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PIG’S NOSE, BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY, AGED 5 YEARS, SCOTLAND
We hit Scotland last August. It nearly halted our seven month, thirteen country, EU Austerity Drinking Tour. We so fell in love with its people, countryside, and Whisky that we nearly stayed. We imagined ourselves William Wallace, Robbie Burns, Mary Queen of Scots, or that princess from Brave, with every castle tour, every distillery visit, and every haggis eaten.
But back in the United States, nostalgia ate us. Local distilleries proffered harsh, young spirit: too hot and tight to be enjoyed alone.
But then we found a bottle of Pig’s Nose, Blended Scotch Whisky, Aged 5 Years, from Scotland for under $30. Continue reading
BUSHMILLS: Distillery Visit and Review, 10 Year 12 Year Whiskeys: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #26
Our trip brings us to the Giant’s Causeway: a collection of basalt columns cutting into the sea. Volcanic activity forced them up 50 million years ago. Then rapid cooling cracked them like dry mud into over 40,000 hexagonal pillars. But … Continue reading
Laphroaig Whisky, Quarter Cask Single Malt, Islay Country: Scotland UK: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #25
We harbor an illegal alien. I worried that customs would confiscate it at the ferry terminal. Traveling on foot could have hurt it. Letting it loose in Belfast’s hostel risked too much. But now, at the Giant’s Causeway, it can finally … Continue reading
Posted in Scotland, Whisk(e)y, WINERIES WANDERED Tagged Ballantines, Belfast, Bells, Charlton Heston, Dewars, Glenlivet, Great North of Scotland Railway, Ireland, Islay, Johnnie Walker, Laphroaig, Quarter Cask, Scotch, Scotch whisky, Scotland, Single Malt, Single malt whisky, Teachers, Whisky 4 Comments
GLEN GARIOCH: DISTILLERY VISIT FAIL: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #22
After our successful trip to GlenDronach Distillery, my wife and I decided to squeeze in another Whisky visit. This time, we won’t overload the day with castles, bakeries, and a far-flung distillery. No. Today we go to an urban distillery. … Continue reading
Posted in Scotland, WINERIES WANDERED Tagged Aberdeen, barly, Distillation, distillery, Glen Garioch, GlenDronach Distillery, GlenGarioch, malt, malting, Napoleon, Old Meldrum, Scotland, Single malt whisky, Suntory, Whisky 1 Comment
GLENDRONACH DISTILLERY VISIT AND REVIEW: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #21
This Memorial Day: we enjoy getting burned by Americans but make up for it with Whisky and wildlife. Enjoy: My wife and I had traveled Southern and Eastern Scotland for weeks. By now, our trip hummed on a tight daily … Continue reading
Posted in EMPTIED BOTTLES, Scotland, Whisk(e)y, WINERIES WANDERED Tagged Barrel, BenRiach Distillery, Cask strength, Dean's Shortbread, Distillation, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd, Food, GlenDronach, GlenDronach Distillery, Huntley, Huntley Castle, Huntly, Ireland, Oloroso, Pernod Ricard, Scotch, Scotch whisky, Scotland, Single malt whisky, Whisky 9 Comments