A special bottle to mark a special occasion… cracking open the very first Cairdeas bottling from Laphroaig. Continue reading Laphroaig Cairdeas 2008
A mixed bag of five whiskies in Asia. Featuring two first expressions, a dubious world champion, an inoffensive blend and a class example of why sherry-cask Speysiders might not fare well in Asia. Continue reading Tasting Session Asia! #1: Penang
18 thirsty whisky enthusiasts. 6 whiskies. 1 slightly-nervous-but-super-excited host. Yes, it was me hosting my very first whisky tasting evening!
Featuring a curiously named Speysider, a 23 year old indie blend from the chaps at Cadenhead, a brash young sherry-hinted from Wolfburn, small batch bourbon from Smooth Ambler, a Mortlach classic and finally ‘fake’ Ardbeg. Continue reading Tasting Session #1: The Inaugural One
A Clynelish virgin sorts it out at London’s Soho Whisky Club. Continue reading Signatory Vintage Clynelish 1998
Whisky tasting featuring five samples from the excellent Isle of Arran distillery. A whirlwind tour of covering entry level stuff, a couple of indie bottlings, an interesting wine cask finish, and finally to one of their oldest whiskies and rarest, the 75-bottle-only 19 year old TBWC. Yum yum! Continue reading By The Dram #2: Round the Isle of Arran
Tonight’s cheeky dram is the entry level Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve. NB comes with a bit of a rant regarding whisky names. Continue reading Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve
A review of the tiny-sized and wheaty Hudson Four Grain Bourbon from Tuthilltown, New York. Continue reading Bourbon Quest Ep 2 – Hudson Four Grain Bourbon