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"
We are no strangers to the whiskies produced by the Isle of Jura distillery on this blog. In fact, two reviews of separate expressions have appeared on here over the past year and they give a glimpse of what the distillery does well (in terms of its core range) and what it is capable of […]Read more "Whisky Review #70: Isle of Jura 30 Years Old (Limited Edition)"
This week’s review focuses on four different whiskies from the same distillery, namely the Isle of Arran distillery. For the purposes of comparison, there will be two distillery bottlings going up against two independent bottlings in order to showcase the different nuances that all four possess. But before we get into the reviews, let’s first […]Read more "Whisky Review #43: Arran (Distillery bottlings vs Independent bottlings)"
Talisker is a distillery that has fascinated me quite a bit over the last year, primarily due to its location on the exceptionally beautiful Isle of Skye as well as the rather interesting flavour profile of the whiskies that they produce. It is also very much a distillery that I intend to visit sometime in […]Read more "Whisky Review #40: Talisker 10 Years Old"
Jura is one of my favourite distilleries and it has long been known that their Superstition expression was the very first single malt whisky that I tried back in 2008. The distillery is owned by Whyte & Mackay, which in turn is owned by Emperador Inc. The latter is a Philippines-based spirits conglomerate which is […]Read more "Whisky Review #35: Isle of Jura 10 Years Old"
Highland Park is one of those distilleries which I have always been intrigued by, partly because of its remote location in the Orkney Islands at the northernmost tip of Scotland and partly because the whisky they produce is exceptionally good. If I remember correctly, Highland Park was the second single malt whisky that I tried […]Read more "Whisky Review #26: Highland Park 12 Years Old"
The Isle of Jura (both the island the distillery) has fascinated me for quite a while and with good reason. It is traditionally in the shadow of its far more celebrated brethren, Islay, but that is probably due to Islay having 8 (soon to be 9) distilleries and Jura only having the one. Now, I […]Read more "Whisky Review #21: Isle of Jura 1993 Sherry ‘Ji’ 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"
This review is a bit of a departure from the usual fare as instead of reviewing just one whisky, I will be reviewing THREE. The reason for this lies in the fact that I had the chance to sample all three at the same time during a tasting session at a bar. But first, a […]Read more "Whisky Review #16: Triple Threat (Arran vs Bruichladdich vs Glenkinchie)"