Review #115 – Ardbeg 10 85/100 Until Kilchoman started producing spirit, Ardbeg had the smallest capacity of all the Islay distilleries, producing around 1,300,000 litres of pure alcohol per annum; a figure that is actually pretty impressive considering Ardbeg only have one wash still and one spirit still. Ardbeg uses some of the most heavily… Continue reading #115 Ardbeg 10 Year Old – In my opinion, the driest of all Islay whiskies
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 #31 Lagavulin 16 88/100 The first Islay malt I tried was the Laphroaig 10 and it was the whisky that opened my mind to how diverse the world of whisky can be. Since then I’ve enjoyed trying a wide range of Islay malts, eventually being so enthralled with this wonderful whisky producing island that… Continue reading #31 Lagavulin 16 – The Most Richly Flavoured Core Islay Malt
Review #18 Laphroaig Quarter Cask 81/100 I have a lot of love for NAS whiskies, but also a fair bit of hate; today I am just going to focus on the good and one of my favourite go-to daily drams, the Laphroaig Quarter Cask. The laphroaig Quarter Cask was first released in 2004, it is… Continue reading #18 Laphroaig Quarter Cask – A Good Deal in a Sea of Obscenely priced NAS Whiskies
Review #15 Ardbeg Uigeadail 92/100 I Almost diluted this one with my tears, as I’m coming to the end of the bottle, but damn have I made it last, I actually bought this bottle a year and a half ago in the duty free when I moved back home from China, and I still have… Continue reading #15 Ardbeg Uigeadail – Still Wild, the Sherry Hasn’t Tamed This Beast
A review of two very different whiskies. Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 – Port Wood. Bulleit Frontier Bourbon
Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 shameless rant and Bruichladdich Micro-Provenance Cask #543 reviewed.