And then there is Lagavulin – the massively peated single malt from Island of Islay. From the very first sip (on the rocks of course) you start appreciating the warm smoky sensation it leaves in your mouth. The sixteen years it spent on the casks give it a smooth “Oaky” flavor. Perfect for an evening with friends - deep shit conversation and the same old stories.
Wow. I haven’t posted a lot in the past year. A lot can sure change in that short time if you are surrounded by great people and put your mind too achieving small goals each day. Today marks 1 year that I stepped away from a great full time corporate gig to follow a passion with two of the people I admire most. Over the year we have achieve tons of firsts at @8thdaydistillery and individually.
Now we are more than excited to share we have a fully operating tasting room at the distillery where we are shaking cocktails, sharing stories, and having a blast. We are currently open on Friday and Saturday evening from 4-10. We hope to see you soon!!!
Happy.....#tamdhutuesday ??? Ya I don’t think it’ll take off either. But cheers to alliteration! I picked this dram out last week after seeing some rave #sherrybomb reviews, and was not disappointed. Tamdhu is one of those great #Speyside distilleries that was always known as more of a blending whisky. Now with Ian McLeod Distillers running the show since 2013 they’ve started to release a series of batch strength editions along with their initial 10 year old expression.
This #Tamdhu Batch Strength Batch 001 comes in at a whopping 58.8% abv which puts it in a similar category to the #Aberlour A’bunadh or the #Glenfarclas 105 cask strength sherry bombs which are also non-age statements. This was aged in a combination of European and American, first fill #Oloroso#Sherry#Oak casks. On the nose we’re those immediate sherry influences and a bit of alcohol. Some pecan and creamy vanilla stood out. My first sip was the coating sip. Too much alcohol to really break anything down past the overall sweetness. After a few drops of water my second sip brought out more of those wonderful sherry influences...cherry, toffee, vanilla, lots of honey with a touch of spice. Definitely more of a dessert aperitif.
I’ve been following along the @tamdhuwhisky account lately and have been watching just how serious and careful they take their oak tree selection. Their bottle kinda resembles a strong, stout oak tree too...no? Alas, upon some further research it was actually based off the soda fountain, a glass design of the Victorian era. But their oak selection and sole use of oloroso sherry casks are what help Tamdhu stand out. A tasty little dram...I look forward to trying their flagship 10 yr old someday.
We present the incrwdible Black Rock coming to Nottinghams own Whiskey bar, Last Chance to deliver a one of incredible menu of 5 drinks and 5 food pairings for the even more incredible price of £20. All in association with Buffalo Trace Distillery....could it get any better
“Honor Tradition, Embrace Change & Allow Dogs” - FredWe made an incredible pit stop yesterday passing through Kentucky! We decided to stop in and checkout the historic @buffalotrace distillery. We were just planning on walking around the grounds with the pups but the staff in the visitors center told us that a tour was about to start & that the dogs were allowed! (except in the bottling area) When we found out our tour guides name was Fred, we knew we had made the right decision. The time that followed is a memory that will grow stronger and sweeter with time