Ah Balblair. For all their releases, the distillery still remains somewhat underrated by the general community and somewhat overshadowed by Old Pulteney in the Inver House stable. But one thing is for sure: the distillery is capable of producing some truly exceptional whisky. I have also realised that the one thing my previous reviews of […]Read more "Whisky Review #114: Balblair 1973 32 Years Old (Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection)"
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)"
Ahh Balblair, how much I adore thee. Considering how many stellar releases this distillery has churned out over the years, it is rather surprising to see just how underrated it is in the eyes of many. The whiskies which the distillery produces tend to go under the radar for the most part, but sometimes there […]Read more "Whisky Review #72: Balblair 2000 14 Years Old Sherry Cask (TWE Exclusive)"
Balblair is one of those distilleries which tends to sit on the periphery of one’s sphere of knowledge in the sense that while you may have heard of the distillery, you would be hard pressed to describe the whiskies that it produced (unless you were a fan, of course). Having delved into some of the […]Read more "Whisky Review #58: Balblair 2004 10 Years Old"
And so here we are, my very first Balbair-centric whisky review. I have to admit that this distillery is very much a hidden gem, although it has of late become more prevalent in the eyes of whisky drinkers around the world. The distillery itself was founded in 1790 in the Northern Highlands region of Scotland […]Read more "Whisky Review #36: Balblair 1975 32 Years Old"
This week’s review focuses on a whisky from a distillery that has been getting a fair bit of attention over the last few years. Glenrothes distillery may have been founded in 1878, but the whiskies which it has been producing has only been seen more frequently since the turn of the millennium. This should come […]Read more "Whisky Review #57: Glenrothes Oldest Reserve"
I created this page for one purpose: To document the whiskies and the distilleries that I have tried so far. While I may not be able to list every single whisky I have had the privilege of sampling over the years, I will endeavour to commit as many as I can remember to this page. […]Read more "The Hitlist"
I started collecting whisky bottles and miniatures in late 2013 as I realised that some bottles were rather difficult to obtain or not readily available at my local stores. As time went by, I also picked up certain bottlings which I believed (and still believe) would present a rather good return on investment in years […]Read more "The Collection"
| DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this page has been obtained primarily from one source, the Malt Whisky Yearbook, which is edited by Mr Ingvar Ronde. The information presented below is only an fraction of the total information available in the book and it is a highly recommended read for all whisky fans and anoraks […]Read more "The Distillery List"