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Tag: Lowland Whisky

Glengoyne 17 yo Single Malt whisky

Glengoyne 17 yo single malt whisky

Situated on the A81 in Scotland, next to a beautiful wooded area, the Glengoyne distillery sits at the foot of Dumgoyne Hill near Loch Lomond. The distillery was started in 1833 and was known as the Burnfoot Distillery. It changed owners and names a few times, however it has been one of the longest continuously run distilleries in Scotland. It is located right on the line that divides the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland. Glengoyne’s stills are in the Highlands while the filled casks of whisky mature across the road in the Lowlands.

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A month after the fact: Littlemill 25 yo Flash Blog

Littlemill Single Malt whisky 25 yo

Great was my excitement when I received an email from Steve (The Whisky Wire) confirming that we have been chosen to take part in the Littlemill 25 yo Private Cellar Edition Whisky Flash Blog. A week or 2 earlier, I saw a request for bloggers who wanted to take part and responded. Then the (long) wait began. About a week before the due date (14 Oct) I started ‘stalking’ our local Post Office. I became a regular in the queue. The man behind the counter saw me so often that he handed me the packages received book as soon as I walked in.

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Glenkinchie & Wensleydale Cheese

Glenkinchie 12 yo and Wensleydale cheese pairing

Woolworths has an interesting collection of cheeses and a while ago, John came home with a Wensleydale cheese with mango and ginger. We patiently waited for the weekend and then started to experiment. When we try whisky cheese pairings, we like to taste and read up on the cheese before looking at our whisky collection to see what might pair well. We usually choose 3 different whiskies to pair to see how the different whiskies pair with the chosen cheese.

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Whisky Chocolate Pairing – New Years Eve 2014

Whisky chocolate NYE 2014

Traditionally on New Years Eve we do a Whisky Chocolate Pairing. It has been a tradition on our house for the last couple of years. Choosing the whiskies for our New Years Eve 2014 was quite difficult, as we tasted some wonderful whiskies this year. We chose the whisky chocolate pairing below after much deliberation and the choice is based on our shared and personal favourites.

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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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