After an extended hiatus, I’m finally back! November was a rather busy month due to several new developments and events, which hampered my ability to provide any reviews. There was also a fair bit of inertia in play, but that’s to be expected. As such, I endeavour to provide at least two reviews per week […]Read more "Whisky Review #117: SMWS 30.97 “Dancing On A Volcano”"
Strathisla is a distillery which has inched its way into the collective consciousness of most whisky drinkers over the last decade due to its easy-drinking and relatively sweet nature. It is also seen as the spiritual home of Chivas Regal due to its importance as a signature whisky within the various blends under the Chivas […]Read more "Whisky Review #113: Strathisla-Glenlivet 1967 40 Years Old (Cask #6112)"
Ah Imperial. One of the dearly departed distilleries that doesn’t evoke as strong a response as the likes of Port Ellen, Brora or Rosebank, but one which has been released on a regular basis by a number of independent bottlers over the years (and for rather affordable prices, too). The distillery was built to produce […]Read more "Whisky Review #108: Imperial 1995 18 Years Old"
Benrinnes is one of those distilleries which is well known for being a vital cog within the Diageo framework and a producer of whisky for the company’s various blends. But it also known for providing a good representation of what is considered to be the meaty, savoury and sulphurous notes that one would encounter from […]Read more "Whisky Review #104: Benrinnes 15 Years Old (Flora & Fauna range)"
Mosstowie is a name that is known to a fair few, but remains a mystery to the vast majority of whisky drinkers out there. But what it lacks in terms of fanfare, it more than makes up for in terms of sheer historical significance. First of all, Mosstowie doesn’t take its name from a distillery, […]Read more "Whisky Review #103: Mosstowie 1979 34 Years Old (Signatory Vintage bottling)"
Glen Grant is one of those distilleries which has garnered a large number of fans, primarily due to their history as well as their current practices. The whiskies that the distillery currently produces can be seen as gentle and yet complex, and yet the whiskies that they’re famous for possess similar characteristics but in different […]Read more "Whisky Review #102: Glen Grant 1954 59 Years Old (Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage sample)"
Ahh Glenfiddich. There is a reason why the distillery produces the world’s most awarded range of single malts and that reason is simply because the distillate is sublime. It is also one of those distilleries where everyone has a differing opinion as to which is their favourite expression from the core range and they tend […]Read more "Whisky Review #101: Glenfiddich Project XX Cask Sample (Mr Matthew Fergusson-Stewart)"
And so here we are. The 100th review. What a journey it has been these last 2 and a half years and I am looking forward to hitting many more milestones on this wonderful journey. But let’s leave that for later and concentrate on the now. Before I begin my review, I would like to […]Read more "Whisky Review #100: Tamnavulin-Glenlivet 1966 20 Years Old (Moon Import bottling)"
This week’s review focuses on an expression from the OLDEST active distillery in Scotland. Yes, we’re definitely talking about Glenturret. While the subject of which distillery was established first will always be the subject of debate due to the proliferation of illicit stills which later became modern distilleries, it is generally accepted that Glenturret pre-dates […]Read more "Whisky Review #92: Glenturret 2004 12 Years Old (Dram Full Australia Bottling)"
Glentauchers is a distillery that not many people have heard of, let alone tried. But it plays an integral role in shaping the character of two of the biggest blends on the market: Ballantine’s and Chivas Regal. The distillery is also an anachronism as rather than follow the lead of other distilleries in Scotland and […]Read more "Whisky Review #85: Glentauchers 2008 8 Years Old (Bottled by Svenska Eld Vatten)"