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?