Saturday, 19 October 2019

Goslings Rum #TweetTasting

A conversation with Steve pursued me to have a go at a rum TweetTasting and a few days later a parcel duly arrived!

Now I must admit I've only tried rum on a couple of occasions so didn't know quite what to expect, Steve did mentioned that these were a good cross-over drink.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Friday, 11 October 2019

Bruichladdich MP8

Every now and again Bruichladdich launch what they call a Micro Providence set showcasing three difference whiskies with slightly different characteristics so you can compare and contrast them. These are made available in sets of three 200ml bottles for around £50.

Photo: @JWBassman_

The most recent set, MP8, was a set of Port Charlotte drams - about a month after their release the #MiniTasting team and friends gave them a go.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Boutique-y Highland Fling!

As part of That Boutique-y Dram Good Club I recently received two Highland drams and decided to give them my side-by-side treatment.

These are both TBWC bottlings of Teaninch and Glengoyne whiskies.

Friday, 4 October 2019

BlindTastingOnTour : Glen Scotia


So where do you go for lunch in Campbeltown when you're between distillery visits and what do you have to eat? You've got whisky in your belly and know there's more to come later...

Thursday, 3 October 2019

BlindTastingOnTour : Springbank


Tuesday morning arrived all to quickly and brought a few sore heads, memories of an empty Cage and the damp weather didn't improve the situation.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

BlindTastingOnTour : WM Cadenhead's


After our tour of Glengyle we went back to the distillery shop to join the queue for the Cadenhead's Warehouse Tasting - and by queue we meant 20 Swedes.....

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Sunday, 29 September 2019

BlindTastingOnTour : Campbeltown

The second annual #BlindTastingOnTour started with a 4.15am alarm clock, a 4.30am taxi and a 4.55am train from home to Carnforth to meet up with the rest of the gang who drove up from further south.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Side by side : Highland 46s

Highland drams seem to get a little ignored by reviewers with their big brothers from Islay or Speyside taking the limelight. This region produces nearly a quarter of all the whisky distilled in Scotland.

For this side by side I've selected 5 Highland drams all at the ABV sweet spot of 46% but with varying maturation, let see what they are like!