Category Archives: Whisky Advent 2016

Whisky Advent Day 14 – A.D. Rattray Cask Islay Single Malt

On the 14th day of Kensington Wine Market Whisky Advent I expect that I am either a hero or a villain, all dependent on whether or not you are a fan of peat! Yesterday it was our Kilchoman cask, a … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Day 12 – Glengoyne 18 Year

Another first for the Kensington Wine Market’s 2016 Whisky Advent Calendar, a distillery bottling of whisky from Glengoyne. We were thrilled to put our hands on the Glengoyne 18 Year for the 2016 Calendar, the first time we have featured … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Day 11 – Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey

This is our 2nd Irish Whiskey in the 2016 Kensington Wine Market Whisky Advent Calendar, but it is unique. It is the first ever single grain Scotch whisky in any of the three editions (2014, 2015 and 2016). Like single … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Day 10 – Glenmorangie Original 10 Year

Glenmorangie is one of the World’s best selling single malt brands. Although single malts have been bottled and sold internationally for over 100 years, it was not until the 1960s that the big whisky companies started aggressively promoting single malts. … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Day 9 – Hyde 10 Year Sherry Finish

It is Whisky Advent Day 9, and I hope you are all hanging in there and enjoying the ride. I know I am! Today we feature our first of two Irish whiskies in the 2016 Kensington Wine Market Whisky Advent … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Day 8 – Gordon & MacPhail Miltonduff 10 Year

Whisky Advent Day 8 sees us sampling something a little different. It is an independent bottling of Miltonduff, but it looks like an official bottling… what’s going on here? Well, I’m glad you asked. It wasn’t until the mid 1960′s … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Day 7 – Ardbeg Uigeadail

The southern coast of the Scottish Hebridean Island of Islay is a Mecca for whisky lovers. One of the most remote places in Scotland, it is also one of the most hospitable and welcoming. The island has a culture all … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Day 5 – Gordon Macphail Connoisseurs Choice Inchgower 2005

Gordon MacPhail whiskies tend to frequently crop up in our Whisky Advent Calendar for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the family owned firm has one of the broadest ranges of bottled whisky in the world. Then there is the issue … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Day 3 – The Macallan 1824 Gold

It is Whisky Advent Day 3, and today’s malt, both bottle and box slid out of the advent calendar a fair bit more easily than yesterday’s! I have to say this miniature is pretty impressive, you don’t often see 50mls … Continue reading

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Whisky Advent Day 2 – Kilchoman Sanaig

Day 2 of Whisky Advent features a new for 2016 expression from the Kilchoman Distillery. Kilchoman was the first new distillery to be built on Islay in more than a century when it opened in 2005. Eleven years on it … Continue reading

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