Review – The Bowmore 9 Year Old

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

Press Release – Black is the new Black…. Introducing the Black Bowmore 50 Year Old

Bowmore launch the last in their Black range. A 50 year old limited edition expression.

A quick review – Bowmore 18

A rapid review of the Bowmore 18

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

Peated Malts of Distinction – A Recap

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to take part in yet another fantastic Twitter Tasting organised by Steve from The Whisky Wire. The 4 whiskies we look at on the night were: Ardmore Legacy Bowmore Small Batch Laphroaig Select Connemara Peated The Ardmore Legacy, OB, 40% abv (available here)    On the nose […]

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 […]