January 2009 – Bruichladdich 15 Year Old

Touted as Scotland’s purest single malt whisky, this Islay scotch has won 3 awards since it’s distilleries recommencment in 2000.

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Bruichladdich 15 Year Old

Bruichladdich 15 year old is our Scotch this month.

Touted as Scotland’s purest single malt whisky, this Islay scotch has won 3 awards   since it’s distilleries recommencment in 2000.

The first thing I noticed about this scotch is that when you pour it, it has a slightly lower viscosity than other single malts.

It’s been noted to have a stong toasted malt in the taste with a honey tone. I would add that there is a touch of brine to this that is unique.

And I do prefer this scotch over ice.

The distillery is proud to maintain traditional methods and tools in it’s process, and there is some information about it online. The official website is at bruichladdich.com.

And a search on you tube will bring up some short, but interesting videos of the distillery.

April 2008 – Aberlour 10 Year Single Malt

Glenmorangie 10 YearSpring is here at last and with the new season in mind, I have chosen Aberlour 10 Year Single Malt Scotch as April’s Scotch of the Month!

Aberlour 10 Year
Aberlour 10 Year

Spring is here at last and with the new season in mind, I have chosen Aberlour 10 Year Single Malt Scotch as April’s Scotch of the Month! I taste this scotch for the first time, just last month and believe it has a taste that any scotch connoisseur and aspiring connoisseur can enjoy.

Aberlour 10 Year is matured in a combination of sherry and bourbon oak casks for a minimum of 10 yeaars in the Speyside region. It possesses a light golden color and has a nose of fruit and vanilla with a subtle smokiness.

When tasting this scotch I noticed it’s rich flavour contained a blend of toffee and minty characters with a minimum of peat taste. The sherry taste, while present, is almost hidden as it works with the scotch to create a whole taste that has a spicy note at finish.

As mentioned, the Aberlour Distillery is located in the Speyside region of Scotland. The pure spring water used in the distillation process comes from Saint Drowsan’s Well, which is located on the grounds of the Aberlour Distillery. Books on Scotch and Scotch Tasting

As always, please enjoy this months scotch responsibly.

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February 2008 – Speyburn 10 Year Old

Glenmorangie 10 YearSpeyburn Distillery, sitting majestically in a corner of the Spey valley at the foot of the densely wooded hills on the outskirts of the quiet Highland town of Rothes.

Speyburn 10 Year
Speyburn 10 Year

I hope everyone has enjoyed their first month of this new year.

This month’s scotch selection I’ve tasted for the first time this past year. Distilled at Speyburn Distillery, sitting majestically in a corner of the Spey valley at the foot of the densely wooded hills on the outskirts of the quiet Highland town of Rothes, is Speyburn 10 Year Old.

Speyburn 10 Year Old has all the characteristics of a classic Speyside malt. Described as an intriguing dram, Speyburn is medium-bodied with a delicate, fruity character.

Please enjoy this months scotch responsibly.

January 2008 – Glenmorangie 10 Year

Glenmorangie 10 YearHappy Robbie Burns day (January 25) to all of our Scotch of the Month Club devotees. This months whisky would surely be approved by the “greatest common man”, Robert Burns himself.

Glenmorangie 10 Year
Glenmorangie 10 Year

Happy Robbie Burns day (January 25) to all of our Scotch of the Month Club devotees. This months whisky would surely be approved by the “greatest common man”, Robert Burns himself.

This month’s scotch selection is a personal favourite. While the youngest whisky produced at the Glenmorangie distillery, this scotch retains a refined and bold taste.

Glenmorangie Ten Years Old is a Single Highland Malt Whisky of great character and heritage, of unique flavour, bouquet and colour. It is produced in limited quantities in the time-honoured fashion by a small band of dedicated craftsman, the Sixteen Men of Tain.

With a light fragrance, and balanced flavour this is a great scotch to begin with, but complex and refined enough for the seasoned taster to enjoy as well.