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Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky

Batch 27 Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky

This is a release from William Grant and sons, featuring Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie (a silent still which is yet to release any distillery bottlings i believe). Super cheap and pretty tasty.*…

@VolksBy @Volks6 years ago 0 075

Starward W3 Single Cask 1st Release

Staward Single Cask Starward W3 Single Cask 1st Release

While Dave Vitale (CEO of Staward) never wanted to produce single casks, some he says, are of such quality that they deserve to shine on their own.* Nose: ever-present banana, tropical fruits, red cur…

@VolksBy @Volks6 years ago 0 084

Starward Ginger Beer Cask

Yep, Ginger Beer Starward Ginger Beer Cask

As opposed to drinking whisky all the time the team at staward decided to make an oak matured ginger beer. It came out at 10% ABV and according to all reports is dangerously more-ish. However, with the…

@VolksBy @Volks6 years ago 0 088

Starward Solera Reserve 1st Release

New Tricks Starward Solera Reserve 1st Release

Produced in a large vat, this no age statement number is produced via the solera system. Multi-aged spirit is added to casks at matured indefinatley. Works well.* Nose: banoffee pie, coffee sugar, sweet…

@VolksBy @Volks6 years ago 0 082

Starward Single Malt

A Well Set Standard Starward Single Malt

This is the house malt, the staple of the Staward Range. Matured in a mix of red wine and apera sherry. good stuff* Nose: mocha, tropical fruits, toffee, slightly fusile, rum. With water sweeter toffee…

@VolksBy @Volks6 years ago 0 185

Starward New Make

Genesis Starward New Make

Staward is a new world distillery based in Victoria (region around Melbourne) Australia. They produce a beautifully fruity spirit and are always keen on innovation* Nose: marzipan and banana, some citrus…

@VolksBy @Volks6 years ago 0 080

Starward Solera Cask Strength

New Tricks More Strength Starward Solera Cask Strength

Simply beautiful* Nose: light and floral, creamy, vanilla, banana milk, candied fruits.* Pallet: little bit of toast, lemon cream, banana, brulee, lemon drops, lemongrass * Finish: so clean, flavours of…

@VolksBy @Volks6 years ago 0 091

Bowmore Springtide

Bowmore + Sherry = Great Bowmore Springtide

Im not 100% sure about this, but the Springtide seems to be a cask strength version of the darkest. Dave, the spirits expert at my local claims its poor mans Bowmore Black. Well its cheaper than the…

@VolksBy @Volks7 years ago 0 690

Tomintoul Peaty Tang

Pleasant Tang Tomintoul Peaty Tang

Tomintoul is an off the radar Speyside distillery featuring age statement bottlings from 10-21 years old as well as some other vintages. This is the Peaty tang, a vatting of 4-5 year old peated malt and…

@VolksBy @Volks7 years ago 0 082