Glenfarclas is a distillery that is well known for two things: Quality sherried whisky and one hell of an independent streak. They tend to make whisky according to their exacting specifications and the quality is of such a good level that it is actually a fairly important component in several of the largest blended whiskies […]
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Rosebank was a distillery with a rich history and a sad fate, having been mothballed by United Distillers in 1993 and then sold off in 2002 for redevelopment. The whisky produced at the distillery was also said to be the best in the Lowlands and it was probably the only distillery which practised triple distillation […]
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This week’s review focuses on a blended malt from Japan which has captured the imagination (and palates) of many who have come into contact with it. It is a well-made whisky which showcases the best aspects of both the distilleries which contribute to its make-up. The Taketsuru range of blended malts (consisting of the Pure […]
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Glen Keith is one of those distilleries which is shrouded in obscurity, probably due to the fact that its primary function would be to supply Chivas Brothers (and by extension, Pernod Ricard) with bulk whisky for the company’s various blends. But Glen Keith’s obscurity is further underlined by the fact that it was actually mothballed […]
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