Mortlach 13-year-old vs Balvenie Single Barrel 12

I am very excited about today’s tasting! Mostly because I’m pairing Mortlach 13, which is a natural cask strength single malt from the refill and virgin oak casks, with a very similar style single malt from Balvenie, which is a 12-year-old first-fill [same as “virgin”] single barrel. Both from Speyside and pretty close to each […]

Balvenie 12 DoubleWood vs Single Barrel 12

My next dram is from Balvenie, and it’s a favourite of mine, a 12-year-old DoubleWood, a natural go-to, regardless of the occasion. I’m nearly ecstatic that it ‘sort of randomly’ came up as the subsequent pick in this pre-lockdown new adventure. I try and think of what to pair it with. Another Balvenie, of course, […]