Aquavit is a largely unknown spirit in the United States. Aquavit has been produced in Scandanvia for centuries. It is a neutral spirit usually distilled from grain and flavored with botanicals, the primary one being caraway. The majority of … Continue reading
The Navigator is an ageless special edition whisky that was was designed to celebrate Old Pulteney’s maritime heritage. The Navigator is made using ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks which are then selected by the master distiller.
On the nose: It opens up with a fresh aroma of crisp and succulent green apple. This is complemented by notes of vanilla and rich milk chocolate. In the very background there appears to be the faintest trace of citrus
On the palate: it feels fresh and vibrant because of the strong top notes of lemon zest and sugared orange ride. In the background are subtle hints of vanilla and warm honey.
It finishes quickly with a salty sea brine (in a good way) and more zesty citrus notes that helps to dry the mouth out it and keep you from being overwhelmed with the sweetness.
Overall it’s a solid Scotch and one that you should check out.
Retails for around $45 for 750ml
Review sample provided by representatives of Old Pulteney
Caorunn is distilled at the Balmenach Distillery which dates back to 1824. It was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be licensed to product Scotch. Simon Buley oversees every step of the distillation process. Caorunn’s recipe includes six … Continue reading
Upon first reading the press release I was extremely skeptical about the product. The question remained: would it be a great innovative product or a spectacular failure? This innovative product is the brain-child of Ryan Chetiyawardana of the Whistling Shop. … Continue reading