Lucky enough for us, in the Netherlands the availability is okay and every now and then we stumble upon a nice new expression, a miniature of something they no longer produce, or something one of our growing network of whisky friends have been kind enough to send us a sample of - all great ways for us whisky-nerds to get hold of that one rare tasting note we are still missing in our tasting notes Rolodex.
Their whisky portfolio consists of several different ranges, where the Great King Street is their widely available blended whisky range with a high malt content, following closely guarded recipes that is explained in detail on their website.
The Signature range they make a variety of whiskies available that cover different parts of the Scotch whisky flavour types from light, fruity, delicate and elegant, to big, rich, smoky and peaty. Everything sourced from the best distilleries and matured in the best available oak casks [like they would say they use only rubbish]. These blended or vatted whiskies really are top of the bill [this is us talking again], and each and ever one deserves a place in anyone's all-time favourites chart.
Based on the philosophy of producing small-lot, single batch Scotch whiskies, the Limited Editions range is created from extraordinary casks. As the name suggests, the range is limited to a certain number of bottles per batch, which results in a large archive of whiskies that are sadly no longer available. We still managed to get hold of a few - recent and no longer available - expressions.
|we left no survivors|
None of the expressions we have tasted were below par, and we can imagine the expressions still to follow will follow the same high standards as we got used to by now.
Following the links below you can find out what our thoughts were on their expressions we got to try.
Thomas' notes - Ansgar's notes