Whisky Review – Johnnie Walker Red Label: Then & Now

A 1970’s Johnnie Walker compared and contrasted to todays expression.

Review – A Jumble of Johnnie Walkers

A quick look at the history of one of the worlds biggest whisky brands and tasting notes on some random expressions including some from the 70’s and 80’s.

Whisky Review – White Horse: Then & Now

A compare and contrast of a 1990’s White Horse with a 2019 version, as well as a little bit of the history behind the blend.

Whisky Conversations: Ewan Gunn

In conversation with Ewan Gunn, Diageo’s Global Whisky Master.

Whisky Conversations: Colin Hampden-White

In the first of a new series of interviews we catch up with Colin Hampden-White and talk about his career so far and his latest project, The Three Drinkers, on Amazon Prime.

Review – Black & White Blended Scotch Whisky circa 1965

When this whisky was distilled: Man had not yet landed on the moon. The Vietnam war was still ongoing. Ronnie & Reggie Kray were still running organised crime in London. The Rolling Stones had not long released  (I can’t get no) Satisfaction. The Beatles completed their last live tour. Ok, so its old. Really old. […]

A Clynelish Tasting Compendium Including A Short History & An Appreciation.

A look at the history of this cult distillery and a whole miscellany of tasting notes covering original bottlings, cask samples and Indie offerings as well as images of the Distillery from Diageo’s archives.

A Look Around The Diageo Archives

Myself and Tom Thomson spend the day in whisky geek heaven…

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.

Press Release – International Scotch Day – Friday 10th February – #LoveScotch

In honour of Scotland’s gift to the world, to the spirit that has long drawn people in through its status and style, this Friday February 10th 2017 the inaugural International Scotch Day will be celebrated worldwide. The day invites people everywhere to raise a glass of Scotch to celebrate a drink that’s made to be […]