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"
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)"
And so here we are, at the end of the 3rd year of operations for this blog. I would like to take this time to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and there are some really great whiskies which will be reviewed in the next year, so keep an eye […]Read more "Whisky Review #121: SMWS 29.211 “Jazzy Jousting Haslitude” (Feis Ile 2017 Bottling)"
We’re just a day away from the last day of 2017 and I thought that it was a good time to provide reader with a double header of reviews for this weekend! This would be the first review, with the other following tomorrow afternoon as we prepare to bid farewell to 2017 and usher in […]Read more "Whisky Review #120: SMWS 3.299 “Sweet Smoke On The Water” (Feis Ile 2017 Bottling)"
Merry Christmas and surprise, bloody surprise! Another review the day after the last one?! I believe that this is fairly unusual behaviour on my part. But when there are things to be reviewed and the backlog is starting to cause a fair bit of concern, I guess it is best to move things along in […]Read more "Whisky Review #119: SMWS 44.79 “Pandora’s Box”"