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This Week's Dram: Highland Park Dark Origins

We’re getting into richer winter whiskies now and this week’s featured brand is Highland Park Dark Origins (46.8% abv) all the way from Orkney. Highland Park is a favorite of mine, mainly as an 18 year old, but I tend to enjoy most of them. Fortunately, I had a sample to write my own tasting notes:

This Week's Dram: Clyde May's Conecuh Ridge Whisky

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, that quintessential American holiday that celebrates the settlers who braved that first winter on American Shores, and survuved because of the hospitality and generosity of Native American who helped them. So This Week's Dram features a truly great American Whiskey.  


Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of November - In the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, this year’s Monte Carlo Whisky Conference will discuss ‘The Flavor of Whisky.' The conference is one of the highlights of the Scottish weekend hosted by La Maison D’Ecosse, whose mission is to facilitate the exchange of culture between Scotland and Monaco through its finest ambassador, namely whisky.

This Week's Dram: Longmorn 16 Year Old

The tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo has been and gone and we’re still standing. We’re sticking with Scotland this week to talk about a single malt that’s not top of everyone’s mind but is a delicious dram. It isn’t even featured on the Pernod Ricard (owners) website. We’re talking Longmorn - 16 Year Old, a Speyside whisky full of the elegance of that whisky region. It’s not chill-filtered and goes into bottle at 48%abv.  
Isle of Arran Devil's Punchbowl Fiendish Finale

Isle of Arran - Bedevilled!

A few weeks ago I received a sample of the third and final whisky in the Isle of Arran Angels and Devils series. It’s called The Fiendish Finale and, now that it’s available in the US, I thought I’d let you know a bit about it and do a little comparison amongst the three. Those readers outside the US may have already tried it.