The mystery of The Glenlivet Cipher

A look at the rather mysterious Glenlivet Cipher.

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.

Desert Island Drams – Ian Buxton

Whisky author Ian Buxton nominates his Desert Island Dram

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.

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 […]

Ailsa Bay

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Scottish launch of the new Ailsa Bay whisky from William Grant & Sons at Usquabae Bar in Edinburgh. It’s easy to dismiss NAS Whiskies as cheap alternatives and let’s face it, is there a working distillery that doesn’t produce some kind of peated expression as part […]

Edinburgh Whisky

A look at Edinburgh Whisky and 3 of their offerings.

Flaviar – a new way to try whisky.

I’m always trying to get more people into drinking whisky and for them to try as many as they can. Its ok for those of us who have friends we can sample swap with or are lucky enough to receive samples for review purposes. A bottle of whisky is a big investment if you haven’t […]

Desert Island Drams – Chris Hoban from The Edinburgh Whisky Blog 

Chris Hoban from The Edinburgh Whisky Blog makes his nominations for a Desert Island Dram. What did he choose?