Whisky of the Week

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Glenkinchie 12 yo Single Malt whisky

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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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Whisky for the white wine loving mom

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Deadlines, and more deadlines to finish up projects.  On top of that you went house hunting in a new city with sick kids in tow and had to find new a suitable school for the little ones.  Pictures on property sites only show the good of the house.  You have seen enough water damage, funny architectural features and cat stained carpets to last you a lifetime. 

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Auchentoshan Heartwood whisky

Auchentoshan Heartwood single malt whisky

On our trip recent to Dullstroom, at the ‘Wild about Whisky’ bar, we tried to taste whiskies that we have not seen before.  At one of the tastings, Jeannette tried a variety of whiskeys aged in sherry casks and one of the nicest ones was the Auchentoshan Heartwood.  Lucky for us, Wild about Whisky had one in the store that we could buy.  Auchentoshan (pronounced ock-en-tosh-an) is a Lowlands distillery and the name translates as ‘corner of the field’ from the local form of Gaelic.

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