Whisky of the Week

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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.  Now you still need to pack the current house and finish up the school year, while hubby is already living far away.  Following on from my previous article about Red Wine,  if your glass of white wine is just not going to make this week better – it is time to bring out the big guns. 

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Whisky and Wyke Bonfire Cheese pairings

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I have not done a whisky and cheese pairing for ages.  I have been savoring all the old favourites, so it is high time I try something again. The Wyke cheese selection at Checkers is amazing.  The mature cheddar is a firm favorite in our house and regularly paired with the peatier drams.  A couple of weeks ago I found a Wyke Bonfire cheese which is a smoked mature cheddar with paprika.  It sounded rather delicious, so I decided, this is the perfect cheese to experiment with. 

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Oban Distiller’s Edition whisky

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A stone’s through from the sea, right in the heart of the town of Oban, sits the Oban Distillery. Established in 1794 by two brothers on the site of an old brewery, Oban town grew around the distillery and today, Oban is one of the last few surviving urban distilleries. Oban is part of the Diageo stable and the Oban 14 yo is part of the Diageo Classic Malt Series. It is one of Diageo’s smaller distilleries and uses water from Loch Glenn a’Bhearraidh. But today we are tasting the Oban Distiller’s Edition.  

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From the Western Highlands: Oban 14 yo

Oban 14 yo single malt Whisky

I have had this bottle of Oban 14 yo for so long, I can’t even remember where I got it. The Oban Distillery is situated in the Scottish Highlands near the west coast port of Oban. It was established in 1794 and a bustling seaside town grew around the distillery. It is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland with just 2 pot stills. Oban only releases a small variety of bottlings.   They are primarily known for the 14 yo but also have a Distiller’s Edition (finished in Montilla Fino sherry casks) and a  NAS Oban Little Bay. The Oban 14 yo is part of the Diageo Classic Malt range.

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