2 results for tag: Blends


Travel Retail Exclusive Whisky

With the vast array of bottles of whisky adorning the shelves of the travel retail outlets at airports, knowing which one(s) to buy has become an increasingly difficult decision to make. One of the questions I am often asked at tastings is whether the whiskies at the airport are any good. I usually explain that, on the plus side, it is possible to save a few pounds by picking up some core range expressions at the airport. For example, at Edinburgh airport there's usually a deal where you can purchase two bottles for £75. Such an offer isn't permitted in Scotland due to the strict licensing laws but, as the airport is exempt from this, you could save ...

Battle of the Blends 2

Last year's Battle of the Blends, organised by Whisky Magazine, saw Dave Broom pitted against Neil Ridley to create the 'finest blend the world has ever tasted'. In a case of 'winner stays on', this year Neil Ridley is defending his title against George Keeble, the manager of Soho Whisky Club. Neil Ridley used a port seasoned cask and filled it with a blend of Auchentoshan Three Wood, Springbank 10, Ardbeg Uigeadail, Lagavulin 16, Glenfiddich 12, 15 & 18, Teeling Single Grain, Royal Brackla 12 and Clynelish 14. George Keeble used an Oloroso Sherry seasoned cask before filling it with Glen Scotia Double Cask, Glenkinchie Distillers 2003 ...