Thanks to /u/nsquare14 for sending me some samples. Really appreciate these, as he sent me some I’ve never reviewed as a thank you for the reviews.
If someone offered you a dram of Ellenstown 12 Cask Strength, you may, like me, wonder what that was.
Has Ellen finally made a town, where there’s a distillery, and presumably a big hype train and people having a great time? Sadly no.
When distilleries sell casks to independent bottlers, they can request one of two situations: They can ask that it’s tablespooned, where you take a tablespoon and add an equal or older whisky to the cask, making it a blend. Under the official rules. Under the rest of our common sense, it’s basically the same thing.
Or they ask that it be bottled under a different name. I know some distilleries prefer this, some do this for only some releases. If…
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