Review – Dewars 25 and Ballantines 30

Taking it easy with some older blends. Looking at the new Dewars 25 and the Ballantines 30.

Ballantines 17 Blended Scotch Whisky

Until I started researching this dram I hadn’t realised that it was voted Jim Murrays ‘Scotch blend of the year’ in 2010. High praise indeed.  Originally blended in 1827 it is apparently a blend of up to 50 other whiskies, including Scapa and Miltonduff.    The nose is floral and intensly sweet with vanilla hints […]

Tasting Note Archive

A (hopefully)comprehensive archive of all my reviews, rants, tasting notes, rambles, visits, tours, pictures and press releases organised alphabetically by distillery name.

Discovering Tormore – ‘The Pearl of Speyside’

Having a look at a very underated and mostly unknown distillery.