3 results for tag: Blended malt


The Scalasaig Island Hopper

This is a new one on me. I'd never heard of The Scalasaig until I came across it prior to yesterday's Tweet Tasting.It's a blended malt from Colonsay Beverages Ltd which has its headquarters on, you guessed it, the island of Colonsay. The company originally started off as a brewery, before releasing a gin and then, in September last year, their first whisky release appeared.Although it doesn't carry an age statement, the components are between six and eight years old. It's a vatting of ten different casks, with Caol Ila and some heavily peated Bunnahabhain as key elements. There are also components from Mull and Orkney as well as a sherry ...

Ardgowan Expedition

Expedition is the recently released expression from Ardgowan distillery. As the distillery is yet to be built, this is obviously sourced whisky from elsewhere.As soon as I poured this into the glass, the aromas were suggesting something quite promising. The first few sniffs delivered a really pleasant nose; clearly some sherry cask influence but by no means a sherry bomb. On the palate, this was really well balanced and very drinkable. For me, this is perhaps where the problem lies; a bottle of Expedition will set you back £500 so I imagine that the chances of many of them being opened to be drunk are slim. This is clearly a release aimed at ...

Steel Bonnets

Let’s just get straight to the point here; Steel Bonnets is way overpriced. With a RRP of around £65, my personal opinion is that it’s about forty quid over what I’d expect to pay even if I liked it. Which, I’m afraid, I don’t. In an effort to be diplomatic, I’ll just say that this whisky really doesn’t suit my palate at all. I’ve had conversations with others who’ve said that they thought it was an OK dram, despite the price, but this isn’t the whisky for me. And whisky is subjective, right? We all know that.Steel Bonnets – NAS – 46.6% abv Nose: initial cereal notes – a grist and Weetabix combo. The nose becomes more ...