Review No.17 – A Trio of Glen Garioch Samples

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I recently received three samples from a friend who had visited Glen Garioch (for non-Doric speakers and those unfamiliar with the distillery, it's pronounced 'Glen Geery') to purchase a few distillery exclusives and, as he's aff the bevvy for the time being, was generous to send them my way with an accompanying mini tasting glass. … Continue reading Review No.17 – A Trio of Glen Garioch Samples

Review No.16 – Suntory Kakubin White Label

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I don't know how some of you do it - the prolific, relentless whisky reviews and blogging. It's impressive dedication and I only wish I had such drive. However, I'm lazy and this is a hobby, but even my laziness has limits. Given I am now working from home, and in between mundane tasks such … Continue reading Review No.16 – Suntory Kakubin White Label

Review No.16 – Arran 20 Year Old Explorer Series Volume 1 Brodick Bay

Welcome back to the whisky blog that uses a pet dog on a zero-hours contract for poorly taken photos, which, on the evidence provided, don’t seem to be improving. However, Elsie’s Sports Direct-like existence isn’t in vain, particularly given the exposure she enjoys to all 15 16 17 readers. Today’s review is from The Arran … Continue reading Review No.16 – Arran 20 Year Old Explorer Series Volume 1 Brodick Bay

Review. No 15 – Glendronach Revival 15 Year Old (2015 Bottling)

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One Aberdonian, a fawning appreciation for Glendronach, and an old bottling of the 15 Revival? Well, you aren't mistaken for thinking this would be another puff piece - an uninspired, slavish display of adoration for a whisky world cult favourite - and I was a bit troubled that all of my reviews had become overwhelmingly … Continue reading Review. No 15 – Glendronach Revival 15 Year Old (2015 Bottling)

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

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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

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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

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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

J.D. William’s Whisky Bar, Amsterdam

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Another write-up...only a few days after the last!? It's feast or famine right now, folks. I was recently in Amsterdam, so decided to check out a whisky bar. Opted for J.D. William's Whisky Bar which is based in Jordaan, slightly west of the centre, and nestled amongst boutique shops, restaurants, and fresh food markets. Lovely, … Continue reading J.D. William’s Whisky Bar, Amsterdam

Review No. 8 – Dalmore 18 Year Old

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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