Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Whisky from...? Switzerland

OK hands up how many distilleries can you name in Switzerland? No looking in the Malt Whisky Yearbook..... Well if, like me, you'd be hard pressed to name one never mind the twenty or so that are actually there here's a clue - it's also the name of a brewery! Still no idea?



In my book Switzerland is known for four things:
  • High mountains
  • Complicated, highly accurate watches
  • Private banking
  • Toblerone

Monday, 15 July 2019

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Side by side: Three Speyside Single Cask 60's

Unfortunately not 60yo (but if you have any I'm more than happy to do a side by side) instead these are all 60%+ ABV.


They are all Speyside Single Casks, two distillery bottlings and one from the now sadly defunct Creative Whisky Company.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Cloudy in Campbeltown?

You don't often see the sun in Campbeltown, it's usually very cloudy and it does rain a lot, maybe that's because my Mother-in-law lives there? But that rain does make bloomin good whisky!



One of the few remaining distilleries in Campbeltown, there were upwards of 30 in its heyday, is Glen Scotia; one of my favourites and a must visit if you're ever in the area.

Side by side : Wemyss Malts Blends

For this side by side I'm trying three of Wemyss Malts blended range.


Wemyss Malts are family Scotch whisky makers who produce quality, small batch releases made from a meticulous selection of the finest whiskies produced in Scotland.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

JJ Corry 2nd Chance @TweetTasting

I was really excited to be invited to take part in a JJ Corry @WhiskeyGate @TweetTastings but unfortunately the parcel office at Shannon Airport decided they wanted to take part in my place so my parcel didn't arrive. I later found out that a few others had suffered the same fate or had received damaged parcels. The great people at JJ Corry sent replacements and I arranged a 2nd chance tasting for us all.


Saturday, 22 June 2019

Side by side : Three Bunnas

For this 'side by side' blog I've picked 2 NAS drams from the @Bunnahabhain current range and one that's recently been discomtinued. I'm sure we all know (and love) the entry level 12yo, the 18yo and the 25yo but these drams fit somewhere in between.


Monday, 17 June 2019

Cadenhead's Tasmanian Investment

A chance chat with @Pop_Noir and a sample swap delivered me a little piece of Australian history courtesy of Cadenheads. At first I thought "Nice - this will be from one of those new Australian distilleries that are popping up, I've tried a few Starwards, I wonder what this is like?"


When I started to look into the history of Cradle Mountain the story got a little interesting!

Mini-review : Caribbean delights?


A recent sample swap from @isnaeWinston delivered a @Balvenie Caribbean Cask to try.



So this is a 14yo Rum Cask finish whisky - let's see what it's like...