Let’s be honest, nobody is born a whisky connoisseur, every whisky enthusiast will have at one point had their view of the amber liquid turned on its head, the pivotal moment when a truly great whisky passes the lips and you realise that you’ve just taken your first step on a journey that will… Continue reading A Pilgrimage to Peat – A Few Days on Islay, Home to the Whisky That Sparked my Infatuation With Scotch. What Was the Dram That Opened Your Eyes to the World of Whisky?
Review #100 – Glen Marnoch 28 Year Old 96/100 The time has come for me to do my 100th review, I was looking for something special to mark this milestone and I have found it. I had a few bottles lined up to choose from, most of which were fantastic, some bottles costing over £100… Continue reading #100! Glen Marnoch 28 – The Best Whisky I’ve Had This Year…and it’s from Aldi
The world of single malt Scotch is a broad spectrum of colour, aroma, taste, history and geography – this is mainly due to the fact that unlike bourbon which has to be aged in virgin American oak, Scotch whisky can be aged in a vast array of different cask types, including but not limited to… Continue reading The ‘Sherry Bomb’ Whisky Arms Race – What are Distilleries Doing to Create These Sherry Monsters?
Review #74 – SMWS After The Rain 36.102 82/100 A nice single cask ex-bourbon refill bottled at 12 years old and 1 of 228 bottles, this particular example takes a little dilution to be fully appreciated, the aromas and flavours are delicate, yet complex and plentiful. Poured into a Glencairn, the Benrinnes is the colour… Continue reading #74 SMWS After The Rain 36.102 – A Nice Refill Ex-Bourbon Cask Aged Benrinnes
Review #71 – William Cadenheads Glen Moray 23 YO Full Term Sauternes Cask 95/100 I have been so excited to crack this bottle open, and between all of the bad weather we’ve been having in Liverpool we managed to get a clear night and enjoyed this bottle with some good food and cigars around an… Continue reading #71 Glen Moray 23 Year Old (Cadenheads) – A Full Term Sauternes Single Cask From the Gods
Review #54 – Stronachie 12 Year Old 75/100 Stronachie distillery is now nothing more than a than a few small ruins. This particular bottle of whisky is made in commemoration to the distillery and has no relation to the long-lost distillery other than its name, however, the people at A. D. Rattray had a bottle… Continue reading #54 Stronachie 12 Year Old – A Nice Commemoration to the Lost Distillery
Review #40 – Glenmorangie 12YO Lasanta 80/100 I sat with this one for a good while, asking myself over and over what did I prefer…this or the original 10YO? It’s a difficult decision to make really, as the two whiskies have the same base flavour profile. The Lasanta brings something new into the mix, but… Continue reading #40 Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old – The Lord Giveth With One Hand…