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Glenmorangie 18……is it nicer than the Original?

I was lucky enough to be given a wee sample of the Glenmorangie 18 yo from my mate Ian; he now has an extensive whisky collection, and most of it available to drink! On a recent visit to the distillery … Continue reading

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Heavyweights go Head to Head….

No, not Joshua v Klitschko, but Edrington v Diageo. In the recent Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards the Macallan 30 was pitched against the Mannochmore 25, with one opponent winning by a clear knockout! Now I know whisky appreciation is … Continue reading

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What a Bargain……

It pays to have a regular look in the the whisky aisle of your local supermarket; I walk down this aisle in Tesco and Asda every visit! It paid off recently when I saw this beauty reduced to half price!! … Continue reading

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When is a bargain not a bargain?

When the whisky is rubbish! I do like a bargain, especially when it involves a bottle of whisky, so thought I’d try a couple of new expressions for me when I saw them reduced in the supermarket recently. I’d scored … Continue reading

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Can the 8 be as good as the 16?

It was a bit of a celebration when we were down in Edinburgh the other day, my son had an original musical showing at the Edinburgh Fringe. So I treated myself to a wee gift, the 200th celebratory Lagavulin. With … Continue reading

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Benromach Peat Smoke……

When looking for a peaty whisky I have been known to avoid Speyside attempts and go for a Talisker or Islay malt. So I was interested to see what my “local” could come up with; hence the tasting of this Benromach … Continue reading

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Glenfiddich 21 v Cragganmore 25….the ‘face off’

Having been fortunate to taste these two big boys in the initial round of judging for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards in January, I was looking forward to doing my own wee ‘face-off’ with them again after the winner … Continue reading

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