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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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Label 5 Blended Scotch whisky

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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.

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Balvenie Triple Cask 16 yo Whisky

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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.  

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Glen Scotia Double Cask Whisky

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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.

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Catto’s Blended Rare Old Scottish whisky

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The next edition in my affordable blended whisky series; this week I look at the Catto’s Blended Rare Old Scottish whisky.  It retails for around R 300.  Is is affordable and still under R500, but not cheap.  It is in the same price range as the Johnnie Walker Black.  Catto is part of the International Beverage Ltd company who’s Single malt portfolio include Old Pulteney, Balblair, anCnoc and Speyburn. 

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