Review No.14 – Kilkerran 8 Year Old Cask Strength 57.1% (2019 Release)

I'm a bit behind the times on this one having missed out on a bottle when it was released at the tail end of last year, however after a concerted effort to hunt it down - which meant trawling through the Kilkerran trade list, then emailing and calling shops - I was fortunate to locate … Continue reading Review No.14 – Kilkerran 8 Year Old Cask Strength 57.1% (2019 Release)

Review No.13 – Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Many thanks to Whiskey Nut More Irish whiskey! Rude not to, I do live here after all. So, 2019 was drawing to a close and I was a mildly unimpressed consumer of this island's offerings. I am not sorry to say that I found it all a bit samey, even a bit repetitive. Probably a … Continue reading Review No.13 – Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Review No.12 – T.B.W.C Irish Single Malt #1 13 Year Old Batch #3

Sean Dyche Having seen several people mentioning this dram found in their whisky advent calendars, I decided to pick up a bottle from Master of Malt for the princely sum of £34.95. That's a fairly wild saving given the RRP was £59.95 and, at Christmas, with my looking for a New Year bottle, it proved … Continue reading Review No.12 – T.B.W.C Irish Single Malt #1 13 Year Old Batch #3

Review No. 10 – Ballechin SFTC 12 Year Old Chateuaneuf-du-Pape Cask Matured

Ballechin is Edradour's peated whisky, and the name is a wee head-nod to a nearby silent distillery that closed in the 1920s. Part of an expansion of Edradour's core range in 2006 by owners Signatory, their Straight From The Cask series features a multitude of different cask finishes and age statements. I received this sample … Continue reading Review No. 10 – Ballechin SFTC 12 Year Old Chateuaneuf-du-Pape Cask Matured

Review No. 9 – Glenugie 1977 Signatory Vintage 32 Year Old

Alfred Barnard's wonderfully detailed illustration of Glenugie Distillery (formerly Invernettie), 1887 Distilleries have come and gone in the whisky industry for centuries, and today, in a hugely competitive single malt whisky market, old ones are rejuvenated and new distilleries are being built. Some of these include distilleries with legendary status that fell silent many years … Continue reading Review No. 9 – Glenugie 1977 Signatory Vintage 32 Year Old

Review No. 8 – Dalmore 18 Year Old

I've not written for a while because of a combination of procrastination, apathy, life, holidays, and work. Multiple excuses, pick yer winner(s). Anyway, back with Review No. 8 and it's Dalmore's 18 Year Old expression from their core range (or, as Dalmore have named it, their Principal Collection - fair enough). In all honesty - … Continue reading Review No. 8 – Dalmore 18 Year Old

Review No. 7 – Talisker 10 Year Old

An all-time classic. There, I've said it, and I steadfastly refuse to back down. I'm putting my head on the block, and my non-existent reputation on the line. Granted, what I write is all subjective and is only my own experiences, but if you can bear with me and the following woeful analogies, then I … Continue reading Review No. 7 – Talisker 10 Year Old

Review No. 6 – GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament

I have previously mentioned my somewhat tragic levels of fanboy appreciation for GlenDronach and their sherry bomb whiskies, in particular their core range, so the 21 Year Old Parliament was never going to sit on my shelf for very long - 3 weeks if you are wondering - before being opened. Most would relate the … Continue reading Review No. 6 – GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament

Review No. 5 – Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

Islay's spectrum of flavours, the island's stunning scenery, and it's deep-rooted history with whisky make it one of, if not the most popular whisky region. With 8 distilleries (9 with Ardnahoe Distillery recently opened in Port Askaig, April 2019) dotting the landscape, and each with its own distinctive style, from bottle design to marketing, and … Continue reading Review No. 5 – Port Charlotte 10 Year Old

Review No. 4 – GlenDronach The Doric

I have a soft spot for GlenDronach. I think this has something to do with growing up in Aberdeen, but more so because of the well-known and much-fabled 'older-than-they-state' bottlings of the 15 Revival, the 18 Allardice, and the 21 Parliament (this great Words of Whisky article explains further), and because of the sherry bombs … Continue reading Review No. 4 – GlenDronach The Doric