Tobermory is one of those distilleries that most would have heard of, but not many would have tried. It is also a distillery which produces two distinct styles of spirit which are somewhat different from one another. The spirit styles are broken down into two simple categories: unpeated and peated. The unpeated style is known […]Read more "Whisky Review #90: Tobermory 1994 19 Years Old"
Ahh Glendronach, how we love thee. When you consider how indifferent the previous owners (Allied Distillers and Pernod Ricard) were with regard to bottling and marketing the distillery’s produce as single malt, it can be safe to say that things would have been very different without the intervention of Billy Walker and the BenRiach Distillery […]Read more "Whisky Review #89: Glendronach Triple Threat"
It is a well-known fact that Bruichladdich was generally producing unpeated whiskies for the latter half of the previous century, primarily due to its importance in several blends as well as the then owners’ desire to produce an Islay whisky without the infamous peaty and smoky notes. While they may have had their reasons for […]Read more "Whisky Review #88: Port Charlotte Micro Provenance 5 Samples (#LaddieMP5)"
Balblair has always maintained a soft spot in my heart due to the wonderful whiskies that the distillery has produced over the years. I have previously also mentioned that Balblair tends to do good bourbon-matured and great sherry-matured whiskies. But what happens when the distillery comes up with an expression which encompasses elements of both? […]Read more "Whisky Review #87: Balblair 1999 17 Years Old (Travel Retail Exclusive)"