Monthly Archives: August 2016

If you only ever read one of my articles then please make it this one.

Every year, just before my Fathers birthday I love to go whisky shopping. It’s nice to try and choose a bottle that, not only might we both like, but we can taste, discuss, appreciate and enjoy together.   It’s a nice feeling to know that I seem to have inherited my fathers passion for whisky, […]

The mystery of The Glenlivet Cipher

A look at the rather mysterious Glenlivet Cipher.

Claxtons Auchroisk 25

Independant bottlers Claxtons return with a 25 y.o Auchroisk single cask bottling.

Desert Island Drams – Colin Poppy from Ballindalloch Distillery.

Colin Poppy is the Manager of the new Ballindalloch Distillery on Speyside, having worked there since its start up in 2014.  He started his whisky career as a stillman / mashman at Diageo’s Auchroisk Distillery.  This distillery still has a special place in his heart as he remembers visiting it as a young boy with […]

Gordon & MacPhail Linkwood 16 Côte Rôtie wood finish.

An early contender for my Dram of The Year. Gordon & MacPhails Linkwood 16 Cote Rotie finish.

Teeling Whiskey – The Revival Vol II

Last year I reviewed Teelings first Revival expression so it was a pleasant surprise to receive Volume II unexpextedly last month.  This is the second limited edition bottling in The Revival Commemorative Series. It is aged for 12 years in Bourbon casks before being finished for another year in ex Calvados casks (the first Revival […]

Desert Island Drams – Mark from WhiskyWhistle

This weeks nomination is made by one of my favourite whisky twitterers.  Mark has been a virtual aquaintance for some time now and is a genuine gentleman. Marks choice today? if you are only having one dram on a desert island  then you probably should make it a stunner… My name is Mark Kaufmann, and […]