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"
Glengoyne may not be a big distillery (their annual production capacity is approximately 1.1 million litres) and it may not be as well known as some of its peers, but what it lacks in terms of mainstream awareness it more than makes up in terms of the sheer quality of their product. The distillery was […]Read more "Whisky Review #55: Glengoyne 25 Years Old"
And so here we are, the second big milestone for this blog: The 50th review. I know that I promised something spectacular to commemorate this achievement, and I reckon that I have definitely fulfilled that aspect with the whisky that I have selected. How can you not love Glendronach? It is, according to many people […]Read more "Whisky Review #50: Glendronach 1978 31 Years Old (Cask #1040)"
Another week brings with it another review and this one is the penultimate review before we hit the 2nd milestone since the inception of this blog: The 50th review! Considering how far this blog has come since I started it as a means to record my experiences in Islay, I’m actually quite happy to see […]Read more "Whisky Review #49: Ardmore 1993 22 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"
Diageo is a company that really gets around the place. Having owned a multitude of distilleries under various companies and partnerships (Distillers Company Limited, Scottish Malt Distillers etc) in the past and more recently as Grand Metropolitan and Guinness (before both merged to form the current incarnation, Diageo), they are the undisputed giants in the […]Read more "Whisky Review #32: North Port 1979 20 Years Old (Rare Malts Selection)"
As promised, this review is a continuation of the insight into the whiskies offered by The Single Cask at CHIJMES. I will be reviewing seven different whiskies (four of which are part of the Horizontal Laphroaig flight, two of which are from Clynelish and one from Mortlach). The common factor which ties these drams together? […]Read more "Whisky Review #28: The Single Cask drams"
In early August, I registered for The Macallan Rare Cask Experience in Singapore, which was an event hosted by Edrington in order to publicise their latest release, The Macallan Rare Cask. As places were limited, I knew that such an event would be rapidly filled up so I roped in one of my mates and […]Read more "Whisky Review #20: The Macallan Rare Cask"
So.. I created a monster. Not a real monster of course, but a monster of a blended malt. And as with every creation, the first incarnation is somewhat rough around the edges, just as this experimental blended malt was. You must be wondering, why did I bother creating a blended malt in the first place? […]Read more "Whisky Review #17: The Great Blended Malt Experiment"
Aberlour is one of those whiskies that has not held much of my attention up until quite recently. I believe this disdain for the whisky stems from my initial experience with the brand back in 2012. Having purchased a bottle of Aberlour 10 Years on a whim from Costco, I didn’t know what to expect […]Read more "Whisky Review #11: Aberlour A’Bunadh (Batch #50)"