In the wee hours of the 14th of October, I was invited for a tasting at the offices of Remy Cointreau Asia which was to showcase the 4th edition of the Bruichladdich Micro Provenance series. This was the first time that there was a livestream event hosted in Singapore and it was a case of […]Read more "Bruichladdich Micro Provenance 4 (LaddieMP4)"
On the night of the 10th of December, I attended The Glenfiddich Gallery experience at The Refinery in Singapore. It was a bespoke event which was meant to showcase the various nuances of Glenfiddich as a whisky to the wider public. Initially, the event was open only to members of Dram Full – Singapore but […]Read more "The Glenfiddich Gallery Experience"
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…
The isle of Islay has been a source of intrigue and wonder for many tourists, especially for those who enjoy the smoky whiskies that are produced by the various distilleries on the island. It is therefore seen as a pilgrimage of sorts for peat-freaks and whisky lovers who aim to visit these distilleries in order […]Read more "Visiting Islay: The Things You Need To Know"
After we had left Jim’s office, we made our way back to the distillery shop and waited for our tour to start. Mary informed us that usually the warehouse tour would be conducted by her and that the cost was £25 per person. However, she had previously broken her leg after slipping on a patch […]Read more "Bruichladdich (and Islay): A Tribute (Part 4)"
When we had reached the offices on the 2nd floor, we made our way down the corridor and searched for the one which was inhabited by the great man himself, Mr Jim McEwan. It was then that we came across this: We looked in the office and there was no one there. But then we […]Read more "Bruichladdich (and Islay): A Tribute (Part 3)"
I immediately informed my mates about this revelation and we started to get excited. We contemplated approaching him and introducing ourselves to him, but as he was seated with someone whom we correctly guessed was his wife and was in the middle of his lunch, we decided to let him finish his meal in peace […]Read more "Bruichladdich (and Islay): A Tribute (Part 2)"
The 8th and last distillery in my series on the Islay distilleries focuses on the Bruichladdich, which is one of my all-time favourites. It is a highly celebrated distillery with quite an interesting history and has produced some stellar bottlings old and new. In this case, I’ve certainly kept the best for last and have […]Read more "Bruichladdich (and Islay): A Tribute (Part 1)"
NOTE: The opinions expressed in this piece are those of the author. It is to be taken at the discretion of the reader. During my tour of the Islay distilleries, I mentioned in my posts on Caol Ila and Lagavulin that the distilleries had a “No Photography Allowed” rule in place which prohibited the taking […]Read more "Diageo’s ban on photography: Not the full picture?"