Robbie’s Drams, is a specialist whisky shop situated in Ayr’s Sandgate,
right in the heart of Burn’s Country, the business has the largest range of whiskies in Ayrshire.
It is privately owned, and run independently by a friendly and experienced staff.
As an independently run business, they are afforded a flexibility that allows them a more personal service.
Saturday 17th May 2008
Tickets are now on sale for Whisky An’ A’ That V, Ayrshire’s biggest whisky festival which will be held on Saturday 17th May 2008, at Ayr Town Hall, situated next to our popular and busy store in the Sandgate.
For more info follow this link : http://www.robbiesdrams.com/main.asp
This is a very interesting article about a Canadian drinks group which has failed in its bid to keep using the word ‘glen’ on one of its whisky brands after a court in the country ruled against the manufacturer in a trademark dispute with Scottish producers. The article is signed by Neil Merrett (foodand drinkeurope.com).
Browse to the Islay Whisky site to find out more about the Islay’s seven distilleries and its Lost Distilleries. Use the Islay Map to help you get around – or try Tourist Info if you are interested in making the pilgrimage. Though you may find it remarkable that an island only 25 miles long can support seven distilleries, at one time the island supported twenty one distilleries. The distilleries in the south of the island – Lagavulin, Ardbeg and Laphroaig – produce the most strongly flavoured, phenolic whiskies in Scotland. The distilleries to the north – Bunnahabhain, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Bruichladdich tend to be of a lighter character.
The Purists Choice
Awarded Best Single Malt in the World in 2005 by Whisky Magazine, Original Cask Strength Laphroaig is bottled at natural distillery strength with all the depth of genuine taste and texture normally associated with sampling whisky at source.
We mature Laphroaig in seasoned oak barrels, charred before filling to impart a slight sweet vanilla nuttiness. Original Cask Strength Laphroaig is barrier-filtered only just, to remove the small char particles present. This means you will enjoy Laphroaig exactly as we made it. In extremes of temperature and when you add water it may appear a little cloudy – this is the natural condition of a malt of such a peaty pungence and uncompromising purity.
Adding a little water releases a rich aroma of peat smoke with some sweetness and strong hints of the sea.
Emphatic, full bodied and utterly unforgettable. Simply ‘The Best’.
Cask Strength picked as Best of the best all Single Malt Scotch whiskies!
Laphroaig Cask Strength has been voted “The Best of The Best” Single malt by over 100 judges in 5 countries testing malts in a “blind tasting” – all the samples were given to them without knowing which whisky they were testing.
Read the extract from the defining Whisky Magazine (March issue #46) article
I am in the pleasant position to inform you that my Malt List has been updated, this morning!
It contains now a Glenlivet 18 years old (1 liter bottle)…!
Here is a quick introduction of this specific bottle of whisky and also from the Glenlivet Distillery, the oldest legal distillery in Scotland!
The Glenlivet is perhaps the best known of all the Scotch single malts. Its founder, George Smith, with the encouragement of the Duke of Gordon, was the first to apply for a legal distilling license in 1824. George Smith was going against popular sentiment at the time in doing so, but his foresight to see the economic opportunities of legal distilling would give The Glenlivet a “head start” on all the competition that is yet to be overcome. It would be his “true grit” and a pair of hair-trigger pistols given to him by the laird of Aberlour that would ensure his perserverance.
The Glenlivet Distillery
George Smith knew that Glenlivet was the perfect location in which to make whisky, which is why he built his distillery there in 1824. But it required all his skills as a distiller and his unrivalled knowledge of the glen and its resources to succeed. The Glenlivet of today is George Smith’s priceless legacy. Crucially, the three fundamental elements in the whisky-making process – spring water, copper stills and oak casks have remained unchanged. So have the skills have the people who make it. That is why the Glenlivet is as incomparable now as it was at the beginning.
The Glenlivet River
The Glenlivet portfolio now comprises a core range of 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve and 18 Year Old as well as the specialist Nàdurra Cask Strength 16 Year Old and ultra premium 21 Year Old Archive. The Glenlivet Cellar Collection now boasts seven releases and new expressions are expected to be introduced.
The pursuit of perfection inherent to the history of the brand is reflected in the consistent quality of the whisky itself. It is a taste that has stood the test of time, demonstrated by the fact that The Glenlivet has won either a trophy or gold medal every year for the last five years in major competitions. Most recently, The Glenlivet 18 Year Old scooped a trophy and gold medal at the 2006 ISC awards and gold medals were awarded for the 12 Year Old and 21 Year Old at the 2006 IWSC awards.
Glenlivet 18 year old
Distillery bottling, 43% a.b.v.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Elegant, complex, oak and fruit. An enticing bitter/sweet symphony.
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old is the perfect expression of age and elegance,
balancing the archetypal ripe fruit notes of The Glenlivet with a drier evocative
oak influence. The perfect after-dinner dram.
Comparing it to one of Scotland’s greatest living actors The Malt Advocate calls
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old “mature, rich and sexy”.
Suggested for: Aperitif
“A superb, complex dram.” [5 stars] Dave Broom, Handbook of Whisky
For more information click to : http://www.whisky.com/brands/glenlivet_brand.html , www.theglenlivet.com/
So, we will arrange a meeting in order to discuss about our Blog and of course taste this … mature!!!