Scotch & Scones

Scotch & Scones

We recently sent some samples to a blogger in Boston who owns the blog “Scotch & Scones”.  Tammy writes about her Scotch musings and reviews, as well as baking stories and recipes. She alternates every week, with the occasional pairing of the two.     We became friendly, ended up chatting, one thing led to another and the next thing we knew we were expecting scones in the mail.  Being a Scotch reviewer, they came with tasting notes:   “Nose: Cream dominates, then a touch of caramel and vanilla sneaks in.   Taste: Flaky and soft, slightly crunchy from the topping, not overly sweet, chocolate slips in from behind. Finish: Chocolate lingers on the tongue with a gentle sweetness that slowly fades.   Comments: These scones begs for some strawberry jam or lemon curd with clotted cream alongside a cup of tea…a lovely afternoon snack! (See my posts “Time for Tea” and “I’ll Have That On The Side – Part I & II” for recipes)”   Well, I had a little tasting myself, and here are my tasting notes Nose: It starts out with a reminder grandma baking in the kitchen.  Hints of hugs, love, and repeated stories.  I also kept whiffing a baked-in parmesan cheese that was never there, which I attribute to a pleasant yeast in her mix, and a distinct but welcome lack of excess sugar.     Palate: The palate starts with a soft, buttery crumble that seems like it’s going to fall apart, but holds together just enough to give you a clean bite, and a gentle wrestling with the tongue, which is to be savored.  Melting in...
ImpEx Brands Win Prestigious Awards

ImpEx Brands Win Prestigious Awards

We are proud and exited about recent Awards our Brands received: • 5 Stars/Highest recommendation from Spirits Journal for The Exclusive Malts Islay’07 8yr • 92 points for Tamdhu Batch Strength #002 from Whisky Advocate • 95 points for Tamdhu Batch Strength #002 from Ultimate Spirits Challenge • 95 points for Kilchoman Machir Bay from Ultimate Spirits...
2016 International Whisky Competition Official Results

2016 International Whisky Competition Official Results

We’re so happy to share with you the results from the 2016 IWC for ImpEx Brands. The big news is that Machir Bay secured the 2nd Place for Best Single Malt Whisky, ahead of so many other Scotch whiskies. This is a magnificent expression, so well made, scoring very high in blind tasting. Full results, awards and winners, please visit Web:www.whiskycompetition.com/2016-results/ Print: www.whiskycompetition.com/s/2016-IWC-Official-Results.pdf The wins are as follow: – Kilchoman Machir Bay:  2nd Place Best Single Malt Whisky  / 1st Place Best Peated Whisky / 2nd Place Best Single Malt Scotch NAS / 1st Place Best Single Malt (Islay)    (94.5)           Whiskies tasted that didn’t win a medal, yet received a good score and will be listed in the 2017 International Whisky Guide: – Kilchoman 2008 Vintage (91.7) – Kilchoman Sanaig ** The Sanaig wasn’t part of the package delivered and not received. The Exclusive Blend 1991 got Bronze in Best Blended Scotch (over 18 Years Old) We are so excited! And hope so are you! Cheers!  ...
Tamdhu & Isle of Skye celebrate multiple awards win at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016

Tamdhu & Isle of Skye celebrate multiple awards win at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016

        Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is toasting a double award win at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, one of the industry’s most prestigious spirits competitions. Tamdhu Batch Strength, the most recent expression released by Tamdhu Distillery, scooped a Double Gold Medal, whilst the classic 10 Year Old was awarded a Gold Medal. This follows Tamdhu’s recent accolade, when Tamdhu Batch Strength was announced as Speyside Single Malt of the Year at the Whisky Advocate Awards earlier this year. The revered competition, which is in its 16th year, took place over three days between 17 and 20 March in downtown San Francisco. The competition saw over 1700 spirits from all over the world being blind tasted by a panel of experts with the finest palates in the industry. Commenting on the awards, Neil Boyd, Commercial Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “Winning such fantastic awards for both Tamdhu 10 Year Old and Batch Strength greatly reinforces the quality of our sherry cask matured whisky. “We always strive to ensure that every drop of Tamdhu is as magnificent as our founders intended and this most recent win once again shows that we are honoring their efforts.” Tamdhu is owned by one of Scotland’s leading, independent family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers. Tamdhu was born on the banks of the River Spey in 1897. Its quality is defined by the hint of peat in its malted barley, the natural Speyside water that is drawn directly from the Tamdhu spring and the exclusive use of the finest sherry oak casks. Tamdhu is imported by ImpEx Beverages Inc, please...