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Mar 07

Staff Picks - March 2014

Posted on 7th March 2014 by Pierre

It’s March already and we’re only just delivering our first Staff Picks of 2014. Why? Well our post-Christmas detox lasted 2 months... and if you believe that you’ll believe anything! But we’re back now and what a quartet we have for you this month. An Irish, a bourbon and a pair of scotches.

Staff Picks - our choices for this month

Signatory, Clynelish 1995, 17 Year Old, Sherry Cask

Signatory, Clynelish 1995, 17 Year Old, Sherry Cask

The beauty of some - although not all - single cask bottlings is that they can deliver a truly unique flavour profile at the extreme end of the tasting spectrum. Forget about subtlety, this intensely sticky, fruity whisky is firmly in that category and is all about taking things to the max. Come along for the ride, its great fun.

£69.95 at www.thewhiskyexchange.com

Jean-Luc
Noah’s Mill, small batch bourbon

Noah’s Mill, small batch bourbon

No age statement, but clearly aged to perfection, Noah’s Mill produce beautifully crafted American whiskeys which show just how great bourbon can be. Delicate flavours, but still packing a punch at natural strength this is perfect for sipping but also as a dessert whiskey to accompany puddings.

£46.51 at www.masterofmalt.com

Pierre
Jameson Select Reserve

Jameson Select Reserve

Back in the day, Jameson used to market themselves on the tag line “The Old Smoothie” and, were they still doing so, this whiskey would remain true to that promise. Smooth and harmonious, yes, but that’s not to say it doesn’t offer excitement. Full of Irish pot still flavours, this has a sense of place, it’s bursting with juicy notes and delivers what you want from a good blend - complexity and balance.

£34.45 at www.thewhiskyexchange.com

Pierre
Bruichladdich Scottish Barley

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley

Bruichladdich say the Scottish Barley expression is their flagship bottling. As the name suggests its made from 100% Scottish grown barley which they say matters and shapes the flavour profile. Whatever gives this clean, crisp malt its delightful flavours it’s certainly doing a good job. Whole-heartedly recommended.

£38.60 at www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk

Pierre
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