Most of you would know that I absolutely adore Bruichladdich and the whiskies that they produce. I had the privilege of working at Bruichladdich distillery during my return trip to Islay last month and had the pleasure of working with the staff from both the bottling line and warehouse departments. During my time there, I […]Read more "Whisky Review #133: Bruichladdich Black Art 6.1 1990 26 Years Old"
After another hiatus, I have returned! These rather long breaks between reviews have been the product of work, commitments and sheer inertia, but I shall endeavour to cultivate the habit of consistently blogging once again going forward. This week’s review focuses on a rather interesting single grain offering from Girvan distillery, which is owned by […]Read more "Whisky Review #132: Girvan Patent Still 28 Years Old"
Once again, after a hiatus of sorts, I’m back! It has been a hectic month, filled with commitments, obligations, meetings, collaborations and of course, whiskies. Last Sunday was a great time too as I celebrated my 30th birthday in the company of some great friends that I consider to be a part of my family. […]Read more "Whisky Review #131: Ardbeg 1975 23 Years Old Sherry Cask Hand-filled"
I have a soft spot for Bunnahabhain. It was and still is a rather underrated distillery, primarily due to it having lived in the shadows of its more illustrious cousins on the Kildalton coast. The distillery has historically been known for producing either unpeated or lightly peated whiskies, although there have been instances where heavily […]Read more "Whisky Review #130: Bunnahabhain 1989 28 Years Old (The Whisky Agency Bottling)"
During my recent trip back to Melbourne, I had the chance of working alongside two of the most illustrious whisky bars they had: The Elysian Whisky Bar and Whisky & Alement. While I was collaborating with the both of them, I also had the chance to sample several exceptional expressions from their range of offerings […]Read more "Whisky Review #129: Pluscarden 1977 38 Years Old (Bottled by Silver Seal)"
I love Lochside. It is a distillery which has spawned many stories during the short time that it produced whisky and the distillery buildings themselves were as iconic as could be. The whisky produced at the distillery was destined for a number of blends, including Sandy McNab and DYC (who even bottled it as a […]Read more "Whisky Review #128: Lochside 1966 40 Years Old Single Grain (Bottled by Jack Wiebers)"
Clynelish is a distillery which has well and truly found its way into my list of favourites, primarily due to the wealth of exceptional expressions which are available from the various independent bottlers. Over the last 3 years, I have had the privilege of sampling a number of expressions from the well-regarded Highland distillery and […]Read more "Whisky Review #127: Clynelish 1997 18 Years Old (Kingsbury Celtic Bottling)"