Tag Archives: whisky tasting notes

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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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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Benromach 35 YO

Thirty-five years ago I would have been a shy wee second year, sitting in a classroom a short twenty-minute walk away from where this dram was born. In the time it has taken this Benromach to mature I’ve had a … 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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Much ado about nothing……

No, not a play by Shakespeare, but the summary of my latest nosing and tasting notes! Bowmore Small Cask is ok, but not great; I’m not really sure what they are trying to do with this expression. I love Islay whisky … Continue reading

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