Review – Glenfiddich Rare Cask

A travel retail exclusive peated Glenfiddich.

Review – The Glenfiddich IPA experiment, or, how the stag learnt to hop (pun intended) 

I’m just going to come out and say it. I’m all for NAS whiskies. However this only on the proviso that they are perhaps a different to a distilleries core range or house style. To use marketing speak I like them to be character-led. Swapping your base level age stated expression for, or introducing, a […]

Revisiting some Glenfiddichs – The 18 and 21

Revisiting a couple of older Glenfiddichs, The 18 and the 21 year olds.

Desert Island Drams – Mark Thomson, UK ambassador for Glenfiddich

I asked Mark what his ideal ‘Desert Island Dram’ would be if he could only pick one whisky to be stranded with.   “I think it would have to be the 1974 Vintage from Glenfiddich which was created by and for the Ambassadors a couple of years ago. It’s a wonderful example of older whisky […]

Aberfeldy 21 and Glenfiddich 18

I’m often asked what a good starting malt whisky is for an non whisky drinker.  I usually try people on something sweet, honeyed and floral yet smooth and easily drinkable. As funny as it is to start someone on a Laphroiag it may just put them off… What about upgrading these easy drinking drams? What […]

Glenfiddich Tasting, Dundee.

After a chance Twitter conversation I found myself at a Glenfiddich event last week hosted by Mark Thomson, UK brand ambassador.    Shamfully Ive always overlooked Glenfiddich both as a brand and as individual whiskies, so it was a great opportunity to find out a little more. We started off by trying the Glenfiddich 12, then the […]

Glenfiddich Tasting 

Had a fantastic (and educational) time at a tasting hosted by Mark Thomson, brand ambassador for Glenfiddich, last night.     Sampled several whiskies in their core range as well as some other unique drams.  I’ll write more later but needless to say I managed to escape with a few samples for future analysis as well […]

Rob Reviews – The Balvenie Doublewood

The week Rob Beaton takes a closer look at a well known yet often overlooked malt – The Balvenie Doublewood.

Review – Burnside and Bealach Ruadh from Chorlton Whisky.

Looking at a teaspooned Speysider and an undisclosed Islay malt from Chorlton Whisky.

Review – The Syndicate 58/6 12yo Blended Scotch Whisky.

A Blended Whisky with width AND depth? Yes please…