On the evening of the 22nd of October, I was invited by Mr Matthew Fergusson-Stewart, the Chief Marketing Officer of The Whisky Store, to a dinner which also showcased four exciting expressions from within the Cadenhead range. Most of us would be aware that Cadenhead is the oldest independent bottler in the world, having been […]Read more "Whisky Review #137: Cadenhead Whisky Tasting"
The whiskies from Bowmore are a varied bunch, with there having been some truly spectacular releases over the decades. While the current core and travel retail ranges have been somewhat lacklustre, it seems that the independent bottlers have had more luck with regard to their releases from the distillery. This week’s review focuses on an […]Read more "Whisky Review #123: Bowmore 1989 21 Years Old (Silver Seal Bottling)"
We’re just a day away from the last day of 2017 and I thought that it was a good time to provide reader with a double header of reviews for this weekend! This would be the first review, with the other following tomorrow afternoon as we prepare to bid farewell to 2017 and usher in […]Read more "Whisky Review #120: SMWS 3.299 “Sweet Smoke On The Water” (Feis Ile 2017 Bottling)"
NOTE: The first edition of this guide was published in late September 2015 as a means to provide readers with the necessary information that they would need in order to plan for their trip to Islay. This updated version provides most of the same information as the original, although there have been some amendments made […]Read more "Visiting Islay: The Things You Need To Know (2017 Edition)"
This week’s review focuses on Bowmore and an expression which encapsulates everything that is great about this particular distillery. Those who are familiar with the distillery would be aware that it is the 2nd oldest operating distillery in Scotland (after Glenturret) and that it is the oldest distillery on Islay, having been founded in 1779 […]Read more "Whisky Review #56: Bowmore 15 Years Old Darkest"
Before I start, I would like to give a shoutout to my cousin Shawn Prashanth who generously purchased a bottle of the Bowmore 12 Years Old for me and requested that it be reviewed. This one is for you mate! Bowmore is a distillery that I have a deep affinity for and this can be […]Read more "Whisky Review #27: Bowmore 12 Years Old"
For my seventh review, I will be showcasing the 3 whiskies that I tried during my tour at Bowmore as well as the new make spirit from the distillery. The whiskies are as follows: 1) Bowmore 15 Years Old Mariner (43% abv) 2) Bowmore 14 Years Old bourbon matured (from the cask, unknown abv) 3) […]Read more "Whisky Review #7: Bowmore"
The 7th distillery in the series focuses on Bowmore, which is the second oldest distillery behind Glenturret. Bowmore is known for its stellar core range as well as some of the most celebrated aged whisky offerings in the industry. Bowmore is located on the South-Eastern shore of Loch Indaal on Islay, in the village which […]Read more "The Islay Series – Distillery #7: Bowmore"