Laphroaig Select is aged in a combination of Oloroso sherry butts, American white oak , hogsheads seasoned with Pedro Ximenez, quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks.
This results in a restrained and toned down version of this Islay classic.
Notes provided by producer
A Fully Natural colour with no caramel added, it is sparkling gold with layers of colour – arising from different maturations and oils mixing together.
Peat first, then ripe red fruits from the PX and Olorosso casks. A hint of dryness next from the American oak with a long lingering florally finish – Marzipan and even limes at the end.
This full bodied whisky is initially sweet up front- matching the nose, then the classic dry, peaty, ashy flavours come bounding in followed by a lovely rich finish arising from the rich fruits of the European casks.
Isle of Raasay Distillery
The first legal distillery on the Isle of Raasay in northwest Scotland began distilling in 2017.
It is our vision to create the finest Hebridean single malt Scotch whisky and a unique whisky destination with arguably the best view from any distillery in Scotland.
Raasay While We Wait single malt Scotch whisky 46% abv, natural colour, non-chill filtered.
While waiting for their inaugural Isle of Raasay Single Malt whisky, they have crafted a single malt that demonstrates their whisky making skills and offers a taste of what’s to come from our distillery.
This limited edition whisky combines two expressions from one distillery – one peated, one unpeated – finished in French oak Tuscan red wine casks. The result: a single malt whisky of uncommon provenance.
Raaasay While We Wait – 2018 Release is finished for 9 months in Tuscan Red wine casks. The wine finish for this whisky is a lighter wine finish, and has a nice combination between wine and smoke, with this whisky leaning slightly closer to the smoke. This is different than 3rd release and 2nd release, which had a larger wine influence.
Woodhill gin was founded by Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl. His dream was to create a unique and intense moment when you put the glass in front of you and take the first sip.
Woodhill Gin is a result of his passon to gin. Woodhill Gin is a premium gin, distilled in close collaboration with one of the finest distilleries in London, Thames Distillers Ltd.
Situated close to the idyllic North Zealand town of Tisvildeleje Denmark,
Woodhill Gin has been inspired by the landscape, the sea, woods and the warm feeling of freedom and tranquillity stemming from this in our choice of botanicals.
Key botanicals are:
– Juniper berry, Coriander seed, Angelica root
– Orris root, Lavender, Asparagus,
– Pink peppercorn, Lemongrass, Rose bud
The Gin in the picture is more than a classic Navy. In Navy gins there is a clear connection between taste and alcohol. The stronger the gin, the stronger the alcohol tastes, and the more the oils from the different botanicals taste.
In the Woodhills Navy, lots of flavor is retained without overdoing the alcohol.
Woodhill Navy Strength Gin is produced using the same natural ingredients as Woodhill Dry Gin but the higher abv adds more of the oils from the botanicals which gives it a more intense taste but still balanced.
A review of this gin will come up in the future and also posts about their other gins.
Review time of Mosgaard organic single malt Pedro Ximenez Cask at 46.2% abv.
You’ll find more about this danish whisky in a previous post
Deep sherried, despite the higher abv I get no alcohol burn on the nose at all.
A clear sent of dried red grapes followed by plum and floral notes. This one is very pleasant on the nose. Final a hint of cinnamon and nits
The PX cask maturation comes through, spicy at first then some herbal and sweet bitter notes of Iranian barberry.
There is also vanilla, wood and tobacco.
Long and warming.
Plum, floral and some tobacco notes stays on the back of my tounge and finds it’s way up through the nose.
What can I say a dram that is totally in my preferred taste.
The nosing are amazing and the palate complements the scent with a deeper complexity thanks to the rush of spices at first followed by the Iranian berries.
The finish talks for it self.
This danish whisky is one of the best whiskies I’ve tried! They know what they are doing that’s for sure.
The Samuel Gulliver founded his business in the white Horse, Banbury, England in 1747.
Samuel took inspiration from his fictional ancestors and traveled Traveled around the world to search out the most highly skilled and experienced distillers.
From the exotic Caribbean and Spice Islands to the more neighbourly British Isles, Samuel searched out the most highly skilled and experienced distillers to produce drinks of unparalleled quality and craftsmanship.
The business has now been re-launched by a 9th generation Gulliver to bring Samuel Gulliver’s ambitions back to life and introduce quality spirits to today’s discerning customers.
Gulliver’s 47 Single Malt English Whisky is a celebration of Samuel Gulliver’s adventures in 1747 and the robustness of a 47% whisky.
Gulliver’s 47 is a fine English single cask, single malt whisky distilled in Norfolk at The St. George’s Distillery exclusively for Gulliver’s and matured in hand selected Bourbon oak casks.
It’s a perfect marriage of the purest Norfolk water with the highest quality Concerto two-row local-grown barley that is malted at Crisps, one of the country’s oldest and finest master maltsters since 1870. Finally, we only use whole, unbroken ex-bourbon oak casks that retain the integrity of the flavour in the oak for a perfect aging process.
A proper review is around the corner.
The Duppy Share Caribbean rum is both aged and ditilled in the Caribbean.
It’s a balanced unique blend of premium rums from the beautiful worthy park estate in Jamaica and the prestigious foursquare distillery in Barbados.
The Jamaican rum is aged for 3 years and the Barbados rum is aged for 5 years. These two combined results in tropical fruity notes and a smooth buttery finish.
The rum is 40% abv and comes in several different sizes mine is a 70cl bottle.
Now to the cocktail ?
– 4cl The Duppy Share Caribbean rum
– Lime juice from a quarter of a lime
– 4 chunks of 1x1cm mango cubes
– Top up with some lime soda
First put all the mango cubes in a shaker.
Muddle them to extract some juice.
Add some ice, lime and rum.
Shake a few times.
Pour it in your favourite Duppy glass on a big ice cube and top up with some soda.
Garnish with some mango cubes or a lime slice.
The cocktail is fresh by the lime and tropical because of the rum and mango.
Now it’s time to review this beauty from Fary Lochan
Reviewed whisky: Fary Lochan efterår batch 3
Some sweet dates and fruity notes from the sherry cask, quite smooth and friendly on the nose despite 48.3% abv. Furthermore it’s oily, some grass and Stinging tobacco that has just burnt.
Creamy and spices at first then a lot of dark red fruits.
After letting the dram sit for a while the light smoke is growing a bit.
Medium long finish with some spices and put out tobacco leafs without the distinct tobacco aroma.
Very pleasant and delicate dram, I like the light smoke and creamy component in it. The dram is very complex and I think the smoked fresh nettles combined with the sherry cask makes it very special.
Fary Lochan distillery knows what they are doing and I hope they continue to innovate!
My rating 90/100