Flight of the Month
November Whisky Flight
The new whisky flight is up for this month.
For November the flight is composed of whisky matured in ex red wine cask .
Teeling Single Grain 46%
Irish single grain whiskey from Teeling! There are only an elite few Irish single grain whiskies out there at the moment, but Teeling went ahead and made theirs unique by maturing it in Californian Cabernet Sauvignon casks. Deliciously sweet with a good deal of spice and fruit hide within the Teeling Single Grain.
Nose: Honeyed apple flesh and red grape, sweet and slightly floral with fragrant vanilla and spice, evaporated milk and brown sugar.
Palate: There's treacle on the palate, but it's light and buttery with dried cranberry developing.
Finish: Into golden syrup tart and sweet egg custard with spicy cereal.
Overall: This is a thoroughly enjoyable grain whiskey, sweet and fairly light but full of flavour.
Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Finish 43%
This is a delicious whisky from Tullibardine, released in 2013. It sees the Highland whisky finished for 12 months in 228-litre Red Burgundy wine casks from Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet.
Nose: Spiced, with notes of red berry fruit, vanilla and toasted oak.
Palate: Creamy, nutty palate entry with notes of sweet custard, apple peel, red berries and orange blossom honey.
Finish: Long finish with plum jam and allspice.
Overall: Spiced and rich with a delicious influence from the red wine casks.
Ardbeg Grooves 46%
Ardbeg Grooves was released in celebration of Ardbeg Day 2018, and as ever, the Islay-based distillers have created a most intriguing expression. Part of the whisky that makes up Grooves was matured in red wine casks that were very well-charred, resulting in heavy grooves in the surface of the wood. A mellow though flavoursome dram.
Nose: A thick, spiced aroma of iodine, seaweed and golden syrup leads among a herbal note of lavender. An earthy funk from damp bonfire wood, old oak and dried grass is complemented by lighter touches of butterscotch.
Palate: Vanilla fudge, toffee popcorn and tarred orchard fruits rise through a big, salty opening. Savoury BBQ notes of cured Italian meats with leather and damp oak that form an interesting backdrop.
Finish: Seaside bonfire and smoked salts percolate through a mellow sweetness.
Overall: Ardbeg has certainly found its groove with this beauty...