Tag Archives: Discerning of Spirits

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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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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Tomatin 1997 Connoisseurs Choice

In a recent visit to Gordon & MacPhail I was fortunate to receive a number of samples highlighting their “The Wood Makes The Whisky” campaign. I plan to review these over the next few weeks. There are some great single … Continue reading

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What an Honour…..

I’ve been invited again to take part as one of the initial judges in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards tomorrow afternoon. This is a real honour and I am delighted to be taking part. I hope to … Continue reading

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My Whiskies of the Year

Here are my top 10 whiskies of this year, in no particular order. What have you enjoyed during 2015? Tormore G&M Cask Strength 1999 Tasted as part of the UHI whisky course (of which I am the esteemed lecturer!), and … Continue reading

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Cragganmore……..

Here’s my most recent article from the Northern Scot….. Cragganmore is a distillery close to my heart, having spent many a day sampling or working there in my previous job. While sitting an interview in the mid 90’s I was … Continue reading

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10 Year Old Face Off…..Tobermory v Glen Grant

I’m doing a nosing and tasting experience tomorrow evening and using a couple of new malts to me, so I thought I’d have a wee “face off” with them both. So do I prefer the Tobermory 10 yo or the … Continue reading

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