If so, how much is appropriate? Worcester's Whisky Witch shows us her tried and true method of adding just the right amount of water to enhance her whisky's flavor and smell.
Whisky Gold From the website www.webchats.tv Why does Scotch whisky taste as it does and where do the flavours come from? Is mature whisky always worth spending more on, and what is the best investment for the collector? For those new to whisky, this show will cover everything you need to know whether you should add water to your whisky, and the type of glass you should drink it from. With Christmas nearly upon us, we may need to top-up the drinks cabinet before our friends and family join in the festivities. For many, whisky is the perfect way to warm up the festive season, making now the ideal time to brush up on your whisky knowledge before buying that special bottle. Find out all you need to know and more by watching this live and interactive WebTV show with whisky expert and aficionado Charles MacLean. Charles has spent almost thirty years researching, writing and lecturing about Scotch whisky. He was elected a Keeper of the Quaich, the industry's highest accolade, in 1992 for 'his services to Scotch'. Charles will be tasting and ***ysing 5 different whiskies, ranging from an entry level Hakushu 12 year old malt Japanese whisky (retailing at £45) to a breathtaking 58 year old Dalmore Selene priced at £12000 one of only 30 decanters in the world. Also whetting Charles' palette will be a slightly less expensive Dalmore Candela at £7500. Completing the tasting menu is a limited edition Hazlewood Reserve 17 year old single malt - one of only 500 bottles made, and an Aberfeldy 18 ...
Whisky Blog 1 - Jameson My first whisky blog. I also have interest in whisky but can't really afford it or drink it too often due to my career. So I will be reviewing most whiskies in their little shooter bottle forms. music by ME
whisky review 162 - George Dickel No: 12 Tennessee's other big Whisky, (this time spelt Whisky not Whiskey) which holds a special place in the hearts of American Spirit drinkers. It's good, but could be better as I tasted a bottle a few years back and it was exceptional then.
whisky review 104b - "the Strath" Victoria Whisky Festival Sponsor of the Victoria Whisky Festival and one of Canada's largest Liquor specialists, I went to see about Canadian Whiskies !
Highland Park Whisky 101 - How to do a Tasting Gerry (Whisky Ambassador of the year 2010) walks you through a simple formula for whisky tasting. This is designed for the novice and will hopefully help people experience whisky more fully.
whisky review 110 - Recommended Canadian Whiskies (concluding a series) ... in this Vlog, I consider the whiskies reviewed over the last 6 reviews, and also where Canadian Whisky's at, and finally, ... where the future lays in developing the character of Canadian Whisky.
whisky review 126 - Connemara Single Cask Peated Irish Whiskey ... this is a crafted, peated Irish Whiskey and a consideration as an alternative to an Islay Scotch Malt if you want to try something peatily different. Ref: - K92/334105 46%, single cask, No E150a, informative label, ... good stuff.
Whisky U - What is Scotch Charlie MacLean explains exactly what is meant by Scotch Whisky
Demand for Dewar's Scotch whisky up; Bacardi committed to protect Scottish environment Bacardi Limited recently announced the initial phase of its US$250 million investment in Scotch whisky production has been completed. This investment is to meet growing demand for the premium portfolio of Dewar's Scotch whiskies, which are among the top-selling, favorite and most awarded Scotches in the world. As the Dewar's business expands, Bacardi has an increasing commitment to protect and sustain the Scottish environment as it believes the quality of Dewar's fine whiskies are directly linked to the quality of Scotland's natural elements. From Scotland's clean air, pristine water and fine grain comes this great product. It take the original meaning of whisky — "water of life" — to heart from the natural ingredients in the environment to the final product. Dewar's has planted close to 100000 indigenous trees including birch, rowan oak and beech to naturally enhance its new maturation facility in central Scotland and complement the surrounding landscape. Another 40000 more trees will be planted over the next three years. Overall, efficiencies in Dewar's Scotch production have resulted in energy savings, and usage is down by 11% in distilleries over the past three years. Since FY2009, water usage has been cut by 17.5%, resulting in a savings equivalent to 300 Olympic swimming pools every year. Returning water back to nature is important as well. At its Aberfeldy distillery, which produces the award-winning single malt at the heart of the Dewar's blends, treated leftover ...
Alex Salmond launches world's largest whisky collection THE WORLDS largest collection of Scottish whiskies was officially unveiled in Edinburgh yesterday by First Minister Alex Salmond. Visitors will be able to tour the collection, certified by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind, in a high-tech vault at the Scotch Whisky Experience on the Capitals Royal Mile. The collection contains more than 3000 whiskies built up over 35 years by Brazilian whisky enthusiast Claive Vidiz, and has been shipped across the Atlantic especially to mark Homecoming 2009. Find out more at
whisky review 73b - Auchentoshan's Ale ... for me, the most successful Distillery Ale I have tasted. ... which got me thinking about a hybrid beverage called 'Whiskale' which may help small Craft Distillers get through the lean years (financially) by producing a grain of Port. A bit left-field, but I will be experimenting, and posting results.
OFFICIAL VIDEO: 10th Whisky Magazine LIVE 2010 by Whisky Magazine Japan Whisky Magazine Japan brings the best of international and Japanese whiskies under one roof at Big Sight in Odaiba, Tokyo on February 21st, 2010. Featuring barfood demonstrations, ***tail demonstrations by Takayuki Suzuki, an interview with creator of "The Master" manga, Mitsutoshi Furuya , live painting to the tunes of famous DJ Shuya Okino and very special guest, former Ozeki Sumo legend, Konishiki. Also see exclusive interviews with VIP's and our sold-out Masterclasses.