In early August, I registered for The Macallan Rare Cask Experience in Singapore, which was an event hosted by Edrington in order to publicise their latest release, The Macallan Rare Cask. As places were limited, I knew that such an event would be rapidly filled up so I roped in one of my mates and […]
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The isle of Islay has been a source of intrigue and wonder for many tourists, especially for those who enjoy the smoky whiskies that are produced by the various distilleries on the island. It is therefore seen as a pilgrimage of sorts for peat-freaks and whisky lovers who aim to visit these distilleries in order […]
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When one thinks of Islay, the first two things that manifest in their mind would be WHISKY and PEAT. And if they were to delve deeper into the first aspect, the first two names on their mind would be Ardbeg and Laphroaig. Both these distilleries are world-renowned for their distinctive and characterful whiskies of both […]
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Caperdonich is one of those distilleries that I have heard of in passing when I was reading up on certain distilleries. I knew that it, along with the Imperial distillery, was once part of the Chivas Brothers (and by extension Pernod Ricard) stable of distilleries which produced whiskies for the various Chivas blends. As with […]
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So.. I created a monster. Not a real monster of course, but a monster of a blended malt. And as with every creation, the first incarnation is somewhat rough around the edges, just as this experimental blended malt was. You must be wondering, why did I bother creating a blended malt in the first place? […]
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