Tag Archives: whisky

A Look Around The Diageo Archives

Myself and Tom Thomson spend the day in whisky geek heaven…

Review – Longrow Red Pinot Noir Cask

A look at a Longrow Red, which has been finished in a Pinot Noir cask.

Review – A Pair of Old Pulteneys

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

Press Release – Ardbeg Launches Kelpie To Celebrate Ardbeg Day

Ardbeg is set to bring Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt to a close on Ardbeg Day, the global celebration of the single malt’s untamed spirit.    Ardbeg Day falls on Saturday, 3rd June 2017. This year, in homage to the sea that surrounds the Distillery’s remote Scottish island home, Ardbeg will again release a […]

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 – 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 […]

Review – Black Mountain Notes Fumées

The Black Mountain Compagnie is a relatively new French operation with a couple of releases under their belt already. Their distillery is still at the pre build stage and they are keen to showcase a product now that will be indicative of what will be produced there in future. They are sourcing whisky from Scotland […]