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)"
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"
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"
I have a soft spot for Bunnahabhain. It was and still is a rather underrated distillery, primarily due to it having lived in the shadows of its more illustrious cousins on the Kildalton coast. The distillery has historically been known for producing either unpeated or lightly peated whiskies, although there have been instances where heavily […]Read more "Whisky Review #130: Bunnahabhain 1989 28 Years Old (The Whisky Agency Bottling)"