Review -Analysing a Pair of Wine Cask Finished Arrans – With The Malt Mentalist.

This week The Malt Mentalist and I will be dissecting and ruminating upon a couple of rather curious wine cask finished expressions from Arran distillery. Stew has done most of the legwork on this and they are his bottles after all so it’s only fair I let him go first… The Malt Mentalist I’d just like […]

Arran – The Smugglers Series Vol 1

This weeks review will look at a new whisky from Arran, which I had previously featured as last weeks ‘nice looking new product of the week’ You can catch up with the article here and read a bit more about the background to this dram. Arran Smugglers Series Vol 1 ‘The Illicit Stills’   On the nose […]

Glencadam 10 and The Arran 10

Another mini(ature) adventure. Quick post to help clear a backlog of minatures.  Todays randomly selected pair are:   Glencadam 10 y.o 43%  Light straw colour. Lemon and citrus on the nose with slight spice. On the palate slight marzipan and candied lemon finishes with sweet and oaky notes. Arran 10 y.o 46% Pale straw colouring. […]

A Private Tour of Berry Bros. & Rudd

A look around the Berry Bros & Rudd premises in Central London, including a peek into the Berry family private collection.

Review- A Bed of Rock Oysters from Douglas Laing

In which we discuss the Douglas Laing Rock Oyster range and find the correct collective noun for oysters.

Review – The A.D Rattray Octave Project

The A.D Rattray Octave Project. An in-depth look at an intriguing experiment.

Review – Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection Ledaig 2005.

Looking at the latest release in Gordon & MacPhails Private Collection range. A 2005 Ledaig finished in Hermitage wine casks.

Press Release: Dalmore Announces New 40 Year Old Expression.

News of a new 40 year old expression of Dalmore.

Review – A Tale Of Three Highland Lairds.

Looking at a Glentauchers, Port Charlotte and an Arran from indie bottlers Bartels’ Highland Laird range.

Review – Black & White Blended Scotch Whisky circa 1965

When this whisky was distilled: Man had not yet landed on the moon. The Vietnam war was still ongoing. Ronnie & Reggie Kray were still running organised crime in London. The Rolling Stones had not long released  (I can’t get no) Satisfaction. The Beatles completed their last live tour. Ok, so its old. Really old. […]