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#115 Ardbeg 10 Year Old – In my opinion, the driest of all Islay whiskies

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

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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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#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 Laphroaig Cairdeas 2013/Bulleit Bourbon – west island meets wild west

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

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

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