I love Lochside. It is a distillery which has spawned many stories during the short time that it produced whisky and the distillery buildings themselves were as iconic as could be. The whisky produced at the distillery was destined for a number of blends, including Sandy McNab and DYC (who even bottled it as a […]Read more "Whisky Review #128: Lochside 1966 40 Years Old Single Grain (Bottled by Jack Wiebers)"
It is a well-known fact that the Johnnie Walker range of blended Scotch whiskies is the best-selling brand in the brown spirits industry (although it does trail other spirits in terms of overall sales volume). The latest estimate puts annual sales at approximately 243 million bottles across the entire range, although the Diageo-owned brand has […]Read more "Whisky Review #86: Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Years Old (1980s bottling)"
Something that I have noticed with regard to my posts on the blog since the beginning is that there tends to be a higher concentration of Islay and Speyside whisky reviews in comparison to Highland, Island or even Lowland reviews. In fact, I believe that I can confidently say that the Lowlands have the least […]Read more "Whisky Review #41: Auchentoshan 12 Years Old"
Andy from The Amateur Drammer (www.amateurdrammer.com) approached me sometime back in September and enquired if I was keen to participate in his brilliant Desert Island Drams series of posts. I was delighted to be given the chance to be a part of this initiative and while it has been a bit of a wait, it […]Read more "Desert Island Drams – Brendan, The WhiskyMate"
Whisky lovers in Singapore usually tend to fall into two distinct categories: Those who purchase their whiskies from various sources to be enjoyed in the comforts of home, and those who purchase their whiskies either by the bottle or the dram at whisky bars across the red dot. Interestingly, recent years have witnessed the emergence […]Read more "Introducing: Whisky Butler"
Originally posted on whiskysponge:
I don’t particularly want to write a serious piece about this annual festival of inanity but I think the repetitive nature of these Jim Murray ‘Whisky Of The Year’ announcements and all the predictable blether they entail is becoming tiresome to satirise. The most glaring issue with the whole debacle is…
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"