The Whisky Boys 2019 Top Highlights
As 2019 comes to an end we thought it would be an ideal time to list some of our highlights.
First up is Jim’s Highlights.
My outstanding dram of the year is – Glen Moray Cider Cask Project
Others that made my top drams are :-
Caperdonich 18 Year Old.
Aberlour A’Bunadh (every year it always makes my list)
Midleton Very Rare 2019
Campbeltown Loch Blend
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 66.154 “Robocow” 10 Year Old Ardmore.
Redbreast 32 Year Old “Dream Cask”
These are only a few of some of the finest Whiskies I have tasted this year.
Outstanding Distillery Visits
Here a few of the distilleries that I have visited this year:-
As part of a Chivas Brothers trip I visited, Allt a Bhainne, Braeval, Tormore and Dalmunoch
Stirling Gin Distillery
On a weeks trip to Islay I visited every distillery excluding Caol Ila
McQueens Gin Distillery
Echlinville Distillery (Northern Ireland)
I was also part of The Scotch Malt Whisky Societies team to work at Festivals and many tastings, great times.
Now for some Nicola’s Highlights.
Outstanding dram of the year:- Glen Scotia Victoriana
Other Delightful Whiskies are:
Glen Moray 10 Year Old Chardonnay cask matured
Arran Machrie Moor – Cask Strength
Scotch Malt Whisky Society – 93.99 ‘Drambletown Loch 15 Year Old Glen Scotia
Like Jim, these are just a small selection of grand drams tasted in 2019 by Nicola.
Nicola’s favourite distillery for 2019 is
Springbank Distillery, Campbeltown. Great Tour with a Warehouse tasting thrown in.
Nicola also got to visit the four distilleries I visited on the Chivas trip. Nicola had the company of Annabel Meikle for this excellent couple of days.
As we now rush to 2020 we hope once again to taste some outstanding drams and visit new distilleries.
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.