Review – The Bowmore 9 Year Old

The first review of 2017 looks at the Bowmore 9 year old.

A quick review – Bowmore 18

A rapid review of the Bowmore 18

Glen Garioch Distillery and My Travels through the Valley of the Granary

Glen Garioch Distillery and My Travels through the Valley of the Granary

What Every Whisky Drinker Really Should Know About Sherry

A brief introduction to Sherry and its relationship with Whisky.

Review – Cù Bòcan 1990

Coming face to face with a new Cu Bocan… This time a 1990 vintage.

Review – Big Peat 25 – The Gold Edition.

Looking closely at Big Peat’s first age stated expression, the 25 year old ‘Gold Edition’

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.

Desert Island Drams – Angus MacRaild

Angus MacRaild, whisky writer and the man behind The Whisky Sponge nominates his Desert Island Dram.

Smokehead 

Last night someone posted onto my Facebook page (found here) asking about Smokehead. I had an open bottle so decided to have a fresh look at it.      On the nose its typical Islay, smoky and briney but with a slightly damp feeling to the smoke, almost like wet grass.  It has a big mouthfeel, initially […]

The best whisky in the world? (or just magnolia wall paint?)

The lifestyle magazine The Gentlemans Journal recently published an article entitled “The five best whiskies”. That’s a bold statement on such a divisive subject.  Whats on the list? A Glenmorangie 1963 vintage? A Highland Park 50? A Brora 1972? Nope. Heres the list and the links to purchase them. 1 Powers 12 Year Old 2 Glenfiddich 21 […]