Tag: blended whisky

New Zealand Whisky Collection DoubleWood Blended Whisky

The Great “Down Under” Tasting Tour – Part  6 For the next-to-last stop on our Down Under Tasting Tour we head to New Zealand for a tasting and review of a 15 year-old blended whisky sold under the rather lengthy, cumbersome name of The New Zealand Whisky Collection DoubleWood Dunedin MasterBlended Whisky.    About The New …

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Newcomers Whisky Club May Event: Spring Cleaning

  “The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky.  By diligent effort, I learned to like it.” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister   Last night was our Newcomers Whisky Club May meeting – and a great big thank you to Rich and Laurie for opening up their home …

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Whisky Review: Black Bull 40 yo, Batch 3

  As the story goes, the idea for Black Bull blended Scotch whisky came to George Willsher, a Dundee grocer, in 1864. Grocers in Scotland commonly also sold spirits, and frequently created their own blended whiskies for sale (Dewar’s, Johnnie Walker are two well-known whiskies that started in the same way!) George Willsher’s vision was …

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Whisky Review – Compass Box, The Spice Tree

The Spice Tree; the whisky that was, then wasn’t, then was again! The story of The Spice Tree whisky has been told many times, but just in case it is new to you, here is a quick overview: It started as an experiment in maturation. Compass Box placed new French oak “inner staves” into a …

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