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The Dramble's tasting notes for That Boutique-y Whisky Company Glentauchers 17 year old Batch 2

Boutique-y Whisky Company Calendar 2017 - Door No. 9

Posted 10 December 2017

Door number 9 delivers us a Boutique-y Glentauchers. Released around April 2016 it was amount the first bottlings released by Boutique-y that displayed an age-statement – a decision which the company has stuck with ever since.

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The Dramble interviews Graham Eunson from Tomatin Distillery

The Softer Side of Graham Eunson

Posted 29 November 2017

Orkney-born Graham Eunson has been the General Manager of Tomatin Distillery since 2011, but whisky has been a big part of his life for many years prior to this. He’s worked at Scapa, Glendronach, Glenmorangie and Glenglassaugh clocking up over 25 years of experience within the industry and overseeing all aspects of production and warehousing along the way. For the last 6 years Eunson has been leading the distillery team at Highland distillery Tomatin, as it looks to solidify its reputation not just as a blending whisky, but as a high quality single malt in its own right.

The Dramble interviews Dominik M. Falger owner of Embury Bar Frankfurt

Falger’s Fine Art

Posted 14 November 2017

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury was first published in 1948. Offering a conversational and oft-times witty take on the fundamentals of mixology, it is one of the most referenced and cited cocktail books, and responsible for influencing a generation of cocktail enthusiasts including Frankfurt-based Dominik M.Falger. Inspired by his background in, and love for, mixing drinks, Falger has recently opened Embury Bar, Drawing from his own private collection, Falger has created a venue that encapsulates both the growing zeitgeist in Frankfurt for high quality well-constructed cocktails, as well as a veritable mecca for whisky lovers, with a selection as deep as it is broad.

The Dramble interviews George Grant from Glenfarclas

Keeing it in the family

Posted 11 October 2017

Glenfarclas is one of the oldest Speyside distilleries having been established in 1836. It’s also one of few still independently owned, and its long history runs through 6 generations of a single family – the Grants. Located in Ballindalloch, and drawing water from the nearby Ben Rinnes, the distillery has several distinctive features – a cool microclimate that results in a very low angels share (just 0.05% loss each year), direct gas fired stills and a strict adherence to ex-sherry cask maturation. These features promote a distinctive, rich and sweet house style that is naturally well suited to long periods of maturation.

The Dramble interviews James MacTaggart, Master Distillery of Isle of Arran Distillery

Ten Dram Good Years

Posted 04 October 2017

Isle of Arran Distillery are in a bit of a party mood this month. Master Distiller James MacTaggart has been with Arran for 10 years, and to celebrate this milestone, a new limited edition ‘James MacTaggart Anniversary Single Malt’ bottling is being released later this month. Originally from Islay, MacTaggart started his career at Strathclyde Regional Council in Bowmore. In 1975 he was asked by the then Manager of Bowmore (Harry Cockburn) to help in the distillery office whilst they installed a new computer system – whilst the computers never happened (back in 1975 they would presumably have taken up the whole office!), MacTaggart still found a role – working in the Bowmore warehouses and maltbarns.

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