Whisky Reviews

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

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Ardbeg Corryvreckan
Ardbeg should need no introduction. One of the most well known and well loved distilleries in Scotland, let alone Islay. While definitely not the most smokey Islay whisky anymore, it is hard to argue against it being the most balanced Islay malt, with a strong sweet note being apart of the distillery character.

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Darnley's Spiced Navy Strength Gin

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Darnley's Spiced Navy Strength Gin

This gin was inspired by the illustrious Royal Navy career of Wemyss family member, Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, who commanded ships around the world and rose to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet. During his time at sea, ships’ officers still enjoyed a daily ration of gin which had to pass a gunpowder test to prove it was over 57% alcohol and therefore Navy Strength. Despite links to the 18th century, the term ‘navy strength gin’ is actually a marketing creation from the 1990's which was coined to help sell high strength spirits. All navy strength gins are bottled at a...

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Ardbeg Shortie Porter review

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Ardbeg Shortie Porter review

Today we shall be having a look at the "shortie", a smokey porter. This is a new beer, created in partnership with William Brothers of Alloa and released by Ardbeg. This project stems from the Beergooder charity project. The Shortie Smoky Porter, named after Ardbeg's beloved dog mascot, is the distillery's first ever beer and has been made in limited quantities to support Brewgooder's Global Gathering campaign. All profits will be donated to support clean water projects in Malawi run by Brewgooder. The one-off beer, which is exclusive to the UK, has been made by William Brothers Brewing Co. and...

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