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Talisker Tasting

Talisker is a Diageo staple. You will find the classic 10 year old in many many bars around the world, providing a consistent and reliable experience for the thirsty scotch drinker. It was one of the 6 original ‘Classic Malts of Scotland’, a range brought in by United Distillers in the late 80’s to showcase regional differences in Scotch Whisky production. It does a little bit of everything…
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Daftmill Tasting

An article titled “The Best Whisky Investments in 2019” lists Daftmill next to Diageo’s shelf-clogging “Game of Thrones” collection and Macallan’s marketing-lead Concept series. One of these is not like the other, but for the “investor” they are all likely to share the same fate. At LWC, we know that true value of these bottles is only realised through opening and sharing them…
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Laphroaig Tasting

With many hours of darkness and a definite chill in the air, November was calling for something to warm the cockles. There are lots of options when it comes to heavily peat influenced scotch, and all have their own characteristics and idiosyncrasies. Islay is the classic place to start with the big Kildalton bruisers on the south coast…
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Members’ Notes – Jay Chung

Those with zero familiarity with whisky may have a difficult time understanding what I’m about to describe. That’s not because I’m discussing the esoteric details about distillation, specific local barley strains [SB Local Barley…yummmm], or unique cask varieties. Rather, it’s simply because the generosity and kindness in this story I’m about to tell…
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Macallan & Mortlach

Macallan. The heaviest hitting distillery of them all? Certainly the one that consistently pushes out increasingly old, limited and expensive releases, and one with an extensive and well-funded fan base and unbelievable auction results. Brilliantly marketed to the public, the distillery increasingly seems to suffer from an image problem amongst whisky aficionados…
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Glen Scotia Tasting

Glen Scotia has a fair old pedigree, with the distillery having been founded all the way back in 1832, and is located square in the middle of the Victorian whisky capital of the world, Campbeltown. It’s one of just three surviving distilleries in the region, when once there were more than ten times that number. I’ve heard numerous stories about why…
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Buffalo Trace Tasting

Since the late 1700’s, Buffalo Trace (@buffalotrace) has survived the challenges of Mother Nature and those of politics alike, but has produced exquisite whisky without compromise. The timeless dedication of the people behind the scenes has been elemental in shaping the distillery to what it is today and with it, a splendid story that has…
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