Glengoyne Tasting Notes

I’ve recently been sent a rather unique Scottish whisky going by the name of Glengoyne. Why is it unique? Glengoyne produces Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands. Located upon the Highland Line (the division between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland), Glengoyne’s stills are located in the Highlands while maturing the casks of whiskyContinue reading “Glengoyne Tasting Notes”

Wemyss Malts

  Wemyss Malts were on of the first ranges on whisky I covered when I started Drinks Enthusiast back in 2011. Since then, Wemyss Malts range of expressions have grown, culminating in some hand-crafted beauties! Before I re-visit though, lets take a look at Wemyss; Wemyss Malts, pronounced ‘Weems’, are a boutique whisky company with connections toContinue reading “Wemyss Malts”

Sloane’s Gin Tasting Notes

Sloane’s Gin have just come off the success of their first ever world cocktail competition held at the The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker in London, so i thought it would be a good time to take a look back at this Dutch gin that first graced the shelves back in October last year. So what is Sloane’s?Continue reading “Sloane’s Gin Tasting Notes”

10 Cane Rum Tasting Notes

Hailing from Trinidad & Tobago, 10 Cane Rum is produced by Moët Hennessy (also the producers of Veuve Clicquot, Belvedere and Moët & Chandon) and is a relatively young product, being available to the public from 2005 and considered the first in-house developed brand by Moët Hennessy (instead of being traditionally aquired). Although not steeped in history like other rums, 10Continue reading “10 Cane Rum Tasting Notes”

The Briton’s Protection Review

Classed as Manchester’s best bar for whisk(e)y, The Briton’s Protection has got it all. On the corner of Great Bridgewater Street, the outside decor gives it a traditional pub feeling, and with hanging baskets from every window, it oddly doesn’t look out-of-place nestled in Manchester. Once you step foot inside you enter the long bar area whereContinue reading “The Briton’s Protection Review”

Altrincham Bottle & Cask Festival Review

Today I attended the 3rd annual Altrincham Bottle & Cask Festival hosted by the Le Trappiste Belgian Bar in the historic Altrincham Market. After missing last years due to work commitments, I was looking forward to this years, and the promise of 30% more cask ales and cider than last year and with many new breweries making appearances,Continue reading “Altrincham Bottle & Cask Festival Review”

Licor 43 Tasting notes

The ‘Spanish Smooth Sensation’ has made a comeback recently, with Licor 43 being ever-present on many new and existing back bars. This Spanish liqueur is made from citrus and fruit juices, flavoured with 43 different vanilla and aromatic herbs and spices (hence the name). Its origin though starts in the early 20th century at a small factory in theContinue reading “Licor 43 Tasting notes”