The Deanston Virgin Oak Scotch Whisky

The Deanston Virgin Oak Scotch Whisky

This is one of the most interesting bottles of whiskey I have reviewed, for a number of reasons.

As an owner of a whisky blog, I sometimes get sent bottles from the marketing legs of a distillery. I was sent this bottle along with a beautiful hand-written card, and as a result I was inspired to try it immediately (twist my arm!) and write up my review. Only it didn’t exactly work out that way. I had my first dram, but after I had no idea what I wanted to say about it. I decided to give it a couple of days, and a couple more glasses to decide how I really felt about it, but then the holidays happened. Continue reading “The Deanston Virgin Oak Scotch Whisky” »

Whiskey of the Week: The Glenrothes

All who like Scotch love whiskey, but all like whiskey don’t always love Scotch. If you’re a fan of Scotland’s greatest creation I implore you to get your hands on a bottle of Glenrothes.

Glenrothes is just one of the many “glen” named distilleries in Scotland, and while its name isn’t quite as well known as Glenfiddich or Glenlivet their whiskey is superior in just about every way possible. The distillery itself resides in the Speyside region, the same area of Scotland as the aforementioned lesser Glens.

For those of you not down with drinking a glass of liquid smoke and peat, don’t worry. The Speyside region’s malts are anything but musky, but contain many more interesting notes than the typically lighter highland malts.

The main characteristic of the Glenrothes is its tendency to be both vibrant and spicy, along with the typical characteristics found in a Speyside.
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