Monthly Archives: July 2015

Chuck Norris, Velociraptors and Bruichladdich Whisky.

It is accepted that there are things in life that you just do not mess with. Chuck Norris and Velociraptors being two very good examples of these.       Im going to say that Bruichladdich 10 is one of my all time favourites, a great example of a single malt whisky.  Its always been on […]

Desert Island Drams – Mark Thomson, UK ambassador for Glenfiddich

I asked Mark what his ideal ‘Desert Island Dram’ would be if he could only pick one whisky to be stranded with.   “I think it would have to be the 1974 Vintage from Glenfiddich which was created by and for the Ambassadors a couple of years ago. It’s a wonderful example of older whisky […]

Desert Island Drams

I am currently working on a series of regular articles entitled ‘Desert Island Drams’. I have asked people within the industry to nominate the one dram they would choose to be stranded with.    I’ve had several interesting responses and I’m enjoying discovering the logic and thought processes they have used to come to their […]

Whisky books

   Two awesome whisky books. Well worth searching out. 

Bladnoch rises…

Reportedly Bladnoch Distillery has been (finally) bought over and production will resume in future. An Australian businessman has bought the firm for an undisclosed amount and intends to resume production.    Good news for me as I do enjoy a Bladnoch from time to time and I’m starting to run a little low…

Caol Ila Head to Head

Its always interesting to compare original and private bottlings and also to directly compare ages and maturity.  Here we are comparing all at once.    Scottish Malt Whisky Society 52.213 ‘Dram at night, fishwives delight’ 56% ABV Nose is briney and smokey, seaside tang with slight banana notes. The palate is old smoke, lingering brine […]

Scotch @ The Balmoral

When in Rome…