Advent: Day 9 – Auchentoshan Three Wood

Auchentoshan is another whisky I’ve had before; it’s also one of the few distilleries on the mainland of Scotland that I’ve managed to visit. Auchentoshan Three Wood is, as the name implies, aged in three different woods – after an initial period in bourbon barrels it moves through Oloroso and finally Pedro Ximenez sherry casks…. Read more »

Advent: Day 8 – Dalmore 15 Year Old

Dalmore is one of those distilleries whose name I have always known, but I’d never actually tried any of their whisky. They’re a Highland distillery, and have a very distinctive deer head motif on their bottles. They always seem exceptionally well represented in duty free shops; it may be that my natural suspicion of ‘mass… Read more »

Advent: Day 7 – Glenfarclas 10 Year Old

Back to Scotland today, and a first visit to Speyside – the home of over 50% of scotch distilleries! Rather confusingly, Glenfarclas call themselves a Highland whisky rather than Speyside. While technically true (as the Scotch Whisky Association map shows, Speyside is a subregion of Highland) it’s a confusing position to take. I have also… Read more »