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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?

  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?

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‘Sherry Bomb!’ whisky arms race – what are distilleries doing to create these sherry monsters?

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 ‘Sherry Bomb!’ whisky arms race – what are distilleries doing to create these sherry monsters?

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#31 Lagavulin 16 – The most richly flavoured core Islay malt

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

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#18 Laphroaig Quarter Cask – A good deal in a sea of obscenely priced NAS whiskies.

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.

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#15 Ardbeg Uigeadail – Still wild, the sherry hasn’t tamed this beast.

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.

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#2 West Island Meets Wild West – Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013/Bulleit Bourbon

A review of two very different whiskies. Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013 – Port Wood. Bulleit Frontier Bourbon

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#1 Yamazaki 2016 Sherry Cask Hype/Bruichladdich Micro Provenance Cask #543 – A Hidden Gem

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 shameless rant and Bruichladdich Micro-Provenance Cask #543 reviewed.