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By Charles MacLean

Whisky's best guru' - The Sunday instances 'Charles MacLean writes like no different professional at the topic. His prose is expert and hugely unique' - The self reliant This abridged electronic variation of Charles MacLean's best-selling Whiskypedia: A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky serves as a simple creation to Scotch whisky which bargains a brief advisor to the flavor and personality of each malt whisky distilled in Scotland on the subject of the way it is made. every one access features a brief biography of every model, its kind, mature personality, a number of feedback of different whiskies with a extensively related flavour profile, the uncooked fabrics that cross into the creation of every model, a word at the different types of casks used and an inventory of present and up to date bottlings published by way of the distillery. additionally incorporated are an creative Flavour Map and Flavour Wheel. it is a thoroughly new method of knowing and having fun with Scotch malt whisky, through the key authority at the topic.

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The mouth believe is gentle, the style candy, just a little salty then dry, with toffee, strains of spice (cinnamon, ginger) and a twist of smoke. Medium-bodied. such as: Scapa, Springbank uncooked fabrics: challenging water pumped as much as the distillery from the Crantit Lagoons and one spring. personal ground maltings produce 20% of necessities, peated at round 20ppm phenols; the remainder is unpeated from Tamdhu maltings. neighborhood peat from Hobbister Hill. Maturation: 25% first fill ex-sherry, 60% fill up ex-sherry, 15% replenish hogsheads. Nineteen dunnage and 4 racked warehouses on web site protecting over 45,000 casks; an additional sixty two -63,000 casks matured somewhere else. Expressions: The middle variety includes the 12, 15, 18, 25, 30 and 40YO. The bottle used to be redressed in 2006. a few restricted variations and unmarried cask bottlings were published in recent times. Highland Park 12YO @ forty% Highland Park 15YO @ forty% Highland Park 18YO @ forty three% (introduced 1997) Highland Park 25YO @ 50. 7% (introduced 1997) Highland Park 30YO @ forty eight. 1% (introduced 2007) Highland Park 40YO @ forty eight. three% (released 2008) Highland Park 50YO @ forty four. eight% (a vatting of five casks stuffed in 1960, published 2010) Highland Park St Magnus 15YO @ fifty five% (released 2009) Highland Park Earl Magnus 12YO @ fifty five% (released 2010) Highland Park King Hakon 18YO @ fifty five% (released 2011) For commute retail: Highland Park 1973 @ 50. 6% (released 2010) Highland Park 1990 classic @ forty% (released 2010) Highland Park 1994 classic @ forty% (released 2010) Highland Park 1998 @ forty% (released 2010) INCHGOWER Inchgower stands outdoor the fishing port of Buckie. The distillery used to be inbuilt 1871 by means of Alexander Wilson & corporation to switch their distillery at Tochineal within reach, which had develop into too small – and the place the owner had doubled the lease. In 1938 the distillery was once bought for £3,000 to Arthur Bell & Sons. It provided fillings for Bell’s blends, and because the brand’s reputation elevated, the distillery used to be multiplied to fulfill call for. From 1979 Bell’s used to be the No. 1 bestselling Scotch within the U. okay. (a place it holds to this day). variety: Nutty-spicy, malty. Mature personality: The nostril is malty, caramelised and calmly sherried, but the final impact is dry. There are a few espresso and chocolate notes, and occasionally a whiff of smoke. The flavor is good then dry, with a touch of salt; bruised apples and hazelnuts. Medium-bodied. similar to: Dufftown, Tomintoul uncooked fabrics: Unpeated malt from Burghead. Water from springs within the Minduff Hills. Maturation: in general fill up American oak. Expressions: Bell’s bottled small quantities of Inchgower as a unmarried from the early Eighties. Inchgower 14YO @ forty three% (Flora & Fauna sequence, from 1991) Inchgower 27YO @ fifty five. 6% (Rare Malts sequence, distilled 1976, published 2003) INVERGORDON The port of Invergordon stands at the north shore of the Cromarty Firth. It was once named for Sir William Gordon, its proprietor within the overdue eighteenth century. on account that international warfare II, a number of makes an attempt were made to carry business task to the Highlands north of Inverness.

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