Time for an affordable blend again. My track record with affordable blended whisky this year has not been too good. Since the start of the year I have tasted 5 different affordable blends and only 1 was really good. The Scottish Leader 12 yo blended whisky is a well loved staple in my house. The other blends I tasted was less satisfying. Hopefully this Label 5 Blended Scotch Whisky will add a bit of quality to my affordable whisky list.
Category: Whisky of the Week (Page 2 of 40)
Every month, Whisky Brother Shop publish their top 5 sellers for the month. It is always interesting to see the old favorites (Glenmorangie, Ardbeg and Glendronach) share space with newcomers. The June the list had an interesting surprise. Obviously, after Ardbeg Day at the end of May, it was expected that the Ardbeg Kelpie will make an appearance. However number 2 on the list was interesting. A South African whisky aged in Brandy Casks – Boplaas whisky.
Founded in 2012 and celebrated on the third Saturday in May, World Whisky Day is a global event to celebrate all that is whisky or whiskey. An opportunity to bring people together and to share a glass of your favorite dram. This year Checkers invited a group of whisky lovers around the country to participate in a special twitter tasting. An event to celebrate the friendship that whisky create.
One of the best things for me about whisky is the opportunity to open it celebrate something special. Opening a new bottle and discover something different and exciting. You create memories when you open a bottle to celebrate a special occasion. Months later, when you opening up that bottle again, you are immediately reminded you of what you have achieved and celebrated.
There is a whisky region that almost disappeared. Around a century ago Campbeltown was the most prolific of all of Scotland’s whisky regions. There were more than 20 distilleries in the small geographic whisky region. This dwindled down to just 3. One of the reasons for the decline was the fact that most distilleries in the Campbeltown region had a strong focus on quantity instead of quality.