Review – A Cadenhead’s 30 y.o Jura

A paradigm shifting Jura from renowned independent bottlers Cadenheads.

The Dalmore and Jura Masterclass, Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

When I saw that The Balmoral hotels whisky bar, Scotch @ The Balmoral, was running a Dalmore and Jura tasting evening I knew it would be worth the trip through. I have been to Scotch before and its an amazing place for any whisky lover to vist. They have over 400 whiskies in stock and […]

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.

Whisky News – The Glenallachie announces its core range.

A preview of the recently released core range from The Glenallachie, featuring 10, 12, 18 and 25 year old expressions.

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 from Toms Whisky Reviews

Tom Thomson ponders for a while and finally 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, as much for there slick marketing as for their product. I’ll not ramble on too much as you can read my thoughts on the Dalmore 15 and their branding in general in this previous review. The Dalmore Distillery […]

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.

Bad news and good news from Drinks by the Dram!

The bad news is that it’s now less than 100 shopping days until Christmas… The good news is that Drinks by the Dram have released details about their fantastic sprit filled Advent calendars. Every day in the run up to Christmas whisky lovers can discover 24 drams including a rare 50 year old Scotch, an award winning Japanese […]