The search for the next great cask, Scotland – Day 2 – Part 5

The thrill of the hunt in Denis’ quest to bring you the next great whisky cask…. The thrill of the hunt is what kept me going that morning at Edradour/Signatory, knowing that within the confines of these old stone walls lay cask upon cask of magical whiskies only waiting to be discovered. And discover them […]

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Glenlivet 2006, 9 Year Old Single Sherry Cask Speyside Single Malt

When was the last time you had the pleasure of tasting a single cask expression from The Glenlivet Distillery? Or tasted The Glenlivet without all of its fats and oils having been removed? Or enjoyed a pure version of it without it having been violated through the addition of burnt sugar, otherwise known as caramel […]

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The search for the next great cask, Scotland – Day 2 part 4

One of the things that I love to see is new V&T customers, and regular customers too, wander into our Scotch whisky room and just stand there as minutes tick by, taking it all in and then coming alive when they discover that we do indeed have that Scotch expression they had been looking for, […]

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The search for the next great cask, Scotland – Day 2 – Part 2

Denis visits the picturesque distillery of Edradour in his quest to bring you the next great whisky cask…. The search for the next great cask for Vine & Table can seem terribly romantic and it is to a degree. Flying to Scotland, eating haggis, and drinking whisky are all great fun. However there is a […]

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J. Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey mixes things up

“Rectified.” For decades this word has been treated as the closest thing the whiskey world has to a curse, and for good reason. Rectified whiskies are a creation of the second half of the 19th century. Producers would add juice, caramel syrup, or other spirits to their whiskies in order to improve flavor. They did […]

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The search for the next great cask – Day 2 – Part 1

Denis visits the picturesque distillery of Edradour in his quest to bring you the next great whisky cask…. How does one prepare oneself for a day spent consuming copious samples of whisky? With a gut-busting full Scottish breakfast. On the menu this morning was a steaming bowl of porridge, followed by rashers (bacon), sausages, black pudding […]

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The search for the next great cask – Scotland Day 1

Denis visits the village of Blackford in his quest to bring you the next great whisky cask…. Landing in Edinburgh is always a great feeling; it doesn’t matter if the sun is shining or the clouds are grey and dampness hangs in the air. The sense of familiarity comes flooding back to me once I […]

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