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.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

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

The new Highland Park Whisky Shop

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The new Highland Park Whisky Shop in Kirkwall hopes to improve the distillery's presence in the town centre, and benefit from the regular footfall of tourists who visit the Orkney Islands, but cannot always make the short trip to the distillery itself. Aptly opened on the 8th of May, which is International Viking Day. This … Continue reading The new Highland Park Whisky Shop

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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