Monthly Archives: February 2016

Crown Royal Northen Harvest Rye

This is my first ever review of a Canadian whisky and as its apparently the best whisky in the world, what better place to start?  Earlier this year this was named by (Panama hat wearing, self proclaimed whisky authority) Jim Murray as ‘The Worlds Best Whisky‘ and I’m really not sure how easy it is […]

A Single Cask Glendronach

This particular expression was bottled to celebrate 50 years of The Green Welly and I was fortunate enough to get a sample last time I visited. This particular bottling was distilled in November 2003 and bottled in 2015. Matured exclusively in a PX sherry puncheon. It was taken from cask 4102 and is bottle number […]

40 Under £40 – The Whisky Pilgrim

I was recently asked to take part in The Whisky Pilgrim’s 40 under £40 project in which he is publishing a whisky recommendation every day for 40 days, the catch being that each and every dram is priced under £40. Want to see my recommendation?  Have a look at the entire project here. Thanks again to […]

Desert Island Drams – Andy from MaltBox

Andy from Malt Box nominates his Desert Island Dram.

Ailsa Bay

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Scottish launch of the new Ailsa Bay whisky from William Grant & Sons at Usquabae Bar in Edinburgh. It’s easy to dismiss NAS Whiskies as cheap alternatives and let’s face it, is there a working distillery that doesn’t produce some kind of peated expression as part […]

Hyde 10 y.o No1 Presidents Cask Irish Whiskey

A quick look at Hyde 10 year old, a sherry cask finished Irish Whisky named after the first President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde. It is part of a ‘Limited Run’ of 5000 bottles. Hyde 10 y.o, Presidents Cask, 46% abv (available here)   On the nose there is a very tropical feeling with pineapples and […]

Edinburgh Whisky

A look at Edinburgh Whisky and 3 of their offerings.