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glenlivet, scotch, singlemalt, whisky -

At one point in my whisky journey, my collection consisted of mostly Glenlivet expressions. Now you’re asking yourself - really Mike, Glenlivet? I was drawn to the Glenlivet Single Casks Range and at one point I had seventeen of them! The highlight was the original single cask ever released from the distillery, the 40 Year Atlantic which was released in 2005!There was something special about these releases as the team focused on selecting great quality casks based on flavor profile and of which country they will be released in. Now when it comes to blends, a master blender can create...

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edradour, scotland, singlemalt, whisky -

Here we have the Edradour Distillery and one we don’t see a lot in Canada. However if you are in Alberta, you will definitely have better luck finding a bottle! In 2016 I set up a private order of seven cases of various expressions and remember loving the Edradour Cream Liqueur!For years Edradour was known as Scotland’s smallest distillery but hard to keep that going with so many smaller craft distillers opening up. However it is a small distillery that is still in operation with being built in 1837.Edradour being traditionally matured in Sherry casks and that’s where they mature...

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There’s always one question I get asked by whisky enthusiasts and I’ll let you know it and the answer by the time you finish reading this post!A little over 15 years ago I had my very first taste of single malt whisky. A bottle in which was gifted to me in December of 2005. I have to be honest, I was intimidated by it - Scotch Whisky that is.It remained in my cabinet surrounded by other spirits as I didn’t know how to approach it. All I ever heard of scotch was it’s for your dad and grandfather, and that...

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This expression from the Deanston Distillery was first launched in 2010 and was a successful experiment from the distillery due to their innovative and entrepreneurial ways!Using new oak casks from the Kelvin Cooperage in Kentucky, they were one of the first distilleries to have a core range product using Virgin Oak Casks for finishing.What I loved about the initial release of the Deanston Virgin Oak, Burn Stewart Distillers did not shy away from the details. Yes, it is a non-aged statement but on the tasting cards it did state minimum age of six years and oldest whisky in the bottle...

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Lindores Abbey Distillery, scotland, singlemalt, whisky -

Now I must ask, do you like butter? Because if you do this whisky is for you.  The Distillery at Lindores Abbey – The Spiritual Home of Scotch Whisky Let’s dive into some history! In 1494 in an entry in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland of “eight bolls of malt to Friar John Cor wherewith to make aquae vitae” for the King (James IV). Aquae Vitae meaning water of life and in turn whisky.  This mention in 1494 is the first ever proof of whisky being distilled in Scotland. Friar John Cor was of the Benedictine Order at Lindores Abbey! What...

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