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Singlemalting #235 – 6th Edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Day 9 Orkney 10 Year Old

Welcome to da islands mon…. sorry wrong islands. Welcome to the almost perpetually wet, stormy, brine covered and glorious Scottish isles. Today we head to Orkney to a distillery that most of you know very well. This is again one of those casks where the distillery must not be named from Claxton’s Independent bottlers. Claxton’s are based in England and have built a reputation for bottling exceptional casks in their iconic if not imposing flat and square bottles.

The distillery in question today was founded in 1798 and is in the far North in Kirkwall in the Orkney Island chain. Influenced by repeated Viking raids and eventual settlements the Orkneys have a very unique history as part of Scotland lore.

Not so Mysterious Orkney Distillery

Most expressions from this distillery are lightly peated so it will be interesting to see how this single cask compares to the prorietary bottlings.

Claxton’s Orkney 10 Year Old – Island – Bourbon Hogshead #1836-008A – 63% abv

Colour:          Lighter than anything that has gone before so far this edition. 18k gold.

Nose:             Lovely sweet barbequed, buttered corn on the cobb. Definite influence of some earthy peaty elements but they are wrapped in sweetness. Loving this hogshead influence on this nose. It’s a little on the delicate side which is a really good thing. The more sniff time I spend on it the better it gets. All of this and at 63%. No way in the wide world of sports would I think that this was 63%…….. ever. Great balance on this.

Palate:          Some tropical influence which comes as a bit of a surprise. Not quite ripe pineapple, citrus, but lighter lemony notes. The 63% really does not dominate at all and I find myself barely thinking about the abv or feeling it for that matter.

Finish:        The sweetness and fruit dominate the finish. I am still getting that creamy BBQ influenced sweetness that is somehow transforming itself into a corn on the cobb. This is a really new tasting note for me with Scotch but my brain cannot get past it.

This is a great example of how minimal oak influence can be outstanding in leaving a ton of nuanced flavors that would otherwise be swallowed up. Fantastic dram Claxton’s well done on the cask selection.

Last edition we had the A.D. Rattray Glen Moray 9 Year Old.

Just do it. Check out our guest Youtubers at Single Malt Review in New Zealand. Whisky Whistle in Canada and Scotch Test Dummies in the US. Plus the bonus Food Quig.

Tomorrow we are heading to Islay for our first full on peaty experience of this edition from Douglas Laing. Buckle up boys and girls this is going to be fun.

This was a nice softening up process on the peat stakes before we set out to try and hurt you tomorrow. Hoping that you have been having a blast so far. It’s hard to believe that we are closing in on the half way mark already. It takes Cindy and I almost a whole year worth of work to put this together and it seems to go by so fast.

See you tomorrow lads and lassies.

Cheers

Jonathan

Singlemalting #234 – 6th Edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Day 8 Benrinnes 10 Year Old

Another day and another single cask from Secret Spirits.

Today for the first time we enjoy a unique cask from the Benrinnes Distillery in Speyside. The first Scotch Whisky I ever sold was the Stronachie 12. The long lost distillery was recreated after an original bottle was procured by A.D. Rattray from 1904. The distillery that they sourced the whisky as the base for the Stronachie brand was Benrinnes. Always a super enjoyable every day dram Stronachie inspired me to seek out more single casks of Benrinnes and see what flavors could be found.

This particular cask of Benrinnes is a 1st fill Oloroso. You may be picking up on a theme here as we managed to get access to a decent range of Oloroso aged whiskies for this edition and after having the vast majority of you screaming for more sherry how could we resist.

Benrinnes Distillery

Benrinnes was founded in 1826 and unfortunately was destroyed by a flood a mere 3 years later. Rebuilt in 1835 under the name Lyne of Ruthrie. Unfortunately it went bankrupt, was sold again, went through a fire in 1896 and was finally refurbished and converted to electricity and sold to John Dewar & Son in 1922.

Thats a lot for a distillery to go through over it’s lifetime. So happy that it made it through all those challenges and we can taste this cask today.

Secret Spirits Benrinnes 10 Year Old – 1st fill Oloroso # 303872 – Speyside – 56.1% abv

Colour:        Another reddish cue to this one but again not as much as you can see from a 1st fill Oloroso cask.

Nose:           Cadbury Fruit and Nut chocolate block complete with the imbedded raisins. Big time memories of being a kid in Australia and having a stick broken off the block to chow down on while watching a movie with the family. This was pretty much one of our staple treats. Along with this sweetness is some of that old leather and dusty library book nose as well. Ladies and gentlemen shall we take a dram and chocolate in the drawing room?

Palate:          Wow really palate spreading flavor. The alcohol seems absolutely spot on at 56.1%. There is a burst of Grand Marnier Liqueur and all the while that lovely nutty, fruity chocolate just keeps coming.

Finish:         Lovely and warming with cocoa nibs, Terry’s chocolate orange and a zippy dry almost tannic finish that leaves everything watering for another sip.

This is the first time I have ever seen Benrinnes in a 1st fill Oloroso and I’m digging it.

On day 8 in the 5th edition we had the 13 year old Balmenach from Old Malt Cask.

Come on now get on over to our guest Youtubers at Single Malt Review in New Zealand. Whisky Whistle in Canada and Scotch Test Dummies in the US.  As a bonus we also have Food Quig following along as well so check them all out.

Tomorrow we are having a break from all this delicious Christmasy sherry and heading to an Island distillery from yet another first time independent bottler joining the ranks of our calendar crew.

So until the morrow drink hearty.

Cheers

Jonathan

Singlemalting #233 – 6th Edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Day 7 Scallywag

Welcome to the end of the first full week. Cindy and I hope that your whisky adventuring has been fun so far. Today we try something from a very good independent bottler with a long history of exceptional casks and brands. Douglas Laing is a welcome addition to the list of indies that we have featured over the years.

Today much like with Wemyss Malts in the past we are going to explore one of Douglas Laings iconic blended malts, Scallywag.

Including malts from Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes, Scallywag is made up entirely of Speyside distilleries. As most of you know I love a good blended malt and we always highlight at least a handful in each edition.

Scallywag Blended Malt from Douglas Laing

Douglas Laing Scallywag Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – 46% abv – Sherry and Bourbon casks – Speyside

Colour:        Rose gold that hints at the sherry casks used in this small batch blended malt.

Nose:            The local tuck shop from my childhood where I would take my hard earned pocket money and buy a mixed bag of lollies (sweets). Musk sticks, fruit jubes, wine gums, and sherbet. Strawberry Chupa Chup.

Palate:        Lovely soft array of sweet fruit and candy begins the journey but allows some earthier elements to climb aboard. A touch of Christmas spice and a bowl of macadamia nuts.

Finish:       A hint of ginger snap spices up the finish. This is just a lovely dram and could happily stay in my glass (with additional pours) for hours.

Yep I love a good blended malt and this is just plain fabulous drinking. Great as an every night dram that won’t break the budget but is a cut above a lot of your usual suspect shelf warmers.

Last edition on day 7 we had another (cough) blended malt (teaspooned cask) from yet another outstanding independent bottler Adelphi. The Breath of Speyside was truly amazing.

I hope you have been heading over to our guest Youtubers at Single Malt Review in New Zealand. Whisky Whistle in Canada and Scotch Test Dummies in the US. I have seen that we also have a few more that are running through our calendar this year including Food Quig who always has a very thoughtful and detailed taste of each and every dram.

Tomorrow we are back to another single cask dram from Secret Spirits from a distillery that I have had a long and delicious relationship with.

Really looking forward to your company as we start off the second week of this our 6th Scottish whisky tour.

Until then sleep tight and dream of whisky.

Cheers

Jonathan

Singlemalting #232 – 6th Edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Day 6 Dream to Dram Kingsbarns Single Malt

Welcome to the Lowlands everyone. As promised today is the first time we have ever been able to feature the very first whisky release from a Scottish Distillery. Many of you whisky adventurers that have been through our Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar journies before will recognize the Wemyss Malts name. We certainly have had some epic single casks from them over the years.

All the while they have been quietly aging away their very own Single Malt at the Kingsbarns Distillery near St Andrews in the lowlands. Cindy and I have had the pleasure of visiting the distillery on several occasions and it was really exciting this time around to be able to taste “whisky” and see how far they have come since our visit to see the first distillation run.

Have a look at this wee little interview with Jacqueline Sutherland who is the brand ambassador for Wemyss Malts and Kingsbarns. It was a gorgeous sunny day for this visit and the golf courses in the area were calling but alas no time for recreation, there was great whisky to drink.

Kingsbarns Distillery

Kingsbarns Distillery Dream to Dram Single Malt – Bourbon & Portuguese Wine Barrels # KBL1003/1 – Lowland – 46% abv

Colour:       Very pale straw on this as there is no caramel added and the Bourbon and STR (shaved, toasted and re-charred) wine casks impart just a touch of colour after only around 4 years of influence.

Nose:           Fresh hay and honey, snowdrops (gorgeous white flowers that blanket the forrest floor on the drive up to the distillery) and vanilla pudding.

Palate:       Super fresh and warming at 46%. Vanilla in spades along with more of that fresh hay/grain adding a tiny touch of barn loft in Spring when the doors are thrown open and everything smells fresh and new. Creamy vanilla custard.

Finish:       The fresh vanilla stays with the finish along with some just out of the oven, thick crust sourdough topped with butter and creamed honey.

Fantastic start for this distillery. If you start with a quality wood programme backed up with outstanding distilling and top notch equipment, there is no way you can not make something truly delicious.

I am going to be very excited to try some of the new expressions as time rolls along. It amazes me that Cindy and I were there for the first run off the still and here we are with whisky in our glass. Time marches on so fast it seems even though when you are visiting Scotland the pace of life seems a wee bit more relaxed.

On day 6 in our 5th edition we had the now sadly no longer operating but extremely delicious last offering of the Exclusive Malts Regional Islay Sherry.

Always remember to head over as in (DO IT GO ON RIGHT NOW THEY ARE AWESOME) to our guest Youtubers at Single Malt Review in New Zealand. Whisky Whistle in Canada and Scotch Test Dummies in the US.

Tomorrow we are heading North for something delectable from Douglas Laing who are making their first appearance in any of our editions.

A big thanks to Jacque and the team from Wemyss and Kingsbarns for allowing us to share this first ever release of their whisky Dream to Dram. We hope to feature many more expressions in future years.

Until tomorrow keep your glasses handy.

Cheers

Jonathan

Singlemalting #231 – 6th Edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Day 5 – Ledaig 10 Year Old

Welcome to our first peaty day of the 6th edition. Some of you are going to have a hard time with this whisky and some of you have barely tolerated the so called whisky that has come before in anticipation of this dram.

Today we are grabbing a ferry to the isle of Mull and visiting a fantastic distillery by the name of Tobermory. Now looking at your bottle you will see Ledaig (pronounced le’chig). Ledaig is the Tobermory brand for their peated single malt whisky.

Tobermory was founded in 1798 but closed in 1930 due largely to the 10 years of US prohibition. It was reopened in 1972 under the name Ledaig Distillery. Located in the town of Tobermory it is now owned by the Distill group out of South Africa that purchased it in 2013. It remains the only distillery operating on the Isle of Mull and produces a wide variety of different single malt styles.

Picturesque Tobermory Distillery

Secret Spirits Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Island – 46.1% abv – Bourbon Barrel # 70099 – distilled in 2008.

Colour:       Rich Amber

Nose:          Ahhh there it is……sweet smoke and definitely very reminicent of my brisket smoking exploits this Summer. There is a meaty element to the nose that is really drawing me in. Charcoal and hickory. Can’t wait to taste this one.

Palate:       Oh yeah, this is exactly what I was hoping for with the nose. It’s actually kind of like drinking delicious smoked brisket that is juicy, slightly sweet and dripping with flavor. There is also a touch of that island salt and a hint of pencil eraser.

Finish:       The saltiness increases along with a medicinal rubbery thing (great descriptor) that I can’t quite put my tongue on. The sweet meaty flavors are still there as well. Yummo.

I love peated island whiskies like Ledaig and Highland Park. Even though at times they use the same amount of peat in their maltings and distillations they somehow always come across a little softer and more balanced.

On day 5 in the 5th edition we had the Secret Spirits Craigellachie 12 year old that caused so much controversy. We still have bottles of this amazing Craigellachie available.

Always remember to head over to our guest Youtubers at Single Malt Review in New Zealand. Whisky Whistle in Canada and Scotch Test Dummies in the US.

Tomorrow we will be having a very exciting first for any of our additions with the inaugural whisky release from a new Scotch Whisky Distillery. I don’t want to ruin the surprise so I won’t tell you which region we will be visiting.

That was a great first peated expression and as promised there will be more as our adventure continues.

Looking forward to our landmark unveiling tomorrow.

So until then let this Ledaig warm your cockles and have a good one.

Cheers

Jonathan

Singlemalting #230 – 6th Edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Day 4 – Burnside Blended Malt 7 yo

G’day everyone and welcome to day 4.

Today we secretly knock off another distillery from my list. I have a map in my office (needs a bit of updating) and I have been slowly highlighting any distillery that we have included in our calendar editions.

Some of them are going to prove to be very elusive as their owners seldom if ever allow an independently bottled barrel. This is where teaspooned casks can come to the rescue. For those of you not familiar with the practice, teaspooning is the act of dropping in a teaspoon of a different single malt into a barrel and thus creating a blended malt. For all intents and purposes it does nothing to change the flavor of the whisky but it is now no longer categorised as a single malt. From what we have seen, many of these casks are noted on the manifest as blended malt but the physical act of teaspooning the cask never happens. Anyway cloak and dagger stuff.

Today we have a pretty recognisable distillery that was opened in 1893. A Speyside distillery near Dufftown it sits as one of the iconic Scotch Whisky brands around the world. Their 12 year old expression was recently named in the top 50 whiskies by Mens Journal. Enough hints? Here is a slightly blurry photo of the distillery to help you out just a bit. Anyway even though we can’t actually name it, I’m highlighting it on my Secret Spirits Scotland map of featured Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Distilleries just the same.

Name that distillery?

Secret Spirits Burnside 7 year old blended malt – Sherry Cask – 46.1% abv – non chill filtered

Colour:        Golden sunset

Nose:           Cinnamon and Raisin tart. Hints of bitter chocolate and caramel fudge.

Palate:        Some chocolate orange comes into play with the slight bitterness and caramel edge coating everything.

Finish:       Really warming for only just over 46% a lovely lighter dram that plays over the palate with really nice balance. The lingering semi-sweet chocolate on the finish is delicious.

Anyone care to guess now that you have had a taste? Hehehe this just makes the adventure even more fun and is pretty much like doing a blind tasting. Hope you have enjoyed this secret dram.

Last edition on day 4 we had the Secret Spirits Glen Moray 9 year old Bourbon Cask. One of the range of full bottles that we just released in October this year. There still might be a few left.

Tomorrow we are heading to the Islands and diving into something on the heavier side for all of you peated whisky lovers out there.

Don’t forget to go check out our guests at Single Malt Review in New Zealand. Whisky Whistle in Canada and Scotch Test Dummies in the US.

See you all tomorrow and keep on enjoying your whisky adventures wherever they may take you.

Cheers

Jonathan

Singlemalting #228 – 6th Edition Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar Day 2 – Tomintoul 13

So here we are in Speyside (one of my favorite regions) with a delicious offering from the folks at A.D. Rattray independent bottlers.

We have had a few Tomintoul single casks in previous editions but none that were aged in a sherry butt. You may remember earlier this year while travelling through Scotland we asked for input on whisky selections. Questions on sherry and peat etc. Well there will be a few more peaty whiskies along the way and we had a huge thumbs up from the vast majority for more sherry casks. Due to the expense and rarity, Sherry casking in the Scotch Whisky world has decreased considerably in recent years. We have heard your cry for more and will be delivering it in spades this edition.

Aerial view of Tomintoul Distillery

Tomintoul located in the bustling distillery region of Speyside is a relatively newish distillery on the Scottish scene having been founded in 1964. Changing hands on numerous occassions including being owned by Whyte and Mackay it now belongs to the Angus Dundee group. There are now proprietary bottles available in many markets around the world in contrast to a decade ago where single casks were only found under independent labels.

A.D. Rattray Tomintoul 13 Year Old – Speyside Region – Sherry Butt – Cask No. 11 – 60% abv

Colour:       A very similar colour to yesterday’s Auchentoshan but with 4 years less time in the barrel. Sherry butts are one of the largest barrels used for aging Scotch and because of the volume of whisky they hold, generally speaking they impart less colour than hogsheads and other smaller types of casks.

Nose:         Strawberries and cream, almond cookies and freshly toasted pop tarts. Fantastic array of aromas fairly leaping out of my Glencairn. Be a wee bit careful though as the 60% can make it a touch focussed so forge ahead, but gently does it.

Palate:       Yep BINGO, more of the same notes as on the nose and the higher abv just intensly spreads it all over the palate. Like biting into that first yummy warm taste of Strawberry Pop Tart as soon as the toaster give up the goodies. I know that normally I reach for obscure references to unique Aussie fare but you have to remember that I am also now Canadian and have been here for 18 years. Pop Tarts are delicious. My wife Cindy once had an awkward moment with an Australian Customs official on our return from a trip to Canada. Having taken all the shiny little pop tart packets out of the box for more streamlined packing, they looked for all intents and purposes like carefully laid out stashes of goodness only knows what drugs to a rather stern official. Anyway disaster was averted and they didnt even open any of the packets. Pop tarts can be addictive but at least they are not illegal.

Finish:       The fruity tingle and creamy palate just roll on with the 60% keeping it all going for a long time. The marzipan/almond comes back again at the finish and the tiniest whisp of strawberry is the last thing I think of.

Love, love, love this style of whisky. Magical casks that provide such delicate and intriguing flavor all from fermented and distilled barley. Crazy, fantastical stuff this.

On day 2 of our 5th edition we had the fantastic Wemyss Malts Treacle Chest Blended Malt. Wow 2 years in a row starting off with 2 sherry cask influenced whiskies. Coincidence? I think not 🙂

Don’t forget to check out all our guests for this 6th edition at Single Malt Review in New Zealand. Whisky Whistle in Canada and Scotch Test Dummies in the US.

Tomorrow we have something from those boys at Lost Distillery Company and the first blended malt of this 6th edition.

See you all then

Cheers

Singlemalting aka Taster of Secrets aka El Presidente (old business card title and Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes identity) aka Jonno

 

Singlemalting #226 – That time of year again – Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 6th edition

G’day everyone,

The last few months have been somewhat challenging as Cindy and I continue to work hard to get our 6th edition out to as many whisky lovers as possible.

Without going into excruciating detail this has actually been our most difficult year ever. Some of the highlights include embargoes, tariffs, shipping nightmares, bottling and warehousing problems, labelling controversy, our first ever crowdfunding venture and last but not least Amazon UK (would require an entire book to tell that story).

As a really positive counterpoint to all of this has been the super fun trip to Scotland, friends, family and so many in our community that have supported us above and beyond this year. A big thanks to my sister Jayne for helping out with Google, To my bro Peter for being patient with us and helping with the whole Amazon piece. Patrick and Tiana for getting our Facebook on track and a massive thanks to Chris Burrows at The Dram Team. Without Chris there would have been no 6th edition.

So with only half a month to go till D Day I thought I would throw out a customary reminder blog and warm up for the 25 days of non-stop blogging that I do each year.

6th edition calendar all glowy and ready for Christmas

If you have not put your name on a calendar yet there are still some available in Canada the US and around the world but we are almost sold out as we only made 500 this year.

We have amped up content on a lot of platforms if you are interested in following along more closely with our adventures. The Whisky Advent Calendar facebook page has taken on a life of its own including the regular “whats in your glass” segments from yours truly with guest appearances by Cindy, Shadow and Sashes. Our Youtube channel has a ton of content from our Scotland trip and is worth a peek.

As always if you just want to reach out and talk whisky I’m always up for having a yarn pretty much anytime.

Hard to believe that it has been 6 years of creating whisky adventures already. Hopefully there will be many more to come.

Really looking forward to the journey this year as we had so much amazing input while we were in Scotland from everyone that was part of the initial Indiegogo campaign. Spoiler alert, there will be sherry cask influenced whisky in this edition and lots of it.

Come along with Cindy and I this year and join the Secret Spirits Scotch Whisky Adventure Train.

As Cindy says    “toot…..toot”

Cheers

Jonathan aka Singlemalting aka Taster of Secrets

Singlemalting # 224 – Deep in the heart of Scotland Pt 1

G’day everyone,

 

A lot of you have already been following along with some of our adventures via Youtube as we upload a couple of video’s a week that really take you along with us this year. If you have missed out on any of the updates you can head to our Youtube channel here and start the journey.

After an amazing six weeks of our initial Indiegogo campaign we managed to secure enough capital to squeeze out 500 calendars this year. There are now just under half of them still available through Indiegogo On Demand here.

To make it all happen this year Cindy and I found ourselves in Scotland once again. This time around we started in London and then made our way to Bristol to meet up with a specialist project manager from the Dram Team who we know will make our lives a lot easier with their excellent attention to detail.

After a wonderful night in Bristol we headed to Ripon in Yorkshire. Claxton’s is a small independent bottler that has been around for about as long as Secret Spirits. It was great to get a referral to meet them and have some of their whiskies included this year. Stay tuned for some delicious drams in the 6th Edition from Tom and Hugo and the Claxton’s team.

Onto Sunny Scotland (and it was really sunny a lot while we were there), we spent a day driving North so that we could have a bit of a weekend off at the Cally Palace Hotel. A relaxing round of golf, wander through the beautiful gardens and a cold pint in the observatory was just what the doctor ordered to help us shake off the jet lag and fully embrace Scottish time. I was even lucky enough to stop by a local cricket ground during my round of golf and watch a couple of overs. Nothing like hearing bat on ball in such an idyllic setting. The flowers were blooming and Spring was in the air with everything a lush carpet of mottled greens, yellows and purples. The heavy scent in the air was invigorating, leaving us wanting to go back to Scotland in May again every year from now on.

What ended up being the best visit during our entire trip was the next stop in Creetown at Whiskybroker. We selected a bunch of whiskies for this edition all under the Secret Spirits label, gave tummy rubs to Rusty the German Shepherd and drank whisky out of barrels with Martin and his wife Jane.

Martin turned an old metal working factory in the deep South of Scotland into a thriving whisky business that houses 19,000 barrels. It has been fantastic for employment within the local community and over the years that I have been visiting has gone from strength to strength. Congratulations Martin on an amazing business.

Part 2 is going to see us head to Brig O doon, Glasgow, Bridge of Allan, Edinburgh and Kingsbarns.

Stay tuned for the next instalment.

Hope your Summer is warm and the drinks are cold.

Cheers

Jonathan

Singlemalting # 223 – The Secret Spirits Whisky Adventure Train

G’day everyone and welcome to another year of Secret Spirits whisky adventures. We are starting 2019 by doing something brand new and to be honest a touch crazy.

As many of you that have been following our journey know already, Cindy and I have really had some impressive hurdles that we have overcome to continue to craft each unique edition.

Taster and Keeper of Secrets sharing a dram

There is no doubt we really love putting all of this together for you every year because the amount of sleepless nights and cash flow crunches that we push through don’t deter us from doing it all over again. In fact it is the challenges that Cindy and I face together that make our lives even more rewarding.

2018 was a big learning experience for us and included finally fulfilling sales in the US and also working through a very difficult Amazon landscape to make our calendars available in the UK. We have realized that it is way more fun to really engage each and every one of you by using E-Commerce and building a fun community of whisky adventurers than to just have our calendars sitting on retail shelves.

This year we are doing everything through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. For 43 days we will have new weekly video content, a new weekly perk, weekly whisky tastings and of course your only way to access the 6th edition calendar.

Here is the Campaign Link – Indiegogo Campaign

I will be videoing a weekly vlog on the Secret Spirits whiskies that were bottled for the 5th edition calendar. Just a heads up as well on that front that they are being bottled in the next 3 to 4 weeks and we will have pricing and availability info for you soon.

Mystery packs of back edition bottles, campaign coins, whisky glasses, pins and more will be on offer throughout the campaign. There will always be something new to look at each week.

Campaign Coin Perk

I have to admit that this is an exciting but scary proposition for us. There is no doubt in our minds though that continuing to do more and more engaging and fun whisky adventuring that includes interacting with all of you on a regular basis is going to make the journey even more enjoyable.

One of the big changes we are making this year is that each of you that jump on the 6th Edition Whisky Train will have a say in the regions and Scotch Whiskies that we source for this edition. It will still fit into the framework we know works for the majority of whisky lovers but it will be an opportunity to perhaps focus more on styles and regions that people feel have been a touch underdone.

Something that we have not announced yet but will kick in a couple of weeks into the campaign is a referral competition captured by Indiegogo that will have some very sweet and valuable prizes attached. We will also have some secret perks that only campaign contributors will have access to.

So loads to see and do over the next 6 weeks and we hope that you can share this campaign with as many of your whisky loving friends as possible.

Cheers

Singlemalting