3 results for tag: Scotch whisky


Impact of Yeast on Scotch Whisky Flavour

Impact of yeast on Scotch whisky flavour in lab to bottle research programme Research aims to innovate Scotch whisky flavour This may well be a first for me. Literally copying and pasting a press release, that is. However, I think this is such an important step towards shifting people's thoughts away from the "it's all about the wood" axiom that it should be read as it was written (and not paraphrased by someone like me who, when it comes to the difference between M and MX, wouldn't know their arse from their elbow). So here's the lowdown on the great work undertaken by Victoria and the Port of Leith Distillery: Heriot-Watt University and the ...

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 ...

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 ...