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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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bushmills, Ireland, whiskey -

A whiskey 400 years in the making!Let’s take some time to talk about Bushmills! I dove deep in the cabinet and found this expression, a limited edition, the Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary bottling in which I acquired back in 2008!On the 20th of April 1608, a license was granted to Sir Thomas Phillips to “make, draw and distil” Uisce Beatha within the territory called The Rowte in County Antrium.This original grant to distil is the first official written evidence of whiskey making in the Bushmills area. It was a fitting tribute to the reputation that this small and remote region...

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glenlivet, scotch, scotland, singlemalt, whisky -

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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Bunnahabhain, scotch, scotland, single malt, whisky -

This single malt Islay malt Scotch whisky is quite distinct from the many others of the island, given the gentle taste profile for which it is known for.There are two reasons for this. Firstly, it has been created using lightly peated malted barley and secondly it takes advantage of the pure spring water that flows freely underground away from the peaty moorlands. The Margadale Spring itself can be found in the mountains behind the distillery buildings and the area makes an interesting walk where the views give ample reward to the adventurous.An idyllic site was chosen close to the Margadale...

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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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