Lagavulin, in the good ol’ days was always released as a 12yo before the classic malts came along, now the only way to get it this way is through the annual limited edition releases. This one was released in 2003.
La Palina is a company that has been getting a lot of big news and media attention lately, and at the same time is keeping their boutique quality and vibe.
As promised, the second instalment of Wemyss Malt whiskies includes a tasting of 'The Hive', which scored a whopping ninety three points in Jim Murray's 2012 Whisky Bible, as well as 'Spice King' and 'Peat Chimney'.
Master of Malt, Brown Drink (Batch 1) is now sold out. Actually, it was so successful they're on to Batch 2 now.
A Sydney-based brewing company owned by a group of West Australians has joined forces with astronautical experts to create the world's first craft beer for space.
There are several blends he has out right now that are regular parts of my rotation. Ernesto’s great talent is in blending, as evidenced by the variation of tobacco varietals he uses and amazing cigars he creates.
Ballantine's Marks Fifth Championship with Golf Limited Edition Ballantine's, the No 1 ultra-premium whisky in Asia Pacific, is set to launch a new Ballantine's Golf Limited Edition pack for its 17 and 21 Year Old blends.
Having went through all the answers provided we entered those who answered all the questions correctly into a prize draw. And with great pleasure i can announce the winner of the Black Bull competition prize draw.
A very interesting nose indeed with Banana peel , vegetal notes as well ( vegemite / marmite those two evil spreads that only Anglo Saxons can every like), spice, and very gentle wood notes.
Despite over 20 years of age (Kevork tells me the tobacco is from the late 80s) the little Petit Bouquet shows some rich flavors. Cedar is dominant, but there’s also hints of honey, hay, oak, cereal, and clove-like spice. It’s perfectly balanced and mild- to medium-bodied.
The BAFTAs and Oscars are behind us, the Drinks Retail Awards have come and gone (ahem), and we’ve even given out our own tranche of virtual statuettes – now is the season of the gong.
A Delicious Islay. A couple of drops of water bring out more of the sweetness.
A spill of fusel oil, a by-product of the distillation process, from a storage tank at the distillery was found by Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) officers in the Cromarty Firth last August.
Fèis Ìle, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, will be upon us shortly and despite our shop being almost as far from Islay as you can get while still being in the UK (as the crow flies) we wanted to join in the fun.
Montesino is one of the first brands produced by the Fuente’s when they moved to the Dominican Republic. The Fuente Family is one of the most well known cigar manufacturers in the world.
Luxury whisky Royal Salute has announced its continued sponsorship of The Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Golden Jubilee Cup for the third year.
Jameson signature has been recognised as a stamp of authenticity and assured quality, and has played its part in building Jameson’s worldwide reputation.
The American Classic Blend Toro has a caramel colored Connecticut wrapper grown in Honduras. The wrapper feels dry to the touch and has an almost furry texture. the cigar has an aroma of hay and wood.
Just one more week and it’s Maltstock time again! We’re all really looking forward to it. It promises to be a fantastic weekend. We have a record number of 9 very interesting masterclasses for you. There will be music and entertainment, and a Barrel Race!.
After the last couple Viaje cigars I smoked, I declared myself "over the hype." It's not that the cigars are not good. More often than not, they are at least good...in the case of the VOR I had last year, great would be appropriate.
The cigar comes wrapped in cellophane. The wrapper is a medium to dark brown shade. It has a nice oily appearance with some noticeable veins and visible seams. It sports a fairly large cap.
Rocky Patel Edicion UnicaSince IPCPR 2011, I have been stating that there has been a renaissance in terms of Honduran tobacco.
A very limited supply of the Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary edition (5” x 50, SRP $6.99 per cigar) will also be available for sale during the same period, or until the limited quantity is depleted.
"Karuizawa Vintage 1990 11-year-old #7408. 57 per cent alcohol."
Nose: Oak, varnish, pine, grapefruit, butter, coconut.
Of course these bottles aren’t extremely rare but bah, we’re getting used to extreme hyperboles, aren’t we? Maybe that’s why they’re all getting more and more extreme, after all.