Category Tasting notes

Review – A Pair of Old Pulteneys

A look at the Old Pulteney 12 and asking if its worth upgrading to the 17.

Press Release – Worlds Largest Collection of Karuizawa To Go Under The Hammer

The world’s largest known collection of rare and collectable Karuizawa whisky from Japan will go under the hammer in an online auction held by Whisky Auctioneer  The collection of 290 bottles, which had been built up over the last 10 years by a European collector, has an estimated value of more than £500,000. Karuizawa whisky […]

Desert Island Drams – Richard Paterson, Master Distiller, The Dalmore

How do you introduce a man who needs no introduction? This week the man simply referred to as ‘The Nose’ nominates his Desert Island Dram.

Review – A Highland Park Vertical Tasting

Looking at an ascending age range of Highland Park expressions.

Review – Raasay While We Wait Batch II

A look at R&B Distillers second batch of Raasay While We Wait.

Review – Glendronach Madeira Cask – Bottled exclusively for The Nectar. 

Sometimes I’m never too sure which whisky to write about next. Its not always that there is a theme but there has been a tenuous link between several of my last reviews. The Glenmorangie Bacalta was finished in Maderia casks. The Glenrothes 19 was matured in sherry casks. This Glendronach, like the Glenmorangie is a […]

Review -Analysing a Pair of Wine Cask Finished Arrans – With The Malt Mentalist.

This week The Malt Mentalist and I will be dissecting and ruminating upon a couple of rather curious wine cask finished expressions from Arran distillery. Stew has done most of the legwork on this and they are his bottles after all so it’s only fair I let him go first… The Malt Mentalist I’d just like […]