Tasting: Method and Madness – Rye & Malt

Method and MadnessRye & MaltIrish Distillers ABV: 46.0%Country: Rep. of IrelandStyle: Single GrainPrice per bottle: GB£96.00Availability: Travel Retail (Dublin) Phoebe Calver – 7.7 Nose: Thick-cut marmalade spread on toasted rye bread, then there’s a light vanilla creaminess, with some heather honey and peppermint. Palate: It all gets richer, with dark chocolate,

Tasting: The Glen Grant – 15 Years Old

The Glen Grant15 Years OldCampari Group ABV: 50.0%Country: ScotlandStyle: Single MaltPrice per bottle: US$79.99Availability: Travel Retail Phoebe Calver – 8.5 Nose: It’s pretty zesty, with tarte au citron hints, crispy thin pastry, a little sweetness of caramel and some gingery spice. Palate: Things definitely get more fruity here, with lemon peel,

Tasting: Johnnie Walker – Blue Label

Johnnie WalkerBlue LabelDiageo ABV: 40.0%Country: ScotlandStyle: BlendedPrice per bottle: £30.00Availability: Travel Retail Phoebe Calver – 8.2 Nose: A breakfast buffet of blackcurrant-covered pastries, a little ginger spice, sandalwood box and orange zest.Palate: Very different here, getting dark and rich. Hints of tiramisu, with lots of creamy dark chocolate, some oaky spice