Tag Archives: Vatted Malt

Five Basic Rules For Drinking Scotch

Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt

By Richard Thomas Not long ago I saw a meme of a hipsterish-looking fellow drinking out of a snifter, and the caption read “I drink Scotch because it makes me look mysterious and unavailable.” Humor aside, Scotch has a rarefied reputation, one that carries even to its cheaper, mass market blends to a limited extent. Because of that, getting into ...

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The Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie Scotch Review

The Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie Vatted Malt

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ The Lost Distillery Company has discovered a unique connection between lovers of history, lovers of scholarship and lovers of good scotch. In this installment of their line of vatted malt recreations of lost whiskies, they are exploring the historic Auchnagie Distillery, which was in operation for 100 years (1812-1911). It began as a simple ...

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Wemyss Malts Vanilla Burst Scotch Review

Wemyss Vanilla Burst Blended Malt

By Emma Briones Rating: C+ The family run, independent bottler, Wemyss Malts, has recently released a new range of blended Scotch malt whiskies. The new range has been produced with the family’s private collection of maturing whisky casks. The range is called “Wemyss Family Collection” and will provide new expressions every year, focusing on casks that show the perfect balance ...

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Whiskies Continue To Dominate Travel Retail Sales

The just-released annual IWSR magazine’s Top 100 Travel Retail Brands list reveals that most of the leading brands increased sales last year as the market began to recover following 2015’s downturn. Overall global travel-retail spirits sales increased by 3.2% in 2016 over 2015 to reach 22.5m nine-litre cases. Johnnie Walker still leads the ranking with an 11.4% share of global ...

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Q&A With Ewan Henderson, Lost Distillery Company

By Kurt Maitland Quoting myself and The Lost Distillery Company, “The Lost Distillery is an independent whisky company whose stated mission is ‘to create present day expressions of legendary whiskies that belonged to the craft of whisky distilling almost a century ago’.” Between Prohibition and the time of Scotland’s “whisky loch,” (i.e. the whisky crash of the 1970s) many distilleries ...

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