By Charles MacLean
Whisky's best guru' - The Sunday occasions 'Charles MacLean writes like no different professional at the topic. His prose is educated and hugely unique' - The self sufficient This abridged electronic version of Charles MacLean's best-selling Whiskypedia: A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky serves as a simple advent to Scotch whisky which deals a brief advisor to the flavor and personality of each malt whisky distilled in Scotland almost about the way it is made. every one access features a brief biography of every model, its sort, mature personality, a number of feedback of alternative whiskies with a extensively comparable flavour profile, the uncooked fabrics that cross into the construction of every model, a word at the forms of casks used and a listing of present and up to date bottlings published via the distillery. additionally incorporated are an creative Flavour Map and Flavour Wheel. it is a totally new method of realizing and having fun with Scotch malt whisky, by way of the main authority at the topic.
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Took possession. type: gigantic, wealthy and meaty. Mature personality: A multi-layered nostril of polished leather-based and saddle-soap, eco-friendly bananas, tobacco, nuts, dried end result and herbs. The flavor is dryish total, with walnuts, challenging toffee and dried culmination. Medium-bodied. akin to: Benrinnes, Balvenie uncooked fabrics: evenly peated malt from Roseisle. not easy approach water from a spring on Craggan extra Hill through the Craggan Burn; cooling water from the River Spey. Maturation: a mixture of fill up ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Expressions: Cragganmore 12YO @ forty% (Classic Malts sequence, from 1987/88) Cragganmore Distillers variation @ forty% (port cask end) Cragganmore 1973 29YO @ fifty two. five% (Special liberate, 2004) Cragganmore 1993 10YO @ 60. 1% (Special unencumber, 2005) Cragganmore 1988 17YO @ fifty five. five% (Special liberate, 2006) Cragganmore 1989 21YO @ CS (Special liberate, 2011) CRAIGELLACHIE the unique distillery used to be designed by way of Charles Doig and inbuilt 1891 for a consortium of blenders and retailers. The distillery was once lit by way of paraffin lamps till 1948, and a water wheel used to be used to force the wash nonetheless rummager till 1964, whilst the distillery was once thoroughly rebuilt. In 1998 proprietor U. D. V. used to be obliged to promote Craigellachie, with 3 different distilleries, to Bacardi in addition to the Dewar’s manufacturers. additional expressions of Craigellachie are deliberate. variety: A big-bodied and intensely just a little smoky Speyside sort. Mature personality: Craigellachie is rare as a Speyside in including a thread of smoke to the general floral-fruity attribute of the area. candy and creamy within the mouth, with citric notes, mild acidity and a hint of smoke within the end. Full-bodied. equivalent to: Aberfeldy, Dalwhinnie uncooked fabrics: ground maltings until eventually 1964; thereafter calmly peated malt from Burghead. tender approach water from springs on Little Conval Hill; cooling water from the River Fiddich. Maturation: in general fill up ex-bourbon hogsheads, a few exsherry butts; matured within the vital Belt. Expressions: Craigellachie 14YO @ forty three% (Flora & Fauna sequence) Craigellachie 1973 22YO @ 60. 2% (Rare Malts sequence) Craigellachie 14YO @ forty% (introduced 2004 through John Dewar & Sons) DAILUAINE The distillery was once in-built 1851 by means of William Mackenzie, in a small wooded glen a mile off the most street, on the different (northern) finish of Ballindalloch property from Cragganmore. entry to marketplace was once given an awesome improve 12 years later by way of the coming of the Speyside Railway at the contrary financial institution of the river, at Carron, hooked up via a highway bridge. The distillery used to be rebuilt in 1884 and was once then one of many greatest Highland distilleries. an enormous reconstruction came about in 1959/60, whilst the variety of stills elevated from 4 to 6 and mechanical coal-stoking used to be brought. regularly designed to be a mixing whisky, Daluaine used to be now not bottled as a unmarried by way of its vendors till 1991. variety: Full-bodied, wealthy and meaty. Mature personality: the fashion of the new-make spirit makes it eminently appropriate for sherry-wood maturation, and those flavours emerge within the mature whisky.
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