Monday, 14 January 2019

Side by side: The Legends of Speyside trilogy

Rather than review drams by themselves I'm doing a little series comparing some 'side by side'.
There may be two or more, they may be from the same or different distilleries, similar ages, ABVs and types or not as I decide!

This time we are reviewing three different drams which make up the Legends Of Speyside Trilogy from @Glenfarclas - what difference is there?


Sunday, 13 January 2019

#FanBoy alert - Bain's 15yo

OK - hands up I admit it, I'm a huge #FanBoy when it comes to Bain's Single Grain Whisky! It's one of only a handful of drams which I've bought more than one bottle of (so much whisky - so little time - so I don't buy multiples unless they really stand out). It made my top-ten list of favourite whiskies of 2017!

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Saturday, 12 January 2019

Side by side: Tomatin & GlenDronach Highland BYOs

Rather than review drams by themselves I'm doing a little series comparing some 'side by side'.
There may be two or more, they may be from the same or different distilleries, similar ages, ABVs and types or not as I decide!

This time we are reviewing two Highland 'Bottle Your Own' drams an Oloroso cask Tomatin and a PX cask GlenDronach - let's compare and contrast!


Monday, 7 January 2019

Side by side: Laphroaig 10yo 2004 v 2018

Rather than review drams by themselves I'm doing a little series comparing some 'side by side'.
There may be two or more, they may be from the same or different distilleries, similar ages, ABVs and types or not as I decide!

This time we are reviewing @Laphroaig's 10yo, a bottle from 2018 v a bottle from 2004, what's changed in 14 years? Well all they have done is add a few things : more water, some colour and chill filtering - lets see what difference it makes?


Saturday, 5 January 2019

500 up - something special from Japan

Well according to my geeky spreadsheet this is the 500th dram I've tried and so I've picked something a little special.


It's actually a sample swap from Stuart at @ThisIsMyDram, he picked up a bottle on a recent trip to the distillery!

Side by side: Aberlour 12yo & 16yo

Rather than review drams by themselves I'm doing a little series comparing some 'side by side'.
There may be two or more, they may be from the same or different distilleries, similar ages, ABVs and types or not as I decide!

This time we are reviewing two drams from @AberlourVC distillery, their 12yo and 16yo, what difference does the extra 4 years give us?


Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Side by side: A trio from Caol Ila!

Rather than review drams by themselves I'm doing a little series comparing some 'side by side'.
There may be two or more, they may be from the same or different distilleries, similar ages, ABVs and types or not as I decide!

This time we are reviewing three different drams from Caol Ila distillery, a young one from Morrison & MacKay, a distillery bottling matured in a Moscatel cask and a Berry Bros & Rudd bottling, what difference is there?



Monday, 31 December 2018

Atomic Blend?

Some of you may not of heard of Atom Brands but I'm sure you've heard of some of their brands - Master Of Malt, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Drinks By The Dram, Darkness! and The Blended Whisky Company to name a few.

Atom Brands

Basically they are an independent bottler trading into different market areas with different brands - I've tried whisky from all but one of these companies and been impressed with everything they do. They can be a little pricey but the quality is always very good.

The brands I've yet to try is The Blended Whisky Company, they sell a range of three high-end blended whiskies - The Lost Distilleries Blend, The Half-Century Blend and the XL Blend, but thanks to Ros at Atom Brands I'm able to try the last one on the list.

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Side by side: Christmas Sherry Teenagers

Rather than review drams by themselves I'm doing a little series comparing some 'side by side'.
There may be two or more, they may be from the same or different distilleries, similar ages, ABVs and types or not as I decide!

This time we are reviewing two teenage sherried drams ideal for Christmas Glenfarclas 15yo and Douglas Laing's Scallywag 13yo what differences are there?


Thursday, 27 December 2018

Review of my whisky year - 2018

First of all thank you to all the people who have read my blog (c29,000 up from 16,500 last year) and followed me on Twitter (c1,680 up from 900 last year).


My highlights of 2018 were: