March - 2018 Whiskey Tastings

Jameson Crested

Jameson Crested Bottling Note

A rebranded version of one Jameson's best kept secrets, the previously confusingly named Crested Ten, which wasn't ten years old and was hard to find outside of Ireland. Having dropped the "Ten", Crested has now been relaunched internationally.

The first Crested release came in 1963, with Jameson beginning to bottle their own whiskey (rather than selling to bonders) and it's known to have a healthy proportion of pot still whiskey as well as a high proportion of Sherry casks used for maturation (bourbon barrels are also used).

PRICE £27.95 70cl

Club Star Rating 

Talisker 10 Year Old

Talisker 10 Bottling Note

A classic Island dram from the Isle of Skye. Aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks, this welcome member of Diageo's Classic Malts series has been recognised numerous times for its excellence.


It was an Editor's Choice at Whisky Magazine, a gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 and was awarded 'Best Islands Single Malt' at the 2017 World Whiskies Awards.

Tasting Notes

Nose:  A fresh and fragrant nose. Through thick, pungent smoke comes sweet pear and apple peels, with pinches of maritime salt from kippers, seaweed.

Palate: It's a bonfire of peat crackling with black pepper, with a touch of brine and dry barley. A welcome delivery of orchard fruit provides a delicate and beautiful balance.

Finish: In a long finish, bonfire embers toast malt and crystallise a sugary underlay.

PRICE £39.99 70cl

Club Star Rating 

Mackmyra Brukswhisky (The Swedish Whisky)

Mackmyra Brukswhisky Bottling Note 

Mackmyra Brukswhisky has a balanced character with fruits and butterscotch. 

The nose is clean and young, with light, spicy, notes of Swedish peat and juniper. Clear fruitiness with butterscotch, citrus and pear. 

Prominent notes are liquorice and mint. The palate is fruity and slightly smoky while the aftertaste is fruity and slightly spicy. Enjoy Brukswhisky as it is, with or without ice, on any occasion.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Fresh, delicate fruit aromas with vanilla pods. Pine nuts, pine needles, raspberry bushes and mixed peels. Ryvita and Sesame Snaps.

Palate: Vanilla cream, custard even and more fruit. Red berries, boiled sweets and rich, warming bourbon.

Finish: Spicy oak and apple pie whilst remaining light and nimble.

PRICE £42.83 70cl

Club Star Rating 

Eddu Silver

Eddu Silver Bottling Note

Made exclusively with buckwheat, this unique Breton whisky is made in Brittany at Distillerie des Menhirs. Founded by Guy le Lay in 1986 they began making whisky in 1998.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Characteristic honey and wood spices as well as touches of fragrant greenery.

Palate: Tinned peaches, vanilla, oaky buckwheat, somewhat vinous with cinnamon.

Finish: Nutty beeswax polish.

PRICE £39.95 70cl

Club Star Rating 

Golden Knights