Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Review

Dalwhinnie’s story is a common one. The majority of their malt production is reserved for a blend, namely Black & White, while a portion is bottled as a standalone single malt. The recently reviewed bottlings from Royal Lochnagar, Aberfeldy have similar arrangements. While sampling component malts of major Scotch blends isn’t exactly a favorite hobby... Continue Reading →

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Review

Meanwhile, up in Canada, Diageo’s small, heel nipping startup distillery called Crown Royal released Northern Harvest Rye whisky earlier this year. Should be interesting, as Canadian whisky has been trying to grow from the top down, meaning the premium category has seen quite a few new bottlings in recent years. Crown Royal is doing something... Continue Reading →

Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Review

As the story goes, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert built the Balmoral Castle as their retreat location while on holiday from the busy duties of the monarchy. They discovered a curious distillery nearby named Lochnagar. After the owner invited the royal couple to visit the small distillery, the rest was history. A relationship developed between... Continue Reading →

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