15 January 2020

Penderyn St David's Day Tweet Tasting


Hotdiggitydram! Time to announce our 171st Tweet Tasting!

To help celebrate St David’s Day on Sunday March 1st, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be sharing, sipping and savouring a wave of wondrous Welsh whisky wares and phenomenal pours from the Penderyn Distillery.

On the night, we’ll be pouring and exploring Penderyn’s multi award-winning Madeira, Sherrywood and Peated single malt Welsh whisky expressions.

Full details to follow, but if you fancy a Sunday night filled with Welsh whisky wonderment click here to register your details by emailing your name, postal address, Twitter handle and date of birth. Please also remember to mark the subject line of your email: #PenderynWhisky

The closing date to register is January 31st, and if you are registering please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of Sunday March 1st to take part!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evening’s dramfotainment. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter, on March 1st from 19:00 GMT via #PenderynWhisky

Registration open to over 21's only!

For more info on Penderyn, visit: penderyn.wales

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8 January 2020

Mackmyra Reserve Cask Tweet Tasting


Hootendrammy! We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the details of our 170th Tweet Tasting!

Continuing our teeming throng of industry leading Twitter trending Tweet Tastings, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on February 12th, we’ll be teaming up again with our good friends at the Swedish Mackmyra Distillery, for a very special Reserve Cask tasting.

Full details to follow, but on the night, we’ll be focusing on the brands Reserve Cask programme, whilst pouring, exploring and comparing elements and characteristics of a selection of Mackmyra’s whisky wares.

If you fancy sharing, sipping and savouring some stunning Swedish single malts click here to register your details by emailing your name, postal address, Twitter handle and date of birth. Please also remember to mark the subject line of your email: #MackmyraWhisky

The closing date to register is January 22nd, and if you are registering please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of February 12th to take part!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evening’s dramfotainment. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter, on February 12th at 19:00 GMT via #MackmyraWhisky

Registration open to over 21's only!

For more info on Mackmyra, visit: mackmyra.com

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@MackmyraUK
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17 December 2019

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

Jura Two-One-Two
13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
47.5% ABV
 
 
Nose: A baked bounty of banoffee pie, lemon drizzle cake, cinnamon rolls and a bowl of proving hot cross bun dough - Kellogg's crunchy nut cornflakes – Yazoo chocolate milkshake - Seville oranges – Granny smith apples – glace cherries - tinned peaches – anise - ground ginger – white pepper - rye spice and a sprig-ette of thyme.
Palate: A right rollicking rye spice led, fruit baked frenzy of peach cobbler, lemon meringue pie and pear tarte tatin, topped with scoops of Häagen-Dazs dulce de leche and pralines and cream ice cream – mixed candied peels – McVitie's gingernut biscuits – sweet oak – mixed spice and a finishing mint chocolate fudge freshness.
Finish: A feisty and fabulous, long welcomed lounger of a lingering finish!
Summary: As per my first reaction to trying this in our recent Whyte & Mackay portfolio Tweet Tasting, I would have to say that this is one of the best and most balanced Jura’s that I’ve had the good fortune to sample. The finishing in Chinkapin oak casks, which is a stroke of dramming genius, has given it a remarkable rye-esque feel and flavour. A truly joyous and jubilant drop of Jura!
 
 

13 December 2019

The Whisky Wire's 12 Drams of Christmas 2019


For the last nine years we’ve brought you our ’12 Drams of Christmas’ as chosen by you! So we thought it would only be rude not to do the same again this year, and use it as the perfect excuse to quite literally start getting into the festive spirit!
Since November 21st, you’ve been nominating your top three festive favourites in abundance, and after ploughing through and tallying up all the nominations, here are our '12 Drams of Christmas' 2019, in ranking order, as chosen by you!
Also just in case you're thinking of gifting any of this year’s dramspanking festive dozen to yourself or others, we've done all the hard work for you and have included their current and most competitive retail details*
 
 
12. Big Peat Christmas - £48.95 from The Whisky Exchange
 
 
11. Tamdhu 10 Year Old - £35.00 from Tyndrum Whisky
 
 
10. Redbreast 12 Year Old - £38.00 from Ocado
 
 
9. Glengoyne 18 Year Old - £86.95 from The Whisky Exchange
 
 
8. Johnnie Walker Black Label - £23.00 from Amazon