Burns Tasting 2016

It's been a quiet January  but we made up for lost time on Tuesday evening when Glasgow's Whisky Club held a combined AGM and Burns night in the Bon Accord and it was a busy evening!  We had traditional Burns fare with haggis, neeps, tatties etc. (all fantastic!). We then enjoyed eight (yes eight!) interesting and varied drams (photo's below) including a Clynelish 7 yr old, the 8 year old The Quiet Man, the Benromach 5 year old, a 23 year old Aberlour from Whiskybroker, a 22 year old Bruichladdich from Dream Drams, "Portsoy Boy" a private bottling of Glenglassaugh, the Kilkerran Sherry Wood (work in progress) and bringing up the rear the 2014 Kilchoman (Land Rover) Tour bottling.

Dram of the night? "Portsoy Boy" a private bottling of Glenglassaugh from a port cask which was donated by a club member.

Moral of the night?  If you love whisky and can pool resources to buy a cask go for it you could find yourself with a right cracker!

Jolly Toper Tasting - Glasgow's Whisky Club

Last night Glasgow's Whisky Club had the pleasure of welcoming the

Jolly Toper

(Mark Davidson) to the Iron Horse in Glasgow for our regular monthly tasting. We really were spoiled with a fantastic selection of drams as Mark offered his interpretation of the "Classic Drams". My personal favourite was a Springbank which had a nose of: raisins, demerara sugar, rum and seaweed - sadly this wasn't a commercial bottling so I'll just need to remember it fondly.

  • Bladnoch (SMWS)
  • Age 24
  • 53.3%
  • £101
  • Nose:  fruity, green.
  • Palate: highland, apple, liquorice, ginger, bananas.
  • Clynelish - Cadenhead (small batch)
  • Age 21
  • 51.6%
  • £65
  • Nose: vanilla, jelly fruit, sweet.
  • Palate: Dry, salty, chilli.
  • Mortlach -Gordon & MacPhail
  • Age 15
  • 43%
  • £40
  • Comments: meaty and sweet.
  • Highland Park - Cadenhead's
  • Age 22
  • 59.6%
  • £85
  • Nose: honey, sweet, sherry.
  • Palate: complex, fruity, earthy.
  • Caol Ila - Cadenhead's
  • Age 30
  • 56.2%
  • £150
  • Nose: spicy, apples, green tea, road tar.
  • Palate: a lovely subtly, smooth Islay.