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)"
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)"
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)"
Clynelish is a distillery which has well and truly found its way into my list of favourites, primarily due to the wealth of exceptional expressions which are available from the various independent bottlers. Over the last 3 years, I have had the privilege of sampling a number of expressions from the well-regarded Highland distillery and […]Read more "Whisky Review #127: Clynelish 1997 18 Years Old (Kingsbury Celtic Bottling)"
It is a well-known fact that Bruichladdich is my favourite distillery and the wealth of expressions which are available to sample makes it an easy proposition whenever I’m at a bar. It was during one of my (increasingly frequent) visits to one of the newest whisky bars in Singapore, The Swan Song, that I noticed […]Read more "Whisky Review #126: Bruichladdich “Oirthir Gaidheal” 1993 16 Years Old (Feis Ile 2009 Bottling)"
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"
And so after another extended hiatus, I’m back! While the inertia has been rather prevalent since the turn of the new year, the reviews continue to be prepared and they will revert to the weekly format going forward. This week’s review focuses on a rather interesting expression from Bruichladdich which was distilled in 2001, matured […]Read more "Whisky Review #124: Elements of Islay Br7"
The whiskies from Bowmore are a varied bunch, with there having been some truly spectacular releases over the decades. While the current core and travel retail ranges have been somewhat lacklustre, it seems that the independent bottlers have had more luck with regard to their releases from the distillery. This week’s review focuses on an […]Read more "Whisky Review #123: Bowmore 1989 21 Years Old (Silver Seal Bottling)"
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)"