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"
Coleburn is one of those distilleries that not many are familiar with, primarily due to the fact that the whisky was used for the various blends within the DCL/UDV/Diageo stable during its years of operation. The distillery was also an experimental workshop where different recipes and distillations were conducted in order to maximise the variety […]Read more "Whisky Review #136: Coleburn 1981 27 Years Old"
Laphroaig is one of my favourite distilleries and I have had the pleasure of sampling a myriad of expressions which are both of official and independent stock. While the classic Laphroaig notes consist of a whack of peat and other associated medicinal hints, there is a fair bit of variance with regard to the independent […]Read more "Whisky Review #135: Laphroaig 1990 21 Years Old (Bottled By Silver Seal)"
My reviews have become rather sporadic in nature over the last few months, partly for the usual reasons and partly due to the fact that I am currently recovering from surgery. That being said, the hope is that I once again find the time and the momentum to get back into the groove of things […]Read more "Whisky Review #134: Linkwood 1973 12 Years Old"
Most of you would know that I absolutely adore Bruichladdich and the whiskies that they produce. I had the privilege of working at Bruichladdich distillery during my return trip to Islay last month and had the pleasure of working with the staff from both the bottling line and warehouse departments. During my time there, I […]Read more "Whisky Review #133: Bruichladdich Black Art 6.1 1990 26 Years Old"
After another hiatus, I have returned! These rather long breaks between reviews have been the product of work, commitments and sheer inertia, but I shall endeavour to cultivate the habit of consistently blogging once again going forward. This week’s review focuses on a rather interesting single grain offering from Girvan distillery, which is owned by […]Read more "Whisky Review #132: Girvan Patent Still 28 Years Old"
Once again, after a hiatus of sorts, I’m back! It has been a hectic month, filled with commitments, obligations, meetings, collaborations and of course, whiskies. Last Sunday was a great time too as I celebrated my 30th birthday in the company of some great friends that I consider to be a part of my family. […]Read more "Whisky Review #131: Ardbeg 1975 23 Years Old Sherry Cask Hand-filled"