Whiskypedia: An Introduction to Scotch Whisky

By Charles MacLean

Whisky's most interesting guru' - The Sunday occasions 'Charles MacLean writes like no different professional at the topic. His prose is trained and hugely interesting' - The self reliant This abridged electronic version of Charles MacLean's best-selling Whiskypedia: A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky serves as a simple creation to Scotch whisky which deals a brief consultant to the flavor and personality of each malt whisky distilled in Scotland as regards to the way it is made. every one access contains a brief biography of every model, its variety, mature personality, a few feedback of alternative whiskies with a commonly comparable flavour profile, the uncooked fabrics that pass into the creation of every model, a notice at the varieties 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. this can be a absolutely new method of realizing and having fun with Scotch malt whisky, by way of the main authority at the topic.

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M. S. Mackay (land agent and burgh surveyor of Elgin) and John Hopkins (a London-based blender, and proprietor from 1880 of Tobermory Distillery and of a well known combination, previous Mull). a wide dark-grains plant was once equipped at the web site (1968– 72), with a conspicuous white chimney which are obvious for miles round. variety: Grassy. Mature personality: A clean, mild, Speyside nostril, with minimize grass, faint plants and hair lacquer. The style is nice and perfumed. Light-bodied. akin to: Glendullan, Cardhu uncooked fabrics: procedure water from the Bardon Burn, which resources within the Mannoch Hills; cooling water from the Gedloch Burn and the Burn of Foths. ground maltings till 1962; now unpeated malt from Burghead Maturation: On website in conventional and racked warehouses, and within the principal Belt. Expressions: Glenlossie has continuously been a mixing malt. it truly is ranked premium and was once no longer to be had as a unmarried until eventually 1990: Glenlossie 10YO @ forty three% (Flora & Fauna sequence) GLENMORANGIE Glenmorangie has been the bestselling unmarried malt in Scotland for over twenty years, status quantity within the U. ok. and quantity 3 in global revenues. The distillery stands close to the traditional Royal Burgh of Tain, in Ross-shire, overlooking the Dornoch Firth, on Morangie Farm, a place famous to illicit distillers. It used to be proven in 1843 by way of William and John Matheson. through 1849 creation had reached 20,000 gallons. Glenmorangie used to be no longer promoted as a unmarried till the overdue Nineteen Seventies. In 1996 Glenmorangie grew to become a public constrained corporation; in 2004 it acquired the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the Macdonald kin bought its stocks, and either businesses have been bought by way of the French luxurious items sizeable, Louis Vuitton Moët-Hennessey (L. V. M. H. ). variety: mild, floral, citric (tangerine). Mature personality: Glenmorangie is gentle widespread, yet complicated in personality. Keynotes are vanilla, almonds, mandarins, apples, roses, spices and hay. The mouth consider is tender and clean, the style frivolously candy, with a few cereal and clean fruit. Medium-bodied. reminiscent of: Balblair, Glen Elgin uncooked fabrics: The Tarlogie Spring – very not easy, mineral-rich water. flooring maltings till 1977; now unpeated malt from self reliant maltsters. Maturation: First- and second-fill ex-bourbon American white oak casks; another woods for completing. Fourteen bonded warehouses on web site; ten conventional dunnage, 4 racked to 11 casks excessive. Expressions: Glenmorangie has bottled quite a lot of expressions during the last twenty years. completing has been performed in Fino and Oloroso sherry-wood, port-wood, Madeira-wood, Claret, Côtes du Rhône, Malaga, Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits, Meursault, Sauternes, white rum and blond rum. a few constrained version vintages and wooden finishes have additionally been published lately. those contain such a lot lately the Artisan Cask, 1993 Truffle Oak Reserve and a 30YO Oloroso end; vintages from 1975, 1987 and 1988. the recent middle variety, introduced in 2007, is simply calmly chillfiltered: Glenmorangie unique 10YO @ forty% Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or NAS @ forty six% (finished in Sauternes barriques) Glenmorangie Lasanta 12YO @ forty six% (finished in ex-Oloroso casks) Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12YO @ forty six% (finished in ex-port pipes) Glenmorangie 18YO @ forty three% (a part of this re-racked for 3 years into sherry-wood Glenmorangie zone Century 25YO @ forty% (limited batches of 20 casks, a few matured in ex-bourbon barrels, a few ex-sherry and a element ex-Burgundy barrels) Glenmorangie Signet NAS @ forty six% (around 18YO, utilizing a percentage of chocolate malt, introduced autumn 2008) Glenmorangie Astar NAS @ fifty seven.

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