Monthly Archives: July 2018

A wee guid deal from Old Perth

Halò Single Malt Mates,

Old Perth Scotch Whisky was originally created in the early 1900,s in the city of Perth by the Thomson family, well known grocers in the City.

By the late 1970, a rationalisation , sadly, saw the brand disappear.

Brought back to life as a blended malt in 2013 by Morrison & MacKay as a celebration of Perth’s illustrious past in the whisky industry, the brand is the only whisky now blended in Perthshire .

Here is the whisky:

Old Perth
1996 22 Year Old Blended Malt 55.2% 70cl

Details
Producer Morrison and Mackay Ltd.
Age 22 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 55.2%
Bottler Independent
Vintage 1996
Country Scotland

Description
These intriguing releases from Old Perth have been proving mighty popular. This 1996 release is a blended malt from a single cask (yes, that is a thing) and is limited to a mere 326 bottles.

This expression is so rare that there is no tasting notes. Cawn’t afford them. a blended malt means there are more than one single malt whisky from different distilleries in this expression.

Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
What dangers thou canst make us scorn!
Wi’tippeny, we Fear nae evil;
Wi’usquabae, we’ll face the devil!

Lift ’em high and drain ’em dry
To the guy who says, “My turn to buy.”

Slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannachd duibh.
Great health and every good blessing to you

Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi ‘s nach fhaic
(Great health to you every day I see you
and every day I don’t)

Your Scotch Spirit Master

A wee collectable Glen Scotia

Halò Single Malt Mates,

I hae a Glen Scotia 21. Here is a collectable Glen Scotia matured in bourbon and Ruby Port casks.

Here tis’

Glen Scotia
2008 Campbeltown Festival 57.8% 70cl

Details
Producer Loch Lomond Distillers
Age 10 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 57.8%
Bottler Official
Region Campbeltown
Vintage 2008
Country Scotland

Description
Bottled especially for the whisky festival in Campbeltown, this whisky has been matured in first fill bourbon casks and then finished in ruby port casks. Bravo to Glen Scotia for producing such an affordable and delicious limited edition release.

Official Tasting Notes
NOSE: Smouldering peat smoke, sweet vanilla, blossom honey, raspberry coulis.
PALATE: Freshly squeezed lime juice, cracked black pepper, tart red fruit – redcurrant and cranberry.
FINISH: Long finish with soft medicinal peat and dry saltiness.

Here’s to Miguel de Cervantes who said, “I drink when I have occasion and sometimes when I have no occasion.” Miguel de Cervantes wrote Don Quixote fyi

Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
What dangers thou canst make us scorn!
Wi’tippeny, we Fear nae evil;
Wi’usquabae, we’ll face the devil!
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A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones!

Slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannachd duibh.
Great health and every good blessing to you

Your Scotch Spirit Master

A new exotic BenRiach

Halò Single Malt Mates,

BenRiach is one of my favorite distilleries. I hae two expressions me self…

Now distilleries are experimenting with different wine barrels to mature the scotch. this one is Mscatel matured nice and sweet.

Benriach 2007
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Moscatel #8371 58.2% 70cl

Details
Producer Benriach Distillery Co.
Age 10 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 58.2%
Bottler Official
Region Speyside
Vintage 2007
Country Scotland

Description
Limited to 298 bottles from a single hogshead that previously held sweet Moscatel wine

Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Mellow and soft with butterscotch and honey, with the ripe fruitiness of candied grape.
Taste: Sweet and fruity with mouth watering honey and lemon toddies progressing into a lingering Calvados finish.

I loes BenRiach! This one is a collectable and a good liqueur whisky all at once!

Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
What dangers thou canst make us scorn!
Wi’tippeny, we Fear nae evil;
Wi’usquabae, we’ll face the devil!

Lift ’em high and drain ’em dry
To the guy who says, “My turn to buy.”

Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi ‘s nach fhaic
(Great health to you every day I see you
and every day I don’t)

Your Scotch Spirit Master