Glendalough Irish Whiskey surprises and delights…it breaks the rules of Irish whiskey, at least as I thought I knew them
Distillers use exotic cask finishes to create new flavor profiles, and challenge chefs to pair those flavors in creative ways
Peat is a fuel source and provides a hot but slow burn, and the smoke imbues the barley with all sorts of flavors, leaving us with peated whisky
Age of whisky…the longer a spirit is aged, the mellower it becomes. For distilleries in warmer climates like Paul John & Kavalan, age matters less
Recycling casks for scotch production is not only environmentally friendly, it makes great whisky as well! The Balvenie Double Wood is a great example.
Scotch whisky terroir lends its character to whisky from different regions, and the Chieftain’s lineup takes us all over Scotland to taste the differences.
As I’m learning about scotch, whiskey, and bourbon, I’m going to write up my observations and share them with you. First up, Laphroaig!