Tag Archives: whisky

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┬áTalisker 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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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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Much ado about nothing……

No, not a play by Shakespeare, but the summary of┬ámy 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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