Whisky Reviews

Glenrothes 1996 review

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Glenrothes 1996 review

Today we shall be having a look at a single cask 1996 vintage Glenrothes, released by the fine people at Morrison & Mackay. Glenrothes was founded in the late 20th century, by the same folks who owned Macallan at the time, with the intent to be that it was used as a blending whisky.The project nearly was not completed due to economic factors in the 1870's. Despite this, Glenrothes prospered after this less than happy start and when it amalgamated with Bunnahabhain in 1887 it brought Highland Distillers into existence. Being used mainly in Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse blends. In...

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Inchgower 14 Review

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Inchgower 14 Review

Today we are going to be having a look at a 14 year old Inchgower from the now discontinued Flora and Fauna range. The Flora and Fauna range was released originally in 1995 by Diageo. Inchgower was originally opened in 1871 although it was closed in 1903. It remained dormant until the mid 30's until the local council bought it and a few years later passed it onto Arthur Bell & Sons to be used as part of the Bell's blend. It is very rare to find this bottled as a single malt. Today it operates 2 wash stills and...

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Flaming Heart 2018 review

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Flaming Heart 2018 review

Today we shall be having a look at The Flaming Heart (2018) by Compass Box. The Flaming Heart is a blended malt. First released in 2006, Flaming Heart was the first whisky to combine the rich, complex spice of Scotch aged in new French oak with the evocative peat-fired smoke of Islay malt. This edition adds some sherry to the previous list of maturation's. The single malts that make up this blend are Clynelish, Caol Ila and Deanston. There are 15050 bottles available. It was bottled at 48.9%ABV. Nose opens up with pure coastal peat. Not overpowering but all the major...

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