9 July 2019

Quick Fire Rum Tasting Notes

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14 Year Old Barbados Single Blended Rum
56% ABV


Nose: Overripe banana skin - sherry steeped raisins – coffee soaked dates – cinnamon poached plums - Frank Coopers Oxford vintage marmalade – grilled pineapple rings - burnt caramel – a big wedge of Delia’s creole Christmas cake – gulab jamun (Indian dessert) – smoked walnuts – a tease of five spice and oodles of opulently charred oak.
 
Palate: Treacle drenched raisins, dates and sultanas - thick aged balsamic vinegar – salted caramel – baked plums – grilled peaches – clove studded oranges - sugared almonds - chocolate covered coffee beans - five spice – anise - ground white pepper and wondrous waves of wood spice.
 
Finish: A fabulously full on, feisty and spicy lingering finish.
 
Summary: A beautifully balanced, Bajan blended beauty! Over the last few years we’ve become as passionate about rum as we are about whisky, and with releases like this from one of the most exciting and inspiring brands across all rum categories, it’s very easy to understand why!
 
 
 

28 June 2019

GlenAllachie Tweet Tasting II


Continuing our teeming throng of industry leading Twitter trending Tweet Tastings, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on July 24th, we’ll be teaming up again with our good friends at the GlenAllachie, to share, sip and savour four dramspankinly new drops of drammage from this absolute stunner of a Speyside distillery.
 
Full details and dramming line-up are currently under wraps (all will be revealed soon!) but if you fancy pouring and exploring some of the glories of the GlenAllachie click here to register your details by emailing your name, address, date of birth and Twitter handle. Also remember to mark the subject line of your email: #GlenAllachieWhisky
 
The closing date to register is July 10th, and if you are registering please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of July 24th 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 July 24th at 19:00 BST via #GlenAllachieWhisky
 
Registration open to over 21's only!
 
For more info on The GlenAllachie Distillery, visit: theglenallachie.com
 
@TheWhiskyWire
@TheGlenAllachie
 
Be part of the dramfotainment!
 

26 June 2019

Wemyss Malts Competition


To help celebrate the launch of the latest two blended malt Scotch whiskies, from the mighty Wemyss Malts, we've teamed up again with the Edinburgh based boutique brand, to give one of our followers the chance of winning bottles of their dramspankingly new Blooming Gorse and Flaming Feast releases.
 
Wemyss Malts Blooming Gorse, which is limited to 6,900 bottles, is a combination of two Highland single malts matured in a total of fifteen first fill ex-bourbon barrels and first fill ex-bourbon hogsheads.
 
Wemyss Malts Flaming Feast, which is limited to 6,000 bottles, is a combination of fifteen casks from two smoky single malt distilleries from the east Highlands and west coast, matured in first fill bourbon barrels and de-charred and re-charred American oak casks.
 
Both malt whiskies have been crafted from the family’s private collection of maturing whisky casks which were sourced by Isabella Wemyss and filled under her supervision. Years later, the mature whisky casks were selected by famed whisky writer Charlie Maclean and the Wemyss Malts team only when the spirit and casks had reached absolute balance and harmony, ready for crafting into these latest blended malt whiskies.
 
To be in with a chance of winning both of the latest blended malt Scotch whisky releases from Wemyss Malts Click Here and email us your contact details along with the phrase that dramming pays:
 
“I’d love to pour and explore
the latest wave of wonderous
whisky wares from Wemyss”
 
*Remember to mark the subject line of your email with: Wemyss Malts Comp
 
If you’re on Twitter you can also follow us and RT one of our related comp tweets for another chance to win!
 
#WemyssMaltsComp
@TheWhiskyWire
@WemyssMalts
 
Wemyss Malts Blooming Gorse and Flaming Feast, which are both bottled at 46% ABV, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of £46.00 and £48.00.

For more information on Wemyss Malts, visit: wemyssmalts.com
 
Competition closes at 23:59 on July 31st 2019. You have to be aged 21 years or over to enter!
 
Good Luck!

17 June 2019

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

Tamdhu 15 Year Old
 
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
46% ABV
 
 
Nose: Sherry steeped sultanas - spiced baked apples – Luxardo maraschino cherries – orange peel – grilled pineapple rings – Quality Street strawberry fondant chocolate creams – blackberry crumble - Madagascan vanilla custard – a warm Pret A Manger pain aux raisin – ground cinnamon – nutmeg – cloves – a kiss of anise and some rather charismatic charred oak.
 
Palate: Sheer sherry-soaked sultanas and raisins dusted with demerara sugar – poached pears – apple turnovers - M&S lemon curd whitby buns – Muller fruit corner peach and apricot yogurt - rhubarb and custard boiled sweets – Tunes cherry lozenges - bergamot oil – pink peppercorns – caramelised the fennel fronds - toasted cinnamon sticks – tobacco leaf and wisps of wood spice.
 
Finish: The finish is as magnificently memorable and as beautifully balanced as the nose and palate. Lingering long and leisurely after the final sip, highlighting each and every one of the elements that have helped to tell its sensory story!
 
Summary: Yet another drop of pure dramming class in a glass, from one of the most exciting Scotch whisky distilleries over the last few years. Since being taken over by Ian McLeod Distillers, Tamdhu continues to go from strength to strength, with both its core range and limited-edition (all killer and no filler) bottlings!