Review – A Cadenhead’s 30 y.o Jura

A paradigm shifting Jura from renowned independent bottlers Cadenheads.

Touring and Tasting at Tullibardine

Just off the A9 is a former workhorse distillery which has been moving into the single malt market with more than a nod to the vineyards of its owners.

Review- A Bed of Rock Oysters from Douglas Laing

In which we discuss the Douglas Laing Rock Oyster range and find the correct collective noun for oysters.

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 – Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson nominates his Desert Island Dram.

Review – The Dalmore Regalis

Dalmore is certainly an opinion splitter when it comes to whisky enthusiasts. I’ve always been a fan, and as an ex-marketing student it’s as as much for their slick marketing as for their product. The Dalmore Distillery was founded by Alexander Mathieson in 1839 and passed through various owners until its acquisition by Whyte & […]

When is a brand not a brand? (An essay in which I become an honorary pilgrim)

Meeting The Whisky Pilgrim and my thoughts on Fettercairns branding.

Desert Island Drams – Steve Beal

Steve Beal, former Whisky Master with Diageo and Keeper of the Quaich reveals his Desert Island Dram.