After a near 4 month hiatus, I’m back once again. It has been a busy last few months and with the rest of the year shaping up to be a rather interesting and exciting journey, I am unsure if I would be able to sustain a regular blogging schedule. I will therefore endeavour to be […]Read more "Whisky Review #138: Dailuaine 1973 22 Years Old (Rare Malts Selection)"
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"
All profits from the sale of Benromach Cask No 1 single malt whisky will be donated to charitable causes Twenty years after family owned Benromach Distillery was reopened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay, a rare single malt whisky has been released to mark the occasion. Benromach Cask No 1 is an incredibly rare and limited-edition […]Read more "Rare whisky marks 20th anniversary at Benromach Distillery"
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"
During my recent trip back to Melbourne, I had the chance of working alongside two of the most illustrious whisky bars they had: The Elysian Whisky Bar and Whisky & Alement. While I was collaborating with the both of them, I also had the chance to sample several exceptional expressions from their range of offerings […]Read more "Whisky Review #129: Pluscarden 1977 38 Years Old (Bottled by Silver Seal)"
And so here we are, the first milestone review of the 100 series! It has taken me a while to choose an expression that I deemed fitting for this review and when I came across my review of the Convalmore (which was written almost 2 years to the day), I knew that I had found […]Read more "Whisky Review #125: Convalmore 1977 28 Years Old"
Miltonduff has always been a distillery that I’ve retained a soft spot for and while the vast majority of the distillery’s production is destined to be used for blending purposes (especially in the case of Ballantine’s), the single malt expressions which have been released over the years tend to showcase the quality of the distillate. […]Read more "Whisky Review #122: Miltonduff 1969 41 Years Old (G&M Distillery Labels Range)"
Merry Christmas and surprise, bloody surprise! Another review the day after the last one?! I believe that this is fairly unusual behaviour on my part. But when there are things to be reviewed and the backlog is starting to cause a fair bit of concern, I guess it is best to move things along in […]Read more "Whisky Review #119: SMWS 44.79 “Pandora’s Box”"
Alas, the promised two reviews a week until the end of the year didn’t exactly pan out the way we both wanted, aye? Life does tend to get in the way sometimes and it brings with it a certain inertia that can be rather difficult to overcome at times. But rather than set lofty targets, […]Read more "Whisky Review #118: SMWS 46.52 “A Storm In A Barrel”"