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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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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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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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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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Situated near the village of Alves……

Having been born very near and brought up and still living in Alves I was delighted to see the name of my home village on the label of this Gordon and MacPhail Distillery Label Glenburgie 10 year old. I used … Continue reading

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Ladies Night will soon be upon us……

Wee reminder, only 3 weeks left to get your tickets for the Ladies Night. Click here for more info……..

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Hidden Gem is a Lovely Spot to Take a Stroll………

I don’t want to upset my friends who live there (sorry Graeme and Frannie) but Rothes is not the most quant or prettiest town in Moray. In fact it looks rather drab and ugly to be honest as you drive … Continue reading

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