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Can Girvan save grain?
A new small-batch approach.
Could it be from Scapa, or Stromness, or somewhere else?
Shopping local when possible.
A challenging Mortlach.
The new style Glen Garioch.
A seasonal vatting from Islay.
Whilst we’re waiting on the new Port Ellen distillery, we’ll keep on enjoying whiskies such as these.
Finally the oldest Tormore bottled to date arrives from Cadenhead’s at a vibrant 33 years of age.
It must have been some discussion when Billy Walker assembled his faithful team and highlighted Glenallachie distillery as their prized target, or GlenAllachie as its..
Chances are you’ll most likely skip this review, or walk on by, thereby avoiding this unfashionable distillery. Keep on walking fashionista. We’re bombarded with trends,..
The core age statements from Talisker are very fine whiskies indeed, perhaps not to everyone’s taste but I find the 10 year and the 18..
February heralded the debut of the Whisky Exchange Shownorth of the border assisted by an assortment of collectors, auction sites, world class bars and connoisseurs…
As part of my Dornoch Whisky Festival preview article I had picked out the Gala Tasting at the Dornoch Castle Hotel as a potential..
Time for a quick grain whisky review – a bottle of Strathclyde from the wonderful Clan Denny range
Aultmore is coming. (Update: it’s here.) Which is to say, the first distillery bottlings of Aultmore are on the way, as part of John Dewar..
At the weekend I attended the Midlands Whisky Festival. And it was very good.
Many moons ago I participated in a Twitter tasting for the Douglas Laing Old Particular range. The drams were very good indeed. So when I..
Good things come in small packages and that’s certainly the case with the Douglas Laing & Co ‘Old Particular’ Tweet Tasting package, pictured up there..
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