Happy Monday, Dram-Teamers!
Yet another exciting update for you today: We're ready to reveal in full the details of our very first whisky-tasting-by-post line up, which we sneakily twittered about last week.
With a tip of the cap to Dram Team favourite and legendary Anchorman, Ron Burgundy, we're calling this tasting tour of the Scottish whisky regions "Scotchy Scotch Scotch".
We've pulled out all the stops for Month 1 and put together a real belter of a line up - each and every one an absolute stunner. Unforgettable flavours. Enjoy!
Highland Region - Inchmurrin 18 Year Old
This is a double award-winning Highlander (San Francisco World Spirits Competition) from Loch Lomond Whiskies, with a shockingly fresh nose and palate for such well-aged liquid. Sparklingly zesty, but the incredible sweet oakiness reveals the true maturity and character. Really a delight and an intrigue.
Lowland Region - Auchentoshan Three Wood
As the name suggests, this awesome Auchentoshan is aged in not one, not two, but three, yes, THREE different types of wood (American Oak barrels, Olorosso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks). Unusually deep and bold for a triple-distilled whisky, it really defies expectations.
Campbeltown Region - Glen Scotia Double Cask
Another award winner from Loch Lomond (World Whisky Awards), this Speyside oozes sweet-spiciness, exploding with flavour, packed with a gorgeous silky mouth-feel. You'll need to be careful not to polish this off in a matter of seconds - moreish.
Islay Region - Bowmore "Darkest" 15 Year Old
Some people say Islays are a marmite whisky, and not for beginners. Some people are just wrong. This Bowmore packs the signature Islay smokiness, but it's no one-trick pony: the smoke simply serves to enhance the abundant character behind. Delicious.
Speyside - Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength
This Speyside gem from fan-favourites Glenfarclas packs a lot of punch, and not least because it comes in at a 60% abv. A gorgeous fruity-sherry lip-smacker that delivers a real hit in every single way. The tasting notes say it all.
The Sixth Dram - Island Region - Highland Park 21 Year Old
Our very first "Sixth Dram" is a cut above. Like any well-seasoned performer, it delivers a faultless tasting experience from start to finish that leaves you knowing you've witnessed a classic. Deep, dark, spicy-chocolate-fruity flavours abound, with a complexity that'll leave you enamoured.
Warmest whisky wishes,
Chris, Greg and James.