Review No.30 – Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

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Even though I'm a big proponent of supporting local retailers and shops, I sometimes use a global e-commerce website which specialises in selling and shipping a dizzying array of shite, like sugar-free gummy bears and bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label for £500, and some awesome stuff like life-sized cardboard cut-outs of Ainsley Harriot and … Continue reading Review No.30 – Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

Review No.28 – Bunnahabhain Moine

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Today we're at Bunnahabhain over on Islay and this release was chosen because it's by far the easiest NAS release that I can pronounce. In 2018, with approximately only 1% of the Scottish population speaking Gaelic, the distillery saw an opportunity to name their releases using the native language and connect whisky lovers from both … Continue reading Review No.28 – Bunnahabhain Moine

Review No.27 – Longrow 2007 Sauternes Single Cask 12 Year Old

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With new whisky releases being churned out weekly, it's increasingly difficult to keep track of where and when they go on sale, even harder to afford them, and yet the trouble doesn't stop there. Should you have your ear to the ground and disposable income burning a hole in your pockets, then your next difficulty … Continue reading Review No.27 – Longrow 2007 Sauternes Single Cask 12 Year Old

Review No.24 – Edradour 10 Year Old Straight From The Cask

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Whenever I speak to anyone about Pitlochry, there are two attractions that I always bring up. The first is the Fish Ladder, where you can see salmon making their way upstream to their spawning grounds, and the second is Edradour Distillery. What I never mention is the name of the hotel that served me a … Continue reading Review No.24 – Edradour 10 Year Old Straight From The Cask

Review No.23 – Lady of the Glen Blair Athol 14 Year Old

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I seem to be on an Independant Bottler mission and it's showing no signs of letting up. With there being so many companies all sourcing and bottling whiskies, it means that there's an even-wider array of interesting drams to try. Personally, at the moment, they are becoming a more appealing purchase than many distillery releases, … Continue reading Review No.23 – Lady of the Glen Blair Athol 14 Year Old

Review No.21 – Hepburn’s Choice Tamdhu 10 Year Old

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Silence for months then two reviews in two days. It’s the feast or famine whisky blog, unfortunately where even the feast doesn’t taste very good - this review is getting in to Dalmore 18 territory. So, today's review is of an Independent Bottling of Tamdhu 10 from Hepburn’s Choice that I picked up a shortwhile … Continue reading Review No.21 – Hepburn’s Choice Tamdhu 10 Year Old

Review No.13 – Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

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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

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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

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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

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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