Category Ramblings

If you only ever read one of my articles, please make it this one.

Every year, just before my Fathers birthday I like to go whisky shopping. It’s nice to try and choose a bottle that, not only might we both like,  but we can taste, discuss, appreciate and enjoy together. It’s a nice feeling to know that I seem to have inherited my fathers passion for whisky, even […]

Whisky books

   Two awesome whisky books. Well worth searching out. 

Bladnoch rises…

Reportedly Bladnoch Distillery has been (finally) bought over and production will resume in future. An Australian businessman has bought the firm for an undisclosed amount and intends to resume production.    Good news for me as I do enjoy a Bladnoch from time to time and I’m starting to run a little low…

Aberfeldy 21 and Glenfiddich 18

I’m often asked what a good starting malt whisky is for an non whisky drinker.  I usually try people on something sweet, honeyed and floral yet smooth and easily drinkable. As funny as it is to start someone on a Laphroiag it may just put them off… What about upgrading these easy drinking drams? What […]

Glenfiddich Tasting 

Had a fantastic (and educational) time at a tasting hosted by Mark Thomson, brand ambassador for Glenfiddich, last night.     Sampled several whiskies in their core range as well as some other unique drams.  I’ll write more later but needless to say I managed to escape with a few samples for future analysis as well […]

The best whisky in the world? (or just magnolia wall paint?)

The lifestyle magazine The Gentlemans Journal recently published an article entitled “The five best whiskies”. That’s a bold statement on such a divisive subject.  Whats on the list? A Glenmorangie 1963 vintage? A Highland Park 50? A Brora 1972? Nope. Heres the list and the links to purchase them. 1 Powers 12 Year Old 2 Glenfiddich 21 […]