"Samsara is a combination of eight year old whisky and some older, rarer malts from the Bladnoch distillery. Meaning 'rebirth', Samsara is concentrated with loads of stone fruit, vanilla and orange on the palate. The palate has a lovely, winey, spicy flavour - it is just lovely. It has been finished in Californian red wine and ex bourbon casks."
One of just a handful of Lowland distilleries, Bladnoch is the most southern in the country. Built in 1817 by the McClelland brothers, it passed through eight pairs of hands until Australian David Prior bought the distillery and all the remaining casks, and is now focusing on producing one of the best whiskies in Scotland.
What a wine - truffles, honey, cooked peaches and a lovely long, semi sweet palate. A fabulous example of a sweeter Vouvray. Wine available Mid May 2018. Contains Sulphites
Grenache comes to the fore, a super balance of fruit and spice. Fennel comes out with jammy red berries and spice. A lovely Chateauneuf du Pape from this great producer....
"Oyster shells, a little smoke and then lemon coming out. A nice, well balanced palate, good acidity, easy and with a hint of baked apple on the finish. Good"