A friend of Laphroaig! 

I am now officially a Friend Of Laphroaig, my own personal square foot of Islay!  (And a free dram at the distillery once a year!)  

Review- Fettercairn 12 and 28 year old

Never let it be said that I don’t get round to doing things eventually. Almost a year after attending the re-launch of the Fettercairn brand I’m finally getting round to some more comprehensive notes…

Review – Ardbeg Kelpie

Trying the Ardbeg Kelpie and asking if we are getting lost in a myriad of Ardbegs?

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

A Blended Whisky with width AND depth? Yes please…

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 […]

Desert Island Drams – Angus MacRaild

Angus MacRaild, whisky writer and the man behind The Whisky Sponge nominates his Desert Island Dram.

The Amateur Drammer’s guide to Christmas whisky shopping

Every year in the run up to Christmas I receive countless emails from people who are trying to find that ideal whisky as a Christmas gift.  It is such an open question and taste is so, so personal it is almost impossible to pick out a whisky without really knowing the person involved. I’ve put […]

Desert Island Drams – Jo Lawson

Jo Lawson nominates her Desert Island Dram.

Desert Island Drams – Raj Sabharwal

Raj Sabharwal discusses his Desert Island Dram choice.