Longrow is a hard to find single malt from the Campbeltown region. Some suggest it has reached cult status. Longrow is double distilled from heavily peated malt. The whisky itself is restrained but full of flavor.
Our friends at Balblair posted notes on their portfolio of single malts. We thought you would like to see them too. Balblair 1979 (46% – £84.99) is amber in appearance with radiant golden honey highlights. A superbly balanced malt with warm aromas of honey, toffee and vanilla that come from the long years of maturation… Continue reading Tasting Notes on Balbair – Direct from the Distillers
Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has collaborated with internationally acclaimed Jazz and Blues singer Niki King for the launch of The Balblair Vintage Lounge – a new event that will match Balblair Vintage expressions with classic jazz performances in an evocative lounge setting. The Balblair Vintage Lounge promises both jazz and whisky enthusiasts an… Continue reading Balblair Launches Stylish Jazz Campaign as Global Vintages Showcase
Has any other distilleries marketed cask strength besides Macallan? Dwayne, thanks so much for writing. Your question is a good one and I am happy to report that the short answer to your question is yes! In fact, most distilleries bottle one or more of their malts at cask strength. Frankly, Don and I prefer… Continue reading Have Other Distilleries Marketed Cask Strength Besides Macallan?
Scotch Hunter Don visited liquor stores in Annapolis, MD today. He noticed that many of our favorite stores were carrying fewer malts than usual. We suspect the economy is the culprit here. Whisky that doesn’t move, doesn’t help the bottom line. Don did find a Bruichladdich and an Auchentoshen that we have not yet tasted.… Continue reading Scotch Hunt in Annapolis, MD
For several years, Cardhu decided not to sell its whisky as a single malt and instead offered it only as a blend. Thankfully, the folks at Cardhu have changed their minds. The 12 year old is now being shipped to the USA. You’ll find it in better liquor stores soon.
From Jonathon Dear Don and Steve, My name is Jonathon. I am from Louisiana, and I am trying to get a business plan together to open a tavern devoted primarily to single malt scotch There are none in this area that I can find so I think it is a long over due concept that… Continue reading Can You Help With an Inventory for a Single Malt Bar?
From Elizabeth: Help! My husband has colleagues coming in from around the world to a meeting in DC. They are big fans of single malt. I need to be able to serve a bottle that will impress. Can you make a recommendation or two that I can buy here in Northern Virginia? Many thanks for… Continue reading Can You Help Me Find a Special Malt?
From David: Hope you can help me. Looking for 2000 Bowmore Ultimate Scotch Whiskey. Any idea of where I can find this? I’m based in the United States. Also, I have a private client that wishes to purchase and entire barrel of scotch, have it aged and bottled for his son, family, etc. Do you know… Continue reading Can You Help Me Find a 2000 Bowmore Ultimate?
From Linda: We are a non-profit trade association and we are having one of our annual meetings in Myrtle Beach, SC in Oct this year. Each year we do a scotch tasting and sell tickets to our attendees with the proceeds going towards a foundation in our industry. Previously one of our members would do… Continue reading Do You Know Someone Who Can Do a Scotch Tasting?