Today was the day spent unloading and counting the newest shipment. Not particularly exciting stuff. But now the tedium is behind me I can get to the fun part of cracking a bottle or two of the new releases and slowly swilling the night away.
In the new shipment is a few from Morrision & Mackay in the (relatively) new Carn Mor Strictly Limited packaging. I've got to say it's a pretty smart change.
The first bottle I cracked was the 12 Year Old Glenlossie; I was drawn in by the rich mahogany hue reminiscent of the leather wingback chair sitting by a roaring open fire that resides firmly in my imagination as the most suitable location to quaff drams such as this. The liquids time lazing about in ex-Sherry Hogsheads is immediately obvious even before the stopper is pulled.
The Glenlossie is rich, with dried currants, pine forest floor, mandarin peel and banana bread. Undeniably moreish, and more than slightly irresistable.
Simon Spier is the founder and lead partner of Select Scotch Whisky. A passion for Whisky, and a love of wine has lead Simon to start importing and selling limited quantities of rare and collectable Scotch Malt Whisky.