3 August 2020

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

Crabbie 1994 Single Cask - 25 Year Old
Tobermory Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
46.2% ABV

Nose: Wondrous waves of buttery puff pastry, filled with stewed apples, raisins, mixed spice and a few cheeky drops of calvados. Along with notes of tea steeped prunes, mixed citrus peel, dried apricots, warm runny honey, plain unsalted peanuts, cherry drops and aniseed twists.

Palate: An initial palatable coat of salted caramel, swiftly makes way for a feisty forage of forest fruits, followed by the arrival of a bar of Cadbury’s wholenut, tea steeped prunes, a slice of treacle tart, a good glug of spiced honey, Tunes cherry lozenges, clove studded oranges and more of those aniseed twists.

Finish: A dry and warm spiced finish, that would be more than welcome to linger around for longer.

Summary: A beautifully balanced example of a quarter of a century aged expression from Tobemory, which along with its peated Ledaig bottlings, is a distillery that I have a very soft spot for. Very much looking forward to finding out what John Crabbie & Co will be bottling next!

21 July 2020

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

Green Isle
Blended Scotch Whisky
40% ABV

Nose: Instantly alluring waves of toffee apples, poached pears, honeydew melon, Robinsons lemon barley water and cut grass. Along with the unmistakable aromas of Kellogg’s crunchy nut cornflakes, spiced honey, Arbroath smokies, samphire, used coffee grounds, toasted oak, sweet peat smoke, iodine and the tiniest tease of Vicks VapoRub.

Palate: There's a creamy yet chalky, sweet smoky start to the palatable proceedings, but it's not long before it starts to exude notes of apple and blackberry crumble drenched in vanilla custard, grilled pineapple rings, demerara sugar cubes, Jamaica ginger cake and a Cadbury’s fudge bar. Followed by crispy honey cured bacon, ground black pepper, pear drops, liquorice allsorts and Fireball Jawbreaker bubble gum.

Finish: A feisty and fabulous, sweet and smoky, doesn’t under or over stay its welcome kind of a finish!

Summary: An absolute solid stunner of a big bang for buck blended belter, which delivers a tease of the ‘old school’ with an almost ‘blend of yesteryear’ feel.

13 July 2020

Glasgow 1770 Whisky Tweet Tasting

More social media based dramfotainment you say? Well as ever, allow us to very gladly oblige!

Continuing our teeming throng of industry leading Twitter trending Tweet Tastings, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on August 12th, we’ll be teaming up with our friends at The Glasgow Distillery Company, to pour and explore our way through their 1770 single malt Scotch whisky range.

On the night we’ll be sharing, sipping and savouring their 1770 Original, Triple Distilled Release No.1 and Peated Release No. 1 expressions.

Full details to follow, but if you fancy a night uncovering and discovering some of Glasgow’s dramming finest click here to register your interest, by emailing your name, address, phone number, date of birth and Twitter handle. Please remember to mark the subject line of your email: #1770Whisky

The closing date to register is July 24th, and if you are registering to take part, please make sure that you will actually be free on the night!!!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following the evening’s dramfotainment. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on August 12th from 7pm BST via #1770Whisky

Registrations open to over 21's only!

For more info on the Glasgow 1770 whisky range, visit: glasgowdistillery.com


Be part of the Dramfotainment!

1 July 2020

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky Competition

Pinch, punch, first dram of the month! A new month means another bottle competition here at The Whisky Wire, and for July we’re thrilled to announce that we’re teaming up with our friends at the Cotswolds Distillery, to give away a bottle of their award-winning single malt whisky.

Launched in October 2017, by Cotswolds Distillery Founder Dan Szor, Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds.

The distillery uses 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley and matures the whisky in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and reconditioned red wine casks. Each bottle lists the barley variety, harvest year and local Cotswolds farm on which it was grown.

To be in with a chance of winning a bottle of the Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, click here to email us with your contact details and date of birth, along with the phrase that dramming pays:

“I’d love to pour and explore a
stunner of a sensory story
from the Cotswolds”

*Remember to mark the subject line of your email with: Cotswolds Comp

If you’re on Twitter, you can also follow us via @TheWhiskyWire and RT one of our related competition tweets for another chance to win!

Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky (46% ABV) is available from Master of Malt for a RRP of £46.95.


For more info on the Cotswolds Distillery, visit: cotswoldsdistillery.com

Competition closes at 23:59 on July 31st 2020. You have to be aged 21 years or over to enter!

Good Luck!