Time to move back down to the Scottish Lowlands this week. The Lowlands has 3 well known malt distilleries, namely Auchentoshan, Bladnoch and Glenkinchie. Today I investigate Glenkinchie and especially the Glenkinchie 12 yo. Lowland whiskies traditionally were softer and more floral compared to the more Northern releases.
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Glenfiddich is one of my favourite distilleries. I love the sweet fruity releases that consistently come from this Speyside gem. Our Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 yo did not last long and we had to replace it rather quickly. It was just that good! The Glenfiddich 12 yo is the perfect dram for whisky newbies and the Rich Oak pairs well with cheese. I have written 10 blog posts that feature Glenfiddich in some way or another. More than the 8 blog posts I have done about Balvenie. Definitely a distillery I love.
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.
Thirty five years ago, most whisky came from Scotland. The sacred place where whisky is distilled and aged as part of a nearly religious experience. Chivas and Dimple were premium blends that brought tears to grown mens eyes. It was a man’s drink, in a man’s world. Ronald Reagan was president and the Cold War was a reality. It was the time of the Falkland War, the launch of MTV and Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spenser. Chernobyl exploded and the Simpsons were created.
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