I really enjoyed curating this month's line up for a number of reasons. As usual, I happen to think the whisky is pretty great, but I also spent more time than usual being amused at the theme.
The Glen Collection was inspired by conversations with a number of whisky fans over the past few years that went a bit like this:
"I'll tell you what I like…I tried some last week and it was fantastic…Glen…now what was it...Glen-something! Really tasty stuff. Got any of that?"
Well now we most certainly do!
Here are 6 cracking drams (each one an independent bottling, to up the ante even further than usual!) to help you find a new favourite Glen-something:
- Douglas Laing - Provenance - Glengoyne, Aged 9 Years - A lovely light take on sweet, fruity Glengoyne from this fantastic independent bottler.
- Skene Whisky - Cask Classics - Glentauchers 2008 - Doesn't often see the light of day as a single malt as the Ballantine's blend it typically is destined for is so madly popular. Lucky us!
- Clan Denny - Glenburgie 2009, Aged 7 Years - Another excellent Ballentine's blend component, independently bottled as a single malt - lucky us again!
- That Boutique-y Whisky Co. - Glenallachie - Batch 2, Aged 8 Years - A small batch indie bottling of this gorgeously light-but-malty spirit, and at cask strength for good measure.
- Bartels Whisky - Highland Laird - Glen Ord 2010, Aged 8 Years - An ABV whopper that explodes with flavour when you add a splash of water, becoming buttery and creamy to taste.
- Berry Bros & Rudd - Glen Keith 1994, Aged 23 Years, Cask 157680/2 - A wonderfully complex dram thanks to its 23 years in the cask.Exceptionally well-aged whisky.
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Already part of our club? Be sure to let us know how you get on with the drams :-)
Warmest whisky wishes,
(Founder, The Dram Team)